These Guidelines have been developed following the standard BDS ISO 690-2021

IBS Publishing House and the Editorial Board of “Research Papers of IBS” are following the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines and is committed to apply the best practices on standards of ethical behaviour at all stages of the publication process. IBS Publishing House also encourages its authors to read the SAGER Guidelines developed by the European Association of Science Editors.

  • The journal “Research Papers of IBS” accepts only papers submitted solely to it. 

  • With the submission of the manuscript, the Author agrees to declare any Conflict-of-Interest.

  1. Manuscripts should be prepared using a standard word processing program.

  2. All the appendixes in the form of graphs, tables, illustrations and others should be suitable for reading and attached as a separate file in machine-readable format (.png или .jpeg).

  3. We do not encourage specific or additional text formatting (such as highlighting of text, using bullets or tabs).

  4. The paper should be prepared for a double-blind peer review procedure, e.g. the first page’s content is the author’s information, incl.: the name of the author/authors, personal scientific identifier (ORDCID ID, Researcher ID, Scopus number, RSCI, etc.), name of Institution, corresponding address and email address. 

  5. Second page contains the following information: abstract, title, abstract between 150-200 words,  JEL classification,  3 to 6 keywords.

  • If the text contains references in Cyrillic these references must be either written with their respective English titles or transliterated into Roman script based on the current transliteration standard BDS ISO 9:2001.

  • Journal article


VODENSKA, M. 2019. Tourism Impacts in Bulgarian National Resorts. Research Papers of IBS, vol. 11, 68-112. ISSN 1313-0846

  • Such a source is cited in the text as: (Vodenska 2019); Vodenska (2019)

  • Journal article with more than one author

EDIN, P-A., P. FREDRIKSSON, M. NYBOM, and B. ÖCKERT. 2022. The Rising Return to Noncognitive Skill. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 14(2), 78-100. Available from: [viewed 2022-05-12].


EDIN, P-A. (et al.). 2022. The Rising Return to Noncognitive Skill. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 14(2), 78-100. Available from: [viewed 2022-05-12].

  • Such a source is cited in the text as: (Edin, Fredriksson, Nybom, Öckert 2022); Edin, Fredriksson, Nybom, Öckert (2022) or (Edin et al. 2022); Edin et al. (2022)

  • Books

RIBOV, M. 2021. New technologies. The next generation. Sofia: UNWE. ISBN 978-619-232-511-4.

or RIBOV, M. 2021. Novite tehnologii. Sledvashtoto pokolenie. Sofia: UNWE. ISBN 978-619-232-511-4.

  • Such a source is cited in the text as: (Ribov 2021); Ribov (2021); (Ribov 2021: 59)

  • Translated literature

BAARD, H.P. 1981. Frans Hals. Translated from Dutch to English. George STUYCK (trans.). London: Thames and Hudson. ISBN 978-0-500-09150-0

  • Online source available through subscription-based platform/database (“Paywall”) or with a level of restriction

The listed references that are available through subscription-based platform/database must be written following the standard and additionally stating the level and kind of access restriction [paywall]//.

CARLSON, A. & Barbara M. POPE. 2009. The “Big Deal”: A survey of how libraries are responsible and what the alternatives are. Online. The Serials Librarian, 57(4), 380-398. Available from: [paywall]. [viewed 2022-05-15].

MAHER, D. 2019. New tendencies in ecology. Online. New York: Backstone Publishing, ISBN 896-8-4125-1234-5. Available from: EBSCOhost. [paywall].


*For every other case, that is not highlighted in these Guidelines, Authors should refer to the accepted standard BDS ISO 690-2021. In case of transliteration, the Authors should refer to the current standard BDS ISO 9:2001.