Submission Rules

General Guides

I. Manuscript Submission

The formal deadline for submissions of the Jus Aequum issues will be announced in due time, in order to provide authors with a reasonable period for preparing a contribution. Any article sent after the deadline will not be taken into account for the issue announced in the present Call for Papers, but shall nonetheless be considered for future numbers.

The authors are kindly asked to send their submissions in Microsoft Word format in the allotted time frame. Before submitting the papers, a careful review must be conducted, thus only a verified and diligently checked paper shall be sent.

We do not charge the authors any taxes or fees for the publication process.


II. Publication Policy

Submission is considered if the papers are previously unpublished (including being published in another language), and are not offered simultaneously elsewhere. The authors must have read and approved the present guidelines, and declare any conflict of interests[1]. The existence of such conflicts do not, however, preclude the paper from being considered, but must be declared prior to publication.

The submitted papers must be original, thus reflecting the exclusive work of the author(s). As we value research integrity, we automatically screen the received papers for plagiarism, and ensure their scientific value through blind peer review. We ask authors to avoid the malpractices mentioned in the ALLEA’s Code of Conduct for Research Integrity[2], and embrace ethical research practices.

The articles shall be preferably written in English, although submissions in Romanian are likewise accepted. In case of the article being written in Romanian, the Editorial Board may ask the author(s) to provide a professional translation for the printed version of the Journal.


[1] According to the Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE), conflicts of interests are situations that might influence people’s judgment, thus capable of affecting the publication process (i.e. a relation with one of the editors)

[2] Please refer to the revised version of The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity, available at: The malpractices are stated at p. 8.

Text Formating

and Content

For article submissions, please follow the following requirements:

Title: Times New Roman, 16, bold;

Name and Surname of the Authors: In a footnote, attached to the title. In the case of the paper being written by 2 or more persons, the names of the authors should be listed in alphabetic order.

Subtitle/Chapter (if needed): Times New Roman, 14, bold; 

Text: Times New Roman, 12; Line Spacing: 1,5; Word Limit: 2500-8000 words;

Content: The content of the article must have a scientific character, and must be presented through logically constructed arguments. The subject-matter of the article must fit in the broader category of International and Comparative Legal Studies (International Law, European Union Law, Jurisprudence, Sociology of Law).

Disclaimer: All articles that do not respect these requirements will be refused, thus they will not be published.

Citation Rules

Books: Forename Surname, Book title, Publishing House, City, Year, page.

Example: Valentin Constantin, Drept internațional, Ed. Universul Juridic, București, 2010, p. 45.

Articles: Forename Surname, Article Title, in Journal name, Vol., No., year, page.

Example: Bryce Goodman, Seth Flaxman, European Union regulations on algorithmic decision-making and a ‘right to explanation’, AI Magazine, Vol. 38, No. 3, 2 September 2017, p. 2.

For online articles, the citation must mention the date and time of access and the link where the article can be found.

Example: Ana Beduschi, Human Rights and The Governance of Artificial Intelligence, The Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, p. 2, consulted on 11 November 2020, at 16:07, available at

Case law: Institution, Decision, date, site. Example: ECHR, Goodwin v. UK, 27 March 1996, available at


Legislation: Institution, Name of Law, year, site.                                              

Example: European Parliament, Council of the European Union, European Commission, Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, 2012/C 326/02, available at

*For all the online sources, the citation must contain a mention of the date it was last accessed (i.e. “last accessed in”)

Disclaimer: Any piece of information and content that does not belong to the author must be properly cited, otherwise it is considered plagiarism which will lead to the refusal of the article.

The authors are solely to bear responsibility for disrespecting the legislation concerning intellectual property rights and plagiarism. As outlined above, research integrity is of paramount importance to our Journal and to the overall development of the academic community.

The articles must be preceded by an abstract (short summary) of no more than 150 words, in Times New Roman, 12, and Italics. Below the abstract, authors should use up to 5 key-words to capture the essence of the paper.


Regarding the number of references

All articles must have a bibliography. The list of references has to contain at least five scientific sources (academic literature such as books, articles etc.), although we encourage authors to consider consulting various and diversified works in preparing their article. The bibliography will also include the legislation consulted. The style used for citations will also be used for the bibliography, excepting the used pages and the last accessed date, where appropriate.

Final Statement

We are committed to Academic Open Access, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and to use them for any other lawful purpose. All the articles published in this journal are free to access immediately from the date of publication. We do not charge any fees for any reader to download articles for their own scholarly use.