Guidelines for authors

RRHA.BA accepts contributions in English and French, but also in German, Spanish, Italian etc. in special cases . Punctuation systems, capitalization, etc. should follow conventions commonly used in the language of submission. For submissions in English, both American and British spelling are accepted so long as spelling is consistent throughout the text.

A short profile of the author – maximum 50 words – is required for all articles. This should include title, current position, institutional affiliation and areas of expertise. Please provide your profile in French and in English; type it on the 'cover' page of the manuscript, along with your contact information: postal address, telephone number and e-mail address. Only the e-mail address will be made public in the journal.  


A typical article should not generally exceed 12,000 words, while papers to be included in the Notes section should be no longer than 7,000 words.

Prepare your text as a MS Word file (.doc) or as a Rich Text Format file (.rtf). Manuscripts must be formatted for A4 size paper, single-spaced. Please indent the first line of each paragraph using Word format options (Format - Paragraph - Special - First line - By 1 cm). Do not indent paragraphs by pressing TAB or by typing multiple spaces.

All articles (except reviews and conference reports) should be accompanied by:

  • an abstract of maximum 250 words for articles published in the main section of the journal, and of maximum 100 words for articles in the Notes section;
  • 6-10 keywords; avoid repeating words in the title.

If you feel that your article should be divided into sections, please use a single level of section headings. Do not number headings; put them in bold face type, centered (minimal capitalization).

Prescribed font is Times New Roman; size should be 12 pt for main text and 10 pt for abstract, keywords, endnotes and captions.


Bibliographical references and explanatory notes should be inserted as endnotes, numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Endnotes must be produced by means of Word processor’s automatic endnote function.

When citing a source for the first time, give the complete bibliographical reference: author’s name, title of work in italics, volume number for a multi-volume book, publisher (only for old editions and for books published by the Publishing House of the Romanian Academy), place of publication, year of publication, page number – all separated by commas. For subsequent citations of a source, use Latin abbreviations (ibid., id., ead., loc. cit., op. cit.) whenever appropriate.

Two or more writings by the same author must be distinguished by using the first words of the title, followed by three dots (as exemplified in notes 6 and 8 below).

Complete names of each author/editor are to be cited; do not replace author/editor’s first name with an initial, unless it appears as such in the title of the cited work.

End citation with a full stop.


  1. Hans H. Hofstätter, Symbolismus und die Kunst der Jahrhundertwende, Köln, 1965, p. 37-38.
  2. Loc. cit.
  3. Ioana Vlasiu, Miliţa Petraşcu, Chişinău, 2004, p. 16.
  4. Ibid., p. 63.
  5. Hans H. Hofstätter, op. cit., p. 56.
  6. Ioana Vlasiu, Anii ’20, tradiţia şi pictura românească, Bucureşti, 2000, p. 45-46.
  7. Id., Nina Arbore, Chişinău, 2005, p. 23.
  8. Ioana Vlasiu, Anii ’20…, p. 34-35.
  9. Mary Ann Caws and Sarah Bird Wright, Bloomsbury and France: Art and Friends, Oxford, 2000, p. 149-150.

Ifyou cite articles, studies or papers published in an edited book, a catalogue etc. please use the following format:

  1. Corina Teacă, „Artişti post-grigorescieni în jurul lui 1900”, in Nicolae Grigorescu şi modernitatea, ed. by Ioana Vlasiu, Bucureşti, 2008.
  2. Ioana Vlasiu, « L’Expérience roumaine », dans La vie des formes. Henri Focillon et les arts, Sous la direction d’Alice Thomine et Christian Briend, Musée des Beaux-arts de Lyon et Fondation de France, 2004, p. 236.

References to periodical articles must include the author’s name, article title in italics, publication title, volume/tome number (if any), issue number, publication date, page number. Mentioning page number is optional when you cite articles published in a newspaper.

Please note that RRHA.BA uses abbreviations for frequently cited journals. The list of abbreviations appears on the final page of the journal. If you cite several times a scholarly journal that does not appear on the list, you may suggest an abbreviation; it will be included in the list, which is revised for each issue of RRHA. Otherwise, give the journal’s full title.


  1. Gustave Cohen, “Constantin Ganesco (1864-1951)”, Arts, n°308, 27 avril 1951, p. 1.
  2. Francisc Şirato, “Expozitia sculptorului Boambă”, Sburătorul, nr. 42, 31 ianuarie 1920, p. 382.
  3. Tereza Sinigalia, « Les inscriptions votives de l’église de Matei Basarab du monastère Câmpulung et leurs significations », RRHA.BA, Tome XLV, 2008, p. 25-26.
  4. Gh. Vida, “Canova. Dans. Desen”, Ziarul de duminică, 7 octombrie 2007.

Cross-references to other endnotes should take the form “See note X above/below.”


Authors are responsible for obtaining permissions on any illustrated material in which they do not hold copyright. Illustrations must be submitted as separate files in formats such as TIFF, PNG or high-quality JPEG. Name these files according to the order of images in the text: Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc. Mark in your text the approximate location where images should be placed by typing a new paragraph:

<Insert Fig. 1 about here>

As not all images will be printed in colour, make sure that the illustrations preserve their accuracy when converted to grayscale.

Provide captions for all illustrated material. For each caption include, where appropriate, the name of artist, title of work (in italics), year (in square brackets), medium, collection. Use a full stop at the end of the caption. Examples:

Fig. 1 – Octavian Smigelschi, L’Ange de la Mort [Rome, 1910-1911], toile et glaise sur charpente en bois. Photographie de l’artiste, collection Ioana Setran, Bucarest.

Fig. 2 – Octavian Smigelschi, Les Fées méchantes [1900], dessin à la plume, Musée Brukenthal, Sibiu.

The list of captions must be typed on an individual page at the end of the manuscript.

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