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Acta Medica Bulgarica


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    The Journal Acta Medica Bulgarica is a medical journal for original research articles and clinical practice and scientific reviews. Each issue provides the latest in-depth coverage of new developments in medical practice and science.

    The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges. 

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    The editorial board is participating in a growing community of CrossCheck System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. CrossCheck is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

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    Type of Publication:

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    The Review Process
    Following receipt of a new manuscript, the manuscript will be assigned to an Editorial board who will be responsible for managing the peer review process. Each manuscript will be reviewed by one reviewer who is highly competent and recognized in the particular field of the submitted manuscript. Typically, a 2-week deadline is given to complete the review. After receipt of the reviews, a decision is made to either accept, give the authors an opportunity to revise or to reject the manuscript. Revised manuscripts are typically re-evaluated by the same reviewers. Depending upon this evaluation, the manuscript may be accepted or rejected.

    Grounds for Declining a Manuscript
    A manuscript may be declined if the study was judged as too preliminary in nature or was in an inappropriate scientific area. Manuscripts may be rejected if the findings are not sufficiently novel or do not contain enough new information.

    Prior Publication
    The journals publish original research and review material. Material previously published in whole or in part shall not be considered for publication.

    Authorship Criteria
    An author should have participated in either the conception or planning of the work, the interpretation of the results and the writing of the paper. An acknowledgment accompanying the paper is appropriate recognition for others who have contributed to a lesser extent. The signature of each author on the Affirmation of Originality and Copyright Release form that must be submitted with the manuscript indicates that all authors have had a part in the writing and final editing of the report and all are prepared to take public responsibility for the work, sharing responsibility and accountability for the results. Potential conflicts of interest should be described when submitting manuscripts.

    Authorship Obligations
    The obligation of an author is to present a clear, honest, accurate, and complete account of the research performed. Each manuscript should describe a complete study or a completed phase of an extended study.

    Conflict of Interest
    Special care is taken to assure that the authors' views are balanced and unencumbered, and that the Acta Medica Bulgarica policies on disclosure of conflicts of interest are implemented.

    Obligations of Reviewers
    The reviewer should strive to provide accurate, detailed, and constructive criticisms, and the review should be supported by appropriate references, especially if unfavorable. The reviewer should also note whether the work of others is properly cited.

    Obligations of Editors
    The Editorial board directs and supervises the policies of a journal and is responsible for maintaining its scientific and literary quality. The first obligation of the Editorial board is to make certain that all authors receive confidential, expert, critical, and unbiased reviews of their work in a timely fashion.

    Unethical Practices
    The editors reserve the right to reject manuscripts describing research that does not meet acceptable standards of research behavior as determined by the Geneva Convention or the Declaration of Helsinki.
    Unethical acts include, but are not limited to, plagiarism, fabrication, falsification, redundant or duplicate publication, violation of federal, state or institutional rules, and honorary authorship.

    Advertising in the journal is not allowed.

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    Editorial Information

    Professor Vanyo Mitev, MD, PhD, DSc, Rector of Medical University of Sofia, Medical University - Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria

    Deputy/ Managing Editor
    Professor Kamen Tzatchev, MD, PhD, DSc, Head of the Department of Clinical Laboratory and Clinical Immunology, University Hospital "Alexandrovska", Medical University - Sofia, Bulgaria

    Editorial Advisory Board
    Professor Marin Marinov, MD, PhD, DSc, Dean of Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
    Professor Andon Filtchev, DD, PhD, DSc, Dean of Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
    Professor Nikolay Lambov, Mag. Ph., PhD, Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University - Sofia

    Professor Mihail Boyanov, MD, DSc, Department of Internal Medicine, Clinic of Endocrinology, University Hospital "Alexandrovska", Medical University - Sofia, Bulgaria
    Professor Lydia Katrova, DD, DSc, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University - Sofia
    Professor Ilko Getov, Mag. Ph., PhD, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University - Sofia
    Lydia Tacheva, MD, Director of Central Medical Library, Medical University - Sofia, Bulgaria

    Language Editors
    Mira Vankova, MD, Proofreader at the Scientific Medical Information Section, Central Medical Library, Medical University - Sofia

    Technical Editors
    Vesela Tzakleva, Organizing Secretary of Acta Medica Bulgarica and Proofreader at the Scientific Medical Information Section, Central Medical Library, Medical University - Sofia


    miravankova@abv.bg, v_tzakleva@abv.bg

    Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str.
    01-811 Warsaw, Poland
    T: +48 22 701 50 15

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