Science & Research is a multi-disciplinary journal of the Union of Scientists – Stara Zagora, which publishes original research articles and review articles on all aspects of life sciences. The papers are accepted on the basis of their scientific impact and suitability for publication and on the understanding that they have not been published, submitted or accepted for publication elsewhere. Papers submitted for publication are subject to peer-review.



By submitting a manuscript, the authors agree that the copyright for their article is transferred to the publisher if and when the article is accepted for publication.


Benefits for authors

The journal provides a free PDF of the published article, as well as a liberal copyright policy – free reproduction of figures and tables, which will be appeared in another publication. The Editorial Board provides also English language editing, which is payable.


Preparation of manuscripts

Manuscripts should be written in clear and grammatically correct English. The maximum length for the article is 10 standard pages with normal margins. Authors should be aware that papers written in poor English are more likely to be rejected. The text should be typed double-spaced with 2.5 cm (1 inch) wide margins, paper size A4, font - Times New Roman. Pages should be numbered consecutively. The order should be as follows: title page, abstract, keywords, text, statement for potential conflicts of interest, acknowledgments, references, figure legends. Figures and tables should be provided in separate files. An electronic version of the manuscript text and tables should be submitted in Word for Windows file. Figures should be submitted in JPEG or TIFF files.

Title: It should be brief, informative and not to exceed 20 words. Avoid abbreviations where possible. Title mast be in capital letters, not using abbreviations, in 12pt, Bold.

Author names and affiliations: Clearly indicate the given (first) name(s) and family name(s) of each author, as well as the name(s) of the institution(s) where the work was done. The name of the author/authors to be given in full (the name followed by the surname). The names do not need to be written entirely in capital letters in 12pt, Bold. Affiliation address of the authors should include the name of the university and faculty, postal code, city and country. If the authors are from different institutions, this has to be noted by asterisks above the author's names and addresses correspondingly in 12 pt, Italic.

Corresponding author: The mailing address, e-mail address, phone and fax numbers of the corresponding author must be given in a footnote to the first page.

Abstract should not exceed 250 words and should outline briefly the purpose, results, and conclusions of the study. The abstract must be printed in 11 pt.

Keywords: Provide a maximum of 5 keywords after the abstract in 10 pt, Italic.

Text of the original article should be divided into the following sections: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Statement for Potential Conflicts of Interest, Acknowledgements, and References, font size in 12 pt.

Abbreviations: All abbreviations should be defined at their first mention in the text.

Footnotes should only be used if absolutely necessary.

References in the text should be cited by names only if they are part of the sentence. For example: “Nakamura et al. [52] described earlier...” Otherwise, they should be indicated by the reference number(s) in square brackets without intervals [1,5,83]. List the references in the order they are cited in the text. The style of references should be as mentioned below:

For journals: Names and initials of all authors, title of the paper, journal title abbreviation, year of publication, volume number, first and last pages. For example:

Uyeda HT, Medintz IL, Jaiswal JK, Simon SM, Mattoussi H. Synthesis of compact multidentate ligands to prepare stable hydrophilic quantum dot fluorophores. J Am Chem Soc 2005;127:3870-3878.

For books: Names and initials of author(s)/editor(s), title, publisher, place of publication, year of publication. For example:

Kumar C (Ed). Nanomaterials for Biosensors, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2008.


Jelinek R, Kolusheva S. Biomimetic nanosensors. In: Nanomaterials for Biosensors, Kumar C (Ed). Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2008, pp. 311-336.

Legends to figures should be provided on a separate page after the references. All figures should be referred to in the text.

Tables should be typed on separate pages after the text and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals into the text.

Figures (charts, diagrams, photographs, etc.) should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. The figures (color or grayscale) should be provided in a minimum of 300 dpi (JPEG or TIFF files).



PDF proofs send by e-mail to the author must be returned within 48 hours to the editorial office. The delayed dispatch of corrected proofs will delay the publication.


Ethical Guideline

The submission of manuscript in Science & Research implies that all authors have read the article and have agreed with the content, as well as that any experimental research that is reported in the manuscript has been performed with the approval of an appropriate ethics committee and in accordance with the institutional and national guidelines and regulations. All studies, carried out on humans, must be in compliance with the Helsinki Declaration (



The fee for publishing an article is 40 euros. 30 euros are paid when applying for a publication, which will return in negative judgments. The remaining 10 euros are paid after two positive reviews and an English editor.