About the Journal

Frequency:  2 issues per year (June, December)
Print ISSN: 1844-7562
Online ISSN: 2069 – 0398


Author Guidelines
Fee for publication
Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
Peer Review Process

2007-2019

Acta Universitatis Danubius. Communicatio is included in the following international databases (BDI):   CEEOL; EBSCO Publishing; Cabell's; DOAJ; Proquest; Ulrich's Periodicals Directory.

Focus and Scope

The Review of Communication Sciences Faculty within the "Danubius" University of Galati, Acta Universitatis Danubius. Communicatio aims at popularizing, at the level of the national and international academic community, the scientific research of our academic staff but also of other universities. With its special sections dedicated to communication such as public relations, journalism, and advertising, the review fulfills its mission of being a tribune of ideas of communication sciences, whose inter-and trans-disciplinary feature is well understood. Through a rigorous selection of the published articles and by including a significant number of collaborators, our publication, although at its first issues, aims at becoming a reference in the field.

AUDC is a blind peer-review journal. All research articles in this journal undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymous refereeing by at least two anonymous referees.

The blind peer review process is essential in terms of quality as the articles that have undertaken the process are considered highly credible because they have undergone scrutiny by experts with particular knowledge in the topic. The primary aims of blind peer review are 2-fold: to decide whether or not an article should be published (based on quality and relevance to the journal), and to improve the article before publication.

The fee for publishing in our journal

The fee for publishing in our journal is 50 USD / 45 EURO / 200 LEI.
The PhD students will have a discount of 50%, the fee for them being of 25 USD/22.5 Euro/100 LEI.
The details regarding the payment will be sent when the article is accepted for publishing.

Peer Review Process

Internal Peer Review Process

All submissions first go through an internal peer-review process. Each submission is reviewed by the editor assigned by the editorial secretary who makes an initial decision to send the manuscript out for peer review or to reject without external review. Articles can be rejected at this stage for a variety of reasons such as similarity with a recently published article, the topic is outside of the scope of the Journal, little new information is provided, important flaws in the scientific validity, or an unprofessional presentation. This process normally takes a week. If the editor believes the article may be of interest to our readers, it is then sent out for external peer review.

External Blind Peer Review Process

The editors upon consulting the editorial board identify potential reviewers based on their expertise in the field, rigor and scientific methodology. Two reviewers are thus identified for each submitted manuscript. The reviewers are selected also by selecting from our database reviewers whose past contributions recommend them by their quality reviews and fit into the time frame.

Potential reviewers are contacted by the editorial secretary about their availability and interest in reviewing. Inquiries to reviewers are sent by e-mail, which includes the manuscript abstract and the assignment deadline. When prospective reviewers agree to serve, they are permitted access to the manuscript and reviewing instructions, without however being permitted to know the author(s)' name. The reviewers’ names are also unknown to the manuscript author(s). The time frame for making their decision is a maximum of three weeks. After the reviewing process, authors receive the decision from the editorial board as follows: accepted, accepted with slight changes, revise and resubmit, rejected.

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.

Open Access Statement

Danubius Journals Platform publishes fully open access journals, which means that all articles are available on the internet to all users immediately upon publication, without requiring a subscription to the journal. The journals are online first which allows authors, within a set deadline, to revise their posted article before printing. All the articles undergo blind and editorial peer-review and quality control.

The articles that are published in the journal are distributed under CC BY license. Users can distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon our articles, even commercially, as long as they are credited for the original creation. 

Benefits of open access for authors include:

  • Free access for all users worldwide;
  • Authors retain copyright to their work;
  • Increased visibility and readership worldwide.

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.

Our Policy

In case of multiple submissions of the same authors or coauthors of different articles, the journal reserves the right to choose only ONE (1) accepted paper to publish per issue.

All the articles before being submitted to the peer review process are being verified by an Anti-Plagiarism Software, TURNITIN, and there are accepted only the ones that do not exceed 10% of information taken from other sources.