“Social Work” is the first Bulgarian scientific and applied journal for social work. The journal presents original publications - research, analytical articles, science comments and reviews, research reports, science announcements, reviews of books and educational literature in different fields of social work.
Aims and Scope
The aims of the Journal are:
Field of Science:
Social Science, Social Work
The journal is intended for a wide audience - scientists in the social work field, teachers of social work, practitioners, students of social work and anyone else who may be interested in various social work topics.
The Journal content topics focus with priority on:
Form and frequency
The Journal is an online and non-commercial edition with open access to content. It is semi-annually (2 issues per year). All articles are available in PDF at the website. The online format of the journal aims to facilitate and accelerate sharing, access and distribution of scientific information and professional communication among researchers, practitioners, teachers within the field of social work.
Each issue of the journal presents papers in different sections (see below), as periodically publishes thematic issue dedicated to trending topics of theory and practice in social work. Certain issues also include an editorial by the Managing Editor.
Some of the main sections are:
"Analysis, surveys, science reviews" - Papers with analytical perspective on specific problems; Papers on general theoretical or applied theoretical issues, which present a broad review of the variety of approaches, concepts and science research; opinions discussed, assessed and reassessed by the author on the basis of which opinions and summaries are formed.
"Research" - this section includes articles presenting the results of empirical and theoretical research with clearly defined thesis, theoretical proof part, interpretations and conclusions.
"Reviews and reports" - science publications in the field of social work (books, monographs, studies, etc.).
"Events" - short notifications for past and upcoming conferences, seminars and more.
The Journal is a part of the "NATIONAL REFERENCE LIST OF CONTEMPORARY BULGARIAN SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS WITH SCIENTIFIC REVIEW" of the National Center for Information and Documentation (NACID): ID – 1052. It is registered in: ROAD - Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources, Open Academic Journals Index (OAJI), Central and Eastern European Online Library (CEEOL).
Prof. Ginka Mehandzhiyska, PhD - Editor in Chief (2021- )
Assoc. Prof. Ivaylo Tepavicharov, PhD - Founder and Editor in Chief (2013 – 2021)
Prof. Albena Tchavdarova, Dr.Habil.
Prof. Monica Bogdanova, Dr.Habil.
Prof. Lilyana Strakova, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Bistra Mizova, PhD
Prof. Siyka Chavdarova-Kostova, Dr.Habil. - Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”
Prof. Boncho Gospodinov, PhD - Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”
Prof. Vaska Stancheva-Popkostadinova, MD, PhD - South-West University "Neofit Rilski"
Prof. Veska Shosheva, PhD - Tracian University
Prof. Maria Stoyanova, PhD - University for National and World Economy
Prof. Silvia Nikolaeva, PhD - Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”
International Editorial Board
Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Wolf Bloemers - University of Applied Sciences, Magdeburg-Stendal, Germany
Prof. Dr. Peter Buttner - University of Applied Sciences, Munich, Germany
Prof. Steven Shardlow, PhD, Doc. Soc. Sci. (h.c.) - Keele University, United Kingdom
Dr. Julia Watkins - former CSWE Executive Director, USA