21st Century Media and Communications

Guidelines for authors


21st CENTURY MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS JOURNAL is a peer-reviewed journal which considers all manuscripts on the condition that

  • the manuscript is original and does not duplicate any other previously published work, including previously published work of the author;
  • the manuscript has been submitted only to 21st CENTURY MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS JOURNAL; it is not under consideration, or accepted for publication, or in press, or published elsewhere.

Inquiries and complete manuscripts are to be emailed to media21journal@ts.uni-vt.bg by 15 February. They need to be in Word text format, Times New Roman 12.


The allowed size of a paper is 36 000 characters (minimum 21 600 characters).

The titles (max. 120 characters) should be translated into English.

The papers should be accompanied by:

  • An annotation between 600 and 900 characters in Bulgarian and in English;
  • Up to 6 key words in English;
  • Author’s details: given and family name in Cyrillic and Latin, academic degree and title, place of work, work e-mail address.

The citation of the sources should be done in the text of the publication (family name of the author, year of the issue, colon, page number), round brackets, for example: (Mladenov 1979: 158). When there are two or more authors with the same family name in the same year, they may be specified by indication of their initials, for example: (Mladenov, St. 1979: 158). If there are several publications of the same author in the same year, an index with a Latin letter should be added next to the year, for example: (Mladenov 1979a: 158), (Mladenov 1979b: 158).

The notes to the text should be inserted as a footnote on the same page. In case of citation of a source here the concise bibliographical description as shown above should be used.

The literature on the subject (Bold 12, left) should be inserted after the end of the text and an empty line and after a new blank line two blocks should be formed according to the alphabet of the relevant publication.