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.
Open Access means that all published articles in ESNBU 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).
Call for Submissions - Vol2, Issue 2, 2016
English Studies at NBU invites contributions for Volume 2, Issue 2 to be published in December 2016. Manuscripts are accepted in English. Translations of published articles are generally not accepted.
Please email your submissions to englishstudies-AT-nbu.bg.
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 http://www.ease.org.uk/publications/author-guidelines ☍. 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previously, is not considered for publication elsewhere and will not be submitted elsewhere unless it is rejected or withdrawn.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.
Why it's time to publish research “failures” Publishing bias favors positive results; now there's a movement to change that. By Lucy Goodchild van Hilten. Posted on 5 May 2015 trough Elsevier - Read on✍
Dear readers and reviewers, From Vol2. Issue 2 ESNBU will introduce an optional Open Peer Review system. Reviewers will have the option to select whether their reviews are anonymous or open, and if they give us permission to disclose their names. The open reviews, along with the reviewers' disclosed names (with permission), will be published below the abstracts of the articles on the website, thus inviting more and open comments on the published works. Open review systems have existed since the 90s and many journals have reported on reduced bias and improvement of quality of both the articles and their reviews. Some of the benefits for readers and authors are: more constructive reviews, and that published reports can serve as peer review examples for young researchers. Among the benefits for reviewers are: it shows the reviewer’s informed opinion of the work, demonstrates experience as a reviewer, can take credit for the work involved in performing the review (apart from our encouragement to verify and earn credit for reviews at https://www.publons.com ☍). We, the editors of ESNBU, believe that disclosing the pre-publication history of an article through the introduction of an open peer review system will make the peer review process more transparent and will stimulate scholarly discussion. Thanks for contributing to the advancement of knowledge! The Editors✍
translate plus has opened a new office in Bulgaria and as part of our increasing presence in Sofia, our directors Robert Timms and Per Severinsen recently visited New Bulgarian University (NBU). During our visit, translate plus was kindly hosted by Associate Professor Boris Naimushin, Head of the English Studies Department at NBU. Robert and Per gave a talk to a group of language students to provide an insight into ... Read more