Aim and Profile

The journal Germanistische Beiträge (ISSN 1454–5144) publishes articles and reviews from the field of German studies. It is open to specialists, university professors, and doctoral students alike. The journal, edited by the Department of German Studies, has been published under the patronage of the Centre for Linguistic, Literary and Cultural Research (Centrul de studii lingvistice, literare şi culturale CSLLC) at the Faculty of Letters and Arts at the Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu since 2017.

The objectives of the publication include promoting the professional dialogue between science and practice and the international exchange in the specialised field of this region, bringing together different research projects and interests from across several disciplines, and debates on new/current developments. The journal is generally focused on topics pertaining to the German language, literature, and culture of Southeast Europe, with a special interest in Transylvania, the Banat, and Bukovina. Consequently, it has a strong comparative orientation, encouraging contributions that reflect both the similarities with and the differentiating aspects from the German cultural sphere, where German is the official language. The journal publishes articles about the local German culture, studies about cultural interferences and reciprocal influence in the evolution of German literature and the German literary language, about the systemic, structural, and cultural particularities of language phenomena in their chronological evolution. The publication Germanistische Beiträge therefore supports the systematic and transdisciplinary approach of the German language, literature, and culture in/from Romania. The journal publishes individual or collective articles about the Romanian-German cultural relations in the Transylvanian space, cultural studies, literary or cultural criticism and theory, or contributions in the field of translation studies, sent to the editorial office either voluntarily or in response to a call. The journal has been publishing papers presented at national and international symposia and scientific sessions held in Sibiu, as well as reviews, since 2010.

The editorial team has continuously endeavoured to promote scientific cooperation in the field of German studies and to improve the presence of Germanistische Beiträge in renowned scientific databases (EBSCO, Index Copernicus, ERIH +) in the nearly 30 years of its existence, the first issue having appeared in 1993. The journal has been distributed by the publishing service provider Sciendo, a subsidiary of De Gruyter, since 2019, which increases the citation rate and the overall impact factor of the published papers. The journal will be published once a year starting with 2020 and will be double-blind reviewed.


Publication and review requests should be directed to the editor-in-chief ( Please send review copies to the editorial office.

Germanistische Beiträge Editorial Office Address
Prof. univ. dr. Maria Sass
Universitatea „Lucian Blaga” din Sibiu
Facultatea de Litere și Arte
Bd. Victoriei 5-7
550024 Sibiu


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The price for one volume is 35 lei (+ shipping costs).