“Banber”- Bulletin of Yerevan university
“Banber”: the four-month bulletin of social sciences has been published since 1967 in Yerevan. It is included in the list of scientific periodical publications acceptable for publishing the main results and propositions of doctorate dissertations and candidate theses established by the Higher Certification Commission of RA. It is the successor of the periodicals “Scientific Bulletin of State University of Armenian SSR” (1925-30), “Works” (1934-36), “Scientific Works” (1939-61), “Scientific Bulletin” (1962-66).
The scientific works carried out in YSU and scientific and educational institutions of the Republic are published in “Banber”; considerable attention is paid to the issues of Armenian Studies. Well-known scientists of the scientific institutions of RA, Diaspora and foreign countries collaborate with the bulletin. By January 1, 2010 the bulletin had been published three times a year (15 printer's sheet volume).
Since the mentioned time “Banber” has been published in the same periodicity but in six series, each of which has a steady label and 5 printer's sheet volume. They are: 1. “Armenian Studies”, 2. “Philology”, 3. “Law”, 4. “Philosophy, Psychology”, 5. “Sociology, Economics”, 6. “International Relations, Political Science”.
Each of the series has its own editorial board and editor.
The materials are published in Armenian, Russian and English. The published articles have summaries in other two languages. Brief information about the authors is given in three languages.
The periodical which covers social sciences has a serious scientific reputation among similar bulletins, as, before going to press, it is being reviewed, edited, compared with different sources and thoroughly proofread. Accordingly, the publications which do not correspond to the scientific standards of the bulletin, find no place in the periodical.
The editorial staff of the bulletin “Banber Yerevani Hamalsarani” consists of:
Editor-in-Chief – Hrachik Mirzoyan – Sc. D. in Philosophy
Atanesyan A. V. – Sc. D. in Political Science, Associate Professor
Aleksanyan A. S. - PhD, Associate Professor
Avetisyan L. V. – (Deputy Editor-in-Chief) – PhD
Gabuzyan A. H. – Sc. D. in Law, Professor
Gonchar N. A. – (Deputy Editor-in-Chief) – PhD, Associate Professor
Zohrabyan E. A. – Sc. D. in History, Professor
Harutjunyan E. A. – Sc. D. in Philosophy, Professor
Hovakimyan A. E. (Executive Secretary) – PhD
Hovsepyan L. S. – Sc. D. in Philology, Professor
Simonyan A. H. – Sc. D. in History, Professor, corresponding member NAS RA
In different years, the members of the editorial staff of the bulletin were awarded medals and letters of acknowledgement of the governing body of YSU for their good work.
In recent years Galust Gyulbenkyan Foundation has been supporting the printing of the bulletin.
Since 2012, all the materials of “Banber” have been placed in the University website.