The Journal RI Plus




Scientific-practical publication, “C” category, with Open Access.

Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY)

creative commons



ISSN 1857-4440

eISSN 2587-3393

Free online access.

Print run – 100 copies

Periodicity – biannual (triennial)

Language of publication – Romanian, English, Russian

Online version:

Founder – Institute of International Relations of Moldova (IRIM)

The International Relations Plus Journal is included in the national database: The National Bibliometric Instrument (

“International Relations Plus” Journal represents an academic effort of the Institute of International Relations in Moldova to fill in the gap in the  scientific analysis of international relations and foreign policy of the Republic of Moldova. The editorial team will take into account the experience, profile and manner of the national publications in which international relations have been and are approached, will promote the scientific, analytical, research and knowledge spirit.

Concerning the name of the publication: why “International Relations Plus”, there is a question, in particular, why “Plus”?

It is to be noted, first of all, that etymologically “international relations” represent relations between nations / states. In this sense, “plus” signifies the presence in these relations of non-state actors, which have a share and influence, including in the establishment of the world order.

Purpose and objectives of the journal

The scientific-practical journal “International Relations. Plus” was founded by IRIM in 2011 and registered by the Republic of Moldova’s Ministry of Justice on November 24, 2017.

Legal address: 54 Pushkin Street, Chisinau, the Republic of Moldova, MD-2005

“International Relations Plus” Journal has been granted the status of a scientific publication of the profile, category “C”, by Decision no. 15 of January 29, 2015 of the Supreme Council for Science and Technological Development of the ASM and of the National Council for Accreditation and Attestation Concerning the approval of the evaluation and classification results of the scientific journals, on the basis of the Regulation regarding the evaluation and classification of the scientific journals, approved by Joint Decision of the Supreme Council for Science and Technological Development of the ASM and the National Council for Accreditation and Attestation no.196 of 18.10.2012

The editorial policy of the journal aims to support researchers in promoting the results of investigations conducted within the specialized laboratories: National Interest and Contemporary Integration Processes; International economic Relations; The rights and freedoms of the person: current issues, giving authors the opportunity to express their original opinions and views on various aspects of Moldova’s internal and external policy, European integration, regional integration, the risks and challenges of globalization, and national security. It includes materials on the following scientific fields: political science, economics, law.

The journal publishes articles that meet the standards applied to scientific publications, which means that they have not been published in other journals, books or publishers; addresses current topics for political, economic and judicial theory and practice in the Republic of Moldova. In addition, articles from university staff employed at the institutions with which IRIM collaborates (over 50 institutions outside the country) are required.

Publication terms and conditions:

The articles will be presented to the editorial office in two languages: Romanian or Russian and English, and will follow the general writing and editing rules established by the Editorial Board reflected in the Editorial Activity Regulations approved by the IRIM Scientific Council and Senate.

Articles presentation schedule: Nr. 1 – April 1; Nr. 2 – September 1. The average number of weeks between submission and publication: from 7 to 8 weeks.

To exclude plagiarism, when submitting the materials, the Editorial Board will ask the author a declaration on his / her own responsibility (liability statement) according to point 4 of the Regulations for the Evaluation, Classification and Monitoring of Scientific Magazines (CSDDT Decision and CNAA of June 25, 2015).

Experts in the given field (double-blind review) anonymously review scientific articles. The evaluation by two independent reviewers of each article is mandatory. Final decisions on editing articles belong to members of the Editorial Board, which, based on the given review, recommends the Scientific Council to approve the content of the issue of the journal submitted for editing.

The responsibility for originality and the information included in the articles rests entirely with the authors who, when presenting the paper, sign a non-plagiarized statement (declaration) on their own. The editorial board has the right to reject materials that do not meet technical conditions or have been evaluated by experts as being of no scientific value.

The copyright of the published article belongs to the author. The responsibility for the published text rests solely with the author. The publisher’s opinion may be different from the author’s opinion.

The journal does not charge fees for filing, editing, reviewing articles.

The author pays only the cost of the journal issue (the printed version) – the price of about 150 lei (depending on the volume of the book).

Authors should meet the criteria set out in the Regulation on the Evaluation and Classification of Scientific Journals, approved by the CSDDT Decision of the ASM, no. 196 of 18.10.2012 and the Guide on the improvement of PhD thesis and abstracts approved by the CNNA Attestation Commission Decision, no. AT03 / 11 of April 23, 2009.

Scientific-Practical Journal International Relations Plus – Scientific-Practical Publication with Open Access

Institute of International Relations of Moldova, founder of the journal “International Relations. Plus”, supports Open Access Policy.

The journal is a scientific publication with Open Access based on the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (CC BY) (approved by the IRIM Senate, Minutes No 10 of 10.05.2017) and provides access to the necessary publication.