The Bulletin of the Petroleum Gas University of Ploiesti, Law and Social Sciences series was first published in 2003. Since 2005 the The Bulletin of the Petroleum Gas University of Ploiesti, Law and Social Sciences series has been issued as an independent series among the other series of the University's Bulletin and has outlined its own thematic area, mainly law, administrative sciences and social and human sciences. The year 2006 has marked the transition to a new quality and scientific acknowledgement standard because all articles are published in either English or French and they all have abstracts in English, French and Romanian, keywords in English and French and a high graphic quality.
The Bulletin comprises articles and studies that approach areas like law, philosophy and history. Within its pages university professors form both Romania and abroad have published their specialized articles. The main thematic areas include various legal issues, issues related to public administration, history and philosophy of culture and Romanian and world history. The value of the Bulletin has increased since its first issue by attracting specialists from Universities in France, Spain, U.S.A., Italy, Brazil, Turkey, Bulgaria, Republic of Moldova but also from other Romanian Universities like University of Bucharest, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, George Baritiu University of Brasov, Valahia University of Targoviste.
The Bulletin of the Petroleum Gas University of Ploiesti, Law and Social Sciences series is included in the interlibrary exchange circuit being transmited to national Universities that have faculties or specializations like law and philology.
The Bulletin of the Petroleum Gas University of Ploiesti, Law and Social Sciences series is issued twice a year and starting with 2006 it has its own web address, www.bulletin.upg-ploiesti.ro, where one can view the titles, abstracts in the language in which the article was written and also the full content of the articles.
In December 2007 the editorial board of the Bulletin of the Petroleum Gas University of Ploiesti, Law and Social Sciences has submitted the documentation required for the assessment and classification by CNCSIS, a step that ensured the obtainment of a C quality rating, and starting with 2008 the Bulletin was acknowledged by CNCSIS with a B rating. Currently the Bulletin is under evaluation to obtain the B+ rating.