Bulletin of the Natural History Museum – Plovdiv (Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Plovdiv) is the official scientific bulletin of the Regional Natural History Museum – Plovdiv, published by Plovdiv University Press. The journal accepts submissions of original studies in the field of paleontology, natural history, geology and speleology, zoology, botany, ecology, biogeography, museology, history of natural studies, information about museum collections, etc. The official language of the journal is English. Exceptions are possible, certain manuscript may be published in Bulgarian language, with extensive abstract in English.

Once an article is accepted, it is published online first immediately. Manuscripts may be rejected without peer review if they do not comply with the instructions for authors or if editor estimate that they are beyond the scope of the journal. The journal allow the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions.

Bulletin of the Natural History Museum – Plovdiv follows the standards for Ethics and Publication Malpractice set by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Conformance to standards of ethical behavior is therefore expected of all parties involved: Authors, Reviewers, Editors, and the Publisher.

Manuscript submissions are welcome. 

Online ISSN 2534-9635; Print ISSN 2534-9627

Periodicity: Annually – one issue per year (December).

Type: Open Access, hard copy and electronically. Free of charge to publish.

In 1970, the Natural History Museum - Plovdiv issues Volume 1 of the journal "Bulletin of the Natural Science Museum Plovdiv”. In 1973 Volume 2 was released.

Before the release of the independent journal of the Natural History Museum - Plovdiv, researchers at the museum published their articles in "Annuals of the Museums in the Plovdiv Region" and from 1975 in "Bulletin of the museums in Southern Bulgaria", which was published until 1995 (a total of 21 volumes).

With the creation of the Bulletin of the Natural History Museum - Plovdiv, the Regional Museum of Natural History - Plovdiv resumed issuing its scientific journal. In the magazine accepted for posting short messages (up to 4 pages), original research papers (from 4 to 10 pages) and review articles (over 10 pages) in the above mentioned fields and shaped according to the instructions for authors.

The logo of the journal is the paleoendemic beetle Rhodopaea angelovi Gruev & Tomov, 19681, known only from a small area in the Rhodope Mountains, south of Plovdiv. The species is named after Professor Emeritus Pavel Angelov, one of the first directors of the museum, who collected the type specimens.


E-mail: bnhm_plovdiv@abv.bg

From the Editorial Board



1 Gruev B., V. Tomov. 1968. A new genus and species Rhodopaea angelovi gen. et sp. n. (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) from Bulgaria. Rev. Ent. URSS, XLVII(3):553-555 (in Russian with English summary).