Founded in 1995, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti Bulletin, Philology Series (ISSN 1224-2020) is a bi-annual peer-reviewed international journal in critical theory and linguistics. It publishes essays and reviews in English and French which explore general critical theory and its application to literature, as well as general and applied linguistics. Initially conceived as a journal in which the members of The Department of Foreign Languages, as well as the members of The Department of Philology within Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti published their articles reflecting the research they were pursuing, the journal started to impose its high standards and completely changed its form in 2006.
There are normally two issues per year, in addition to which, in even years (starting with 2008), when the two departments organize their bi-annual conference, a selection of the best papers that were refereed by the Editorial Board and/or outside referees is published in a separate volume (issue 2A in 2008 and issues 2 and 3 in 2010). For these volumes, contributions outside the conference frame cannot be considered. As it is stated in the conference CFP, only the articles which were subject to the normal process of peer review will be published in these volumes.
Starting with our 2006 issue, we have gone from an open-reviewing system to a double-blind peer-reviewing one, the only way to ensure the quality of our published material. Therefore, both the identity of the authors of all submitted articles as well as the identity of the reviewers is kept anonymous at all times.
In 2008 it became thematized and it started to invite other colleagues from Romania and abroad to publish the results of their research. Thus, starting with 2008, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti Bulletin, Philology Series has published critical work by established scholars and postgraduates ranging across critical theory, literary studies, cultural studies, general and applied linguistics, on the following topics:
1/2008 (Special Issue including a selection of the papers presented within the Conference Science and Technology in the Context of Sustainable Development)
2A/ 2008 From the National Pantheon to the European One. Identity Discourses and Cultural Diversity
2 B/ 2008 Constructions et usages des grands hommes
1/2009 Identity and Interculturality
2/2009 Centre and Margin
1/2010 Text(s) and Co(n)text(s)
2/2010 (Special Issue including a selection of the papers which were presented within the Conference Science and Technology in the Context of Sustainable Development)
3/2010 (Special Issue including a selection of the selected papers which were presented within the Conference Tradition and Cultural Globalization)
4/ 2010 Time and Temporality
Starting with 2009, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti Bulletin, Philology Series has been ranked as a CNCSIS B+ publication.