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Ezik i Literatura [Language and Literature] is the oldest Bulgarian journal in philologies that has been regularly published for 72 years. In this period, members of its editorial board have been respected Bulgarian linguists, literature specialists, ethnologists, teachers, and writers. Today the journal has international editorial board and international operative editorial team.

International Advisory Board. Its primary activities include making decisions about and control of editing policies and goals. It includes: Ivan Radev (chairman), Giuseppe dell'Agata (Italy), Rumyana Damyanova, Wojciech Gałązka (Poland), Nikola Georgiev, Simeon Hadjikosev, Michael Holman (Great Britain), Kleo Protohristova, Kiril Topalov, Milena Tsaneva, Mihail Videnov, Marie Vrinat (France), Simeon Yanev

International Editorial Board. It is responsible for implementation of the main policies of the journal and for preparation of the journal issues on time. It includes: Boian Valtchev (Editor in Chief), Camila Danilcenco (Italy), Margaret Dimitrova, Kostas Dinas (Greece), Yordan Efftimov, Asen Kozhuharov, Annegret Niemann-Stern (Germany), Kamen Rikev (Poland), Katya Issa, Katya Staneva, Juliana Stoyanova, Szondi György (Hungary), Grigoriy Venediktov (Russia). In the recent years the publishing of the journal issues mostly depends on the financial support of the Bulgarian National Science Fund and projects are submitted each year for its calls. These projects are considered as parts of a whole having its interconnected links. Through them the editors of the journal try to present to the readers the changing picture in modern humanities. To provoke an interdisciplinary debate between different academic disciplines is one of the important tasks of the journal and a starting point in the design of each project.

To broaden the reading public of the periodical is a constant concern and priority of the editors. For this purpose, since 2017, the journal has both paper and full-text online edition eISSN 2535-1036 (ezik-i-literatura.eu).

Since 1994, it has become a tradition papers in each issue to be centered around a theme in the field of language, literature, and culture, such as Bulgarian Language at School and University, Mediterranean Mind, Bulgarian Studies in China and Chinese Studies in Bulgaria, Bulgarian Studies in Poland and Polish Studies in Bulgaria, Language Parliament, and others. This thematic organization of the journal issues is differentia specifica of this journal and clearly distinguies it from the other journals in the field in Bulgaria.

The editors of the journal follow all international standards for evaluating the papers submitted for publication. Each submitted paper is an object of the procedure of double-blind peer review. Then it is reviewed by the editors. It is their decision whether to publish or reject a paper or request improvements. Both as anonymous reviewers and as members of the editorial board work established Bulgarian and international specialists. The editorial goal is that all publications correspond to the high academic standards.