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Call For Papers


„Totalitarianism Archives” is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by the
National Institute for the Study of Totalitarianism of the Romanian Academy, DOI
indexed, and available in CEEOL, EBSCO, and Index Copernicus databases.

Totalitarianism Archives is classified as a B journal by CNCS.

We are currently calling for papers for volumes no. 1-2, and 3-4 to be published in

Senior scholars, researchers, PhD students and postdoctoral students are strongly
encouraged to submit papers on one of the following topics:

- 1924-2024. A historic decision, under historical circumstances: 100 years
since the passing into illegality of the Communist Party of Romania. The
activity of the PCdR in illegality.
- August 23, 1944. Domestic and international significance, 80 years after a
crucial event of World War II.
- In search of a new place for Romania in the communist bloc and in
International Relations: PMR/Romanian Workers’ Party Declaration of April
- 1974-2024. Half a century of Romanian presidential system.
- 1989-2024. 35 years since the Romanian Revolution of December 1989 and
the fall of the communist regimes in Eastern Europe. The problem of a new
Cold War between the United States, the European Union and Russia.
- European right-wing: Nazism; Italian fascism; Authoritarian regimes.
- The Comintern and Communist Parties in Europe.
- Stalin's Great Terror.
- International relations: Western Communist Parties and the Communist Party
of the Soviet Union.
- Political, economic, social, and cultural developments in the Soviet bloc after
World War II.
- East-West relations during the Cold War.
- The Communist Bloc, Global South and Third World Countries during the
Cold War.
- Opposition to totalitarianism: from resistance to dissent (types of opposition,
ways of expressing alternative views: samizdat/tamizdat/magnitizdat, parallel
- Human rights and the Communist regimes in East-Central Europe and the
Soviet Union.
- Ideology, propaganda, political parties and organizations: the totalitarian
experience in the 20th century.

The papers may be submitted in ROMANIAN, ENGLISH, FRENCH.

The contributors are asked to send the FINAL DRAFTS a short narrative cv, and
ORCID ID until May 1, 2024, at the following address

We are kindly asking the authors to respect the following length and editing

Studies: maximum 40 000 characters, no spaces/ approximate 20 standard pages.
The title of the submitted article should be descriptive, concise and must indicate the
chronological limits. The studies must contain subtitles, an introduction presenting
the stage of knowledge of the subject, the novelty of the research, the analysis of the
subject, and a chapter of conclusions.
Documents: maximum 40 000 characters, no spaces/ approximate 20 standard pages.
The texts published under this chapter must consist of the following elements: 2-4
pages of introduction and the documents must be accompanied by titles, the archival
source and illustrations.
Biographies: maximum 10 000 characters, no spaces/ approximates 5 standard
pages. Biographies do not have footnotes, but at the end of the text the authors are
asked to attach a selective bibliography of the sources. "Totalitarianism Archives"
encourages the authors to submit along with the biography a photo of the person
whose biography is being submitted.
Book Reviews: maximum 10 000 characters, no spaces/ approximate 5 standard

Formatting: 12, Times New Roman, 1.5 spacing.

For editing guidelines, please refer to:

The submitted papers are to be subject to the peer-review process. The authors
will be notified regarding the decision of publication in due time.

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