Guidelines for authors
This page contains brief information to the authors. A detailed description of the peer-review process can be found on the Peer Review page, and the full author's guide can be downloaded via the link above.
Scope and thematic profile
Symbolon Journal publishes papers, studies, and reviews, dealing with various aspects of theatre and performing arts, film and media, and music, encouraging research from a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspective.
The editorial staff accepts papers in Romanian, Hungarian, English and French language.
The journal has no paper submission or paper submission charges.
The author keeps the copyright on the papers under the conditions of open access under the Creative Commons 4.0 CC BY license.
All acceptance conditions are mandatory. Please check their compliance before sending us the paper.
Originality and authorship. Papers cannot have more than four authors, must be original and have not been previously published or are being reviewed/published elsewhere. Also, an author cannot publish two scientific papers in the same issue. But he can publish a paper and a review.
Interviewees will be asked for permission to publish their interview and their answer will be presented in the same way as a citation, mentioning their name and the date of the interview in a footnote.
Standards of academic ethics. Our journal does not admit any form of plagiarism, regardless of its forms: accidental, direct, self-plagiarism, mosaic, etc. The author is responsible for avoiding formulations that can be interpreted as plagiarism. We also do not accept the falsification and fabrication of facts or sources or photo manipulation. The editorial board reserves the right to reject the paper and to refuse to publish future papers by authors who are in this situation.
Images inserted in the paper. We accept only images that belong to the public domain, marked with Open Access, or for which you have the written consent of the owner. If you insert your own photos, you must make sure that you respect the right to private image of the people who appear in them. In all these respects the legal responsibility belongs exclusively to the author. Please insert only image referred by your text.
Format and style. Manuscripts will be sent in .doc or .docx formats of Microsoft Word. References and will be written in the ISO 690 system. A detailed description of the aspects related to style and writing can be found in the full version of the guidelines.
Peer review and production
Peer review is done in the double-blind system. A detailed description of the evaluation process can be found on the Peer Review page.
The editors do not have to operate the changes required by reviewers, grammar corrections or word processing, etc. The obligation and responsibility for making grammatically correct papers in terms of content, form and word processing rest exclusively with the author. Symbolon Journal will ensure the layout production according to its graphic rules.
Publishers and reviewers do not make changes to the author's text without having their consent. Please respond to the authors to confirm these changes, even if you agree with them.
Corrections and changes are highlighted by the MS Word Track Changes and Comments tools. Use the Accept or Reject buttons to resolve them. Use the same tools when writing your changes in order to be visible to publishers. The link for an explanation of the use of these tools can be found at the top of this page.