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Sociological Problems

Sociological Problems is an academic journal published under the auspices of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology (former Institute of Sociology) at the Bulgarian Academy of Science since 1969. Sociological Problems is the only academic journal of the Bulgarian sociological community. It also publishes original research articles of renowned sociologists from Europe, USA, Asia, etc. The international visibility of the journal is made possible by its Editorial board which includes scientists based at various research institutions around the world. Its leading principle is that sociology is “flexible” science and thus a key element of the sociological approach is working on the boundaries.  This means that on the one hand sociology should be clearly aware of its own boundaries and on the other it should be open for interaction with other scientific disciplines. Projected on the policy of the journal this principal implies a special accent on interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach, which allows the formation of sociological enclaves” in other research areas and at the same time gives the chance of well know sociological themes to be seen with “other” eyes. An important aspect of the publishing philosophy of the Journal is the awareness that we live in times when Bulgaria needs to catch up with the clear deficit of democratic political culture, which implies a profound rethinking of the role of sociological knowledge in the conditions of radical social changes. Therefore a key aim of the Journal is to provide space for intellectual debate, which will lead to the formation of a critical political public discourse.

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The full texts of articles from the journal Sociological Problems from 1990 to the present are available through the Central and Eastern Europe Digital Library

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Editorial Board:
Editor: Svetla Koleva
Co-editors: Kristina Petkova, Teodora Karamelska
Assistant editor: Maria Martinova

Members: Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Pepka Boyadjieva, Andrey Bundzhulov, Michael Burawoy, Johannes Weiss, Mihai Dinu Gheorghiu, Petya Kabakchieva, Martin Kanoushev, Kolyo Koev, Zdzisław Krasnodębski, Bruno Latour, Martine Mespoulet, Josip Rastko Močnik, Richard Münch, Rumiana Stoilova, Svetlana Sabeva, Jean-Philippe Warren, Ivan Tchalakov, Kaloyan Haralampiev

Instructions to authors

  1. Manuscripts are deposited in the editorial office of the journal: Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at BAS, Moskovska Str. 13 A, 1000 Sofia, BULGARIA
  2. The copyright of the published articles belongs to the journal.
  3. Manuscripts should be A4 size, 30 lines per page, 60 characters per line. The maximum volume of articles is 20 pages. The texts are submitted on an electronic medium (diskette or attached file to the indicated e-mail) together with a printout in 2 copies.
  4. The main text of the manuscript should be accompanied by an abstract of up to 250 words, located immediately after the title. The abstract is a brief description of the entire article, not just the conclusions, and ends with key words. Once the article has been accepted for publication, the author submits a translation of the abstract text into English.

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