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Journal of the National Archaeological Institute with Museum – BAS
This Journal has been published since 1959. It goes out twice a year.
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Arheologia Journal is a publication of the National Archaeological Institute with Museum – BAS. It was established in 1959 as a periodical promoting the fieldwork and the research activity of Bulgarian archaeologists.
Academician D. P. Dimitrov was the first Editor-in-Chief of the journal. He was Editor-in-Chief for many years as well as the one who created its concept.
It has 4 issues per year and includes the following headings: Studies, Publications, Museum Activity and Conservation Work, Lectures and Consultations, Reviews and News.
The journal covers a broad chronological range. Its main goal is to outline, reflect and guide the development of the various aspects of Bulgarian archaeology. Articles and reports on excavations in Bulgaria are published as well as articles on theoretical aspects of the prehistoric, ancient and mediaeval archaeology, numismatics, sphragistics, etc. Reviews on archaeological exhibitions, recently published books and information about academic conferences are also presented.
A number of outstanding scholars who worked at the National Archaeological Institute with Museum – BAS have been editors and contributed a lot to the more than 50 years long history of the journal – Academician D. P. Dimitrov (1959-1973), Academician Dimiter Angelov (1974-1989), Prof. Velizar Velkov (1990-1993), Prof. Dimiter Ovcharov (1993-2001). The design of the journal has also undergone through many changes but the main idea embedded in its establishment – to be the face of Bulgarian archaeology – was a constant aim of all editors-in-chief and editorial boards. Initially Arheologia (Sofia) Journal had colorful paperbacks and an illustration on the front cover and later the paperbacks became white with a black-and-white photo on the front cover. The idea of this particular design – a white cover but decorated with a color illustration – was preserved until nowadays because time proved that it is the design, which makes us look different.
Since 2001 Prof. Dr. Sc. Vassil Nikolov has been Editor-in-Chief of Arheologia (Sofia) Journal. We still keep the tradition to publish the field and scholarly discoveries on the pages of the journal. At the same time it is open for qualitative articles devoted to the problems of Bulgarian archaeology.
The content includes five themes: Studies, Reports, Discussions, Reviews and News. The Studies, Reports and Discussions headings have summaries in English. The first copy of the year contains a List of Publications of the Scholars Working at the National Archaeological Institute with Museum – BAS as well as at the Departments of Archaeology at St. Kliment Ohridski University in Sofia and St. St. Cyril and Methodius University in Veliko Tarnovo. An academic chronicle is also published.
Arheologia (Sofia) Journal is an academic publication and is distributed in Bulgaria and abroad by subscription. It is also on sale at the bookstall of the National Museum of Archaeology.