Lumen Academic Program

Philosophy of the program

Lumen Academic Program publishes the scientific and academic book as a result of individual or collective research of authors. University courses and popularization of science books are not allowed in this program.

The program is addressed to both researchers with experience and young researchers in the following domains:  

  • History and Cultural Studies,
  • Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies,
  • Philology: Romanian Language and Literature, Foreign Language and Literature,
  • Law and Legal Sciences,
  • Economy, Political Sciences, European Studies,
  • Social Sciences: sociology, social Work, Psychology, Education, Communication.

Original individual and collective volumes are accepted, including the results of national and international research programs. Depending on the sub-programs, the works can be: monographs, treatises, theses, scientific papers of great value, including dissertation work, license works that meet standards of scientific quality. Volumes are accepted in the limit of the Editorial Plan.

All works proposed within this program are accepted after a peer review process.

The volume or research proposed to editing must necessarily use international bibliography of reference, mainly in English with a share of at least 30% of total references, from which at least two titles are indicated to come from ISI publications. Citing books previously published in our Publishing House or articles published in scientific journals of Lumen, although not mandatory, it indicates the interest of the author in Lumen Publishing House and justifies his choice to publish his research.

This program is made based on the principle of co-financing, Lumen Association covering, from its own resources or through programs attended, between 0% and 100% of the costs of publishing, depending on the sub-program that the work was sent for, the quality of the work, the scientific value, the market impact and the general situation of the book on the market – elements involving a successful editorial premise.

Within Lumen Academic Program we have the following sub-programs:

  • The Program of Promoting Young Researchers
  • Lumen Program Culture Book  (academic part)
  • Lumen Program Scientific Book  
  • Logos, Universality, Mentality, Education, Novelty Program
  • The Program Steps Towards Excellence


Within these sub-programs, which represent Lumen Academic Program, different works will be selected by researchers with the scientific title of doctor or at least enrolled in doctoral universities in the country or from abroad, research institutes and other institutions whose activity is dedicated to scientific and cultural research. Also, depending on the sub-program, works belonging to young researchers can be accepted.

The purpose: Stimulation of university scientific research through promoting the results of research.

Objective: Promoting valuable works elaborated by academics from universities, researchers, specialists in different domains, as well as promoting them to a wider audience.

Conditions for participation: The papers for selection will be sent on the e-mail address of Lumen Publishing House with the mention: For the sub-program …. and the domain … where you wish to publish the paper.

The application for this program will include a series of mandatory elements which you will find here.  Lack of any of the information mentioned above leads to stagnation of the editorial analysis by reviewers until the full existence of the required information.

Activities within the project:

  • Public announcement of all sessions and sub-programs within Lumen Academic Program;
  • Our specialists (academics and experienced researchers) will assess the papers sent for publishing as soon as they are received and they will send to authors the response after the evaluation of the paper, that can be either acceptance for publishing – in this case, terms and conditions for publishing as well as the editorial contract will be presented to the author – or rejection of the paper.
  • Signing the editorial contract;
  • The complete final version of the volume after the author received and took into consideration the suggestions offered by our peer-reviewers;
  • Framing the volume;
  • Making the paging;
  • Making the cover;
  • Final correction of the text;
  • Giving ISBN and CIP;
  • Printing the volume;
  • Sending the copies to the author (s);
  • Distribution of the volume within Lumen Publishing House and the partner publishings;
  • Promoting the book through the editorial catalogue, on the site and virtual library of the Lumen Publishing House;
  • Promoting the volume through press releases and reviews; 
  • Promoting the volume at book fairs; 
  • Web 2.0 promoting through programs such as: Google Books, Scribd, Youtube, Slideshare etc;
  • Book releases (depending on the contract with the author);
  • Sending the volume to all university and county libraries around the country;
  • Sending the volume to international libraries;
  • Sending the volume to at least 20 university libraries and 5 international libraries, and optional, if the contract stipulates this, sending the volume to all 62 accredited university libraries and 42 county libraries;
  • Sending the book offer to specialty department from universities in our country and other institutions, depending on the research profile;
  • Sending the volume to media organizations for promotion, if the contract stipulates this.

Benefits for authors

  • Academic recognition;

Lumen Publishing House is accredited by CNCS (National Council for Scientific Research) in category „B” for the period 2012-2016, Domain CNATDCU (National Council for Attestation of Titles, Diplomas and University Certificates): History and cultural studies (according to the correspondence grid of CNCS, domain CNATDCU), Sub-domain CNCS: History of arts and architecture. Cultural studies. Cultural memory and heritage. Cultural heritage.

  • Institutional promotion;
  • Increase of public awareness;
  • Achievement and increase of personal brand;
  • Increase of self-esteem.

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