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
Web of Science (WoS) Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
We are changing over to the new DOI display recommendations
Effective March 2017, Crossref has updated their DOI display guidelines, in part to ensure security (with https). For more details, see https://www.crossref.org/display-guidelines/ ☍ The new recommended format looks like this:
And here’s how that looks in an APA Style reference:
Morey, C. C., Cong, Y., Zheng, Y., Price, M., & Morey, R. D. (2015). The color-sharing bonus: Roles of perceptual organization and attentive processes in visual working memory. Archives of Scientific Psychology, 3, 18–29. https://doi.org/10.1037/arc0000014 ☍
We recommend that you use the new format consistently throughout a reference list. We will begin using the new format in ESNBU from Vol.4, issue 2 forward. But, to clarify, in already published papers, all of the following are currently considered correct APA Style:
https://doi.org/10.1037/arc0000014 ☍http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/arc0000014 ☍doi:10.1037/arc0000014 - i.e. no active link
On the web pages of articles which display the references, we will be retrospectively changing over to the new DOI display in compliance with the Crossref recommendations. Reference Crossref. (2017). Crossref DOI Display. Retrieved from https://www.crossref.org/display-guidelines ☍✍
ESNBU entered DOAJ on 13 October 2018! The list of scientific and scholarly journals that meet high quality standards by exercising peer review and editorial quality control and use a funding model that does not charge readers or their institutions for access. Visit ESNBU in DOAJ here https://doaj.org/toc/2367-8704 ☍✍
ESNBU accepted for coverage in the ESCI! More precisely, beginning with 2017, ESNBU will be indexed and abstracted in Emerging Sources Citation Index, the new edition in the Web of Science Core Collection. For our authors this means that articles will be included in an author’s H-Index, and also any analysis on Web of Science data or related products such as InCites. After publishing three consecutives issues, while undergoing the more in-depth editorial review, we will be allowed to move on and apply for evaluation in one of the three flagship Citation Indexes, namely, the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) or the Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI). Indexing in the ESCI provides a mark of quality. And we promise to maintain our high standards in academic publishing! We thank you, all our editors, reviewers, and authors for being on this journey with us so far! Share proudly with your colleagues that you have been part of it!