Prof. Marin Drinov Publishing House of BAS publishes and disseminates scientific papers, journals, collections of articles, scientific catalogs, bibliographies, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, albums and scientific papers of the autonomous and specialized units of the Academy as well as of individual scholars.
The publishing activity of the Academy began in 1869. Organizers and editors of the editions were the first full members of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (then “Bulgarian Learned Society”): Marin Drinov and Vasil Drumev. In 2015, 145 years elapsed since the first book of the “Periodical Journal of the Bulgarian Learned Society” had come out, in 1870 in Braila.
According to the Statute of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences which was adopted at the General Assembly of BAS on 27 and 28 February 1947 and entered into force on March 1 of the same year, the Academy created a publishing house with a printing house and bindery. In 1994, on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the creation of the Bulgarian Learned Society, it was renamed to “Marin Drinov” Academic Publishing House, and in 2014 the name was again changed to Professor Marin Drinov Academic Publishing House.
The Publishing House of BAS rithmically publishes and prints the six journals, defined as general academic journals: “Reports of BAS”, “Journal of BAS”, “Bulletin of BAS”, “Reports of BAS. Humanities and Social Sciences” and the science popular journals “Nature” and “Technosphere”.
Prof. Marin Drinov Publishing House of BAS provides the publication of scientific, scientific reference and science popular literature and contributes to the popularization and dissemination of scientific knowledge. In 2016, the thematic range of published books included titles such as: “History of BAS. First part. 1869 – 1947”, “Dictionary of the Bulgarian Language “(Volume 15), “The Proto-Bulgarian Necropolis in Balchik”, “Bulgarian Dialect Atlas. Summing up volume. IV. Morphology”, “The Cult to Relics and Miraculous Icons. Traditions and Modernity”, “Mythology of the Human Body. Anthropological Dictionary” and others. Thirty-eight scientific collections and monographs with a total circulation of 11,780 copies were published. In 2016, 24 journals of scientific units of BAS were published and printed with a total circulation of 10,828 copies.