The following minimum standards must be met in order to be awarded a doctorate:

1. the doctoral candidate has at least three scientific publications in journals indexed in the databases recognized in Annex no. 32 of the Order of the Minister of National Education and Scientific Research no. 6.129/2016 on the approval of the minimum necessary and mandatory standards for the conferral of teaching titles in higher education, professional degrees in research and development, the quality of doctoral supervisor and the habilitation certificate;

2. in the case of journals with a long waiting list, studies that have been accepted for publication by the journal's editors (with proof of acceptance) may be considered, in which case an identifiable DOI code should be provided;

3. the author has participated with at least two communications in scientific events/summer schools for PhD students (as partial results of their own research) and these have been published in the collective volumes of these events.