Symbolon is an academic journal published by the University of Arts in Tîrgu Mureș. The magazine has been published in print (ISSN 1582-327X) and online (ISSN 2344-4460) since 2000. The journal publishes the same number of articles in both print and electronic format, with no differences in content between the two formats. We do not practice the form of online first publishing. Each issue was published separately.
The first three issues were published annually, and since 2003 the magazine has been published biannually. Since 2014, the first issue of the volume contains studies in the field of media, and the second, in the field of performing arts. From 2017 we are publishing special issues on art education, and music.
Mission and thematic profile
Symbolon magazine publishes articles, studies, reviews, dealing with various aspects of theatre and performing arts, film and media, and music, encouraging research from a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspective.
The mission of the magazine and the thematic profile of the magazine were formulated by its founders in 2000:
"The "Symbolon" journal has emerged from the desire to revigorate theatre studies. It is a multidisciplinary scientific review which encourages the research of theatrical phenomena from the methodological perspective of theatre sciences. Its host studies related to the history, theory, sociology and semiotics of theatre, as well as to the pedagogy of acting, theatre anthropology, aesthetics, psychology and other scientific fields. It is also concerned with the presentation of innovative trends in theatrical language and recent experiments. "Symbolon" is a multicultural publication. It contains studies and articles in Romanian, Hungarian, as well as in international languages. Multiculturality is a basic principle for its editors and provides the distinctive feature of this review, which we anticipate appealing to our readers."