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Medical University of Plovdiv

Youth Scientific Association


15A V.Aprilov

Competition "Science and Youth 2022"

Rules and regulations


The annual competition “Science and Youth - 2022” will take place on 08-10 of April 2022 in an online environment under the auspices of the Rector of Medical University – Plovdiv. Official languages are Bulgarian and English.

Undergraduates, PhD students and young researchers under the age of 45 can participate in the competition. Academic teachers that are above that age can be included only as scientific supervisors (mentors), but cannot present at the Conference and their name should appear last in the authors’ list. If this requirement is not taken into consideration the corresponding scientific work will not be registered. The candidates can participate in the event presenting original materials as well as reviews or case reports both in Bulgarian and English language. Students who prepare to present are advised to be supervised by a certified specialist (mentor) in the relevant scientific field.

Submission is available only online, on the website of the Youth Scientific Association ‘Asclepius’ – ( for English language or for Bulgarian language) with deadline – 07.02.2022. Each participant is able to declare in advance their preferred form of presentation. During the process of the scientific selection and evaluation of the abstracts, the form of the presentation could be changed following the decision of the Scientific Jury which is definitive. The number of scientific works that each participant submits (independently or in co-authorship) can be no more than 3 irrespective of the form of the presentation.


IMPORTANT!!! According to a new rule adopted in 2021, only participants who present in English will be granted the option to publish their full-text articles (also in English) in the Conference proceedings book “Science and Youth” 2022. Those who choose to present in Bulgarian, if accepted, will be granted the opportunity to present, but not to publish the full-text of their articles.

The forms of presenting of scientific works include: oral presentation and electronic poster (e-poster). The authors present the abstracts in the same language that the work is going to be presented in – either Bulgarian or English. The formatting requirements are given below as the latter will serve for evaluation of the works from the moderators during the scientific sessions.

All registered participants pay fee of 40 BGN for teachers and 30 BGN for students and PhD students who are not members of the “Asclepius” society and 20 BGN for teachers and 15 BGN for students and PhD students who are members of the “Asclepius” society, respectively, via bank transfer. The document of payment may be requested upon sending the details of the online sessions of the conference. Bank Transfer Details: UniCredit Bulbank AD, IBAN: BG15 UNCR 7527 3154 6234 00, SWIFT: UNCRBGSF. Please, indicate as reason for the payment: “For participation in Science and Youth 2022”.

Requirements for oral presentation:

  • The duration of the presentations is 7 minutes (+3 minutes for discussion)
  • The presentations must be informative and well-organized
  • When formatting the presentations please consider the following:
  • No more than 6-8 lines of text on each slide
  • The font must be large enough to be visible
  • There must be no more than two font colors in the same slide
  • No more than 10-12 slides in each presentation

Requirements for the e-posters

  • Duration of the presentation is 4 minutes (+2 minutes for questions).
  • e-Posters must fit into the given template (each poster is composed of one slide only) which can be downloaded from the website
  • The basic emphasis should be on the results and conclusions from the research.

The best scientific works in each session will be awarded and the authors will receive a diploma by the Rector of MU-Plovdiv.

The requirements for publication of the full text materials are as follows:

  • General requirements:
  • The papers are submitted on the day of delivering the report/poster (or when registering) online to Този имейл адрес е защитен от спам ботове. Трябва да имате пусната JavaScript поддръжка, за да го видите.. The file extension is .doc or .docx (A4 format). Deadline – 17.04.2022.
  • The authors are entirely responsible for the authenticity of the information they provide as well as for the style and punctuation of the script.
  • The participants must provide the following contact information after the article: address, telephone number and e-mail.

Original articles (from independent researches):

  • Text volume – up to 6 pages
  • Mandatory structure: Introduction, Aim, Material and methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion.


  • Text volume – up to 7 pages
  • Mandatory structure: Introduction, Aim, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion.

Case reports:

  • Text volume – up to 4 pages
  • Mandatory structure: Introduction, Actual presentation of the case, Discussion, Conclusion.
  • Technical requirements:
  • The text must be:
  • File extension: *.doc or *.docx (MS Word 97-2003 or MS Word 2010);
  • Font: Times New Roman or Calibri – 12 pt;
  • Margins: top/bottom – 2.5 cm; left/right 3.15 cm;
  • Line spacing: 1.5 lines
  • The headline is not capitalized. Name and surname of the authors, affiliation (clinic/department, faculty, university, town) are indicated under the headline without abbreviations and titles
  • Headline is placed under the illustration or under the table
  • The page numbers must be indicated in the bottom right corner
  • In the bibliography authors are listed by the order of citation

Only the Vancouver style is used when formatting the bibliography list