On the 26th June 2019 (Wednesday) in the conference hall of the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” in front of publishers of scientific papers was officially presented a prototype for Citation index of the publications by Bulgarian authors (social sciences). The event is a part of the project “Design and development of a prototype of the information system Citation index of the publications by Bulgarian authors (social sciences)”, funded by the Scientific Research Fund (2017; contract № ДН 15 / from the 11th December 2017).

The round table was opened by Assoc. Prof. Anna Angelova, Director of the University Library “St. Kliment Ohridski”, and Assoc. Prof. Eliza Stefanova, Vice-rector of the Sofia University, that are also part of the project team which develops the citation index. The head of the scientific team, Prof. Olga Harizanova, presented the activities accomplieshed in the first stage, the relevance of the problem, as well as the results from the conducted studies of the Bulgarian and foreign practices and the relevant raised issues.

Ph.D. Bilyana Yavrukova presented in details the designed model of the citation index, which will be tested and developed. At the end of the meeting there was a discussion about the relevant questions, connected with the development of the prototype – for example, the transliteration of the names and titles, the preparation of the metadata, the presentation of the different types of materials and the links between them, etc.

The first test of the prototype will be on 2 specially selected titles, which meet all the obligatory requirements for scientiic papers – “Papers of BAS. Humanities” and “Pravna misal”.

The next information meeting in the frames of the project will be on the 26th September in the hall “Prof. Marin Drinov” in the building of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. At this event the prototype will be presented in front of authors of scientic papers.