About IBME

Issues in Business Management and Economics (IBME) (ISSN 2350-157X) is an international journal published online bi-monthly by Journal Issues. It is a double blind peer review open access  journal that publishes theoretical, empirical and experimental papers that contribute significantly to the disciplines of Economics and Management Sciences. These we achieved by using a wide range of research methods including statistical analysis, analytical work, case studies, field research, book reviews, literature surveys, historical analysis and articles examining significant research questions from a broad range in Economics and Management Sciences  are encouraged to be sent.

The goal of IBME is to broaden the knowledge of business professionals in the academia, government, industry, engineering, management, strategic planning and public health by promoting free access and providing valuable insight to business-related information, research and ideas.

The journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general scope and criteria of IBME publication.

Particular areas of interest include:

  • Accounting I (Audit/Financial/Tax/ AIS)
  • Accounting II (Cost/Managerial)
  • Advertisement and Sales Management
  • Banking
  • Business and Managerial Finance
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Law
  • Business Research Methods
  • Change Management
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • E-Business
  • Econometrics
  • Economics I (Macro/ Micro theory)
  • Economics II (Applied and Empirical Research)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance I (Financial Market, Derivatives, Investments)
  • Finance II (Financial Institutions, Corporate Finance)
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technology
  • Innovative Teaching I (Curriculum Design, Electronic Resources)
  • International and Global Business/Economics
  • International Business
  • Islamic Banking
  • Knowledge Management
  • Leadership
  • Logistics and Transportation
  • Managing Online Businesses
  • Marketing Communications
  • Marketing/ e-Marketing
  • Online Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior and Theory
  • Performance Management
  • Personal Selling and Public Relations
  • Portfolio Management
  • Production and Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy in Business / Business Strategy
  • Quantitative Methods and Management Science
  • Recent Trends in Business & Management
  • Service Marketing
  • Stock Exchange
  • Strategic Management
  • Supply Chain Management and Quality control
  • Total Quality Management
  • Trade and Investment

The above list is just indicative. The editors, in principle, welcome thought provoking articles that falls within the purview of business management and economic.

The authors will be informed about the decision of manuscripts within 12 days of submission. Accepted articles will normally be published promptly.

Different Types of Articles:

Original Research Articles: These should describe new and carefully analysed and confirmed findings, backed with experimental procedures. Articles should be given in sufficient details for others to verify the work. The length of a full paper should be concise, required to describe and interpret the work clearly. Please include in the main paper a set of key words and an abstract followed by INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS and METHODS, RESULTS, DISCUSSION, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS and REFERENCES. All these must be in capital letters but not underlined.

Short Research Communication: These should describe a concise study, or sometimes preliminary but innovative. A research finding that might be less substantial than a full research paper. Short Research Communication is limited to 3000 words (excluding references and abstract). The main sections need not conform to that of full-length papers. It should have a set of key words and an abstract summarizing background of the work, the results and their implications. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION Section should be combined and followed by CONCLUSION. MATERIALS AND METHODS will remain as a separate section.

Review or mini-review: A review article typically presents a summary and critical evaluation of information that has already been published, and considers the progress of current research toward clarifying a stated problem or topic. Submissions of reviews and perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcome and should be authoritative. Reviews should be concise, not exceeding 7 printed pages.

For more detailed information see Guide for Authors.

Peer Review Process

  1. Only articles of corresponding topics will be accepted for publishing in the collection of scientific works “Business Management and Economics”. The Chief Editor has the right to reject articles that do not meet the theme or the Guidance for Authors requirements.
  1. The Editorial Board supports the world standards of transparent review process, practicing “double blind” review of manuscripts.
  1. Articles submitted are sent to an expert from the Editorial Board during a week. The expert, having read and understand the annotation of the article, agrees or disagrees to review the material on the grounds of its conformity or inconformity to the theme of the collection.
  1. In a two weeks’ period the reviewers review the material and assess its scientific level, filling in a “REVIEW FORM”. After that, the form is sent to the author.
  1. In the above mentioned form the viewers indicate their comments and download the files with corrections or materials that can be used while refining the article.
  1. After completing the main “REVIEW FORM”, the experts choose one of the following recommendations:
  • Accept the article – the article is ready for publication and is accepted without changes
  • Accept with corrections – the article is to be accepted if the author takes into account the corrections
  • Return for refining – the article is not accepted, it should be improved and repeatedly viewed
  • Refuse the article – the article does not meet the demands
  1. After reviewing, all the corresponding information is sent to the author. In one or two weeks, the author finalizes the article and sends the final version of it to the editors’ office. If after this period the article is not returned (or the editorial board is not informed about any delay) – the article is refused.

Appellation Procedure:

  • If the author does not agree with the reviewer’s corrections, the author has the right to send an appellation to the editors’ office in the format “reviewer’s corrections – author’s comments”. This document is to be sent to the reviewer, and the editorial staff determines conclusively.
  • If no decision is reached, the editorial staff appoints another expert.

The editorial board considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that:

  • the manuscript is your own original work, and does not duplicate any other previously published work, including your own previously published work;
  • the manuscript is not currently under consideration or peer review or accepted for publication or in press or published elsewhere; the manuscript contains nothing that is abusive, defamatory, libellous, obscene, fraudulent, or illegal;
  • for all manuscripts non-discriminatory language is mandatory. Sexist or racist terms must not be used.