About the Journal


“Linguistique balkanique” is an international peer-reviewed academic journal, organ of the Institute for Bulgarian Language. It was founded in 1958. “Linguistique balkanique” is a semi-annual periodical (issue 1 – June and issue 2 – December). All manuscripts published in the journal are subject to anonymous peer reviewing.

ISSN: 0324-1653

Aims and Scope: “Linguistique balkanique” publishes original studies concerning a broad variety of issues ranging from theoretical problems of the Balkan Sprachbund to specific aspects of the relations among the ancient and modern Balkan languages, and the relations of the Balkan languages with other Indo-European and non-Indo-European languages. It is the only periodical with an exclusive focus on Balkan linguistics. “Linguistique balkanique” publishes articles presenting empirical studies concerning different synchronic and diachronic problems of the Balkan languages. Review articles of significant works in the field of Balkan Studies and Indo-European Studies, as well as information on scientific events related to the subject matter of the Journal are also published.

History: “Linguistique balkanique” was founded as an organ of the Institute for Bulgarian Language “Prof. Lyubomir Andreychin” at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in 1958 by Academician Vladimir Georgiev, who was editor-in-chief until 1987. Between 1987 and 2004 he was succeeded by Academician Ivan Duridanov. After his death the journal was taken over by Prof. Todor At. Todorov, who led it until the beginning of 2008. The present editor-in-chief of the periodical is Prof. Dr. Anna Choleva-Dimitrova (since 2008 – up to now). So far, the journal has established itself as one of the most prestigious Bulgarian linguistic editions. A number of prominent Bulgarian and foreign linguists from several continents have collaborated with it.

Abstracting and Indexing:
BRILL Linguistic Bibliography
MLA International Bibliography – Pro-Quest

Ethical guidelines for journal publication
The present statement is committed to ensuring publication ethics and quality of articles intended for publication in “Linguistique balkanique”, organ of the Institute for Bulgarian Language “Prof. Lyubomir Andreychin”, BAS. Conformance to standards of ethical behavior is therefore expected of all parties involved: authors, editors, reviewers, and publishers.
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Authors: Authors should present an objective discussion of the significance of their research work as well as sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Review articles should also be objective, comprehensive, and accurate accounts of the updated text. Authors must ensure that their work is entirely original, and therefore wherever and whenever the work and/or words of others are used, all instances must be appropriately acknowledged. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Authors should not submit articles describing essentially the same research to more than one journal. The corresponding author should ensure that there is a full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the paper and its submission for publication.

Editors: Editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit. An editor must not use unpublished information in the editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Whenever ethical complaints are filed concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, editors must take reasonable action to ensure that proper compliance to ethical standards is restored.

Reviewers: All manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviews should be conducted objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments so that authors can use them for improving the paper. Any appointed reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript, or is otherwise aware that a prompt review will be impossible, should notify the editor and step down from the review process. 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.


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