Guide for Authors

Списание „Професионално образование“ [VocationalEducation] разглежда само ръкописи, които са насочени единствено към него. Ръкописи, които вече са публикувани или са изпратени и са под печат в друго издание, няма да бъдат разглеждани.

The manuscripts must report original research ideas and results and will be subjected to a double blind peer review at discretion of the Editor. Decision upon publishing the manuscript or not will be taken according to the reviewers feedback.

The manuscripts should be prepared by using a standard word processing program. All appendixes in form of graphs, tables or illustrations should be suitable for reading and editing with programs commonly used for such purposes.

За предпочитане е електронно изпращане на ръкописи като приложение (attachment) към съпровождащото електронно писмо – на електронен адрес vocedu@azbuki.bg. Допустимо е изпращането и на диск на следния адрес за кореспонденция: 1113 София, бул. „Цариградско шосе“ 125, блок 5.

Manuscript preparation

General guidelines

(1) Manuscripts may be submitted in Bulgarian or in English depending on the author’s opinion or on the reviewers recommendation.

(2) Recommended size of the manuscript – up to 25,000 characters (along with the spacing between words). There are no text formatting requirements for font type and size.

(3) It is not recommended to specifically format the text itself with regard to tabs, bullets and other similar symbols. Tabs should be used for table layout only.

(4) Recommended abstract volume – 100 words.

(5) Manuscripts should be compiled in the following order: title of the paper (without any abbreviations); names of the authors (without their current academic positions); 3 – 6 keywords; full text; acknowledgments; appendixes (as appropriate); notes; references; full business cards of the author(s) – academic position, affiliation, postal address, e-mail address.

(6) Figures (Illustrations) and their captions should be presented simultaneously with the text and also separately in a new file. If the volume of a figure is not suitable for inserting, its position should be indicated in the text clearly - Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc.

(7) Tables and their captions should be presented simultaneously with the text and separately in a new file. If the volume of a table is not suitable for inserting, its position should be indicated in the text clearly – Table 1, Table 2, etc. Tables are used for presenting quantities or variables. Plain text tables are not encouraged as they cause troubles in the pre-print and printing process.

Notes and References

The references should be cited in Roman script. If there are sources in Cyrillic script, they (authors, titles and sources) should be presented in Roman script with translation into English or by transliteration.

The list of references should include sources that can be checked easily by the referees and by the readers as well. The marginal sources without broad visibility should not be included in the list of references. Nevertheless, if such sources are necessary to be cited, they should appear in the list of notes. This list should contain some additional explanations or marginal sources including internet addresses, preferably in portable document format (pdf). The position of notes within the text should be marked by Arabic numerals as superscripts.

The style of the list of references should be in accordance with the Publication Manual of American Psychological Association (APA style), widely used for such kind of publications

Examples:

Journals:

Мochrie, S.G.J. (2011). The Boltzmann factor, DNA melting, and Brownian ratchets: topics in an introductory physics sequence for biology and premedical students. American J. Physics, 79, 1121 – 1126.

Kaischew, R. (1998). Autobiographical notes. Chemistry, 7, 112 – 119 [Каишев, Р. (1998). Автобиографични бележки.Химия, 7, 112 – 119].

If one should cite a source without continuing numeration of pages through the whole volume of the journal, then the number of the corresponding issue is to be also included in the bibliographic description of the paper in question, e.g.

Platikanov, D. (2016). Development of the university physical chemistry in two historic epochs. Chemistry, 25, 12 – 20 [In Bulgarian].

Такива източници се цитират в основния текст като: Platikanov (2016) или (Platikanov, 2016).

Botev, B., Tsonev, I. & Doychev, P. (1988). Ecology: its problems and environ protection. Biologia & Khimiya, 20(6), 15– 17 [Ботев, Б., Цонев, И. & Дойчев, П. (1988). Екологията, нейните проблеми и опазването на околната среда. Биология и химия, 20 (6), 15 – 17].

Ако трябва да се цитира списание, в която номерацията на всяка книжка от даден том започва със страница 1, тогава номерът на книжката също трябва да се посочи в библиографското описание на източника; ето така:

Nichols, P., Twing, J., Mueller, C.D. & O’Malley, K. (2010). Standard-setting methods as measurement processes. Educational Measurement: Issues & Practice, 29 (1), 14 -24 ;

Книги:

Atkin, J.M., Black, P. & Coffey, J. (2001). Classroom assessment and the national science education standards. Washington: National Academies Press.

Merion, D.B. (1975). Fizika I fiziceskiy mir. Moskva: Mir [Мэрион, Д.Б. (1975). Физика и физический мир. Москва: Мир].

Lakatos, I. (1970). Falsification and the methodology of scientific research programs (pp. 5989). In: Lakatos, I. & Musgrave, A. (Eds.). Criticism and growth of knowledge. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Bizhkov, G. & Kraevski, B. (2009). Basic methodological requirements for doctoral studies and some typical errors in their realization (pp. 44104). In: Ganchev, I. & Toshev, B.V. Theory and methodology of leaning in sciences and mathematics. Blagoevgrad: Neofit Rilski University Press [Бижков, Г. & Краевски, В. (2009). Основни методологични изисквания към дисертационните изследвания и типични грешки при тяхната реализация (сс. 44 ; 104). В: Ганчев, И. & Тошев, Б.В. (ред). Теория и методология на обучението по естествени науки и математика. Благоевград: Унив. изд. Неофит Рилски

Коректури.

Преди публикуването на приетите за печат ръкописи авторите ще получат коректури на своите статии, които трябва да върнат в редакцията в срок от една седмица. Големи промени в текста на този етап не се допускат. Публикуването се обявява на авторите с писмо, което съдържа pdf на техните статии, с които авторите сами могат да подготвят неограничен брой отпечатъци на своите трудове, които да използват в кариерното си развитие или в комуникацията с други изследователи.

Последни думи.

The acceptance of the submitted manuscripts for publication depends strongly on the reviewers’ recommendations. The publishing of the paper does not mean that the editors are in agreement with the points of view advocated by the authors. The editors reserve the right to edit manuscripts when necessary. There are no page charges to individuals or institutions.

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