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About us:

Hikari Ltd is a publisher of international scientific journals and books. The company was founded in 2005 and it is registered and operating in Bulgaria. Our editions cover a wide range of disciplines with journals included in the main abstracting and indexing databases, and cataloged in significant number of libraries and specialized repositories.

Hikari is a member of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), SPARC Europe (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and APAIS (Asia-Pacific Academic and Industrial Services). The journals of Hikari Ltd are archived digitally in PORTICO - a digital preservation service whose mission is to preserve scholarly literature and to ensure long-term access to electronic archives. Hikari is a member of Publishers International Linking Association (CrossRef).

About our mission:

Hikari aims to provide high-level quality service in scientific publishing. We aim our journals to maintain the highest international standards of quality, with editorial boards composed of scholars well known around the world. We combine the standards of scientific quality together with efficient peer-review process. Hikari provides free access to our books and free access to all papers of published issues of our journals. Forthcoming issues and articles in press contain papers which have been peer reviewed, accepted, copy edited and formatted. Articles in press are citable but should not be considered as a final form of publication since text could still change before final publication. Access to articles in press is available for registered users (registration is free), editors, authors and reviewers. Access to articles in press is freely available after a period of at most two months. We will continue to keep our growing force in the scientific publishing and develop the high quality knowledge-based products and service for the scientific, academic and research communities worldwide.

Our key executives:

Dr. Emil Minchev
President and CEO

Emil Minchev holds master's degree in physics from Sofia University and Ph.D degree in mathematics from Chiba University, Japan. He has specialized in mathematical sciences in Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. Emil Minchev stayed for research work at University of Oldenburg (Germany), University of Amiens (France), University of Haifa (Israel), University of Gdansk (Poland), University of Graz (Austria), etc. He is author of a monograph and over 80 research papers published in international journals.

E. Ivanova
Business Development

E. Ivanova graduated from Sofia University, Bulgaria with master's degree in microbiology. She has specialized in biological sciences.


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