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 two issues per year, June and December, 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; Audiovisual Translation, Localization
Abstracted and Indexed in:
CEEOL - Central and Eastern European Online Library
ERIH PLUS - European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences
MLA - Listed in the MLA Directory of Periodicals and indexed in the MLA International Bibliography
ROAD - Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources
WoS Core Collection (ESCI) - Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index
DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals
Russian Science Citation Index (РИНЦ)
And ESNBU articles have DOIs. ESNBU is the spearhead of change. It's our achievement in other ways too - through us and thanks to us, now all NBU periodicals will be able to assign and deposit DOIs and metadata. We register DOIs with CrossRef and deposit metadata for all ESNBU published articles. We started with Volume 4 and are going back to retrospectively assign DOIs to every published article. You can see how it displays on the landing page of the latest issues. How to recognise an ESNBU article by the DOI construction pattern, prefix/suffix. The prefix identifies the publisher, our custom suffix is journal.year.issue.number. For example, Slavina Lozanova's article "Issues in Bulgarian Sign Language Interpreting" has been assigned the DOI 10.33919/esnbu.18.2.4 which is interpreted as follows:
10.33919/ - the prefix, identifies NBU as publisheresnbu.18.2.4 - the suffix, is broken down to: esnbu - the journal 18 - year of publication 2 - issue number 4 - manuscript number in the issueall separated by dots in order to save space when displayed.
Mentioning the DOI display, the CrossRef recommendation, as we wrote in an earlier post, is the full URL as an active, live link. So the above article's DOI is displayed as:
which will take you to the landing page of the article where the PDF can be dowloaded. If the article needs to register a graph or a figure separately, the DOI easily becomes extendable by appending 'f1' or something similar as identifier. Be patient while we are updating the metadata in all databases which index ESNBU. We keep growing and developing. There will soon be more enhancements that come because of the DOI content and metadata registration. Watch this space!✍
Effective December 1, 2018 ESNBU officially signed a non-exclusive agreement with EBSCO, or Elton B. Stephens Co. in full, to index and distribute our content, your published articles, to libraries of all kinds. As you know, EBSCO, for over 70 years, has been offering library resources to customers in academic, medical, K–12, public library, law, corporate, and government markets. First, the journal will be indexed in EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), which allows institutions to search a portfolio of journals and magazines, and then it will be placed on a full-text database. Indexing via EDS can take some 1-2 months to be launched.✍
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:
Troeva, B. (2015). Helping learners with dyslexia read in English. English Studies at NBU, 1(1), 63–71. https://doi.org/10.33919/esnbu.15.1.5 ☍
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/10.33919/esnbu.15.1.5 ☍http://dx.doi.org/10.33919/esnbu.15.1.5 ☍doi:10.33919/esnbu.15.1.5 - 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 ☍ Update: See how we construct our DOIs