Assoc. Prof. Asen Kozhukharov, DSc.
Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy
Dr. Atanaska Cholakova, Assist. Prof.
South-West University “Neofit Rilski”
Abstract. Based on Publons and the Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI) data, we analyze the state of peer-review procedures' implementation in Bulgarian SSH (Social Sciences and Humanities) scholarly journals. We establish the beginning of Bulgarian journals' transformation and the application of a specific peer-review Bulgarian model in terms of attracting foreign reviewers. At the same time, compared with our neighbouring countries, an apparent abandonment and lack of evaluation procedures' verification is observed. The paper also justifies the need to improve the higher education policy in introducing adequate criteria tracking the status and actual implementation of peer-review in scientific periodicals. Keywords: peer review; scientific publishing; humanities; journalology; Publons; scientific databasesLog in to read the full text