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The periodical publishes scientific contributions on botany, zoology, palaeontology and geology, original articles on the history of natural science, information about museum collections and others.

The publications are issued in English (with a Bulgarian summary). Publications in Bulgarian are accepted after a decision by the editorial board. For this purpose refer to the responsible editor.

Manuscripts are transmitted electronically or sent by e-mail. Files processed by a popular text editor, such as Word, are accepted. The texts must be written using a single font, for example Times New Roman, 12 pt, single spacing. The generic and species group taxa names should be set in italics. Authors quoted in the text and literature (excluding taxa authors) are formatted in Small caps. No hyphenation, tabs, and extra intervals should be used.

The authors of the article are given with a full first and last name (the latter is formatted in Small caps). The name of the author(s) is separated from the title by a single line.

The full postal and e-mail address of the author(s) must be positioned at the end of the first page (like Footnote).

After the name of the author follows Abstract (in English), which in a synthesised form presents the essence of the article. The lenght of the abstract varies — up to 10 lines (in case of very large articles up to 25 lines).

After the abstract, up to 6 keywords must be written.

The subtitles (Introduction, Study area, Materials and methods, Results and discussions, Conclusions, etc.) are separated from the previous text using a single line.

The summary is an abstract translated into Bulgarian.

The table headings and their explanations should be placed on the top. Include the tables in the text file, but after the bibliographic list and the summary, starting on a separate page. No spaces and tabs should be used. Mark their place in the manuscript and give the headings and explanations to them. In the text the tables should be marked as “Table”, and are numbered in the order of reference.

Figures are transmitted in a separate file(s). Mark their place in the manuscript and give headings and explanations to them (these are placed under the figures). These must be in TIFF format (minimum 300 dpi). In the text the figures should be designated as “Fig.”, and numbered in the order of reference.

Bibliographic sources in the text must be cited in one of the following ways: Josifov (1980); (Josifov, 1980); (Josifov, 1981, 1998, 2000); Josifov & Kerzhner (1995); (Josifov & Kerzhner, 1995); Golemansky et al. (1998); (Golemansky et al., 1998); (Beshovski, 1995, 2000; Golemansky, 2002; Mitov et al., 2012; Beron, 2016). In case of 3 or more authors use “et al.” after the first one. In English, the citation and literature are only in Latin.

The bibliographic list includes only sources cited in the text of the article and arranged in alphabetical order (when the article is in Bulgarian, the sources of Cyrillic are listed first). If a source is written in Cyrillic, use the abstract’s title, and indicate the language in the bibliographic list. If there is no abstract, the title should be translated. The source in which the cited article is published should be given transliterated if it does not have a title in Western languages. Journal names should be quoted without abbreviations. In case of numbering bibliographic sources, the numbers are placed in square brackets at the end of the line.

Authors receive free PDF from each article.


Examples of bibliographic description:

Articles in periodicals:
Beschovsky V. 1977. Investigations on the Chloropid Flies (Diptera, Chloropidae) of Southwestern Bulgaria. – Acta zoologica bulgarica, 6: 40-49.
Černý M., Merz B. 2006. New records of Agromyzidae (Diptera) from the Palaearctic Region. – Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft, 79 (1): 77-106.
Drensky P. 1958. Bestand, Verbreitung und Bedeutung der Schmeiss-Fliegen aus der Familie Calliphoridae in Bulgarien. – Bulletin de l’Institut zoologique de l’Academie des sciences de Bulgarie, 7: 115-131. (In Bulgarian with German summary).
Nikolova V. 1950. Raspberry gall fly Lasioptera rubi and the fight against it. – Gradinarstvo i lozarstvo, 31 (3): 86-88. (In Bulgarian).

Monographs and books:
Beschovsky V. 2009. Fauna bulgarica. 28. Insecta: Diptera: Ephydridae, Tethinidae, Canacidae. Editio Academica “Professor Marin Drinov”, Sofia. 423 p. (In Bulgarian).
Gruev B. 1988. General biogeography. Nauka i iskustvo, Sofia. 396 p. (In Bulgarian)
Lavčiev V. 2003. Catalogus faunae bulgaricae. 5. Diptera: Fannidae, Muscidae, Stomoxydidae. Editio Academica “Professor Marin Drinov”, Sofia. 78 p.
Gussev Ch., Dimitrova D., Tzoneva S. 2005. Natura 2000 in Vitosha Mountain – a guide to the natural habitat types of Community interest. EcoArk, Sofia, 80 p.
Nikolov V., Yordanova M., Boteva I. 2013. The mountains in Bulgaria. Prof. M. Drinov Academic publishing house, Sofia, 432 p. (In Bulgarian).

Collections of articles and monographs with many authors:
Kovachev S. 2000. Qualitative structure and distribution of Black-flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) from high mountain streams of glacial origin in the Rila Mountains. – In: Golemanski V, Naidenov W (eds). Biodiversity and evolution of glacial water ecosystems in the Rila Mountains. Institute of Zoology, BAS, Sofia, 67-74.
Stoyanov K. 2014. Geographical outlook. Climate. – In: Popov A. (ed.). The natural bounty of Vitosha Nature Park. Vitosha Nature Park Directorate, Sofia, 13-16, 37-42. (In Bulgarian).
Popov A., Deltshev Ch., Hubenov Z., Beschovski V., Dobrev D., Gueorguiev B. 2000. Invertebrate fauna. – In: Popov A., Meshinev T. (eds). High mountain treeless zone of the Central Balkan National Park. Biological diversity and problems of its conservation. BSBCP, Pensoft, Sofia, 339-416.
Velchev V. Bondev I., Kochev H., Russakova V., Vassilev P., Meshinev T., Nikolov V., Georgiev N., Valchev V. 1989. Vegetation. – In: Mishev K. (ed.). Natural and economic potential of the mountains in Bulgaria. Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, 273-337. (In Bulgarian with English summary).
Velchev V. 2002. Characteristic features and regularities in the distribution of the present-day vegetation. – In: Copralev I. et al. (eds). Geography of Bulgaria. ForKom, Sofia, 321-324. (In Bulgarian with English summary).