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About the journal

English Studies at NBU (ESNBU) is an entirely open access (Diamond 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. ESNBU receives institutional support from the New Bulgarian University Publishing House.

ESNBU welcomes original research articles, book reviews, discussion contributions and other forms of analysis and comment encompassing all aspects of English Studies and English for professional communication and the creative professions. Manuscripts are accepted in English. Translations of published articles and preprints are generally not accepted.

ESNBU is fully Open Access (Diamond 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).

Abstracting and Indexing

English Studies at NBU (ESNBU) is abstracted and indexed in:

CEEOL - Central and Eastern European Online Library
ERIH PLUS - European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences
MLA - Directory of Periodicals and MLA International Bibliography
ROAD - Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources
Web of Science Core Collection (ESCI) - Emerging Sources Citation Index
DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ Seal)
NSD - Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers
Crossref member
Brill Linguistic Bibliography
EBSCO CEEAS - Central & Eastern European Academic Source (EBSCOhost)
ICI Index Copernicus - Journals Master list database
RSCI Core - Russian Science Citation Index (РИНЦ)
CNKI SCHOLAR (CNKI) China Knowledge Resource Integrated Database
ZDB - Zeitschriften Datenbank
EZB - Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek
BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine)
Semantic Scholar
swissbib, the catalog of ALL Swiss university libraries, the Swiss national library, several cantonal libraries and of other institutions, including Liechtenstein
iDiscover, the University of Cambridge’s search and discovery system
HOLLIS - Harvard Library
CORE, a not-for-profit service delivered by the Open University and Jisc.
Evaluated by MIAR - Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals, University of Barcelona

ESNBU articles can also be found through:
ProQuest, ExLibris Primo
Penn Libraries (hosted and maintained at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, University of Pennsylvania) - The Online Books Page
Biblioteca Electrónica de Ciencia y Tecnología, El Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación de Argentina.
European University Institute
POL-on Approved by the Polish Ministry of Education, PBN (Polska Bibliografia Naukowa)
OUCI The Open Ukrainian Citation Index
Jan Szczepanski's Open Access Journals List from EBSCO (pdf)


English Studies at NBU is archived in
-Bulgarian National Library "St. St. Cyril and Methodius" (both print and digital full text formats)
-Central and Eastern European Online Library (CEEOL) (digital, full text).
-The Library of Congress (both print and digital from Vol4, Issue 2, 2018)
-The British Library (both print and digital from Vol4, Issue 2, 2018)