Database Systems Journal

ISSN 2069 - 3230

The journal is published under the sponsorship of
The Bucharest University of Economic Studies
and it is produced by the university's own publishing division,
The Bucharest University of Economic Studies Publishing House


This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

NO subscription/publication/processing fees are charged to the Author(s). NO fee is levied for accessing published articles.
Authors do not retain copyright or publishing rights of their articles.

Paper Format

Please use Word for Windows 2003/2007(Microsoft) (or equivalent Word Processor), with the following settings (according to the paper template):

  • Page setup: Page size A4, orientation portrait; Margins: mirror margins, top 3cm, bottom 2cm, inside 2.5cm, outside 2cm, gutter 0.5cm; Layout: header 1.7 cm (different odd and even), footer 0cm, section start continuous, page alignment top;
  • Title of the Paper: 14pt Times New Roman, Bold, Centered; Authors'names: Capital, 12pt Times New Roman, centered;
  • Department: 12pt Times New Roman, centered; University: 12pt Times New Roman, centered; Address: 12pt Times New Roman, centered; Country: Capital, 12pt Times New Roman, centered; E-mail account: 12pt Times New Roman, centered;
  • For Abstract, Key-Words please use 12pt Times New Roman Italics. For the content use 12pt Times New Roman. Use single space and double-column format after the Key-Words;
  • For references use 12pt Times New Roman and IEEE Citation Style: numbers enclosed in square brackets for each reference. All references must be cited within the paper.


  • Paper Title: The title must accurately and clearly represent the article's content.
  • Abstract: The abstract should contain enough information for readers to assess the topic's nature and relevance. It must summarize the article's objectives, methodology, results, and conclusions.
  • Keywords: List words or phrases that encapsulate your paper's essence in descending order of importance, ensuring alignment with the article's title and abstract.
  • Paper Body: The article should result from research relevant to the journal's specific topics. The paper's structure should be clear and well-organized, with logically sequenced titles and subtitles.
  • Conclusions: Conclusions should synthesize the paper's main contributions, discuss the work's significance, and/or propose potential applications and extensions of the research.
  • Each author must provide a small facial photo (3 x 2.5 cm) and a brief description, including (but not limited to): affiliation, education, research field(s). The authors' description is mandatory for publication.

Reviewing process

The reviewing process for Database Systems Journal is designed to ensure the highest standards of academic excellence. Our evaluation process is conducted in a single-blind review format, where the identities of the reviewers are hidden from the authors. This approach promotes unbiased assessments and preserves the integrity of the review process. Each paper must be accompanied by a signed and dated publishing agreement(s).
Submission: Authors submit their manuscripts to Database Systems Journal by following the provided submission guidelines.
Initial Screening: The editorial team conducts an initial screening to assess the manuscript's relevance to the journal's scope, adherence to formatting guidelines, and overall quality.
Peer Review: If the manuscript passes the initial screening, it is assigned to at least two or three expert reviewers in the relevant field. These reviewers are carefully selected based on their knowledge, experience, and expertise.
Reviewer Evaluation: The reviewers evaluate the manuscript based on its scientific merit, originality, clarity, methodology, and relevance to the journal's scope. They provide constructive feedback and suggestions for improvement, if necessary.
Editorial Decision: Based on the reviewers' feedback, the editor(s) make a decision regarding the manuscript's acceptance, revision, or rejection. The decision, along with the reviewers' comments, is communicated to the author(s) via email.
Revision and Resubmission: If revisions are requested, the author(s) must address the reviewers' comments and resubmit the revised manuscript. The editor(s) may decide to send the revised manuscript for further review, or make a final decision based on the changes made.
Acceptance and Publication: Upon acceptance, the manuscript is prepared for publication in Database Systems Journal and is made available to the academic community and the public.

Plagiarism policy

Database Systems Journal is committed to upholding the highest standards of academic integrity. To ensure that all published articles are free from plagiarism, we utilize specialized plagiarism detection software to scan each manuscript before it undergoes the peer review process.
If a submitted manuscript is found to contain plagiarized content, the author(s) will be contacted and asked to address the issue. Depending on the extent and severity of the plagiarism, the editorial team may decide to reject the manuscript, request a thorough revision, or impose sanctions on the author(s).

License terms

Database Systems Journal uses the Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License , which allows for the distribution, remixing, adaptation, and building upon authors' work, even for commercial purposes, as long as appropriate credit is given to the original creator(s).
To comply with this license, users must:

  • Provide appropriate credit to the author(s) of the work, indicating their names and the title of the article.
  • Include a link to the license, allowing others to access and review the terms.
  • Clearly indicate if any changes were made to the original work, and if so, provide a description of the modifications.

By following these guidelines, users can ensure that they properly attribute the author(s) and respect their rights while promoting the sharing and advancement of knowledge within the academic community.