About the Journal

Ethical Studies (ISSN 2534-8434) is a peer-reviewed, open-access online academic journal founded and edited by the department of Ethical Studies at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences). One of the main objectives of the journal is to promote scholarly works in applied ethics, normative ethics, metaethics, as well as works that use an interdisciplinary approach, which, however, have some ethical problems as a main focus of investigation. It also welcomes contributions in history of ethics and Bulgarian ethics. Among the primary objectives of the journal is to provide an ethical expertise for some of the most important contemporary ethical problems. In addition to scientific articles, ES publishes translations, book reviews and event announcements. It accepts papers in Bulgarian, Russian and English. The journal is addressed not only to academics, but also to the widest possible audience interested in ethics.

Ethical Studies is indexed in DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), ROAD (Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources), Google Scholar. It is also included in the National Reference List of Contemporary Bulgarian Scientific Publications with Scientific Review, which is maintained by the Ministry of Education and Science through the National Center for Information and Documentation (NACID)

EDITORIAL BOARD

Prof. Emiliya Marinova – Editor-in-chief (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria)
Assist. Prof. Ivan Mikov – Managing editor (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria)

Assist. Prof. Aleksandra Traykova (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria)
Dr. Asya Asenova (Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, Italy)
Prof. Daniela Sotirova (Technical University, Sofia, Bulgaria)
Assoc. Prof. Dmitriy Smirnov (Ivanovo State University, Ivanovo, Russia)
Assoc. Prof. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece)
Assist. Gergana Mircheva (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria)
Prof. Ivanka Raynova (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria/ Institute for Axiological Research, Vienna, Austria)
Assist. Prof. Lyuboslava Kostova (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria)
Prof. Maksim Mizov (Center for Historical and Politological Studies, Sofia, Bulgaria)
Dr. Maria Hämmerli (University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland)
Prof. Nikolai Mihailov (Sofia University „St. Kliment Ohridski“, Sofia, Bulgaria)
Assoc. Prof. Olga Artemieva (Institute of Philosophy, RAS, Moscow, Russia)
Prof. Roberto Cipriani (Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy)
Prof. Ruben Apressyan (Institute of Philosophy, RAS, Moscow, Russia)
Assoc. Prof. Stoyan Stavru (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria)
Prof. Valentina Dramalieva (University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria)
Prof. Vasil Prodanov (University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria)
Prof. Volker Hess (Institute of the History of Medicine and Ethics in Medicine – Charité, Berlin, Germany)
Dr. Yuri Stoyanov (SOAS University of London, London, England)