Editorial Policies

  • Focus and Scope
  • Section Policies
  • Peer Review Process
  • Publication Frequency
  • Open Access Policy
  • Archiving
  • Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement


“Ideas. Philosophical journal. Special scientific issues” are an international Bulgarian multilingual peer-reviewed, open-access online magazine aimed at promoting study of actual issues in philosophy, religion and theology. The purpose of magazine is to unite the efforts of leading experts in the educational and academic scientific community of Bulgaria, Ukraine, Slovakia and other countries of Europe to restore the value of philosophical studies in modern humanities.

The journal is motivated by the need to restore the historical gravity of engaging and asserting a presence of different national philosophical traditions in European culture. The specificity of the magazine is reflected in the impartiality of editorial policy on the priority of a particular philosophical culture, the ability of authors to provide theoretical materials in their native language, and thus present their own achievements in Europe and the world.

“Ideas. Philosophical journal. Special scientific issues” is guided by objectivity and moderation in the publishing process. Materials that enhance the interaction of philosophy with other disciplines, attesting to the integration of modern humanities are welcomed. Therefore, the themes of the magazine include coverage of problems at the intersection of philosophy and religion, philosophy and politics, philosophy and psychology, philosophy and economics, philosophy and medicine etc.



Open Submissions


Peer Reviewed

History of Philosophy

History of Philosophy. Eastern philosophy

Philosophical Anthropology

Philosophy of Culture

Social Philosophy

Logical Investigations


Philosophy of being. Ontology

Existential philosophy and phenomenology

Philosophy of Science and Technology

Philosophy of Education

Political philosophy

Philosophy of Language. Hermeneutics

Philosophy of Language. Psycholinguistics

Philosophy of Language. Poststructuralism

Philosophical sciences. Ethics and bioethics

Philosophical sciences. Aesthetics

Philosophy of Religion. Religion studies

Scientific life


Discussion club


Philosophical reflections




Anniversary congratulations and treatment



Submissions are first evaluated by the editors. If felt to be suitable for publication, manuscripts will move into the double-blind review process. Following the advice of reviewers, the editors will decide whether the piece is appropriate to be a) published with minor or no changes; b) needs to be revised and resubmitted; or c) is to be rejected. The editors shall liaise with reviewers and authors to guarantee a swift review and publication.

The journal aims to publish online suitable manuscripts within five to six months from their receipt. A cover letter should include the title of the paper, abstract, keywords and all useful contact information – address, phone numbers, email address, etc. Any identifying references to the author(s) should have been removed prior to submission. The initial mode of contact should be via our online submission process or e-mail: Idei.filosofa@gmail.com


Two issues per year


Free access journal. "Ideas. Philosophical Journal. Special scientific issues" is an open access journal. All articles are free to view, read, and download on Internet resources of world scientometric databases and printing according to concluded license agreements with authors. All "Ideas. Philosophical Journal. Special scientific issues" content published from 2013 – 2019 is open access.


Journal "Ideas. Philosophical Journal. Special scientific issues" utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.


Journal "Ideas. Philosophical Journal. Special scientific issues" publication ethics and malpractice statement has been written in accordance with COPE general guidelines http://publicationethics.org/.

 Publication decisions

The editorial collective of "Ideas. Philosophical Journal. Special scientific issues" is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editorial collective is guided in reaching their decision referees’ reports and may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision. They are also guided by the journal’s policies and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.

 Fair play

All manuscripts will be reviewed based on intellectual content without regard for age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, country of origin, or political philosophy of the authors.


All manuscripts submitted for peer-review are kept strictly confidential. The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, as appropriate. At no time will editors or reviewers utilize submitted materials without the consent of the authors.

 Fundamental errors in published works

When a significant error or inaccuracy has been discovered in a published work (with or without the author notifying it), the journal editors will cooperate with the author to retract or correct the paper accordingly. If a correction is deemed appropriate, the editors reserve the right to correct the published material and include a dated erratum.

Duties of Authors

Multiple, or Concurrent Publication

Authors must guarantee that submitted manuscripts have not been published elsewhere, are not currently under review elsewhere, and have been submitted with the full knowledge of their institutional home. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

 Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Any manuscripts that do not meet originality requirements will be rejected without peer-review. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

 Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

 Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

 Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.


During the submission process the authors are asked to agree agree to the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Copyright Notice, which will apply to the submission if and when it is published by this journal.

Duties of Reviewers


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editors.

 Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

 Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

 Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.