Instructions for authors


  • Papers should be written in scientific English, in a style consistent with that of the journal. The author/s must carefully proofread the paper in order to eliminate grammatical errors, misspellings and omission of symbols. If the native language is not English, authors should consider enlisting the help of an English-speaking colleague in preparing the text.
  • Following the peer-review process, when a manuscript is resubmitted, please include a summary of changes made and a brief response to all recommendations, by filling in a response letter. When resubmitting, send the complete file for the text if there have been any changes. Please state whether or not the figures and tables have been modified and supply the new electronic versions if there have been such changes. In case the contact information of the corresponding author has changed, please update it.
  • Authors are notified by electronic mail if their paper has been accepted for publication in the journal.



Manuscript preparation – technical guidelines


Page format.

Paper size: Custom size, Width: 170 mm, Height: 240 mm;

Margins: Top: 20 mm, Bottom: 20 mm, Left: 20 mm, Right: 20 mm, Header/Footer: 125 mm (from the edge)



  • The title in English must be centered and written in capital letters, font TNR, 12 points, bold; after the title it must be an empty line, 12 points, followed by the title in Romanian (the same requirements as for the tile in English) and another empty line, 12 points.
  • Titles must be simple and concise. The use of nonstandard abbreviations and acronyms is not allowed. Authors should avoid using unnecessary words (a, on, an, the, etc.) at the beginning of the title.

Author(s) name(s).

  • The authors’ names must be written align right; The first name of the author(s) written with normal letters is followed by the name of the author(s) written with capital letters, TNR, 11 points, normal. All the authors are written on the same line.
  • The author who submits the paper should ensure that all persons listed as authors approve the inclusion of their names and check that the form of each name is the one normally used by that author.
  • Authors with Arabian, Chinese, Japanese or Korean names may choose to have their names published in their own language alongside the English versions of their names in the author list of their publications.

Author(s) affiliation(s).

  • Affiliation is introduced as footnote, font TNR, 8 points, normal, numbering starting with 1.
  • The names and postal addresses of the institutions should be written in full;the email address must also be included (mandatory for the corresponding author indicated as such after rendering the affiliation).Example: Universitatea din Craiova, Facultatea Științe, Departamentul de Geografie, Str. A. I. Cuza 1, 410087, Craiova, Dolj, România, e-mail:


  • The abstract must contain between 150 and 250 words.It must begin with the word Abstract (bold), followed by the sign “:”.It will be used font TNR, 9 points, normal, justify aligned.Paragraph: left 10 mm, right 0 mm.After abstract, there is introduced an empty line, 9 points.
  • The abstract must be a concise summary of the whole paper, not just the conclusions, so that it can be understandable without reference to the rest of the paper. It cannot contain numbered references.

Key words.

  • Include between 3 and 8 keywords representative for the paper, listed in order of importance.
  • It must begin with the word Keywords/Cuvinte cheie (bold), followed by the sign “:”.It will be used font TNR, 9 points, italic, justify aligned. Paragraph: left 10 mm, right 0 mm. Keywords will be rendered first in English, then in Romanian. After that, there is introduced an empty line, 12 points.

Main body of the paper.

  • The text of article must be written using font TNR, 11 points, justify, TAB at 10 mm from the left edge.
  • The body of the paper should be divided into sections with the use of section headings and subheadings.
  • Main sections should be numbered: ‘1. INTRODUCTION’, ‘2. DATA & METHODS’, ‘3. RESULTS & DISCUSSIONS’, ‘4. CONCLUSIONS’. The ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS and REFERENCES sections are not numbered. Subsections should be numbered as e.g. ‘2.1. Study site’, ‘2.2. Sample collection’, etc. Avoid going beyond third-level subsections (e.g. 3.1.1.).
  • Main sections must be written in capital letters, bold. The subsections must be written in bold. The third-level subsections must be written in bold, italic.


  • Figures should be planned for the column width of the journal.
  • The figures must be numbered with Arabian numerals and introduced in the order in which they are referred to in the text.
  • Each figure must have a caption that makes it intelligible without reference to the text. Groups of figures that share a (single) caption should be denoted by lowercase letters ‘(a), (b),’ etc.
  • Figure captions begin with the term Fig. in bold type, followed by the figure number, also in bold type, TNR, 11 points, center alignment.
  • No punctuation is to be included after the number, nor is any punctuation to be placed at the end of the caption.
  • The source of the figures or data used for generating figures (if needed) must be written with TNR, 10 points, normal, immediately after caption, between brackets. In case the authors reproduce a figure use Source: and for data, mention Data source:. In order to reproduce figures, tables, etc., from another journal, authors must show that they have complied with the requirements of the publisher of the other journal, including the written agreement of the publisher or author of the originally published work.
  • All figures must be prepared so that the details can be seen after reproduction.
  • The resolution of the figure should be set as high as possible (preferably no less than 300 dpi or higher).


Colour figures.

  • Colour figures is free of charge for online publication.
  • If the authors choose black and white in the print version, make sure that the main information will still be visible. Make a xerographic copy to see if the necessary distinctions between different colours are still apparent.
  • If the figures will be printed in black and white, do not refer to colour in the captions.
  • Colour illustrations should be submitted as RGB (8 bits per channel).


