Author Guidelines

Technical Requirements for Manuscript Preparation

When submitting for print, the materials should be prepared on MS Word for Windows as follows:

Textbooks and Scientific Literature

  • Edition with a format of 210 х 297 mm (А4). The manuscript is prepared as an A4 document, with 20 mm margins on all sides of the printing field, font – Arial or Times New Roman with a size of 12 Pt, line spacing – Multiple: 1.15, with page numbering;
  • Edition with a format of 148 х 210 mm (А5). The manuscript is prepared as:
    • А5 document, with 20 mm margins on all sides of the printing field, font – Arial or Times New Roman with a size of 10 or 11 Pt, line spacing – Multiple: 1.15, with page numbering, or
    • A4 document, with 20 mm margins on all sides of the printing field, font – Arial or Times New Roman with a size of 14 Pt, line spacing – Multiple: 1.15, with page numbering;
  • Edition with a format of 165 х 240 mm. The manuscript is prepared with the document size being 165 х 244 mm, with 20 mm margins on all sides of the printing field, font – Arial or Times New Roman with a size of 11 or 12 Pt, line spacing – Multiple: 1.15, with page numbering.

Dissertations and Dissertation Summaries

  • Dissertation summaries with a format of 148 х 210 mm (А5). The total volume should be up to 60 pages. It is recommended that the total number of pages is divisible by 4. The manuscript is prepared as:
    • А5 document, with 20 mm margins on all sides of the printing field, font – Arial or Times New Roman with a size of 10 or 11 Pt, line spacing – Multiple: 1.15, with page numbering, or
    • A4 document, with 20 mm margins on all sides of the printing field, font – Arial or Times New Roman with a size of 14 Pt, line spacing – Multiple: 1.15, with page numbering;
  • Dissertations with a format of 210 х 297 mm (А4) – 20 mm margins on all sides of the printing field, font – Arial or Times New Roman with a size of 12 Pt, line spacing – Multiple: от 1.15 до 1.5, with page numbering.

Journal Articles

The manuscripts must follow the author guidelines of each journal published at: http://journals.mu-varna.bg.***

Regardless of whether they are inserted within the body text, all figures and graphs are to be included as separate files in the original file format (images should be in a graphic format – e.g., jpg, png, eps) with their names corresponding to the figure numbering in the body text. The figure or table title is placed within the text together with its number. Scanned images must be with a resolution of 300 dpi.

All graphs and diagrams, regardless of whether they are included within the body text, must be editable.

Images must be property of the author or MU-Varna. Graphs and diagrams must be property of the author. Using other authors’ materials (images, graphs, and diagrams) is possible only after the written consent of the respective owner.

When publishing textbooks and handbooks in a digital format /on CD/DVD/, all requirements valid for a print edition are to be followed with the final product being produced as a security pdf or in another digital form.

*** Links to the author guidelines of each journal on our platform for scientific journals: