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Volume 3, Issue 1, 2017

English Studies at NBU (ESNBU) is an entirely open access, double-blind peer reviewed academic journal published by the Department of English Studies, New Bulgarian University in one or two issues per year in print and online. Manuscripts are accepted in English, with occasional articles in other languages.

ESNBU is Open Access - all published articles are freely available without charge to the users or their institutions. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author as long as the original authors, citation details and publisher are identified. This is in accordance with the definition of open access of the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI).

Subjects covered by this journal:
Language & Linguistics; Language & Literature; Language & Communication; Literature & Culture; History & Cultural Studies; Language Learning & Teaching; Translation & Interpreting Studies; Creative Writing & Art History; Audio-Video Translation, Localization

Abstracted and Indexed in:
Central and Eastern European Online Library (CEEOL)
European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)


Call for Submissions - Vol3, Issue 2, 2017

English Studies at NBU invites contributions for Volume 3, Issue 1 to be published in December 2017. Manuscripts are accepted in English. Translations of published articles are generally not accepted.

Please email your submissions to
For more information on how to submit, please visit our Submissions page.

Before submission, please also consult the EASE Guidelines for Authors and Translators of Scientific Articles to be Published in English, freely available in many languages at ☍. Adherence should increase the chances of acceptance of submitted manuscripts.

Submission of the manuscript represents that the manuscript has not been published previously, is not considered for publication elsewhere and will not be submitted elsewhere unless it is rejected or withdrawn.

Manuscripts written by authors whose mother language is not English should be checked by a native speaker or a professional language editing service before submission. Manuscripts submitted in poor English will be returned without review.

Every research manuscript submitted for publication to ESNBU is checked for plagiarism, duplicate publication and text recycling after submission and before being sent for initial editor screening and double-blind peer review. By submitting your manuscript to ESNBU you are agreeing to any necessary originality, duplicate publication and text recycling checks your manuscript may have to undergo during the peer-review and production processes.

Defining Open Access for ESNBU - HowOpenIsIt?

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 - 10:22:47 CEST  

We used SPARC*'s (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) - HowOpenIsIt Guide for Evaluating the Openness of Journals (pdf leaflet available here) and the Open Access Spectrum Evaluation Tool to evaluate the 'openness' of ESNBU and here's how we scored across the Open Access spectrum. Reader Rights - ESNBU score: 20 out of 20 Free readership rights to all articles immediately upon publication Reuse Rights - ESNBU score: 14 out of 20 Reuse, remixing, & further building upon the work subject to certain restrictions & conditions: CC BY-NC license (We apply the non-commercial use licence and give authors the right/option to negotiate commercial use with interested parties) Copyrights - ESNBU score: 16 out of 16 Author holds copyright with no restrictions Author Posting Rights - ESNBU score: 16 out of 16 Author may post any version to any repository or website Automatic Posting - ESNBU score: 12 out of 12 Journals make copies of articles automatically available in trusted third-party repositories (e.g., CEEOL) immediately upon publication Machine Readability - ESNBU score: 8 out of 16 (working on it to score higher) Article full text, metadata, & citations may be crawled or accessed without special permission or registration Total score: 86 out of 100. And this means ESNBU is 86% Open Access So far no journal in the world has scored 100!


Tue, 07 Feb 2017 - 11:13:41 CEST  

We are pleased to announce that our journal English Studies at NBU has been included in the European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS) See here: ☍ Last year ESNBU was approved for inclusion in the Central and Eastern European Online Library (CEEOL).

ESNBU has incorporated author disambiguation through ORCID

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 - 23:38:23 CEST  

What DOI is to a publication, this is ORCID to a researcher. ORCID stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID seeks to remedy the systemic name ambiguity problems seen in scholarly research by assigning unique identifiers linkable to an individual's research output. That is, ORCID provides a free persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher. Also, over time some of your research activities may become invisible because of variations of your name. ORCID Registry takes care of that - it stores details of all you scholarly activities under all the variations of your name. Many publishers have integrated ORCID into their journal management systems to solve authorship issues. ORCID provides a central registry of researchers that crosses disciplines, work places, sectors, and national boundaries. We have been acknowledging reviews at Publons since we launched English Studies at NBU and now you can allow those verified reviews to display in your ORCID Record. Your ORCID iD connects with your ORCID Record that can contain links to your research activities, affiliations, awards, other versions of your name, and more that you can use in funding applications. You control this content and who can see it. Learn more and register at ☍.

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