In 1973, on the initiative of “Medicine and Physical Culture" Publishing House, more precisely the then manager Mr. Trayan Ivanov, the Ministry of Health set up and approved to subsidize a new medical journal, published only in the English, which to reflect the status and achievements of Bulgarian medical science. Thus the language barrier was overcome and stable relations were established with the international medical societies, large libraries and university centres.

The internationally known scientist Prof. Assen A. Hadjiolov was elected Editor-in-chief by the first editorial board and the journal was named Acta Medica Bulgarica. For more than 20 years, the “Medicine and Physical Culture" personnel did all the work related to the publishing of Acta Medica Bulgarica, regardless of the fact that the magazine kept on its appearance as an organ of the Medical Academy, respectively of the Sofia Medical University.

Through the years, following the tradition of electing the Rector of Sofia Medical University to lead the publishing of the journal, Editors-in-chief were Prof. Atanas Maleev, Prof. Nikolay Belovezhdov, Prof. Dimiter Djerov, Prof. Vladimir Ovcharov, and Prof. Vanyo Mitev. Presently, Prof. V. Zlatkov,, the Rector of Sofia Medical University, is the Editor-in-chief of Acta Medica Bulgarica.

Gradually, a greater number of scientists from all over the world, as well as universities and scientific institutes, demonstrated a stronger interest in publishing their papers in AMB. The journal is on demand by over 300 world medical libraries working on principles of medical information exchange.

For the last couple of years, Acta Medica Bulgarica, being an edition of Sofia Medical University, has been published by the Central Medical University Library, namely, the Department of Medical Information.

For more than 35 years, Prof. W. Bossnev and Prof. K. Tzachev were been responsible for the scientific edition, while Prof. S. Danev was devoted to the English version of the journal.

The editorial board has been respectfully marking out the joint efforts of all colleagues in publishing the journal through the years of complex social changes and encourages endeavours of the new generation of scientists to further develop and improve the scientific level of Bulgarian medical publications and consolidate its position in international medical literature.


Editorial Board


Prof. Victor Zlatkov, MD, PhD


Prof. Radomir Ugrinov, MD, PhD, DSc

Prof. Valentina Petkova, MPharm., PhD, DSc

Prof. Tihomira Zlatanova, MD, PhD

Deputy editor

Prof. Mihail Boyanov, MD, PhD, DSc

Editorial Panel

Medical Faculty


Corresp. member prof. Ivan Mitov, MD, PhD, DSc

Prof. Tsvetalina Tankova, MD, PhD, DSc

Prof. Silvi Georgiev, MD, PhD

Prof. Radoslav Girchev, MD, PhD, DSc

Faculty of Dental Medicine

Prof. Andon Filchev, MD, PhD, DSc

Prof. Hristina Popova, MD, PhD

Assoc. Prof. Pavel Stanimirov, MD, PhD

Faculty of Pharmacy


Prof. Nikolai Danchev, MD, PhD

Prof. Irina Nikolova, MD, PhD

Prof. Milen Dimitrov, MPharm., PhD

Faculty of Public Health


Prof. Tsekomir Vodenicharov, MD, PhD, DSc

Prof. Antoniya Yanakieva, PhD

Medical College

Prof. Zaharinka Savova, MD, PhD

Affiliate "Prof. Ivan Mitev" - Vratsa, a branch of Medical University - Sofia

Assoc. Prof. Pavlinka Dobrilova, MD, PhD

Central Medical Library

Lydia Tacheva, MD

  © CML-MU-Sofia 2009