Guidelines for Authors

Publication Guidelines
The manuscripts are deposited in the editorial office of Palaeobulgarica journal:

Cyrillo-Methodian Research Centre of BAS
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Presentation of manuscripts
Рalaeobulgarica journal publishes materials in Bulgarian, English, German, French, and Russian languages. The linguistic accuracy of the texts is guaranteed by the authors, in case they are writing in a language different from their mother tongue.
We approve for publishing original research, reviews and surveys, which have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. The copyright of the printed texts belongs to Palaeobulgarica journal therefore any online publishing or other form of electronic dissemination is forbidden without the permission of the Editorial Board.
All illustrations should be provided in JPG or TIFF format with no less than 300 ppi resolution.
The materials should include the full name of the author, their affiliation (if any) and a contact address for correspondence with the editorial office. All articles should be accompanied by summaries in English and by a couple of keywords.

Formatting the Manuscript
The maximum length of the papers should not exceed 30 standard pages (30 lines per page, 60 characters per line) or 54,000 characters, spaces included. The articles should be accompanied by a summary in English for the articles in Bulgarian and Russian and for the articles in other languages – in English and if it possible – in Bulgarian. The materials for Reviews Section should not exceed 15 standard pages. The texts should be submitted in RTF or DOC format with a copy in PDF. For the body text should be used Times New Roman; for the Old Bulgarian examples – CyrillicaOchrid1 and for the Greek text – TmsGkOld. The use of italic, bold, or underlined in the Old Bulgarian and Old Greek examples is not advisable.

Formatting the References
The cited literature is described at the end of the article. In-text citations should include the surname of the author, the year of publication and the cited page in brackets (Aitzetmüller 1982: 142). The references should be given in alphabetical order according to the surnames of authors (the lists of Cyrillic and Latin names should be given separately) and should include the year of publication of the work. The full bibliographic references are formatted according to accepted standards for bibliographic description of the cited literature:

Kozhuharov 2004 K o z h u h a r o v, St. Problemi na starobalgarskata poeziya. Sofia, 2004.

Aitzetmüller 1982 A i t z e t m ü l l e r, R. Abg. litsemer προσωπολήπτης. – Palaeobulgarica, 6, 1982, № 3, 140–143.

Aitzetmüller 1991 A i t z e t m ü l l e r, R. Altbulgarische Grammatik als Einführung in die slavische Sprachwissenschaft (= Monumenta linguae slavicae dialecti veteris. Fontes et dissertations. T. 12). Freiburg i. Br., 1978.

It is necessary for the authors to provide a list of the cited literature, such as the titles of the publications and of the sources in Cyrillic or Greek letters to be presented in original and transliterated in Latin script.

Transliteration standards:

  1. Transliteration of the Bulgarian letters in Latin letters – in accordance with the Transliteration rules, promulgated in Darzhaven vestnik, no. 19 of March 13, 2009
  2. Transliteration of other national variants of the Cyrillic alphabet – on address
  3. Transliteration of the Greek letters in Latin letters – on address
  4. Transliteration of the Old Cyrillic with Latin letters: