Objectives and scope

Economic Thought journal is a leading double-blind, peer-reviewed international academic journal, published by the Economic Research Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. The journal has been published continuously since 1956. It took over and built on the traditions of the Economical Thought journal, founded in 1929 by the Society of Academic Economists in Bulgaria.

Economic Thought journal is a hybrid publication that publishes 4 issues per year in electronic and paper formats. The electronic version of the journal is available online at https://etj.iki.bas.bg, and its content is distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license. The paper version is distributed through subscription and in bookstores of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, as well as through book exchange with libraries of leading economic universities in over 30 countries via the Central Library of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Eligible for publication are original manuscripts in Bulgarian, English, and French languages. The journal employs a process of double-blind peer review by reputable Bulgarian and foreign reviewers, as well as software to check for plagiarism and the use of artificial intelligence in the preparation of manuscripts.

ISSN 0013-2993 (print), ISSN 2815-3189 (online)

Aims and Scope

The Economic Thought journal publishes original manuscripts on the development of economic theory and its application in economic practice. The journal accepts research from the orthodox and heterodox schools of Economics. The journal seeks to give way to innovative ideas and concepts, promote discussion, and reflect the richness of the economic heritage, interpreted from the point of view of contemporary economic development.
The publication policy of the journal focuses on issues related to:

  • Economic growth and sustainable economic development
  • Socio-economic reforms in developed and developing economies
  • Economic policy and the role of the state
  • Monetary and fiscal policy
  • Banking and non-banking financial institutions
  • World economy
  • Sectoral and regional studies
  • Financial, labour and commodity markets
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Modern methods of enterprise management
  • Global value chains
  • The digital economy
  • Human and social capital development
  • Behavioral economics
  • Crisis management
  • Lessons from the economic legacy.

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