For the authors

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ONLINE MAGAZINE FOR TEXTILES, CLOTHING, LEATHER AND TECHNOLOGY WORKS FOR YOUR AUTHORS

By submitting your articles for publication in the journal:

The authors agree to:

  • reviewing the scientific product in terms of two-way anonymity and committing themselves to making the improvements proposed by the reviewers, as long as this does not contradict their understanding of scientificity and objectivity;
  • stylistic editing and grammatical correction by the editorial staff, provided that these corrections do not change the meaning of the initial text;
  • publication of the article in Bulgarian and English, incl. hosting her full-text version of the magazine’s official website and integrating it into various scientometric databases and information systems;
  • the use of personal data specified in the article for the purpose of its evaluation and preparation, as well as for its subsequent publication.

The authors guarantee that:

  • hold exclusive rights to the scientific product (do not infringe on foreign copyrights and trademarks) and take personal responsibility for any infringement of existing copyright;
  • the material proposed for publication (figures, facts) is scientifically sound, the citation complies with established standards and there is no wrongful borrowing from other authors and / or organizations;
  • the article does not include materials restricted to publication in the free press according to the current legislation (the article does not contain state or trade secret);

The editorial board is obliged to:

  • not to disclose the full author’s reference (three names, scientific degree, scientific title, place of employment, position, personal and business phone, fax, e-mail), but only those elements that the author himself included in his article;
  • not to disclose any information about the article (information about its receipt, title and content, review process, critical reviewers’ notes, final decision) to anyone but the authors and reviewers themselves, while maintaining their two-sided anonymity (double-blind review) );
  • ensure timely review, take a clear opinion and communicate it to the author to avoid suspicion of deliberate delay, especially in the event of a possible refusal to publish;
  • submit the article to the reviewer only after he / she declares that he / she views the text as intellectual property of the author / authors / that he / she will under no circumstances disclose it and will not use in his / her interest the information about the presence and the content of the research up to the moment of his / her research possible publication;
  • to carry out the review in terms of complete confidentiality, while retaining the right of exception only if there is a signal for falsification of facts or infringement of foreign copyrights, and this is confirmed by a second independent expert;
  • to protect the interests of the authors above all, understanding that by submitting their article for evaluation and publication, they believe in the hands of the Editorial Board the results of their creative efforts and their reputation and scientific career depend on it. Therefore, the Editorial Board creates an organizational mechanism whereby all participants (both editorial staff and outside) are personally responsible for maintaining complete confidentiality;
  • seek the most competent reviewer in the relevant scientific field, who is objective and ethical, does not harbor personal biases or negativity towards the author, and does not have competitive research in his or her own scientific field;
  • to serve as an intermediary between the author and the reviewers, and to decide for themselves which of their requirements are justified and which are left unattended. The practice is aware of various ethical violations – scientific rivalry, personal dislike, wrongful borrowing, etc. – so the Editorial Board makes its own decision if it encounters a conflict of interest or a biased attitude;
  • to avoid the role of censor, but to fulfill its primary duty by drawing the authors’ attention to the weaknesses of the scientific product. It is the scientific and moral duty of the Editorial Board to assist the author in presenting the results of his research in the best form for publication;
  • to provide a stylistic and grammatical revision of the article without altering its meaning, and after prepress to inform the author that he or she may, if desired, read it for final reconciliation and reconciliation.

The peer review of a scientific article is made on the following criteria:

  • Checking the correspondence between the content of the article and its title and the subject matter of the magazine;
  • adequacy of the annotation, a brief description of the problem studied and the most important aspects addressed by the author.
  • assessment of the relevance of the topic being studied (to what extent the presentation is in line with current scientific achievements);
  • formulating the scientific problem to be solved and evaluating the extent to which the research design is fulfilled;
  • characterization of the volume, methodology and results of empirical studies (completeness and reliability of the data presented);
  • notes on presentation style, terminology and concept apparatus;
  • Indication of the positive aspects of the work and formulation of the main weaknesses and mistakes (recommendations for improvement);
  • highlighting the new, significant and original in the scientific and practical results of the research;
  • the existence of valid conclusions and the possibility of practical use of the results;
  • justification of the statement and conclusions (references to the information sources used);
  • availability of a properly formatted citation tool in the text and its correspondence with the list of references used.

Based on the above estimates, the reviewer formulates an opinion:

  • to be published without modification,
  • be published with minor adjustments,
  • to be published after extensive revision,
  • deviate from posting,
  • be offered to another specialist for evaluation.

Recommended review volume – about 4,000 characters (at spaces), or 2 A4 pages in TimesNewRoman font size / 12 /.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE LAYOUT AND STRUCTURE OF THE REPORTS

The submitted reports shall be provided in Microsoft Word format materials and have the following margins:

Top Margin 1,5 cm

 Gutter 0 cm

Bottom Margin 1,5 cm

Space from edge

Left Margin 2 cm      

Header 1,25 cm

Right Margin  1,5 cm

Footer 1,5 cm

           The main structural elements of the reports should be as follows:

  • Title;
  • Author’s information;
  • Abstract;
  • Keywords;
  • Main text:
    • Introduction;
    • Main exposition;
    • Conclusions;
  • References/Literature.

Title: the title of the report in Bulgarian and English must be short, written in capital letters in Times New Roman font (13 point, bold) and centered. It is mandatory to have a title in English.

Author’s information: must be centered and in Times New Roman font. This section contains the full names of the authors (12 point, bold); name of the organization, e-mail for contact with authors (11 point, italic).  It is the responsibility of the lead author to ensure that the list of authors, as well as the individual contributions to the study of each of them, are clearly stated.

