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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previously, is not considered for publication elsewhere and will not be submitted elsewhere unless it is rejected or withdrawn.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 has incorporated author disambiguation through ORCID

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 - 23:38:23 CEST  

What DOI is to a publication, this is ORCID to a researcher. ORCID stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID seeks to remedy the systemic name ambiguity problems seen in scholarly research by assigning unique identifiers linkable to an individual's research output. That is, ORCID provides a free persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher. Also, over time some of your research activities may become invisible because of variations of your name. ORCID Registry takes care of that - it stores details of all you scholarly activities under all the variations of your name. Many publishers have integrated ORCID into their journal management systems to solve authorship issues. ORCID provides a central registry of researchers that crosses disciplines, work places, sectors, and national boundaries. We have been acknowledging reviews at Publons since we launched English Studies at NBU and now you can allow those verified reviews to display in your ORCID Record. Your ORCID iD connects with your ORCID Record that can contain links to your research activities, affiliations, awards, other versions of your name, and more that you can use in funding applications. You control this content and who can see it. Learn more and register at ☍.

Reposted: Why it's time to publish research “failures”

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 - 15:48:29 CEST  

Why it's time to publish research “failures” Publishing bias favors positive results; now there's a movement to change that. By Lucy Goodchild van Hilten. Posted on 5 May 2015 trough Elsevier - Read on

Optional Open Peer Review System

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 - 16:28:36 CEST  

Dear readers and reviewers, From Vol2. Issue 2 ESNBU will introduce an optional Open Peer Review system. Reviewers will have the option to select whether their reviews are anonymous or open, and if they give us permission to disclose their names. The open reviews, along with the reviewers' disclosed names (with permission), will be published below the abstracts of the articles on the website, thus inviting more and open comments on the published works. Open review systems have existed since the 90s and many journals have reported on reduced bias and improvement of quality of both the articles and their reviews. Some of the benefits for readers and authors are: more constructive reviews, and that published reports can serve as peer review examples for young researchers. Among the benefits for reviewers are: it shows the reviewer’s informed opinion of the work, demonstrates experience as a reviewer, can take credit for the work involved in performing the review (apart from our encouragement to verify and earn credit for reviews at ☍). We, the editors of ESNBU, believe that disclosing the pre-publication history of an article through the introduction of an open peer review system will make the peer review process more transparent and will stimulate scholarly discussion. Thanks for contributing to the advancement of knowledge! The Editors

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