Hiperboreea (ISSN 2284–5666) is an online academic journal published biannually by the Balkan History Association. The journal publishes articles in the field of History, written in English, French, or Italian, and book reviews, or evaluations of scholarly conferences. Our focus is the study of Southeastern Europe, broadly defined as the states situated in the Balkan region.

Without limiting its scope a specific historical period or approach, the journal covers a wide range of topics, such as Cultural History, Political History, Military History, Social History, Economic History and Archaeology, and encourages work on any historical period and pluri-disciplinary background.

Since its first publication in 2012, Hiperboreea has had a monthly periodicity from January 2012 to March 2013, a quarterly publication until the end of 2013, and, starting 2014, a biannual appearance.

Our activities and aims:

– A wide variety of scholarly studies on historical, social and cultural change in Southeastern Europe in the form of case-studies, diachronic studies, or theoretical approaches.

– Two issues per year, each issue hosting up to ten articles and reviews, or evaluations, and an “opinions and debates” section.

– Promoting the work of young historians at PhD level and internationally regarded scholars.

– Offering an authoritative platform of publication through the promotion of high-quality essays and articles, and offering editorial space for productive debate, through the “opinions and debates” section.

– The promotion of innovative research, both in terms of methods and techniques, and digital format.

The journal is open access, and there are no publication fees. All articles submitted to Hiperboreea are reviewed following a double blind peer-review system. Our standards impose the existence of at least two reviewers per issue, although it is customary that many more peer-reviewers cooperate for individual issues. Upon acceptance, the articles are permanently free of charge for reading, printing, distribution, or download. No subscription is needed for the non-commercial use of Hiperboreea texts.

Hiperboreea is one of the few Romanian journals that has built a solid presence in the online environment, being indexed in the following international databases and libraries:

ProQuest Philosophy Database,

ProQuest East Europe, Central Europe Database,

ProQuest Central,

ProQuest Central K-12,


Index Copernicus,



Central and Eastern European Online Library (CEEOL),

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ),

Regesta Imperii,

International Bibliography of Humanism and the Renaissance (IBHR),

Bibliographical Information Base in Patristics (BIBP),

Modern Language Association,

Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI),

Romanian Academy Library,

National Library of Australia,

Oxford Bodleian Library,

Harvard Library,

University of Waterloo Library,

State Library of New South Wales,

UNSW Library,

Library of Edith Cowan University,

Evans Library-Florida Institute of Technology,

Vrije Universiteit Brussel,

University of California-Irvine,

Falvey Memorial Library from Villanova University,

Cheng Library-William Paterson University,

Marburg University Library,

Indiana State University Library,

Ghent University Library,

Flinders University Library,

University Library of Regensburg,

Lancaster University Library,

Saint Peter’s University Library,

Mount Saint Mary College Library,

Colorado State University Morgan Library,

University of Strathclyde Library,

University Library of Tübingen,

Bibliothèques de l’Université Libre de Bruxelles,

KU Leuven-University Library,

University of Illinois Library,

University of Prince Edward Island-Robertson Library,

University of Washington Libraries,

University of Saskatchewan Library,

University College Cork Library,

The Library of the Scuola Normale Superiore,

Portland State University Library,

Kyushu University Library,

Toronto Public Library,

Technion–Israel Institute of Technology,

Library of the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB),

Res­earch Library in Olomouc,