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Editorial guidelines

Requirements to the authors

The electronic journal "NotaBene" publishes articles, studies, essays, translations and reviews concerning all aspects of philosophy and political science. Authors of the journal can be both established scholars as well as young researchers, students and PhD students from Bulgaria and abroad. We accept texts in Bulgarian, English, Russian, German, Italian and Spanish.
Articles, translations and essays should not exceed 40,000 characters, reviews - 14,000 characters.
The text should be on Microsoft Word; font Times New Roman, 12 pt.
The materials go through a blind review process. Therefore, all author identifications should be written on a separate title page that is not sent to reviewers.

The title page should include:

-          Title: centered, 14 pt, bold;

-          The names of the author(s): centered, 12 pt, bold;

-          Affiliation and e-mail of each author: centered, 12 pt, normal;

The content that will be send to reviewers should include:

-          Title: centered, 14 pt, bold;

-          Abstract in English, maximum 300 characters: justified, 12 pt italic;

-          Key words;

-          The main text: justified, 1.25 cm first line, 12 pt, normal;

-          Comments should be placed after the main text and before the references; they follow the numeration given within the text;

-          References - only cited in the text, each reference on a new line: justified, 1.25 cm first line, 12 pt, normal;

-          Citation should be in brackets within the text: the author, the year of issue and the page

-          All schemes, diagrams, graphics and illustrations should be placed centered in the text and sent by separate jpeg files as well.


The texts should be sent electronically to: 

All submitted manuscripts are subject to preliminary review by the editors. If the materials meet the aims and scope of the journal as well as the scholar criteria, they are sent to two independent reviewers. In case of a significant difference in their opinions, an arbiter reviewer is addressed.

On the base of the reviewers’ suggestions the editorial board decides to publish or to reject the submitted texts.

Authors will be notified when the text needs correction.

Ethical guidelines

The NotaBene journal publishes scholar articles, studies, essays and reviews in Bulgarian, English, Russian, German, Italian and Spanish as well as translations into Bulgarian of philosophical and political texts. Being based on the understanding that art is intertwined with philosophy, it provides also a platform for poetic texts and works of photography. All materials are published free of charge and are subject to the rules of plagiarism. The authors assume full responsibility for the content of their texts.

The NotaBene journal accepts and follows the Code of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Open Access Statement

NotaBene is a Free Open Access Journal. It follows the Budapest Initiative for Free and Open Access to Scientific Materials via the Internet - BOAI. The content of all the texts is freely available and free of charge. The users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute or use the texts for any other legitimate purposes, being required to cite correctly the source.


Peer review

All submissions will be original manuscripts. In all cases, the manuscripts submitted for publication are reviewed by at least two independant anonymous reviewers, according to the peer review system. When disagreement appears, it will be asked the advise of a third reviewer. Reviewers should be experts in the field and have no relationship, proffesional or personal, with the author(s) of the assessed articles. Editors are responsible for not inviting as reviewers experts who are affiliated with the same institution as the author(s) and/or might be in conflict of interest with them. However, should any reviewer realises that she/he is in conflict of interest with the author(s), she/he must immediately declare it to the editors. In order to minimize the possibility of conflict of interest, NotaBene collaborates with a vast network of reviewers belonging to various national and international research institutions.    


Responsibilities of the participants in the publication process:

Editors have the following responsibilities:

The author(s) have the following responsibilities:

Reviewers have the following responsibilities: