Guides for authors

Authors are advised to adhere strictly to the Instructions to Authors, when preparing and submitting their manuscripts.

All authors are obliged to participate in peer review process.

All authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.

All authors should be acquainted with the Publication Ethics and Malpractice statement and be compliant with the requirements regarding each coauthor’s personal contribution, declaration of conflicts of interest, financial support, and originality of the paper.

Guides for reviewers

All original, review, and case report manuscripts are subjected to peer-review.

Peer-review is defined as obtaining advice on individual manuscripts from reviewers’ expert in the field. The peer-review is single blinded. Standard forms in English and Bulgarian are used allowing both systematic assessment and free narrative remarks.

Judgments should be objective.

Reviewers may point out relevant published work which is not yet cited.

Reviewed articles should be treated confidentially.

Reviewers should have no conflicts of interest. Editors and reviewers should decline to be involved with a submission when they: have a close collaboration or personal connection to any author; have a financial interest in the subject of the work; or, feel unable to be objective.