  • All tables are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.
  • Tables should always be cited in the text in consecutive numerical order.
  • For each table, supply a table caption that begins with the term Table in bold type, followed by the figure number, also in bold type, TNR, 11 points, center alignment
  • No punctuation is to be included after the number, nor is any punctuation to be placed at the end of the caption.
  • For any previously published material provide the original source in the form of a reference placed below the table, TNR, 10 points, normal, justify aligned. In case the authors reproduce a table use Source: and for data, mention Data source:.
  • Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data), included beneath the table body, but before the source if it is the case. Use TNR, 9 points, normal, justify aligned.


  • If necessary in the text, equations should be numbered consecutively with bracketed Arabic numerals in the right hand margin. Attention must be paid to sub- and superscript symbols, upper and lower case letters.


  • A final acknowledgments paragraph may be used to recognize named individuals who contributed scientifically to the specific research of the paper, to cite the funding agencies that provided financial support for the work.
  • It should be simple and may not be a dedication or memorial. References to memberships, positions, titles, and awards are inappropriate.

Reference style.

  • Analele Universitatii din Craiova. Seria Geografie uses APA style. References should be quoted in the text as the authors’ names (no initials) and year (and specific pages only in the case of exact quotation) and listed at the end of the paper alphabetically.

Within the text:

  • 1 author: name, year – Clarke, 2008.
  • 2 authors: use ‘&’ between last names, year – Clarke & Clarke, 2009.
  • 3 or more authors: use the first author’s last name followed by ‘et al.’ (not italicized and not separated by a comma) – Clarke et al., 2010.
  • When reference is made to more than one work by the same author published in the same year, distinguish these citations with a lower case letter (a, b, c, etc.) after the year – Clarke, 2011a; Clarke, 2011b.
  • Multiple citations within a single bracket: separate cites with a semi-colon (not a comma) – (Burns, 2000; Miller et al., 2000a, b).
  • Sort multiple cites chronologically from oldest to newest and if several cites are from the same year, sort them alphabetically – Clarke & Miller, 1985; Ahmed, 1990; Miller et al., 1990a, b; Burns, 2001

Literature Cited section:

  • Journal article: If available, please always include DOIs as full DOI links in your reference list. Ideally, the names of all authors should be provided, but the usage of “et al.” in long author lists (placed after the third author) will also be accepted (more than 8 authors). If the paper is published in a different language, specify it between brackets immediately after the title.
  • Johnson, R.M., & Warburton, J. (2002). Flooding and geomorphic impacts in a mountain torrent: Raise Beck, Central Lake District, England. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 27(1), 945-969. DOI: 10.1002/esp.386
  • Klein Tank, A.M.G., Wijngaard, J.B., Können, G.P.K et al. (2002). Daily dataset of 20th century surface air temperature and precipitation series for the European Climate Assessment. J. Climatol., 22, 1441–1453.
  • Teodoreanu, E. (1994). Caracteristicile bioclimatice ale perioadei reci a anului (in Romanian). Studii şi Cercetări de Geografie, Tomul XLI, 67-74
  • Books: Write the title of the book in lower case and give the publisher and place of publication. In the case of book series, give the series editor as well. If the book is published in a different language, specify it between brackets immediately after the title.
  • Huggett, R.J. (2002). Fundamentals of geomorphology. Routledge, New York
  • Hanski, I. (2005). The shrinking world: ecological consequences of habitat loss. In: Kinne O (ed) Excellence in ecology, Book 14. International Ecology Institute, Oldendorf/Luhe
  • Papers/Chapters from books, conference reports, symposium proceedings, etc.: Give the title of the chapter, the editor(s) and title of the volume, the publisher and place of the publisher (not the location where the conference was held), and the pages of the chapter. The date cited must be the year of publication (not the year in which the conference was held).
  • Oliver, T., & Jenkins, T. (2005). Integrated Tourism in Europe’s Rural Destinations: Competition or Cooperation. In Haven-Tang C., Jones E. (eds.): Tourism SMEs, Service Quality and Destination Competitiveness, CAB International, p 25-38
  • Dissertations/ thesis: Write the title in lower case, the type of thesis / dissertation (e.g. MS / MSc / PhD), and give the university and its location. If the dissertation/thesis is published in a different language, specify it between brackets immediately after the title.
  • Bonds, A. (2008). Placing the prison: The politics of prisons, poverty, and neoliberal restructuring in the rural American Northwest. PhD Thesis, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
  • Websites: Permanent databases such as FishBase or climatological sources may be included in the Literature Cited list; the access date must be given. URLs for printed publications also available online may be included with their citations.
  • Radu, A., & Ioniţă, L. (2008). Urban Planning in Romania. publications/articles/urban-planning-in-romania (accessed 13 Jan 2018)
  • Froese, F., & Pauly, D. (2009) FishBase. (accessed 8 June 2020)
  • Other website references should be cited in the body text and introduced in the Reference section at the end, alphabetically sorted; the access date must be given.
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