Call for Independent Evaluators for a COVID-19 related call - Bulgaria

Translation from Bulgarian Language 

Regulations of Bulgarian National Science Fund 

Issued by the Ministry of Education and Science 

Prom. SG. issue 41 of 31 2016 /

translation of relevant parts/ 

Part related to minimal requirements for evaluators of proposals

Minimum requirements for the members of the Executive Board of the Fund, members of the scientific expert committees and evaluators. 

3. The minimum requirements for evaluators in scientific areas are: 

a) minimum five scientific publications for the last five years; 

b) all the following requirements to be met during the whole career  

Biological Sciences: 15 scientific publications, of which at least 10 scientific papers in journals with impact factor or impact rank, Hirsch index 6 

Mathematical Sciences and Informatics: 10 scientific publications, including at least 6 scientific papers in journals with impact factor or impact rank, Hirsch index 4 

Medical Sciences: 20 scientific publications, of which at least 10 scientific papers in journals with impact factor or impact rank, Hirsch index 6 

Earth Sciences: 15 scientific publications, of which at least 8 scientific articles in journals with impact factor or impact rank, Hirsch index 5 

Social Sciences: 1 monograph or 15 scientific publications, 15 citations 

Agricultural Sciences: 15 scientific publications, of which at least 8 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, 10 citations 

Technical Sciences: 15 scientific publications, of which at least 8 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, 10 citations 

Physical Sciences: 15 scientific publications, of which at least 10 scientific papers in journals with impact factor or impact rank, Hirsch index 5 

Chemical sciences: 15 scientific publications, of which at least 10 scientific papers in journals with impact factor or impact rank, Hirsch index 6 

Humanities: 1 monograph or 15 scientific publications, 15 citations. 

4. Scientists working in interdisciplinary areas can participate in all areas of competence, as one interdisciplinary publication may be represented in all scientific fields concerned. 

5. Hirsch Index is validated for all publications of the scientist, according to Thomson Reuters or SCOPUS (the larger of the two). 

6. The number of scientific publications includes: 

- Publications in scientific journals with impact factor or impact rank; 

- Publications in scientific journals without impact factor or impact rank in which manuscripts are reviewed; 

- Studies; 

- Reports from scientific conferences, published in full text; 

- Patents.  

7. Publications notified under pt. 6 must be able to be verified by the Fund through Thomson Reuters, Scopus, Google Scholar or Inspire databases, through the official pages of publishers of magazines or monographs or to be proven by the authors in another way. 

8. The number of citations does not include citing the authors themselves or the other coauthors of the scientific publications. 

More information is available to all experts who meet the criteria and who would be interested in applying on the website of the National Science Fund.

Organisation: 
National Science Fund of Bulgaria
Email: 
fni2012@mon.bg
Application Deadline: 
Friday, June 12, 2020
Further Information: External Link