ETC (Economy Transdisciplinarity Cognition) is an English language journal published biannually by the George Bacovia Publishing House (Editura Universitatii George Bacovia), as part of George Bacovia University from Bacau, Romania (www.ugb.ro). The electronic version is hosted at www.ugb.ro/etc. The printing data are the end of June and the end of December. ETC is ranked B+ by CNCSIS (National Council for Research in Higher Education) since issue 1/ 2009. ETC is distributed worldwide by Pro Quest and is included in Copernicus database. Thompson Reuters is monitoring our journal since December 2009 and we do all our best to be included in this first hand data base for journals.
The name of our publication tries to suggest the area of subjects, disciplines and approaches we are very much stimulating. Economy is about our daily life in production, marketing, commerce, finances, management, public administration, tourism, accountancy, environment, etc. Transdisciplinarity is the heart of the name just because we are stimulating non-disciplinary (multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary) approaches as a first hand source for new ideas, new methods and better results in research. “Cognition” is quite important for any serious research. Any articles aims at improving ways of cognition and the total sum of useful knowledge. In the Knowledge Society (Information Society, Knowledge based Economy, Sustainable Economy etc.) the psychological and sociological dimensions are to be largely promoted.
As a result, the humanistic visions are encouraged and stimulated. Developing Research Units Generating Unified Science is an integral and integrative vision on cognition and knowledge. The word science is a problematic one, especially when we are discussing about sciences. Any new discipline, interdisciplinary approach or even some methodological improvements are, sometimes, accepted as new sciences, but this is only a contribution to destroying the unity of knowledge. That is why holistic and integrative visions, transdisciplinary approaches have priority in being accepted to be reviewed and published. As a matter of fact, the only sintagm where could be accepted the using of the word science is unified science, i.e. knowledge.
ETC is highly stimulating the book reviews and book essays in order to help stimulating reading or at least to largely share the new ideas from books and articles. We address ourselves to the publishing houses worldwide to send us new books to be reviewed and published in ETC. At least a list of new books could be sent to us to be distributed together with our journal. Finally, publishing houses may use ETC as a means to enter in new circles of potential readers. Ads for universities or other cultural institutions may be hosted by our journal.