(1) The association has a publishing house with a sui generis structure.
(2) The full name of the Publishing House is: the European Association of International
Studies - AESI Publishing House
(3) The main objectives of the publishing house are to select, edit and promote scientific works of the members of the Association, especially through its regular publication.
(4) The publishing house publishes scientific works (books and periodicals) in paper format
or electronic format (online, e-book) and initiates the necessary steps to obtain ISBN /
ISSN. In this regard, the publishing house collaborates with the Romanian National Library.
(5) The responsibilities of the publishing house include:
a) taking over the manuscript in electronic format;
b) analysing, selecting and classifying the work in one of the fields of activity of the
c) drawing up, correcting, desktop-publishing and designing the works;
d) contracting the work, as applicable;
e) asking for printing / multiplication outsourcing, in agreement with the author, if the
editing procedure of a work requires technical conditions that cannot be met with
f) handing in the printed work to the author;
g) promoting the edited work.
(6) The publishing house is under direct authority of the President of the Association.
(7) The publishing house is organized into three main bodies:
a) Editorial Administration;
b) Editorial College;
c) Collaborators’ College.
(8) The Editorial Administration consists of:
a) The President of the Association;
b) The coordinating editor;
d) Editorial secretary.
(9) The Editorial College consists of all the approved editors of the Publishing House.
(10) Collaborators’ College consists of all the approved collaborators of the Publishing House.
(11) The Coordinating Editor, the Editors and the Editorial Secretary are appointed by the President of the Association, after prior consultation.
(12) The President may authorize one or more members with executive functions, including people who have no membership, to fulfil the goals of the Association and of its publishing house.
(13) The Publishing House may have its own Regulation of organization and functioning.
The AESI Publishing House Administration
- Mr Marius Cătălin MITREA, director
- Mrs Alexandra Elena MINEA, vice director
- Mrs Lect. univ. dr. Ioana PĂDURARIU, coordinating editor
- Mrs Florina HOLMAN, editor
- vacancy, editor
- vacancy, editor
- vacancy, editor
- vacancy, editor
- vacancy, editorial secretary
ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number and it is a unique numeric commercial book identifier.
ISBN system is applied in over 160 countries. Worldwide ISBN activity is administered by the International ISBN Agency based in London
The International ISBN Agency in London develops, implements, monitors and enforces policies and procedures governing the operations of the national ISBN agencies.
The International ISBN Agency is assisted by an advisory panel consisting of representatives from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Publishers Association (IPA), the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA).
The Romanian ISBN activity is administered by the National ISBN Centre, part of the National Library’s National Centre CIP ISBN ISSN.
Romanian ISBN Agency
Romanian ISBN Agency was founded in 1989 and since 1996 it has been functioning as part of the National Library of Romania.
Romanian ISBN Agency functions under the specialised assistance offered by the International ISBN Agency.
The main function of the Romanian ISBN Agency are:
• To register new publishers;
• To assign ISBNs to the publishing house;
• To assign ISBNs to the authors publishers;
• To manage and maintain Romanian ISBN databases;
• To manage and maintain Romanian publishers databases;
• To compile and maintain statistical data on its ISBN-related operations and report these to the International ISBN Agency annually;
• To develop and make available documentation for users of the ISBN system;
• To educate and train others in the use of the ISBN system in compliance with the specifications of the International Standard.
Categories of documents eligible for ISBN
Not customized documents published in Romania for the general public, which do not appear periodically under the same title are eligible for ISBN :
Categories of documents non eligible for ISBN
N.B: Note that a booklet is a publication of up to 48 pages and a book is a publication with more than 48 pages.
ISSN is an international identification code of the serial publications, defined by ISO 3297.
The ISSN International Centre, with the headquarters in Paris, is the institution officially designated to manage, on international level, the issues concerning the implementations of the ISSN, to elaborate strategies and develop policies in the domain of standardized numbering. It is the nucleus of a network of ISSN national centres. These are generally established near national libraries and are authorized to exert bibliographical control over the published serial publications on a national level.
The ISSN National Centre has been working within the National Library of Romania since 1990.
What is the ISSN?
The ISSN is a numeric code, which is used as an identifier, it has no signification in itself and does not contain in itself any information referring to the origin or contents of the publication.
The format of the ISSN is an eight digit code, divided by a hyphen into two four-digit numbers. The last code digit is a check digit.
The ISSN has no juridical value and does not ensure title exclusivity.
The ISSN National Centre
The National ISSN Centre has been established in 1990 and has been hosted by the National Library of Romania under an agreement between the Romanian Government, through the Ministry of Culture and the ISSN International Centre.
The National ISSN Centre is part of the International ISSN Network.
The attributions of the ISSN National Centre are:
All services offered by the ISSN National Centre are specialized.
ISSN assignment is free of charge.
The advantages of the ISSN
The ISSN is used to identify and manage serial publications in a computerized system. It represents access to database and also is a tool of rapid control.
Internationally, each ISSN together with the publication’s title and the afferent bibliographic description is registered in a specialized database, the “ISSN Register”. This action is performed by the ISSN International Centre, namely by merging all the national databases. Globally, the “ISSN Register” represents the most complete reference in terms of identifying serial publications and it can be accessed online at www.issn.org.
Which publications receive the ISSN?
The ISSN is designated to serials publications and monographic series (collections).
According to ISO 3297 standard (ISSN) a serial publication is: “A publication, in any medium, issued in successive parts, usually having numerical or chronological designations and intended to be continued with no predetermined end.
Note: this definition excludes works intended to be published in a finite number of parts (…).
The ISSN is applicable to serials publications such as: periodicals, newspapers, annuals, (reports, yearbooks, directories, etc.) journals, scientific works.
The following types of publications do not receive ISSN: books, albums, calendars, product catalogs (handbooks, lists, prices and offers), highly or moderately advertising publications, crossword, puzzles, T.V. programmes, publications marked by pornographic contents.
Electronic publications which do not receive an ISSN include: personal web pages, companies’ web pages, commercial websites, websites which contain only links to other pages, magazines which publish only summaries of the articles, news and media channels and weblogs.
When the ISSN is demanded in a pre-publication phase (before the first edition is published) the subject of the publication will be considered the one declared by the applicant on his/on her own.
The information regarding the ISSN and ISBN has been taken from the official site of the National Library of Romania.
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