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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Articles should be in English or French


30.000 - 35.000 characters with spaces for articles and studies

10.000 - 20.000 characters with spaces for interviews

5.000 - 8.000 characters with spaces for reviews


TITLE: The title should be informative, but not longer than 15 words. If the title is French, please provide, at the beginning of the abstract, an English translation.

NAME OF THE AUTHOR(S): Please provide the author(s)’ full name(s). Institutional affiliation and contact information (professional e-mail) should be provided in a footnote.

Ex: 1. John Smith, PhD: Faculty of Theater and Film, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

ABSTRACT & KEYWORDS: The abstract (not exceeding 250 words) must be written in English, outlining concisely the main findings and major conclusions of the paper. Literature citations and figure references should not appear in the abstract. Please include up to 8 keywords beneath the abstract for indexing purpose.

TEXT: Manuscripts should be submitted in electronic format (.doc, .docx, .rtf, .odt) on A4 paper size (21 x 29.7 cm), leaving a margin of 2.5 cm all around. The text should be typed in Times New Roman font, size 12, single-spaced, with 10 mm first-line indents and no space between paragraphs. All pages should be numbered consecutively.

ILLUSTRATIONS: Photographs, artwork and illustrations are expected to be embedded in the text and also submitted in JPG, PNG, EPS or TIF format, with a preferred resolution of 130 dpi. The numbering of the illustrations must correspond to their order of appearance in the text. Each table, photograph or illustration should be accompanied by a brief explanation. Performance review should always include at least one photograph from the performance. Book reviews should always include the scanned cover of the book.

Ex: Figure 1: Scene from Mein Kampf, by G. Tabori, stage direction A. Dabija. From left to right Ionuț Caras and Sorin Leoveanu, National Theatre in Cluj, 2016.

REFERENCES: Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai – Dramatica uses the Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition footnotes citation system. ( tools_citationguide.html).

All references cited in the text should be given in the reference list and vice versa. The reference list should be arranged alphabetically and chronologically, with the authors always listed with their last (family) name first. Include diacritical marks (accents, umlauts etc.) in all titles and names. References should always point to the original source. Quoting a reference from a secondary source is only acceptable if the original source could not be found with reasonable effort and has to be indicated. When possible, please use quotations from official, published translations in your paper’s language. If these are not available, do not translate a quotation yourself, but paraphrase instead of quoting. If text in a foreign language must be quoted (data for primary research, interview fragments, newspaper articles etc.) please quote it in the original language and include your translation in a footnote.

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