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Volume 8, Issue 2, 2022

English Studies at NBU (ESNBU) is an entirely free and open access, double-blind peer reviewed academic journal published by the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures, New Bulgarian University in two issues per year, June and December, in print and online. Manuscripts are accepted in English. Translations of published articles and preprints are generally not accepted.

ESNBU is diamond OA, fully Open Access - all published articles are freely available without charge to the users or their institutions in accordance with the definition of open access of the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI).

Subjects covered by this journal:
Linguistics; Language, Literature & Culture; Language & Communication; History & Cultural Studies; Language Learning & Teaching; Translation & Interpreting Studies; Creative Writing; Audiovisual Translation, Localization

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Web of Science Core Collection (ESCI) - Emerging Sources Citation Index
DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ Seal)
CEEOL - Central and Eastern European Online Library
MLA - Directory of Periodicals and MLA International Bibliography
ERIH PLUS - European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences
NSD - Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers
Brill Linguistic Bibliography
CEEAS - Central & Eastern European Academic Source (EBSCOhost)
EZB - Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek
ROAD - Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources
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Position Statement re: AI-assisted manuscripts and AI-generated text in manuscripts

We adopt the COPE position verbatim, whose guidelines we follow.

AI tools cannot meet the requirements for authorship as they cannot take responsibility for the submitted work. As non-legal entities, they cannot assert the presence or absence of conflicts of interest nor manage copyright and license agreements.

Authors who use AI tools in the writing of a manuscript, production of images or graphical elements of the paper, or in the collection and analysis of data, must be transparent in disclosing in the Materials and Methods (or similar section) of the paper how the AI tool was used and which tool was used. Authors are fully responsible for the content of their manuscript, even those parts produced by an AI tool, and are thus liable for any breach of publication ethics.

Manuscripts that include text generated from AI/LLM shall only be considered if the produced text is presented as a part of the paper's experiment and/or experimental analysis. Therefore, use of AI/LLM must be disclosed. In case of non-disclosure of use of such tools, we will reject such manuscripts. Additionally, if a published paper is detected post-publication to have been generated or enhanced by AI/LLM, we shall retract the said publication.

See an interactive Google map of ESNBU authors' affiliations from Vol. 1, Issue 1, 2015 through to Vol. 8, Issue 2, 2022 on our Backstage Blog.

We are now accepting manuscripts for Volume 9, issue 2, December 2023.
Visit the Submissions section for details.