Abstract: the abstract of the publications must be written in English. It’s in one-column format in Times New Roman font (10 point, italic, single-spaced). The abstract must include the following elements:

  • Introduction (”background” of the study) (mandatory);
  • Purpose and objectives of the study (mandatory);
  • Applied methodology (“setting of the study”) (mandatory);
  • Achieved major results (mandatory);
  • Conclusions (mandatory);
  • Limitations of the research and consequences (if any);
  • Practical implications (if any);
  • Originality/value (mandatory);

The maximum length of the abstract should not exceed 200 words!

Keywords: Up to 5 keywords must be included at the end of the abstract (10 point, normal).

MAIN TEXT:

The report must be in two-column format. Distance between columns should be 0.7 сm. For equations authors should use Word Equation Editor. Scalars must be in italic, and vectors – bold. The size of the basic font must be 12 pt, in Sub-/Superscript – 8 pt, Symbol – 16 pt, and Sub Symbol – 12 pt. A distinction must be made between the number 1 and the letter l, as well as between zero and the letter O. Throughout the whole manuscript should be used SI International Measurement System, including tables and figures.

А) Introduction

The introduction aims to ensure that the published development includes novelty and it is applicable by responding the following questions:

  • What is the problem?
  • Are there any existing solutions (the level of investigation of the problem at the moment is indicated)?
  • Which are the best solutions, according to the author/s?
  • What is the main limitation of the study?
  • What is expected to be achieved by the author/s of the research?

B) Main exposition

The main text is structured into separate sections, distinguished by their titles. (Headings should be brief, with clear indication of the differences between their hierarchy.The preferred format for the main titles is to be written in bold format and subtitles to be written in italics. Font – Times New Roman 12, capitals, left alignment).

The main text should include:

Purpose and objectives of the study. The purpose and objectives of the study should ensure the understanding of the publication’s focus and should justify its structure. After that, authors should specify:

  • What is the significance of the publication?
  • Why the publication is important and original?
  • To whom is the publication designed?

Additionally can be discussed potential utility of practice, importance for future studies, detailed limitations of the study and others.

Main thesis and hypothesis of the research. Authors’ arguments about their merit are presented.

Applied methodology and methods. The author should indicate the main methods used by him in a separate title. Author should demonstrate that the methodology is robust and appropriate to achieve the objectives. It is expected by the author to focus on the main theme, to point the main stages of his research, to show the used methods and influences that determine the chosen approach by him/her, to give arguments why he/she has chosen specific examples and others.

Achieved major results. When presenting the results, it is important authors to focus on the essentials. The publication must contain only the essential facts and those with a wider meaning, without giving many details of every possible statistics. If development is full of statistics, it is possible to prevail over the conclusions and after all the publication to be understood primarily as an enumeration of facts and not as a scientific study. The main thesis of the author must be clearly traceable and steadily established.

When describing the results author’s  should seek answers to the following questions:

  • Do you provide interpretation for each of the submitted results as you want?
  • Are the achieved results consistent with what other researchers have found?
  • Are there any differences? Why?
  • Are there any limitations?
  • Does the discussion logically lead the reader to your conclusion?

It is important when presenting the results not to make statements that go beyond what results can acknowledge.

C) Conclusion

The general rule is that the conclusion should not only contain a summary of the research (it can be found in the abstract). The conclusion should give answers to the set at the beginning of the publication questions and to indicate opportunities for further research. It would be better to reveal how the achieved results will be applied in practice and to identify constraints in this regard. Although indicating how this research can be applied and extended in future studies, it is not accepted in the conclusion to introduce new material or to be state the obvious. The conclusion should emphasize what is different in the research results, what stands out in the design or it is unexpected.

D) Notes

Notes or Endnotes should be used only if it is absolutely necessary and must be identified in the text by consecutive numbers, enclosed in square brackets and listed at the end of the report.

E) Funding the scientific research

Funding sources of the scientific research in the report are presented in section “Acknowledgements”. Authors should describe the role of these funding sources throughout the whole workflow – from sтагинг the research to achieving the final results.

F) Figures and tables

Figures and tables should be included in the text with titles (9 point, italic). Figures should be numbered consecutively as cited in the text. The numbering and titles of the figures are placed below them. The numbering and titles of the tables are placed above them. It is preferably they to be accommodated on the page without turning the wide portion of the paper horizontally. Necessary explanations are given below it, marked with the appropriate symbols/ characters.

G) References/Literature

The Literature cited in the text should be enclosed in medium brackets, and a numbered list should be given at the end of the report. The list of references should be written at the end of the document, and the sequence should be in the order of their mention in the text.

Literature should be given in the following form (books, magazines, conferences, respectively):

  1. Bejan A. Advanced engineering thermodynamics. New York: John Wiley and Sons Inc., 1997.
  2. Leon A. Benefits of split mandrel coldworking. International Journal of Fatigue 1998;20(1):1-8.
  3. Huang ZF, Tan KH. Structural response of a steel beam with a frame during a fire. In: Proceedings of the third international conference on advances in steel structures, vol. II, 2002, p. 1111-1118.

If  the source is available on the Internet, the full URL should be indicated at the end of the references and the date when you access it.

  1. Family name, Initials, Name of the article available at: URL address, year (date of access).

For each source cited in Cyrillic – in Bulgarian language, which has no original title in English, authors should give the same source, written according to the regulations of the transliteration.