About Us

Lyuboslovie is a journal of the Faculty of Humanities at Konstantin Preslavsky University of Shumen. It was first published in 1996. The idea belongs to assoc. prof. Nikolay Dimkov, who became its first editor in chief. At the beginning the journal is a repetition not only of the name of Fotinov’s prototype but also its book-cover. Later on its appearance changes, however, its publication policy assumed at its foundation is still preserved.

It is an open-access journal which relies on а competent editorial board of Bulgarian and foreign scientists and accepts articles in Bulgarian, Russian, English and German. The articles are double-peer reviewed and published free of charge.

The journal relies on а competent editorial board of Bulgarian and foreign scientists and accepts articles in Bulgarian, Russian, English and German.

Call for Papers

The new thematic issue of Lyuboslovie is entitled Illusions and it is to be published in 2024. It is our pleasure to invite you to participate with a research article on the topic in the fields of classical and modern literature and linguistics, history, sociology and anthropology, visual arts, media and public communications. Texts can be submitted also for the Documentary section – memoirs, archives, unpublished documents, etc. Additionally, we accept reviews/annotations of newly published research in Bulgaria and abroad related to the current topic Illusions.

The articles can be written in Bulgarian, Russian, English or German. The submission deadline for the titles and abstracts (min. 120 – max. 150 words) is 15 June 2024 and for the papers 30 August 2024. The technical requirements are on the journal’s website. The articles are blind peer reviewed. The journal is indexed in ERIH PLUS, EBSCO, eLibrary, CEEOL and SCRIBD.

Each material published in the journal receives its own unique DOI number, which helps in citation as it is a direct link to the online publication.


Lyuboslovie is an annual journal (paperback till 2008, since then both paperback and electronic edition) and it contains articles in the fields of philology, history and archeology, theology, theory of mass media by researchers at Shumen University, Bulgarian and foreign scientists. The journal also comprises memoirs and documents which reveal facts about the life and work of notable people in the history of Bulgarian culture and the national social life, as well as reviews of recently published books within the scope of humanities.

Publication Ethics

In its publication policy the Faculty of Humanities at Shumen University observes the accepted international standards of publication ethics. The rules of ethics apply to all participants in the publication process: authors and reviewers, editors and publishers.

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Formatting Guide

The articles should contain an abstract and key words in English. The authors name and the title of the article should be both in English and in the language of the article. The article is approved after peer reviewing and editing by the journal’s editorial board…

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International Standard Serial Number:

  • 10/2009 – 1311-9486;
  • 11/2011 – 1311-9486;
  • 12/2012 – 1314-6033;
  • 13/2013 – 1314-6033;
  • 14/2014 – 1314-6033;
  • 15/2015 – 1314-6033;
  • 16/2016 – 1314-6033;
  • 17/2017 – 1314-6033.