Business Review

Policy Guidelines


Open Access Statement of Business Review

The Business Review allows users to read download, copy, distribute, print search or link to the full text of its articles. All articles published will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. This is done with the belief that making research easily accessible facilitates greater global exchange of knowledge. Articles are published in the Business Review are licensed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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Author Fees

There are no article processing charges, publication fees or any other kind of fees if an author chooses to submit an article to the Business Review.

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Peer Review Policy

The Business Review follows a double-blind peer review policy, which means the identities of the authors are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa. To facilitate this, the main body of the paper (including the references, figures, tables and any acknowledgements) should not include any identifying information, such as the authors' names or affiliations.

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The Review and Publication Process

Upon receipt the article is assigned a paper ID at the editorial desk. It is then subject to a desk review which entails technical screening to judge the scope and relevance of the article, clarity of language and whether or not it complies with the similarity boundaries. The similarity index of the submitted manuscript should be less than 19 percent. Moreover, similarity from any particular source should not exceed 5 percent.

Acceptance at this stage formally sends the article into the review process whereby it is sent to 2-3 external reviewers. The reviewers assess the article for originality, objectives of the research, methodology and theoretical framework, the breadth, scope and level of critical analysis incorporated in the literature review, the soundness of the results and discussion and its contribution to the existing body of knowledge. They may also judge the article on the basis of appropriateness of the title, organization and structure of the paper.

The possible outcomes of the review process can be: Acceptance (acceptance without any changes); Accept with minor revisions (the author is required to make small corrections); Conditional acceptance after major revisions (author is required to make extensive changes suggested by the reviewers) and Rejection (the journal will not publish the paper).

Once the paper is accepted by the reviewers it is subject to a formatting and proofreading process at the editorial desk. Proofs will be sent to the authors for approval. Prompt return of the corrected proofs will minimize the risk of the paper being held over to a later issue.

The Editor has the final authority and reserves the right to reject any manuscript at any stage of the review process.

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The articles published in a peer reviewed journal reflect the quality of the journal and the associated institution. It is, therefore, imperative that all authors, editors, reviewers and publishers conduct themselves in accordance with the highest standards of professional ethics and scientific practice.

The Business Review allows users to read download, copy, distribute, and print search or link to the full text of its articles. All articles published will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. Articles are published in the Business Review are licensed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Authors should refrain from actions that can damage the integrity of the journal. By submitting material to Business Review, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Business Review. Similarly, they should not submit any paper previously published elsewhere, to the journal for consideration.

The authors should honestly gather and interpret research data. Publishers, editors, and reviewers are entitled to request the author to provide raw data of the research for convenience of editorial review.

The author should guarantee that the submitted work is original. If the author has used work and/or words by others, appropriate citations are required. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. The author should give due acknowledgement to all those who have made contribution to the research. Those who have contributed significantly to the research should be listed as coauthors. The author should ensure that all coauthors have affirmed the final version of the paper and have agreed on its final publication.

All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.

Authors are required to disclose papers published or under review in other journals that are based on similar methods or data. They must cite and explain how the current paper differs from these similar papers.

If the manuscript contains extracts, including illustrations, from other copyright works (including material from online or intranet sources) it is the author's responsibility to obtain written permission from the owners, of the publishing rights to reproduce such extracts.

Once the article is approved, the corresponding author will receive an acceptance email and will be asked to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors of the paper.

If the paper is accepted, the corresponding author for the paper will receive an email to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors of the paper.

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Formatting Requirements

Business Review has certain rules governing the formatting of the final submission, see Author Guidelines for details

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Rights for Authors and iRepository

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to iRepository all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of iRepository, requires credit to iRepository as copyright holder (e.g., iRepository © 2022).

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from iRepository provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

  • Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
  • Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
  • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
  • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the iRepository website and/or software agree not to misuse the iRepository service or software in any way.

The failure of iRepository to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between iRepository and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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