Annual statement plus cost rise from 2015 to 2018

Mon, 07 Jan 2019 - 18:55:06 CEST  

This brief Annual Statement compares expenses from 2015 to 2018. We set up the journal with our own funds from additional activities which later became journal supporting activities. Those funds are spent on domain, hosting and printing. Some support from the Department kept us publishing but we still used our own supporting activities. Over the last year we managed to show results to the high management and have been partly supported now by the Publishing house to cover expenses for domain and hosting, printing, crossref membership and doi deposit fees. However, spending on individual activities has risen since 2015: - domain and hosting spending has increased by 358.5% - printing costs have gone up by 127% - now Crossreff will be 'leaching' out In total, our expenses have grown by 240% while we still receive the same amount of funding. Many of the activities related to running the journal are unpaid because we save up by doing these ourselves. Wages and Salaries -Editors' work; -Reviewers' work; -Web site design and maintenance; -Social media and content management; -Desktop publishing and design; -Pre-print production; -Metadata management and submission -Bookkeeping and accounts -Administrative costs; -Promotion and advertising; -Print/hard-copies distribution to libraries -Database liaison and management -Domestic and international postage -... Very soon we'll be in need of more people involved to help us in the future. Are you one of them? Give us a shout!

Or maybe you want to take a larger part in the journal life? Become a Patron!

Stan Bogdanov Managing Editor

Authorship and Multiple-author submissions

Tue, 01 Jan 2019 - 21:39:14 CEST  


Everyone listed as an author should meet our criteria for authorship. Everyone who meets our criteria for authorship must be listed as an author. Test of authorship Editors use the following standard as a test for authorship:

All authors of a paper have the ability and responsibility to publicly defend that paper.

English Studies at NBU (ESNBU) uses CASRAI's CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy), a high-level taxonomy including 14 roles that can be used to represent the roles typically played by contributors to scientific scholarly output. The roles describe each contributor’s specific contribution to the scholarly output. Find out about our definition of what constitutes 'authorship', how we distinguish between Acknowledgement and Contribution and the contributor roles taxonomy we use at ESNBU in our Knowldege base

Open your data

Sat, 29 Dec 2018 - 20:59:54 CEST  

English Studies at NBU is updating several policies and procedures as we continue to strive for more transparency, compliance with industry standards and better editorial practices which focus both on quality and global reach. Stay tuned! ESNBU is Open Access and some articles feature research data which we would like to see open to the readers.

#2 - Open Data Policy Update

ESNBU encourages authors to provide their research data as Open Data for their published articles. Data that is integral to the paper must be made available in such a way as to enable readers to replicate, verify and build upon the conclusions published in the paper. Any restriction on the availability of this data must be disclosed at the time of submission. We recommend that data for which public repositories are widely used, and are accessible to all, should be deposited in such a repository prior to publication. The appropriate linking details and identifier(s) should then be included in the publication and, where possible, in the repository, to facilitate linking between the journal article and the data. If such a repository does not exist, data should be included as supporting information to the published paper or authors should agree to make their data available upon reasonable request. License: Author selected but we recommend the following:

(For other compatible and incompatible licenses, see ☍)

Visualization in the published articles

As of 2019 the following statement and a badge will be present on the article landing page to signal that the data for the said article is open. It will also be linked to from the References section of the publication.

Badge earned for open practicesOpen DataRaw data for this article are available at {repository name and DOI}. Also in the References.

What is open data, how to open data, and why do so - read more in our Knowledge base.

ORCiD IDs Requirements update

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 - 22:57:55 CEST  

English Studies at NBU is updating several policies and procedures in the strive for more transparency, compliance with industry standards and better editorial practices which focus both on quality and global reach. Stay tuned! ESNBU has been gradually transitioning towards full implementation of ORCiD IDs for editors, reviewers and authors since early in 2017. (We wrote about it in February last year.) We have updated our policy to help you reliably connect with your works, awards, and affiliations.

#1 - ORCiD IDs Requirements update

From 2019, ORCiD IDs become mandatory for corresponding authors of published papers, with the understanding that ORCID iD collection is optional for the co-authors, and should ideally take place at submission. It also becomes a requirement for all ESNBU editors, but still optional for reviewers. Exceptions will be dealt with individually. So why have we decided to speed up the transition, and how can the system help you? 1. Name disambiguation Your name is probably not unique and you may find that your academic outputs get confused with those of someone with a similar name when they are listed in bibliographic databases such as Scopus or Web of Science. As we are now indexed in Web of Science, ORCiD IDs are more than necessary to make sure your publications are identified as your output. Many researchers share the same, or a similar name, making it easy to confuse you with someone else. This is even more likely to be the case if you have changed your name, use different versions of your name, or have a name that has been transliterated into other languages.

Moreover, it is particularly relevant to those of us who publish both in English (or another Roman script based language) and Cyrillic.

When I registered I entered four versions of my name under which I have published, two in English and two in Bulgarian: Stan Bogdanov, Stanislav Bogdanov, Стан Богданов and Станислав Богданов. However, they all point to the same ORCiD iD ☍ across various publishers. Having and using your own ORCID iD ensures that you are correctly identified. 2. World-wide adoption ORCID iDs are now embedded in over 600 systems globally, spanning manuscript submission, grant application and research information management. For example, Elsevier supports ORCID iDs in submitting your work to its journals, managing your references with Mendeley. Other notable adopters are Crossref DOI Auto-update, DataCite, and InCite. At the time of writing this article, there are 5,750,213 registered ORCiD IDs and still counting. 3. Publisher requirements Over 7 000 journals are now requiring some or all authors to use an iD, as do many other systems - research profiles, funding, and repositories. Attributing authorship correctly is a major issue for publishers. Many publishers are now incorporating ORCID identifiers into their manuscript submission systems and peer reviewing processes. Using your ORCID identifier may speed up the manuscript process and your ORCID profile can be automatically updated by the publisher once your manuscript is accepted and then later published. For example, Clarivate integrates ORCiD IDs with all their services - Web of Science, EndNote, ResearcherID, InCite, and Publons which synch your publications and reviewer records authomatically with ORCiD. 4. Recognition ORCID increases discoverability of your research outputs. ORCID improves recognition for you and your research. Using your iD creates reliable connections between your iD and your research activities. For example, if you provide your iD the next time you peer review, recognition of your review activity (e.g. Publons, see above) can be deposited in your ORCID record, enabling you to share it with the other organizations you interact with. 5. It's yours Your ORCID iD belongs to you and not to the institution that you work for, or a company. Even when you change work places, it's still your ORCiD ID - you only change your affiliation to 'current'. You get to decide what information you associate with it, who can see this information and which other organisations can add information on your behalf. This means you can keep adding to it thoughout your research career, and across institutions. 6. It’s free to register and use an ORCID iD and always will be free for researchers. Want more? Visit ☍ If you haven’t already done so, register your ORCID iD today and start using it right away! Next time you submit a manuscript, we'll ask for it anyway! Stan Bogdanov Managing Editor

ESNBU signs an agreement with EBSCO

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 - 16:48:24 CEST  

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.

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