About us

SÆCULUM is a bi-annual international open access journal of humanities and social sciences.

A brief history

The journal was founded, in 1943, by Lucian Blaga (1895-1961), a famous Romanian philosopher and poet. Because of the Second World War, in 1944, the philosophical journal ceased to appear. Today, the articles from those years can be read on the site of BCUCLUJ.RO . After the Romanian Revolution, Sæculum was issued, in a new series, in 1995, on the initiative of the university professor Ion Dur, the well-known Romanian philosopher, literary critic and essay writer, as a continuation of the 8 numbers printed by Lucian Blaga. Sæculum was registered at OSIM, as a journal owned by “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, with the ISSN 1221-2245.

Sæculum was, initially, a philosophical journal (1943-1944). In the last decades, the journal has redefined its profile: from a cultural synthesis journal (1995-2007) to a journal of cultural and communication studies (2008-2012), and finally, from 2013 until now, in the actual context of the research, our journal publishes articles from humanities and social sciences fields. The name of our publication is enough significant in itself, so that it doesn’t need any semantic prosthesis.

Sæculum‘s permanent standing areas are complementary blend of philosophy and aesthetics, literature and criticism, history and collective mentality, journalism, communication, ethics and religion. The journal has many sections: Founding Culture, The Faces of The Ages, Convergences / Divergences, Identity – Otherness, Palimpsest, History and Memory, Argument of the Work, The Lesson of Hermeneutics, (S)elective Affinities, Glass Curtain, Aesthetic Experience, Religion and Science, Communication-Communion, In medias media, Reviews-Notes-Notation. 

Nowadays, Sæculum publishes articles in the four languages, which are used in the academic areas of the University “Lucian Blaga” of Sibiu: Romanian, English, French and German. SÆCULUM is bi-annual.

SÆCULUM has permanently included in its pages reference texts, written by authors from our country and from abroad, which made the journal enjoy the appropriate prestige. The published articles have become, in most cases, consistent bibliographic reference points, being appreciated not only for style, but also for the depth and originality of ideas.

Sæculum accepts articles in Romanian, English, French and German and the journal has an international coverage:

– Baidu Scholar
– CEEOL – Central and Eastern European Online Library
– CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
– CNPIEC – cnpLINKer
– EBSCO (relevant databases)
– EBSCO Discovery Science
– Google Scholar
– J-Gate
– KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
– Naviga (Softweco)
– Primo Central (ExLibris)
– Read Cube
– Semantic Scholar
– Summon (ProQuest)
– WangFang Data
– WordCat (OCLC)

Sæculum is published in print and online every year, in July and December, and claims no charges for processing and publishing the articles. Since 2019, our journal has a site on the scientific platform SCIENDO – DE GRUYTER and the content of Sæculum is under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs license as currently displayed on http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ . Our editorial board is participating to the community of Similarity Check System’s users (https://www.crossref.org/services/similarity-check/).