Sociological Problems is the only academic journal of the Bulgarian sociological community. Its leading principal 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.  


Editorial manuscript processing

1. Author  submits manuscript

2. Managing editor screens manuscript and assesses adherence to aim and scope of Journal accepts or returns to author

3. Manuscript sent for double blind review to two reviewers 

4. Reviewers rigorously assess manuscript and send review to the Journal

5. Editor in Chief decides whether to accept the manuscript or send it back to author for revision.

6. Author revise and resubmit the manuscript. Editor in Chief may return to one of the reviewers to determine whether the revisions respond to the reviewer’s comments

7. Editor in Chief confirms the final decision. If positive sends for publication.

8. Manuscript published.