Declaration of Ethics


Totalitarianism Archives is a peer-reviewed history academic journal published by the National Institute for the Study of Totalitarianism of the Romanian Academy. The journal publishes studies, documents, biographies, testimonies, and book reviews related to the topic of right and left-wing totalitarianism in Romania and other parts of the world.

Totalitarianism Archives is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards.

In order to ensure the outcome of providing our readers with an academic journal of high quality, Totalitarianism Archives is guided by the following principles:



The editors of Totalitarianism Archives are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. In evaluating the submitted works, the editors should limit themselves only to the intellectual content. The editors should not be influenced by matters such as race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. The editors can choose to ignore any material that breaks legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors must ensure the confidentiality of the submitted works until they are published. In case the editors decide not to publish a material, the manuscript should not be used for other purposes without the express written consent of the author.


The referees of Totalitarianism Archives assist the editors in deciding to publish a submitted manuscript. Also, by formulating suggestions to the authors, the referees can contribute to the improvement of submitted works. To achieve these goals, the referees are to evaluate the submitted works objectively and to present their views regarding the manuscript. The referees are bound to treat the manuscript received for peer reviewing as confidential. As Totalitarianism Archives employs the double-blind peer review system, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. The communication regarding the submitted manuscript would be made exclusively between the referees and the editors of Totalitarianism Archives.

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