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Volume 3, Issue 2, 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. Translations of published articles are not accepted.

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)
Listed in the MLA Directory of Periodicals and indexed in the MLA International Bibliography


Call for Submissions - Vol4, Issue 1, 2018

English Studies at NBU invites contributions for Volume 4, Issue 1, 2018. 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previously, is not considered for publication elsewhere and will not be submitted elsewhere unless it is rejected or withdrawn.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.

ESNBU rewards its reviewers

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 - 20:45:51 CEST  

Peer review is hard work, we know that. And most of this hard work remains invisible. Not with us at ESNBU! English Studies at NBU has partnered with Publons, the world’s leading peer review platform, to officially recognise your peer review contributions. You can view our ESNBU journal profile here. When you review for English Studies at NBU you are invited to track, verify and get recognition for that review on Publons. You can then use your verified peer review record as evidence of your contributions to the scientific community in promotion and funding applications. See the profiles of the Managing Editor and two of our reviewers, Tadd Graham Fernee and Andrey Andreev. Publons also gives you access to a range of tools and data so you can see how your review efforts compare with others. Ten of our reviewers have already joined and have received credit for their dedication and committment. Visit Publons for more information or sign up for FREE Start building reputation as an expert in your field!

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).

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