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Volume 4, Issue 1, 2018

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; Audio-Video Translation, Localization

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Second International Student Competition in Consecutive Interpreting Tri-D-Int

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 - 23:14:37 CEST  

The Institute of Humanities at the Peter the Great Polytechnic University of Saint Petersburg (Saint Petersburg, Russia), New Bulgarian University (Sofia, Bulgaria), the Association of Translator and Interpreter Trainers and Educators (ATT), and Cosines Pi International Conference Interpreting Competition with the support of the Saint Petersburg Chapter of the Union of Translators in Russia, Т-Service Company, the Association of Interpreters and Translators in Bulgaria, and the Consulate General of Bulgaria in St. Petersburg, are pleased to announce their SECOND STUDENT CONSECUTIVE INTERPRETING COMPETITION Tri-D-Int. The competition is open to active BA and MA students and will take place on the 22nd March, 2018, at the Peter the Great Polytechnic University of Saint Petersburg. The language combinations of the competition are: Russian <–> English, Russian <–> Bulgarian, and English <–> Bulgarian. The one-day competition aims to recreate real working conditions experienced by consecutive interpreters. In the first round, the participants will be asked to perform bilateral interpreting of a pre-recorded video interview in their language combination. In the second round, they will be asked to provide consecutive interpretation with notes of two pre-recorded video statements of up to 3 min each (one from A to B and one from B to A). The delivery will be judged in terms of fidelity, stage presence and audience interaction. Members of the jury will be experienced practicing interpreters, interpreter trainers, representatives of translation agencies, and native speakers of all three languages. All participants will receive Certificates of Participation and the winners will receive Competition Winner Certificates and prizes from our sponsors. Participation is free of charge. In order to register please follow this link ☍ before 10 March 2018. The exact time and venue of the competition will be announced at a later date. The Organizing Committee: Nadezhda Almazova, PhD, Professor, Director of the Institute of Humanities, Peter the Great Polytechnic University of Saint Petersburg Maria Stepanova, PhD, Associate Professor, Peter the Great Polytechnic University of Saint Petersburg ( Boris Naimushin, PhD, Associate Professor, New Bulgarian University (

How to get your manuscript accepted

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 - 8:48:19 CEST  

Which journal should I publish in? Why has my manuscript been rejected? These and other questions can be daunting to both new and experienced researchers. Here's some good advice from interpretive (consumer) research on how to get your manuscripts accepted. by Eileen Fischer, Ahir Gopaldas, Daiane Scaraboto Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal Vol.20, No.1, 2017, pp.60-67 DOI 10.1108/QMR-06-2016-0051 In short 1. Clearly indicate which theoretical conversation your paper is joining. Do so as early as possible in the paper. 2. Join a theoretical conversation that belongs in your target journal. Alternatively, target a journal that cares about the conversation that you are joining. 3. Conclude your review of the theoretical conversation with gaps, problems and ideally specific research questions that your study will address. 4. Collect the data that you need to answer your research questions. Alternatively, only ask research questions that your data can answer. 5. Build your descriptive observations about contexts into theoretical claims about concepts. 6. Explain both how things are and why things are the way that they are. 7. Illustrate your theoretical claims with data and support them with theoretical argumentation. 8. Advance the theoretical conversation in a novel and radical way. In other words, offer readers something “new” and “big”.

ESNBU rewards its reviewers

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 - 20:45:51 CEST  

Peer review is hard work, we know that. And most of this hard work remains invisible. Not with us at ESNBU! English Studies at NBU has partnered with Publons, the world’s leading peer review platform, to officially recognise your peer review contributions. You can view our ESNBU journal profile here. When you review for English Studies at NBU you are invited to track, verify and get recognition for that review on Publons. You can then use your verified peer review record as evidence of your contributions to the scientific community in promotion and funding applications. See the profiles of the Managing Editor and two of our reviewers, Tadd Graham Fernee and Andrey Andreev. Publons also gives you access to a range of tools and data so you can see how your review efforts compare with others. Ten of our reviewers have already joined and have received credit for their dedication and committment. Visit Publons for more information or sign up for FREE Start building reputation as an expert in your field!

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