ESNBU is Open Access, which means that 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 article original authors, citation details and publisher are identified.

Access Policy and Content Licensing

All published articles on the ESNBU site are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0). This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.

In other words, under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license users are free to
Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material

Under the following terms:

Attribution (by) - All CC licenses require that others who use your work in any way must give you credit the way you request, but not in a way that suggests you endorse them or their use. If they want to use your work without giving you credit or for endorsement purposes, they must get your permission first.

NonCommercial (nc) - You let others copy, distribute, display, perform, and modify and use your work for any purpose other than commercially unless they get your permission first.

If the article is to be used for commercial purposes, we suggest authors be contacted by email.

If the law requires that the article be published in the public domain, authors will notify ESNBU at the time of submission, and in such cases the article shall be released under the Creative Commons 1 Public Domain Dedication waiver CC0 1.0 Universal.


Copyright for articles published in ESNBU are retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. Authors retain full publishing rights and are encouraged to upload their work to institutional repositories, social academic networking sites, etc. ESNBU is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work. It is the author's responsibility to bring an infringement action if so desired by the author.

Exceptions to copyright policy

Occasionally ESNBU may co-publish articles jointly with other publishers, and different licensing conditions may then apply.


Submissions are accepted from all researchers; authors do not need to have a connection to New Bulgarian University to publish in ESNBU. 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.


There are no submission fees or publication charges for authors.

Publication ethics

The editorial team subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and is dedicated to following the COPE Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing and the COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Editors.

Peer review policy

All manuscripts are refereed, with research manuscripts being subject to a double-blind peer review process taking a maximum of four weeks. The double-blind review process ensures the anonymity of the reviewers and authors. Our peer reviewers are asked to follow the Peer Review Policy and the COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers when handling papers for ESNBU.

Conflict of interest

All authors, peer reviewers, and members of the editorial team must disclose any association that poses a Conflict of Interest in connection with manuscripts submitted to ESNBU. Our Conflict of Interest Policy applies to all material published in ESNBU including research articles, reviews, and commentaries.

Plagiarism statement

Every 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. We use Plagramme and Viper Plagiarism Scanner to detect plagiarism.

Malpractice Statement

English Studies at NBU is dedicated to following best practices on ethical matters, errors and retractions. The prevention of publication malpractice is one of the important responsibilities of the editorial board. Any kind of unethical behavior is not acceptable, and plagiarism in any form is not tolerated. By submitting articles to ESNBU authors affirm that manuscript contents are original.
Read the ESNBU Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement