Guide for Authors

Списание „Стратегии на образователната и научната политика“ (Strategii na obrazovatelnata i nauchnata politika – Strategies for Policy in Science and Education) разглежда само ръкописи, които са насочени единствено към него. Ръкописи, които вече са публикувани или са изпратени и са под печат в друго издание, няма да бъдат разглеждани.

The manuscripts must report original research ideas and results and will be subjected to a double blind peer review at discretion of the Editor. Decision upon publishing the manuscript or not will be taken according to the reviewers feedback.

The manuscripts should be prepared by using a standard word processing program. All appendixes in form of graphs, tables or illustrations should be suitable for reading and editing with programs commonly used for such purposes.

За предпочитане е електронно изпращане на ръкописи като приложение (attachment) към съпровождащото електронно писмо – на електронен адрес Допустимо е изпращането и на диск на следния адрес за кореспонденция: 1113 София, бул. „Цариградско шосе“ 125, блок 5.

Manuscript preparation

General guidelines

(1) Manuscripts may be submitted in Bulgarian or in English depending on the author’s opinion or on the reviewers recommendation.

(2) Recommended size of the manuscript – up to 25,000 characters (along with the spacing between words). There are no text formatting requirements for font type and size.

(3) It is not recommended to specifically format the text itself with regard to tabs, bullets and other similar symbols. Tabs should be used for table layout only.

(4) Recommended abstract volume – 100 words.

(5) Manuscripts should be compiled in the following order: title of the paper (without any abbreviations); names of the authors (without their current academic positions); 3 – 6 keywords; full text; acknowledgments; appendixes (as appropriate); notes; references; full business cards of the author(s) – academic position, affiliation, postal address, e-mail address.

(6) Figures (Illustrations) and their captions should be presented simultaneously with the text and also separately in a new file. If the volume of a figure is not suitable for inserting, its position should be indicated in the text clearly - Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc.

(7) Tables and their captions should be presented simultaneously with the text and separately in a new file. If the volume of a table is not suitable for inserting, its position should be indicated in the text clearly – Table 1, Table 2, etc. Tables are used for presenting quantities or variables. Plain text tables are not encouraged as they cause troubles in the pre-print and printing process.

Notes and References

The references should be cited in Roman script. If there are sources in Cyrillic script, they (authors, titles and sources) should be presented in Roman script with translation into English or by transliteration.

The list of references should include sources that can be checked easily by the referees and by the readers as well. The marginal sources without broad visibility should not be included in the list of references. Nevertheless, if such sources are necessary to be cited, they should appear in the list of notes. This list should contain some additional explanations or marginal sources including internet addresses, preferably in portable document format (pdf). The position of notes within the text should be marked by Arabic numerals as superscripts.

The style of the list of references should be in accordance with the Publication Manual of American Psychological Association (APA style), widely used for such kind of publications



Mochrie, S.G.J. (2011). The Boltzmann factor, DNA melting, and Brownian ratchets: topics in an introductory
physics sequence for biology and premedical students. American J. Physics, 79, 1121 – 1126.
Kaischew, R. (1998). Autobiographical notes. Chemistry, 7, 112 – 119 [Каишев, Р. (1998).
Автобиографични бележки. Химия, 7, 112 – 119].
Ако източникът е на български език, но е представен във вторичен литературен източник,
например в SCOPUS, той трябва да се появи в списъка на литературата по следния начин:
Platikanov, D. (2016). Development of the university physical chemistry in two historic epochs.
Chemistry, 25, 12 – 20 [In Bulgarian].

Such sources are cited in the text as: Subramanian et al. (1995) or (Subramanian et al., 1995).

Ако трябва да се цитира списание, в което номерацията на всяка книжка от даден том започва със страница 1, тогава номерът на книжката също трябва да се посочи в библиографското описание на източника така:
Nichols, P., Twing, J., Mueller, C.D. & O’Malley, K. (2010). Standard-setting methods as measurement processes. Educational Measurement: Issues & Practice, 29(1), 14-24.
Цанков, Н. (2009). Компетентност за познавателно моделиране – дидактическа конкретизация. Педагогика, 19(7-8), 82-105.


Atkin, J.M., Black, P. & Coffey, J. (2001). Classroom assessment and the national science education
standards. Washington: National Academies Press.
Merion, D.B. (1975). Physics and physical world. Moskva: Mir [Mэрион, Д.Б. (1975). Физика и
физический мир. Москва: Мир].

Edited Books

Lakatos, I. (1970). Falsifi cation and the methodology of scientifi c research programmes (pp. 59 – 89). In:
Lakatos, I. & Musgrave, A. (Eds.). Criticism and growth of knowledge. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Bizhkov, G. & Kraevski, B. (2009). Basic methodological requirements for doctoral studies and some typical
errors in their realization (pp. 44 – 104). In: Ganchev, I. & Toshev, B.V. Theory and methodology of leaning in sciences
and mathematics. Blagoevgrad: Neofi t Rilski University Press [Бижков, Г. & Краевски, В. (2009). Основни
методологични изисквания към дисертационните изследвания и типични грешки при тяхната реализация
(сс. 44 – 104). В: Ганчев, И. & Тошев, Б.В. (ред). Теория и методология на обучението по естествени науки
и математика. Благоевград: Унив. изд. „Неофит Рилски“].

Преди публикуването на приетите за печат ръкописи, авторите ще получат коректури на своите статии, които трябва да върнат в редакцията в срок от една седмица; големи промени в текста на този етап не се допускат.

After publishing the paper, first in the online edition of the journal, the authors will have the possibility to make themselves an unlimited number of reprints of their articles using the PDFs sent to them.

Last words
The acceptance of the submitted manuscripts for publication depends strongly on the reviewers’ recommendations. The publishing of the paper does not mean that the editors are in agreement with the points of view advocated by the authors. The editors reserve the right to edit manuscripts when necessary. There are no page charges to individuals or institutions.

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