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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. We welcome articles and materials from established scholars as well as from 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 written on Microsoft Word; font Times New Roman, 12 pt.
The materials will be subjected to 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 sent to reviewers should include:

      -   Title: centered, 14 pt, bold;

      -   Abstract in English, between 150 and 300 words: 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;

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

   - 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.


   In-text citations:


    Direct citations must contain the author’s (authors’) surname, the year of publication and page number. If the author’s (authors’)  name is not mentioned before the quote, a reference must be provided after the quotation, e.g.: (Panova, 1980, p. 29)


Indirect citations must be referenced as follows: Panova (1980) states that criticism is of extreme importance in decision making.

Citation of multiple publications by the same author in the same year:

After citation of the year small letters (a, b, c…) must be added to the respective publication:
Example: According to Vasileva (2009b)…

Notes: The note number is written in square brackets {}, and the notes are placed after the main text, before tne bibliography. 


Font type and size: Times New Roman 10 pt; Alignment: Justified.

The references must follow the alphabetical order of the authors’ surnames (beginning with the authors in Cyrillic and then the rest). In case the same author is quoted more than once, the references follow chronological order from the earliest to the latest publication.

The sources in Cyrillic must be put in round brackets; the names of the authors and the journals/ books (in Cyrillic and alphabets other than Latin) must be transliterated; the titles of the papers must be translated in English.


Book: Ivanova, R. 1980. Methodology in Foreign Language Teaching. Sofia: Kitira.

Book Chapter: Cobb, T. & Horst, M. 2001. Reading Academic English: Carrying Learners across the Lexical Threshold. – In: J. Flowerdew & M. Peacock (Eds.). Research Perspectives in English for Academic Purposes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Journal Article: Craik, F. I. M. & Lockhart, R. S. 1972. Levels of Processing: A Framework for Memory Research. // Journal of Verbal Learning & Verbal Behavior, 11(6), р. 671 – 684.

Webpage: author or source, year (if available),  the title of the document or web-site, web address where the publication could be found; the date of access to the source should be also mentioned:

University Library, 2010. Harvard System of  Referencing Guide. [viewed February 02, 2023]Available at: <>

Greely, H., 2020. Human reproductive cloning: The curious incident of the dog in the night-time. STAT [viewed February 02, 2023]. Available at:

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.