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  ISSN 0204-8043 (print)

  ISSN 1314-2143 (online)

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Aim and Scope

Journal Scope


Folia Medica is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary medical journal, published quarterly by Plovdiv Medical University. Paper-based at the beginning, it is now available also in an electronic version. Issued exclusively in English, Folia Medica publishes review articles, original research papers, rapid communications, brief reports, case reports, and letters to the editor. Received manuscripts are accepted for publication only after they have been rigorously reviewed by independent experts in the respective fields, the reviewers remaining anonymous to the authors. The journal is published under the strict supervision of an Editorial Board.
Scope – the journal accepts manuscripts in the following fields: medicine, dental medicine, pharmaceutics, public health and health care. Priority topics include: aetiology, molecular genetics, pathogenetics, experimental medicine, clinical and therapeutic aspects of socially significant diseases (cardiovascular diseases, cerebrovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus, neoplastic disorders, etc.), ecology and health, reconstructive dentistry, integrative biology.


To present solid and prestigious opportunities for the promotion of outstanding scientists. To disseminate current interdisciplinary medical research and to provide a tribune for sharing new scientific knowledge and methodology.
The general editorial policy is to optimize the process of issuing and distribution of Folia Medica in line with modern standards for current and active scientific periodicals focusing on content, form, and function.

All published articles are in full compliance with the current Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals -


Unique features distinguishing this journal

The journal has been published continuously since 1959 and has been indexed in Index Medicus/MEDLINE since 1965 till present day.
It is issued entirely in English, with Russian translations of the abstract of each article.
It is distributed to 102 educational establishments in 33 countries within the system of international exchange of publications.



Journal facts

Editor-in-Chief: PROF. Stefan Kostjanev, DMSc - Rector

Editorial Board: Editorial Board and International Editorial Board


Frequency of publication: 4 issues annually, published every third month, plus 1 or 2 supplements

Print journal circulation: 1,500

No. of submissions/year: 55

No. of published regular research articles/year: 40

No. of pages published/year: 360

ISSN (online journal): 1314-2143

ISSN (print journal): 0204-8043

Indexing: Folia Medica is abstracted/indexed in these major databases: Index Medicus, PubMed \MedLine\, ProQuest, EBSCO, Index Copernicus, Cabell`s Directory and Bulgarian Citation Index

Contact information:
Folia Medica
Medical University_Plovdiv
15A Vassil Aprilov, blvd
4002 Plovdiv, BG
Telephone Number: +359 32 602-311; fax: +359 32 602-534
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