About the Journal
- Focus & Scope
The Romanian Journal of Communication and Public Relations welcomes high quality contributions investigating topics in the fields of mass media, communication and public relations, from theoretical, empirical and critical perspectives. The RJCPR mainly favors original and articulate research papers, but theory-focused articles, book reviews and other scientific contributions are also welcome.
- Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
- Peer Review Process
All contributions are subject to a blind peer review process. All received manuscripts that pass a desk review stage will be sent to one or more referees. Authors will be notified whether their papers are accepted for publication or not. The authors can track the review process, and they need to resubmit with revisions if so required, paying attention to the deadlines. All submitted work must not have been published elsewhere or be currently under review for any other publication.
- Info for Reviewers
Criteria used for evaluation:
- Relevance of theme/s & originality
- Argumentative structure & clarity
- Methodological integrity & use of data (if applicable)
- Use of literature & theory
- Language – quality of communication
The reviewers will provide a score for each criterion, an overall recommendation, and comments for authors and editors.
- Code of Ethics
Download the Code of Ethics [.pdf].
The Romanian Journal of Communication and Public Relations (RJCPR) subscribes to the principles of ethical publishing recommended by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
We suggest that all prospective Authors and Reviewers read the COPE recommendations before submitting or reviewing manuscripts. To highlight those ethical commitments we consider basic, we present in the following a nonexclusive set of stringent rules guiding the submission, selection, evaluation, feedback, and publication processes at the RJCPR.
- Authors who submit an article to the RJCPR thereby commit themselves to their being the sole owners and originators of the manuscript. Previously published (entirely or partially) manuscripts will not be accepted. Plagiarism, falsification or fabrication of data, and/or the omission of significant material will lead to the rejection of the manuscript and the termination of all relations with the Author(s). Authors are solely responsible for all statements, citations, and materials included in the manuscripts they submit to the RJCPR. Only those individuals who made significant contributions to, and can be accountable for, a submitted material should be listed as authors. RJCPR does not accept submissions generated in part or completely with AI tools, in line with the policies of most academic publishers. This does not refer to the use of AI – or other tools – to check and improve the spelling and grammar in submitted materials. Any other use of AI should be explicitly mentioned in submitted materials.
- All papers submitted to the RJCPR undergo a thorough, objective, and fair peer review process. The review process entails anonymity, and both Authors and Reviewers are expected to adhere to this norm. Reviewers should evaluate all manuscripts professionally, objectively and fairly, without allowing for any kind of interfering from personal biases or interests in their comments and/or recommendations. Evaluators should deliver their reviews promptly, and they should ensure that their comments are constructive, irrespective of their recommendation regarding publication.
- Editors manage the publication and peer-review processes in a confidential, unbiased, and professional manner. They have editorial independence; the selection and final decision for the publication of manuscripts is based only on the scholarly merits of the materials. Responsibility for acceptance and rejection of all papers submitted rests with the Editors; their decisions, however, should be informed by feedback from Reviewers. Editors may reject manuscripts that they consider inappropriate given RJCPR’s (and general academic) standards without any further review process (desk rejection).
- Plagiarism Screening
RJCPR uses the Antiplagiat software to check submitted papers for plagiarism. See: www.sistemantiplagiat.ro
- Publication Frequency
RJCPR has three issues each year (April, July and December). Occasionally, it publishes additional special issues.
This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.