About the Journal
The International Journal of Business and Information (IJBI, print ISSN 1728-8673, e-ISSN 2520-0151 and DOI 10.6702/ijbi ), an official publication of the International Business Academics Consortium (IBAC), is dedicated to advancing interdisciplinary and multifunctional academic research and management practices across business and information technology (IT) or information systems (IS). During 2006-2013, IJBI published two issues per year. Since 2014, IJBI has become a refereed quarterly published International Journal. Because IJBI seeks to contribute to the integration of the fields of business and information, papers in the areas of business and information, management and technology, and theory and practice are highly welcomed for publication in IJBI. To achieve a broad range of academic and professional topics, we also invite cases studies providing new conceptual or theoretical insights for academics, practicing managers, or information consultants, if they contribute to a better understanding of business or IT/IS practices.
This Journal provides an international forum for the discussion and rapid dissemination of research findings in theory and practice related to IT and/or IS. The journal places particular emphasis on the publishing of papers reporting applied research based on questionnaire-based studies. Reviews of relevant areas of literature will also be an important and integral part of the journal. To facilitate collaboration and communication among researchers, innovators, practitioners, and administrators in the field of IT and IS in academia, business, industry, and government, the Journal is committed to complete the review process in 4-6 weeks after receiving the submission. The prompt publication of high-quality articles is the journal's first priority. All contributions are submitted 'blind' to at least two independent referees before acceptance for publication.
IJBI is indexed or abstracted in: ABI/INFORM (ProQuest); Australian Research Council Journal List; Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Management, CEPS (Chinese Electronic Periodical Service), EBSCO host Index of Information Systems Journals, TBMC (Chinese Electronic Periodical Service), Taiwan Citation Index, WorldCat and Ulrich's periodicals directory. It strives for becoming a respected journal indexed by EI, SCI, SSCI, and TSSCI in the future. Please give us your continuous support and submit your papers to IJBI. With your unconditional support, we hope this dream could come true in the few years. We sincerely hope that our readers can find the contents of the papers useful to their work or research.
Peer Review Process
Before submitting the manuscript, the author ought to have his/her paper proofread for grammatical and spelling corrections as well as the readability of the paper.
IJBI applies double-blind referred review process. Submitted manuscript shall be reviewed by the editors for suitability of research topic. If judged suitable, it would be sent to a double-blind review process. Based on the recommendations of the reviewers of related fields and confirmation of any unspecified quoted publication, the editors then decide whether the article should be accepted for publication. The review process may take up to 8 weeks or less and authors are free to inquire the review results if they do not receive any notification 8 weeks after submission.
IBJI and the editorial board members of IJBI do not encourage or permit the publication of an unethical research paper.
Reasonable process has been proceeded to identify and prevent such manuscript to be published.
If there should be any unethical research paper indicated or reported, IJBI shall take necessary counter measures as follows:
- IJBI would withdraw this paper if it has not been published and the indicated paper is not correctable.
- If it has been published, we would make an official annoucement of the situation, send notification to all publishcation platform and withdraw the paper immediately.
- If the paper applies to ethical standard after we clarify the reported content and is correctable, we would correct the paper and declare an announcement of the correction.
- IJBI is willing to take the responsibility of our publication and give an apologetic, corrective or declarative announcement under necessary circumstances.
IJBI does not charge any publication fee to the authors if the paper is submitted under the requested format.
Every author of the submitted paper should be of great contribution to the research.
Every author of the submitted paper should be responsible for the correction of the mistake of it.
The authors should take part in the review process of the manuscript of this jounal.
Author should list the references and sponsorship clearly when submitting manuscript. (With another file beside his/her paper)
Before publication, International Journal of Business and Information requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Copyright Agreement. We would send the eletronic file of the agreement to the author. The International Journal of Business and Information holds the copyright meaning that authors can not submit/publish their articles to any other journals/publications.
International Journal of Business and Information provides open access to its content with a manner of making research freely available to the public provides a greater exchange of knowledge. Unlimited and free access to the full-text of the published articles; manuscripts are freely available without subscription or price barriers.
The electronic files of all article in the journal is open access. Nevertheless, the journal also provides the hard copy of the journal. Subscription fee is needed for hard copy.