The journal Geologica Balcanica was founded in 1934 by Prof. Stefan Bončev.
The journal has played a significant role in the dissemination of regional and conceptual contributions within the framework of geological sciences in the Balkans. Since 2008, Geologica Balcanica is the official journal of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association (CBGA). It is published one time a year by the Geological Institute “Strashimir Dimitrov” of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
Geologica Balcanica welcomes original manuscripts covering all aspects of the geology of the Balkan Peninsula and surrounding regions. It is devoted primarily to research papers, but short communications reflecting interesting results, regional syntheses, reviews, and book reviews may also be considered. Short contributions and abstracts from recent workshops, symposia, congresses, and any relevant scientific activity could also be accepted.
Geologica Balcanica publishes contributions to:
- Palaeontology and stratigraphy;
- Isotope geology and geochronology;
- Magmatic and metamorphic petrology;
- Tectonics and structural geology;
- Regional geology;
- Geology of deposits;
- Earthquake geology.