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
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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!