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Acta Terrae Septemcastrensis

Publishing House and Owner: Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania

ACTA TERRAE SEPTEMCASTRENSIS (ActaTR) is an international scientific journal devoted to the advancement and dissemination of scientific knowledge concerning archaeology, ancient history, medieval history, anthropology. It is an international peer-reviewed, open access journal published one time per year only in the English language. The Journal "ActaTR" covers all scientific aspects of archaeology and ancient and medieval history such as: prehistory, roman history and archaeology, post-roman period, early medieval history and archaeology, church archaeology, funeral arachaeology, environmental archaeology, landscape archaeology, anthropology.

The Journal "ActaTR" accepts review articles, original scientific articles, short communications, case reports, from the field of history and archaeology.

All articles in Journal "ActaTR" first are published in print form.

The Journal "ActaTR" does not charge for processing or submission of articles, which means that all articles submitted for publishing in ActaTR are FREE of CHARGE.

The full text of PDF files, published in the last "Current Issue" are available on the Journal archive webpage at www.arhin.ro, arheologie.ulbsibiu.ro/studii.htm.

Why subscribe and read

  • It is an international peer-reviewed, open access journal published one time per year only in the English language.
  • The Journal “ActaTR” publishes original research from all areas of prehistory, roman history and archaeology, post-roman period, early medieval history and archaeology, church archaeology, funeral archaeology, environmental archaeology, landscape archaeology, anthropology.
  • The Journal “ActaTR” represents an international forum for the dissemination of scientific knowledge concerning archaeology sciences and related academic disciplines.
  • The Journal is designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas between researchers from different countries all around the world.
  • The “ActaTR” sets a high standard for its contents. It has good publishing quality in electronic and printed form.
  • Acta Terrae Septemcastrensis has been published for more than 17 years by the Department of History, Patrimony and Protestant Theology at the Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu.
Why submit

  • the Journal is always freely available online
  • fast, fair and constructive peer review procedure
  • the article publishing that is citable by the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) allowing permanent resolution to each article and giving publishers the ability to link their references to articles whenever they are cited
  • no payment for article processing or publishing fee is required from authors
  • free language-correction services for all authors especially from non-English speaking regions
  • free publication of color figures, graphs and tables in published articles
  • extensive promotion of each published article
  • worldwide dissemination and unrestricted access to all published articles
  • high quality publishing, available in both forms, electronic and printed
  • promotion of each article in numerous abstracting

Acta Terrae Septemcastrensis (ActaTR) appears under the patronage of the “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, of the Department of History, Patrimony and Protestant Theology and Socio-Cultural History Research Center. Founded in 2002, ActaTR was published annualy, at the beginning in Romanian and for the last 10 years just in English. In recent years it edited a journal supplement in English which usually brought together international acts of conferences or workshops.

ActaTR hosts in its pages scientific studies of large thematic diversity, chronologically stretching from prehistory until medieval times, also including debates on the theory of history and auxiliary sciences, archaeology, as well as reviews and bibliographical notes meant to capture the phenomenon of contemporary historiography.

ActaTR pays particular attention to the dissemination of material and immaterial heritage research, social and cultural history. The journal encourages interdisciplinary research and open collaboration with researchers equally Romanian and foreign, especially on specific topics of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe history. The Editorial Staff and Editorial Board consist of nationally and internationally renowned specialists, and its reviewers are carefully selected from among experts in the field, both from the country and abroad.

The journal has been integrated into international databases such as ERIH+, Ebsco, Scipio which guarantee the global access to our articles & reviews. Starting with 2018, the double-blind peer review has been adopted and progresses have been made in terms of quality of our articles.


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Plagiarism Policy

The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

Abstracting & Indexing

Acta Terrae Septemcastrensis is covered by the following services:

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  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ReadCube
  • Scipio
  • Semantic Scholar
  • Summon (ProQuest)
  • TDOne (TDNet)
  • WanFang Data
  • WorldCat (OCLC)

Supplementary Materials

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

1. Peer review policy

ActaTR operates an anonymous peer review process in which the reviewer’s name is withheld from the author and, the author’s name from the reviewer. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees. The article is not currently being considered for publication by any other journal.

