NOEMA is an annual Trans-disciplinary publication of the Romanian Academy. The topics of submitted papers must be consistent with the scientific objectives of the Romanian Committee of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (Comitetul Român de Istorie şi Filosofie a Ştiinţei şi Tehnicii - CRIFST). The articles of history of science and technology must deal with the history of how principles, models and methods in the fields described have emerged or been used, and the articles of philosophy of science and technology must reveal epistemological, ontological and sociological aspects and meanings of the analyzed phenomena and concepts.
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Papers must be submitted on the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, or thesis) and are not currently under consideration by another journal. Papers previously published in languages other than those proposed in the journal are accepted, all the more so as the papers are revised and added: this history of papers is rigorously specified.
Style of Manuscripts
The use of technical terms should be made explicit. Where the technical details cannot be avoided, they will be included in the annexes, leaving the text accessible to the professional reader who is not a specialist in the paper specific field(s). However, in those cases in which formalization is essential, it may be included in the text but must be accompanied, during the exposure, by clear interpretations and examples.
Papers will be presented in Romanian or English / French. They will be edited with MS Word '97 version at least, A4, in single spacing, font "Times New Roman" 12. (Diacritics are obligatory in Romanian texts). 150 words Abstract as well as Keywords, in English / French, and also the affiliation and the current position of the author (and possibly his last published book) should accompany each submission. Papers will not exceed 8,000 words (including annexes and bibliography). Only as an exception, a longer work could be allowed.
Capitals should be used sparingly (e.g. for proper names and for nouns that indicate particular individuals). Use italics for non-naturalized words of foreign origin, as for Weltanschauung. Omit dots from common abbreviations and acronyms – e.g. MP, USA.
- End notes are not allowed.
- Footnotes may be used for both comments and references.
- The authors' names mentioned in the footnote references are presented in the following order: the first name and then the last name. In the final references list, the order is alphabetic (and historical): the last name, followed by comma, and then by the first name. The works of the same author are written in the order in which they appeared. The first name(s) is presented in full (not only the initials).
- Therefore, the list of all the References used should be added at the end of the paper, according to the alphabetical order of authors' last name.
- All references (as mentioned in the footnotes and in the final list) must contain all the specific data of the referred paper/work, in the corresponding form presented in the instructions below.
- It is not allowed to insert in the final list of References works that were not quoted or referred to within the paper.
- References (as mentioned in the final list) should be presented according to the following models:
(a) for books
Jantsch, Erich. The Self-Organizing Universe, Oxford and New York, Pergamon, 1980.
(b) for articles
Black, Anthony. ‘The juristic origins of social contract theory’, History of Political Thought, 16 (4), 1993, pp. 157-176.
(c) for other sources
(c1) Book with one or several editor(s): Noe, Alva & Thompson, Evan (eds.). Vision and Mind, Cambridge, MIT Press, 2002.
(c2) Chapter in a book: Tylén, Kristian and McGraw, John J. “Materializing Mind: The Role of Objects in Cognition and Culture”, in Matia Gallotti, John Michael (Eds.), Perspectives on Social Ontology and Social Cognition, Dordrecht, Springer Science + Bussiness Media, 2015, pp. 135-148.
(c3) Conference papers: Nakashima, Akira; Uno, Takashi; Hayakawa,Yoshikazu; Kondo, Toshiyuki; Sawada, Shinji; Nanba, Nobuhiro. Synthesis of Stable Grasp by Four-Fingered Robot Hand for Pick-and-Place of Assembling Parts, in 5th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, Marriott Boston Cambridge, Cambridge, MA, USA, Sept 13-15, 2010, pp. 669-676.
(c4) Internet resource: Jackson, Chad. The new engineering career choice? Hyperspecialization or system generalization, https://www.lifecycleinsights.com/system-hyperspecialized-eng/, July 2011, Accessed: 3rd of Sept., 2020.
(c5) Newspaper articles: Gillet, Kit and Santora, Marc. Voters in Romania Reject Years of Scandals and Chaos, New York Times – Romania, November 24, 2019 (up-dated November 25 2019).
(c6) Text to be published: Johnson, John. New Paper, to be published in…
Relations with authors
The authors are not paid. An author, once published, must approve her/his registration in Noema’s reviewers database, as well as the further collaboration in this capacity.