Guidelines for authors


To our authors

The Pedagogical Almanac journal is issued by the Faculty of Education at St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo. It is published twice a year.

Only manuscripts formatted by the journal requirements are to be accepted for publishing. (See the end of the booklet). The manuscript should be accompanied by a written suggestion for publishing in the Pedagogical Almanac journal taken at the meeting of department in which the author works. PhD students applying for publishing their papers submit a written recommendation by his/her academic advisor. Each manuscript (abstract and article) is reviewed by two members of the Board of anonymous and independent reviewers. 

Authors who are willing to publish their papers apply by an abstract throughout the year via the email of the International Editorial Board. The authors are included in the procedure of evaluating and selecting the submitted works for the first issue of the journal with an abstract received by 10th of February and for the second issue – by 10th of May of the current year. The ideas presented in the abstract are sent to two anonymous and independent reviewers who state their position for the importance and significance of the problems examined in the abstract and give their opinion for analyzing the finally submitted material. Authors who have received approval for publishing in the first issue submit their finally prepared materials not later than 1st of March and for second issue – not later than 1st of July of the current year in electronic and paper copies. The anonymous and independent reviewers present a review of the article within 14 days after the submission deadline. The International Editorial Board sends in paper and electronic versions for publishing to the St. Cyril and St. Methodius University Publishing House only papers for which the author/s have two positive reviews. 

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Articles in the journal are published in Bulgarian, Russian, and English. They need to be in DOC format: Font: Times New Roman. Each author needs to prepare paper and electronic versions of his article, complying with the following general requirements: A4. Margins: left - 20 mm, right - 20 mm, up - 25 mm, down - 30 mm. Line spacing – 1.5 lines. No frames and page numbers.

The text of the scientific publication should be formatted as follows:

            Headline (in Bulgarian) – Font: Times New Roman; Size: 16; Font style: Bold; Effects: All Caps Alignment: Centred; First line: 0 mm.

            Names of the author(s) (proper name followed by a surname) written in full in Bulgarian, following the headline and one empty row: Font: Times New Roman; Size: 14; Font style: Bold; Effects: small All Caps Alignment: Centred; First line: 0 mm. There is one empty row also after the names.

Headline (in English) – Font: Times New Roman; Size: 16; Font style: Bold; Effects: All Caps Alignment: Centred; First line: 0 mm.

Names of the author (authors) written in full in English, following the headline and one empty row: Font: Times New Roman; Size: 14; Font style: Bold; Effects: small All Caps Alignment: Centred; First line: 0 mm. There is one empty row also after the names.

            Abstract (in English) - Font: Times New Roman; Size: 10; Font style: normal; Effects: small All Caps, Italic, First line: 0 mm.

            Key words in English (up to six words). One empty row.

            Text of the scientific work: Font: Times New Roman; Size: 14, Special: Firs line; 1.5 lines. No more than 10 pages.

If there are tables, their headlines have to be centred above them (Size: 13), and aggregated quantitative data to be displayed in rows/columns (Size: 11).

Graphs and figures are placed centred and their headlines are placed below (Size: 13).

In formatting the scientific apparatus of the article, the author has to quote books and journals only if they are included in the global system of referencing, indexing and evaluation.

Citing references should be made in accordance with the requirements of the APA system, (American Psychological Association).

Citing sources in the text of the publication (surname of the author, year of publication, colon, page), in round parentheses, for example: (Dimitrova, 1990: 147) (in case of one author). When in one year there are two or more authors with the same surnames, each has to be further specified by including initials, for example: (Ivanov, A., 1991: 55). If there are several publications by one author in the same year, an index in Latin letters has to be added, for example: (Tsonev, 2015 a: 121) (Tsonev, 2015 b: 132). In case there are more than one authors, their surnames are listed separated by a comma: for example: (Petrov, Atanasova, 2000: 33) (two authors) (Minchev et al. 1997: 32) (the authors are more than two).

Citing sources from the Internet is not recommended.

If a reference is needed to other scientific sources, the author indicates this in the text of the article, using upper right index, for example: (…objective 1. Last word, upper right index with Arabic numbers, point). The numbering of the sources is one after the other, according to their positions in the text. They should be separated into section Notes (Bold 12, left) after the main text of the article by upper right index in the text. In this section the sources are arranged according to their position in the text, as indicated by the Arabic numbers in the upper right index.

After the section Notes, and one empty row, follows the section Bibliography on the subject (Bold 12, left). The authors has to cite publications included in the global system of referencing, indexing and evaluation in accordance with Scopus

The description of a source in Cyrillic letters ends with a point and the version in Latin (transliteration) is included after the symbol //. The arrangement of sources is done in alphabetical order according to the authors’ surname, with no empty rows between the entries.

Every bibliographic description in Cyrillic is re-written with English letters, according to the Law for Transliteration (State Gazette, Issue 19 of 13 March 2009).

The bibliographic description includes:

-        in bold: the surname of the author, year of publishing, column

-        in Normal: the surname of the author, comma, initials of proper names, point

-        in Italic: the headline of the publication

-        in Normal: place/town of publishing, comma, publishing house, point.

If an article has been cited, its headline in Normal, followed by: point, two slashes, title of the collection/journal/newspaper in Italic. The following items also has to be indicated: а) for collections: name of compiler, place of publishing and publishing house, b) for journals: the issue (year, №..., date). In both cases the description includes the exact pages of the cited publication.

For example:

[Your text]

Empty row


1Ivanov, I. (2002). Priyateli na knigite. Sofiya, Misal.

Empty row


Блажев, Бл., В. Попова. (1995).Чудесата на детската реч. София, ТИЛИА. // Blazhev, Bl., V. Popova. (1995). Chudesata na detskata rech. Sofiya, TILIА.

Вълова, Т. (2014b). Учителски мрежи и професионално развитие. // Педагогика, № 1, 17 - 29.// Valova, T. (2014b). Uchitelski mrezhi i profesionalno razvitie. // Pedagogika, № 1, 17 - 29.

Георгиева, М. (1974). Култура на говора. София, Наука и изкуство. // Georgieva, M. (1974). Kultura na govora. Sofiya, Nauka i izkustvo.

The list of cited references are organised in alphabetical order according to the surname of the first author.

            Following the description of each reference in Cyrillic, a point is placed. Then on the same line two slashes (//) are included followed by the transliterated description in Latin. This is a relatively new requirement by SCOPUS – References.

The article can be published only if the author:

a) has read and accepted the ethical rules of Pedagogical Almanac, and has provided a written declaration for his consent to the publication of the article - in paper and electronic version;

b) has studied and followed the formatting requirements developed by members of the International Editorial Board in accordance with the standards of the global system of referencing, indexing and evaluation adopted by the Board of the Pedagogy Faculty;

c) has presented the final version of the paper to the Scientific Council at the department he or she works in, and has received a written approval with a proposal to the International Editorial Board for the publication in Pedagogical Almanac;

d) has received two positive reviews from members of the Board of Anonymous and Independent Reviewers - one from an external and one from internal reviewer;

e) participates in a creative workshop with the authors of articles which are being preparing for the current issue of the journal and follows the decisions taken at the workshop.