Call for papers
The Romanian Journal of European Studies no.7-8/2009

The Romanian Journal

of European Studies

ISSN 1583 - 199X EUV - Editura Universitatii de Vest, Timisoara 

Editorial Board:

Mirela Bardi, Thomas Bruha, Stefan Buzarnescu, Stuart Croft, Toma Dordea, Dumitru Gaspar, Ioan Horga, Teodor Melescanu, Reinhard Meyers, Ioan Mihai, Michael O'Neill, Nicolae Paun, Marilen Pirtea, Ioan Popa, Philippe Rollet, Grigore Silasi, Ioan Talpos, Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu, Matthias Theodor Vogt

Editorial Board Secretariat: Grigore Silasi - coordinator, Constantin Cheveresan, Dan Radu Moga - editor, Ovidiu Simina (contact person for migration issues)

Guest EditorPaolo Ruspini - for the special issue on migration and mobility (RJES no.7-8/2009)

Considering the lack of a scientific journal devoted to migration and mobility, The Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence within the West University of Timisoara launches the call for papers for another special issue on migration of The Romanian Journal of European Studies - ISSN 1583–199X. The theme of this double-issue is:


South-Eastern Europe and the European Migration System. East-West Mobility in Flux


Dr. Paolo Ruspini (University of Lugano) was appointed as Guest Editor.

Paolo Ruspini (PhD, Milan) is Senior researcher at the Faculty of Communication Sciences of the University of Lugano (USI) since February 2008 as well as Associate Fellow at the Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations (CRER) of the University of Warwick since March 2001. A political scientist, he has been researching issues of international and European migration and integration since 1997. Dr Ruspini uses a comparative approach to migration with frequent policy and qualitative analyses. He is an active member of some of the most important European research networks regarding international migration and social cohesion as well as being advisor for national and international institutions. He combines research activities with routine lectures in a number of universities and international institutions. Besides a significant number of papers which he contributed to international conferences, he is also the author of various publications on migration. To contact him, please mail to paolo.ruspini [at]


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Deadline - February 28th, 2010 (extended deadline)

Instruction to authors:


Please follow the proposed topic. Unpublished manuscripts are welcomed from a variety of academic disciplines related to migration, mobility and European integration and adopting different methodologies. Up to 12 original papers will be selected and included in the double issue of The Romanian Journal of European Studies (RJES) n.7-8/2009 to be publised in the first semester of 2010. Papers should include an abstract of 500 words (max) that clearly states the research question, methodology as well as the source of comparative data, along with 5-10 keywords. Papers should be written in English and be around 8000 words. 

Editors welcome the submission of manuscripts both in electronic and hard copy versions (electronic versions are preferred). Original printed manuscript written in English (two copies, typewritten or printed double-spaced, on one side of the paper), together with the CD stored manuscript under Microsoft Word, should be sent to the Guest Editor, contact Paolo Ruspini for further details: paolo.ruspini [at] The electronic manuscripts (E-mail attachments under MS-Word) should be directed to the Guest Editor: paolo.ruspini [at] (Subject: <name of author in BOLD> paper for RJES 7-8/2009). The receiving of all proposals is confirmed by e-mail.

Papers should be submitted by 28 February 2010. Decision will be announced by e-mail and on the website by end March 2010.

Contributors should adhere to the format of the journal. The papers will be anonymously peer-reviewed. The authors obtain the comments from the reviewer(s) throughout the Guest Editor, they do not enter in contact directly.


Title page: The first page of each paper should indicate the title, the name of author(s) and their institutional affiliation.

Address: The postal address complete with postal code must be given at the bottom of the title page, together with Phone/Fax numbers and E-mail address if available.

Key words: A list of 3-10 key words in English is essential. For papers on economics, please suggest JEL classification code.

Abstract: Each paper should be accompanied by a 10-line abstract (if the text is in Italian, the abstract must be in English).

References: In the text identify references by Arabic numerals. Please use footnotes rather than endnotes. The list of references should include only those publication that are cited in the text. Name, initials, year, underlined title, city: publishing house. If more than one, the last author's name should be placed after initials. Examples:

Steiner, J. (1994) Textbook on EC Law, London: Blackstone Press

Gaillard, E., Carreau, D. W.L. Lee (1999) Le marche unique europeen, Paris: Dalloz