Publishers and their publication practices: the case of bulgarian indexed journals

Yulia Nedelcheva, South-West University, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

Miroslav Nedelchev,* Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria


The objective of this paper is to reveal details of publishers and their publication practices. The research scope includes the all 81 Bulgarian journals which have an impact factor / ranking in the database of Scopus and Web of Science. Data for the academic staff of National Centre for Information and Documentation were used.

The results of research revealed that the publication practices of Bulgarian indexed journals are comparable to the international good practices. The national publication practices are consequence of the external environment – due to new legislation for academic career of researchers and the implementation of international publication norms by local journals. The present research is the first for Bulgaria and because of its pioneering nature, there is no basis for data comparison and tracking of dynamics.

Keywords: Scopus, Web of Science, publication ethics, publication cycle


  • The data by UNESCO do not confirmed in Bulgarian policy for significant participation in the science and presence in world achievements.
  • The publishers of Bulgarian indexed journals are focused predominantly on competitive scientific fields.
  • The modern publication practices of Bulgarian indexed journals have reached the level of international good practices because of the legislation for academic career of researchers and the entry of international publishers.

Volume 7.No.1(2023): April – (Humanities Session)

ISSN 2661-2666 (Online) International Scientific Journal Monte (ISJM)
ISSN 2661-264X (Print)



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