2. Article types

ActaTR publishes articles, review articles and book reviews. Articles should not exceed 12,000 words.

3. How to submit your manuscript

Manuscripts and illustrations should be submitted on-line by accessing the button: Upload ActaTR article. Or by email at the adress anamaria.tudorie@ulbsibiu.ro

For more information, please send an email to one of the addresses mentioned in the CONTACT section of the site.

4. Acknowledgements

Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

5. Permissions

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere.

6. Manuscript style

Article title: Please format with maximum capitalisation, that is all words should be capitalised with the exception of definite and indefinite articles and prepositions.

Author’s name and affiliation; Abstract: 150-200 words; Keywords: five words; Footnotes: Citations should follow Chicago Manual of Style – Notes and Bibliography: Sample

Citations. For details and practical examples, see (www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html).

Citation Examples:


1. Samuel P. Huntington, The Third Wave: Democratization in the Late Twentieth Century (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1991), 3-5.

2. Huntington, The Third Wave, 4.

Chapter in book, paper in a conference volume

Jiøí Rak, “Staøiĉký mocnáø a tatíĉek Masaryk,” in 19. století v nás. Mýty, instituce a reprezentace, které pøetrvaly, ed. Milan Øepa (Praha: Historický ústav, 2006), 267-285.

Rak, “Staøiĉký mocnáø,” 268.

Article in a printed journal

Lothar Höbelt, “Late Imperial Paradoxes. Old Austria’s Last Parliament 1917-18,” Parliaments, Estates & Representation 16 (1996), 207-216.

Höbelt, “Late Imperial Paradoxes,” 208.

Article in an online journal

Dessislava Lilova: “Relater la chute sous le pouvoir ottoman: la version bulgare,” Balkanologie 12, no. 1 (2010): 23-24, http://balkanologie.revues.org/index2140.html

Lilova: “Relater la chute,” 24.

Newspaper article

Ion Agârbiceanu, “Liberalii din Bucureºti ºi Partidul Naþional Român,” Patria, Cluj, IV/26, 5 February 1922.

Agârbiceanu, “Liberalii din Bucureºti,” 134.

Archival sources

Please give archive names in full in the first reference and any abbreviation/acronym used thereafter in parentheses. If websites are quoted, please include the date when you last successfully accessed the page.

Letter, Dennis Hall to Brian Fullman, September 26, 1947, box 11, folder 1, Public Record Office (hereafter cited as PRO), The National Archives (hereafter cited as TNA), 3-5.

“Letter, Dennis Hall to Brian Lee,” 4.

Tables and Figures

All tables and figures should be numbered consecutively and quoted in the text (as Table 1, Figure 1 etc.). They should be submitted in a separate file and not embedded in the text.

7. Corresponding Author

Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. Please note that the corresponding author’s email address will be published with the article.

Ioan Marian Ţiplic, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania

Honorary Editor
Sabin Adrian Luca, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania

Editorial Advisory Board
Ioan Aurel Pop, Romanian Academy, Romania
Nicolae Ursulescu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iași, Romania
Marin Cârciumaru, Valahia University of Târgoviște, Romania
Alexandru Simon, Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Janusz K. Kozłowski, Polish Academy, Warszawa, Poland
John Nandriș, St. Cross College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Krum Bakvarov, Institute of Archaeology and Museum at Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia, Bulgaria
Valeri Yotov, National Museum of Varna, Bulgaria
Sergiu Musteață, Universitatea Pedagogică de Stat Ion Creangă, Chișinău, Republic of Moldavia

Zeno Karl Pinter, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania
Silviu Istrate Purece, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania
Marius Mihai Ciută, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania
Maria Crîngaci Țiplic, Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities, Romanian Academy, Sibiu, Romania

Language Editors
Iulia Gâță, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania
Rebecca Răulea, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania

Technical Editors
Anamaria Tudorie, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania

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