Centre for Russian, East-Central European and Post-Soviet Music Studies

"Българско музикознание" "Bulgarian Musicology" is the sole academic music and musicology periodical in Bulgaria. It was launched in 1977 as a musicological series to evolve into a quarterly since 1981.

It is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal by both foreign and Bulgarian reviewers.

Published articles deal with phenomena and processes in various areas of Bulgarian and international musical culture, using advanced analytical approaches. Priority is given to those considering newly found records, understudied or unstudied events, processes, historical periods, genres, etc. Special issues are devoted to significant historical and contemporary topics.

The journal welcomes articles by both established and young musicologists from Bulgaria and abroad.

The journal has an established supply chain across Bulgaria covering over 40 libraries across the world. Wide readerships of all ages show interest in the journal: professional musicians; studying music; humanities scholars.

The journal is being presented along with other musicological editions, commented in the press and e-media.

Bulgarian Musicology is indexed in ERIH PLUS.


ISSN 0204-823X


Editorial Board:
Prof. D.Sc. Elisaveta Valchinova-Chendova (Editor-in-Chief, IAS – BAS)
Prof. Goritza Naydenova, Ph.D. (Deputy Editor in-Chief, IAS – BAS)
Assoc. Prof. Yavor Genov, Ph.D. (Deputy Editor in-Chief, IAS – BAS)



Dear colleague,

we would kindly like to invite you to take a part in journal Bulgarian Musicology with article(s) for the issues intended for 2022:

Musical Practices

Bulgarian Musicology, 2022, № 2

Musical practices from various periods, observed in cultural, historic or theoretic aspects. Festival practices both in the past and present are especially emphasized.

Lazar Nikolov and the Time

Bulgarian Musicology, 2022, № 3

The third issue of 2022 pays tribute to the 100th  anniversary of Lazar Nikolov (1922–2005) – one of the most prominent figures of Bulgarian New Music.

The articles can be dedicated to his musical legacy and personality, but also to wider thematic circle, directed to contemporary music in Bulgaria and Europe or to the cultural processes of his time.

The other two issues (№ 1 and № 4) are miscellanea, containing papers from various thematic fields of the Musicology and Ethnomusicology.

Please address your proposal to this email until 20th August 2021

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Deadline for the texts:

– Issue № 1 until 20 January 2022;

– Issue № 2 and № 3 until 30 March 2022;

– Issue № 4 until 30 September 2022.

Best regards,

The editorial team of Bulgarian Musicology