Human and Social Studies

The Journal of "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University from Iasi

Open access

Human and Social Studiesis a journal of ideas. It is extremely important to have our own ideas and to share them with other people. Consequently, this journal aims to be an open space that shelters fruitful exchanges of ideas and imparts forms of living knowledge (Indwelling). There are four paths towards knowledge: religion, philosophy, science and art, and we intend to welcome the “pilgrims” wandering on each of them, as the essential thing is to be on the way. Then, the path comes along with our steps while we walk. That is why we set up thematic structures for each path, besides authors’ presentations, reviews and cordial polemics. But, as we conceived it, the journal may have special issues, directed by invited personalities and wholly devoted to special subjects.We shall deeply encourage the papers that express an ethical concern. Preference will also be given to epistemological, ontological and gnoseological inter- and transdisciplinary approaches. The mental mechanisms that have reigned during the latest centuries are dying out, and our society has reached a critical threshold of representation. We are undergoing a metamorphosis, a passage to a new Weltanschauung, to a new type of civilization, that implies a Spirit regeneration, including a human spirit, under the power of the Absolute’s game. As “god alone can recognize a god”, like a Vedic saying asserts. In order to do this, new methods are also required, able to outrun the present plots and hyperspecializations, granting equal pertinence to man and to the community, trying to completely integrate the Man into a coherent representation of the world.

Why subscribe and read

  • Wide variety of subjects concerning the social and human sciences.
  • An interdisciplinaryapproach.
  • High quality contents.
  • Good publishing quality available in both forms, electronic and printed.
  • The contributors include scholars from a large variety of research centers and universities.

Why submit

  • High quality editing.
  • Fast and constructive peer review.
  • The journal has a good international reputation and circulation, being diffused to all the partner universities and research centres, as well as to libraries and databases known all over the world.

Rejection Rate

  • 20-30%

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Editorial policy


Human and Social Studies (HSS) journal is an open-access, peer reviewed and refereed journal published by the Department of Interdisciplinary Research in Social-Human Sciences of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania. The main objective of HSS is to provide a special place for researchers interested in developing interdisciplinary studies in both social sciences and humanities.


The journal is published in both online and print versions and is issued three times per year: February, June and October. HSS publishes interdisciplinary studies from the following fields: linguistics, philosophy, economics, psychology, public administration, cultural anthropology, communication studies, law, business studies, cross-cultural studies, political sciences, religion, literature and so on. HSS is focused on publishing original papers, case studies, empirical research, and book reviews. The main sections of the journal are: Ideas in Agora, Signs and Meanings, Jacobb’s Ladder, Book Reviews and Presentations. Occasionally there will be also special thematic issues devoted to important topics in humanities and social sciences, under the guidance of a Guest Editor.

All submissions should be sent online to

Information for authors

The articles submitted to HSS should be prepared according to the Modern Language Association System of Citations, following also the specific journal requirements.

All papers must contain the professional affiliation of the author, a short abstract (5-10 lines), 5-7 keywords, and a short presentation of the author (4-7 lines).

The text must be single-spaced, Garamond 13.

The citations in the text are made using the form: (author, year: page).

The notes are always endnotes and it is better to be used when some additional information need to be presented.

Quotation marks: we use double curly quotation marks. Single quotation marks only for quotes within quotes.

For the reference section please use the following examples:


Merriam, A.P. The Anthropology of Music.Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1964.

Peirce, Ch. S. The New Elements of Mathematics.4 vols. Ed. C. Eisele. The Hague: Mouton Humanities Press, 1976.

Chapter in edited book:

Merriam, A.P. “On Objections to Comparisons in Ethnomusicology.” Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Music. Eds. R. Falck, and T. Rice.Toronto –Buffalo – London: University of Toronto Press, 1982. 174−187.


Coronil, F. “Beyond occidentalism: toward nonimperial geohistorical categories.” Cultural Anthropology 11.1 (1996): 51-87.


The maximum length of an article should not exceed 8.000 words, including figures, tables and references, and 3.000 words for a book review.

Ethical Standards

HSS journal emphasizes that every paper should reflect a high standard of publication ethics and a very good quality work. Being committed to sustain original articles from humanities and social field, the editorial board of our journal considers that the authors have the full responsibility for the content of their publication.

Peer Review

All submitted papers are reviewed. The double peer-review process takes at least 2 months and itinvolves reviewers from different countries and research centres or universities.

Prof. Dr. Simona Modreanu, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania

Academician Basarab Nicolescu, International Center for Transdisciplinary Research, France

Lect. Dr. Sorina Chiper, Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania

Editorial Assistants:
Assist. Dr. Dana Monah, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania

Prof. Dr. Liviu Antonesei, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania
Prof.Dr. George Allan, USA
Prof. Dr. Patrice Brasseur, University of Avignon, France
Prof. Dr. Alexandru Călinescu, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania
Prof. Dr. Olivier Chantraine, Charles de Gaulle University – Lille III, France
Prof. r.Valerius M. Ciucă, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania
Prof. Dr.Gheorghe Cliveti, “A. D. Xenopol” History Institute of the Romanian Academy, Iasi,Romania
Conf. Dr. Pompiliu Crăciunescu, West University of Timişoara, Romania
Prof. Dr. Carmen Creţu, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania
Prof. Dr.Daniel Dăianu, National School of Administrative and Political Studies, Bucuresti,Romania
Prof. Dr. Nicu Gavriluţă, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania
Prof. Dr. Astrid Guillaume, University of Paris Sorbonne (Paris IV), France
Prof. Dr. Stefan Huber, Faculty of Theology, Bern, Switzerland
Prof. Dr.Georges Kleiber, University of Strasbourg, France
Prof. Dr. Maximiliano Korstanje, University of Palermo, Argentina
Prof. Dr. Thierry Magnin, Catholic University of Lyon, France
Prof. Dr. Adrian-Constantin Marinescu, Ludwig Maximilians University, München, Germany
Prof. Dr. Eugen Munteanu,“Al. Philippide” Institute of Romanian Philology, Iasi, Romania
Prof. Dr. Jean-Jacques Nattiez, University of Montréal, Canada
Prof. Dr. Ovidiu Pecican, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Prof. Dr. Andrei Pleşu, University of Bucharest, Romania
Prof. Dr. Adriana Prodan, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania
Manar Rouchdy Anwar, AinChams University, Cairo, Egypt
Prof. Dr.Osman Senemoglu, Galatasaray University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Dr. Geoffrey Skoll, Buffalo State College, New York, USA
Prof. Dr. Virgil Stoica, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania
Conf. Dr. Constantin Valer Necula, Faculty of Orthodox Theology, “Lucian Blaga” University, Sibiu, Romania
Prof. Dr. Eran Vigoda-Gadot, University of Haifa, Israel


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