In this study I evaluate the group context and functions associated to the Romanian Sociology journal, in relation to the institutionalization phenomenon of the School of Sociology in Bucharest. The analysis is limited to issues of the journal in its year of birth (1936) and focuses on the organizational manner and the place occupied by this magazine within the larger ensemble of all gustian projects. I demonstrate that the Romanian Sociology, as it appeared in 1936, was a magazine created at the initiative of D. Gusti, and its role was, from the outset, to enforce and strengthen the image of the monographist group as a “School”. It was built as a canvas designed to provide coherence to the many gustian initiatives and should be seen as an illustrative tribune for the “old” monographists rather than the young. Moreover, it was a privileged place to promote Gusti’s institutional development agenda.
Keywords: Romanian Sociology, Gustian School, sociological school, journal of sociology, monography.