Romanian Military Thinking


RMT Aim, Scope, History

On 15 February 1864, in Bucharest, at the initiative of a group of young officers, the first issue of România Militară/Military Romania appeared, as an independent publication, having as a motto on the cover: military science, art and history. By Royal Decree no. 3663, on 1 January 1898, România Militară/Military Romania became the official journal of the Defence Staff.

By 1989, it appeared under different names - Revista militară generală, Cultura militară, Probleme de artă militară. Since 1990, it has had the current name - Gândirea militară românească and has been published six issues per year.

As a publication of military theory and science, published by the Romanian Armed Forces Defence Staff, Gândirea militară românească journal is aimed at both the Romanian military officer corps and the governmental and non-governmental institutional environments concerned with national and international military issues.

The journal's pages discuss fundamental issues of national military construction, ideas on organising, equipping, training and commanding the armed forces, strategy and tactics, and the main concepts and doctrines affirmed in international military thinking.

Since 2005, the journal has had an English version - Romanian Military Thinking, four issues per year.

Each year, the Gândirea militară românească Journal Awards are bestowed on the most valuable conceptual works in the field of military theory and science.

The Journal has been included in the Journals Master List of the Index Copernicus International database (since 2009), EBSCO’s International Security & Counter-Terrorism Reference Center database (since 2014), CEEOL (since 2020), ERIH PLUS (since 2023) and DOAJ (2023).

Romanian Military Thinking is a scientific journal with acknowledged prestige in the field of “Military Science, Intelligence and Public Order”, in keeping with the evaluation carried out by the National Council for Titles, Diplomas and Certificates (CNATDCU) in 2011

In 2014, we celebrated the 150th anniversary of “România Militară Journal, founder of the  Gândirea militară românească” Journal.