Ministry of Education and Science (Bulgaria)

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Ministry of Education and Science
Established 1879
Current Minister Meglena Kuneva (2016)
Website http://www.minedu.government.bg

The Ministry of Education and Science (Bulgarian: Министерство на образованието и науката, Ministerstvo na obrazovanieto i naukata) of Bulgaria is the ministry charged with regulating and promoting the educational and scientific work in the country. It was founded as the Ministry of Popular Enlightenment in 1879 and existed under this name until 1947, after which it changed its name numerous times. In 2009 the name changed from "Ministry of Education and Science" to "Ministry of Education, Youth and Science". In 2013, this change was reversed.

Az Buki[edit]

Ministry of Education and Science
Founded 1991
Founder Ministry of Education and Science (Bulgaria)
Country of origin Bulgaria
Headquarters location Sofia
Publication types academic journals, newspaper
Nonfiction topics science and education
Official website www.azbuki.bg

The national publishing house "Az-buki" under the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science currently publishes the weekly newspaper "Az-buki" („Аз-буки” in Bulgarian) and 9 scientific journals. Its publications are intended for students, tutors, Bulgarian cultural centers and communities in and outside Bulgaria.[1][2][3]

Nadia Kantareva-Baruh PhD is the director of the publishing house.

Newspaper[edit]

The first edition of the national newspaper “Az-buki” came out on April 10, 1991.[4] The weekly publication continues the tradition of a newspaper, which started to come out in 1896.[5] "Az-buki" is distributed by means of subscription and each individual issue is read by an average of 22,8 people.

Scientific journals[edit]

The journals of "Az-buki" publishing house include scientific texts in Bulgarian and English, research papers and critiques of academic scientists and teachers. They can be used in research papers for publishing, they are mandatory for the purposes of educational qualifications and have been ordered almost 31 000 times including abroad. The oldest journals have history of almost 100 years since the first date of publication.

Publications[edit]

The list below includes nine scientific journals, which are indexed and referenced in Scopus, ERIH PLUS, CEEOL, Google Scholar, Primo (Ex Libris), Summon (ProQuest), Sociological Abstracts, ИНИОН – РАН, EBSCOhost, Philosophy Documentation Center.

  • Journal of Bulgarian Language and Literature [6] Bulgarian language and Literature, listed through EBSCOhost Research Databases. Bulgarian Language and Literature Journal has been included in the European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)
  • Journal of History[7] History, listed through EBSCOhost Research Databases. History Scientific Journal has been included in the European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)
  • Journal of Pedagogy Journal of Science Education[8] Pedagogy, listed through EBSCOhost Research Databases and included in the European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)[9]
  • Journal of Mathematics and Informatics[10] Mathematics and Informatics, listed through EBSCOhost Research Databases and included in the European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)
  • Journal of Strategies for Policy in Science and Education Science Education, indexed and referenced in CHEMICAL ABSTRACTS and SCOPUS[11]
  • Journal of Vocational Education[12] Vocational Education, listed through EBSCOhost Research Databases and included in the European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)
  • Journal of PhilosophyJournal of Foreign Language Teaching[13] Philosophy, listed in Philosophy Documentation Center and EBSCOhost Research Databases, and included in the European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)
  • Journal of Foreign Language Teaching[14] Foreign Language Teaching, listed through EBSCOhost Research Databases and included in the European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)
  • Journal of Strategies for Policy in Science and Education[15] Strategies for Policy in Science and Education, listed in EBSCOhost Research Databases; referenced in European Reference Index for the Humanities, ERIH PLUS, Sociological Abstracts, Social Services Abstracts; Worldwide Political Science Abstracts; Pais International and Linguistic and Language Behavior Abstracts.

Projects[edit]

National activities[edit]

Some of the "Az-buki" partners are state and international institutions,[16] as well as Bulgarian and foreign universities. "Az-buki" and its partners collaborate to manage projects, such as “Open line”[17] (Проект „Открытая линия“),[18] “Un-known in Sofia” (Не-Познати в София), which resulted in the renovation and maintenance of the national monument on Polovrak peak.

International activities[edit]

The publishing house is an active participant in public initiatives, which are associated with development of educational practices, popularization of the achievements of Bulgarian science as well as activities associated with the development of young people.[19]

Perception[edit]

External media[edit]

"Az-buki" has a portfolio [20] in Béhance. [21]

Recognition and prizes[edit]

The national publishing house "Az-buki" has received a lot of certificates and prizes from the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria, other governmental and public organizations and has received numerous greetings from the Bulgarian Prime Minister.


External links[edit]

  1. ^ Registration in the Bulgarian National Library
  2. ^ Ministry of Education and Science (ed.). "Az Buki National Publishing House for Education and Science". Retrieved 2016-07-15. 
  3. ^ "Bulgarian magazine Az-buki interviews Prof. Schuetze". 2013-06-10. Retrieved 2016-07-15. 
  4. ^ "German Central Journal database (ZDB)". Retrieved 2016-07-16. 
  5. ^ "Bulgarian Newspapers at the Library of Congress History of Bulgarian Newspaper Publishing". Retrieved 2016-07-15. 
  6. ^ "Bulgarian Language and Literature, Entry in German Central database (ZDB)". Retrieved 2016-07-16. 
  7. ^ "History Еducational Journal". Retrieved 2016-07-15. 
  8. ^ "Pedagogy Еducational Journal". Retrieved 2016-07-15. 
  9. ^ "ERIH Plus". 
  10. ^ "Mathematics and Informatics Journal of Education Research". Retrieved 2016-07-15. 
  11. ^ "Journal of Science Education". Retrieved 2016-07-15. 
  12. ^ "Vocational Education Еducational Journal". Retrieved 2016-07-15. 
  13. ^ "Foreign Language Teaching Еducational Journal". Retrieved 2016-07-15. 
  14. ^ "Foreign Language Teaching Еducational Journal". Retrieved 2016-07-15. 
  15. ^ "Strategies for Policy in Science and Education Еducational Journal". Retrieved 2016-07-15. 
  16. ^ "National Support Unit of EPALE in Bulgaria signed a framework cooperation agreement with the National Publishing House Education and Science 'Az Buki". 2016-05-17. Retrieved 2016-07-15. 
  17. ^ "Project Open Line". Varna University. 
  18. ^ "Открытая линия" (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 2016-07-15. 
  19. ^ "Prof. Schuetze interview". University Munich. 
  20. ^ "Newspaper Az-buki". Retrieved 2016-08-02. 
  21. ^ "Showcase & Discover Creative Work". Retrieved 2016-08-02.