Submission Guide

All published articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymous refereeing by independent expert referees. The author assumes all responsibility for the ideas expressed in the material published. Submissions should be current, timely, not published or submitted for publication to other avenues. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

Articles must be in English. They may not exceed 30 double-spaced pages in length, including the abstract, references, tables and figures, using 12-point font.

Manuscripts should include, on a separate page, a cover letter with the following information:

  • assurance that the submitted manuscript is not published elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract) and it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere;
  • its publication is approved by all authors and by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out;
  • if accepted, the manuscript will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder.

Further considerations

Before submitting the manuscript, the authors should ensure that:

  • The manuscript has been ‘spell checked’ and ‘grammar checked’.
  • References are cited correctly in the text (using APA Style, see information bellow) and in the reference list.
  • All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa
  • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources. All manuscripts submitted to The Annals of Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Psychology Series are undergoing a standard plagiarism check.

The journal does not have any charges for publishing the submitted articles.

Article structure

Divide your article into clearly sections, that should be numbered as following:

1 Introduction (then 1.1, 1.2, …)

State the objectives of your paper and provide an adequate theoretical background for sustaining the hypotheses. Avoid redundant or unnecessary information, unrelated to the study’ objectives.

2 Method

2.1 Participants

2.2 Materials and instruments

2.3 Procedure

Provide sufficient details to allow the work to be replicated. Methods that are already published should be summarized, and indicated by a reference.

3 Results

Results should be clear and concise. Tables and figures should be inserted in text, in this section, where you consider appropriate.

4 Discussions

In this section, you need to explore the significance of your results, not to repeat them. Avoid excessive discussion of previous literature but you do need to discuss your results in the context of previous work. You should include a strengths and limitations subsection. The theoretical and practical implications of your results should also be presented. At the end, you should include at least a paragraph with the main conclusions of the study.

The abstract and the reference list are not included in section numbering.


Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Unpublished results are not recommended.

All citations in the text should refer to:

  1. Single author: the author’s name (without initials, unless there is ambiguity) and the year of publication (Bandura, 1997);
  2. Two or more authors, less than six:all authors’ names and the year of publication;
  3. Six or more authors:first author’s name followed by ‘et al.’ and the year of publication.

Groups of references should be listed first alphabetically, then chronologically.
Examples: ‘as demonstrated (Bandura, 1997a, 1997b; Bandura, 1999).

Reference list

References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters ‘a’, ‘b’, ‘c’, etc., placed after the year of publication.


  • Bandura, A. (1977). Social Learning Theory. New York: General Learning Press.

Book chapter:

  • Danish, S.J., Fazio, R.J., Nellen, V.C., & Owens, S.S. (2002). Teaching life skills through sport: Community-based programs to enhance adolescent development. In J.L. Van Raalte & B.W. Brewer (Eds.), Exploring sport and exercise psychology (pp. 269-288). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.


  • Gill, D. L. (1988). Gender differences in competitive orientation and sport participation. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 19(2), 145-159.
  • Seabra, A.F., Mendonça, D.M., Thomis, M.A., Peters, T.J., & Maia, J.A. (2008). Associations between sport participation, demographic and socio-cultural factors in Portuguese children and adolescents. European Journal of Public Health, 18(1), 25-30.

Journal names should not be abbreviated.

For the general preparation and structure of your manuscript, please consult please consult

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