Journal of Applied Business and

Management Studies

Instructions for Authors

ISSN 2010-0949

The Journal of Applied Business and Management Studies (JABMS) is a double blinded peer reviewed journal that publishes research analysis and inquiry into issues of importance to the business community. Articles in JABMS examine emerging trends and concerns in the areas of general management, public responsibility and ethics, marketing theory and applications, business finance and investment, general business research, business and economics education, production/operations management, total quality management, organizational behavior and theory, strategic management policy, social issues and public policy, management organization, statistics and econometrics, personnel and industrial relations,  technology and innovation, case studies and management information systems. The goal of JABMS is to broaden the knowledge of business professionals and academics by providing valuable insight to business-related information, research and ideas. JABMS is a bi-monthly publication and all articles are peer-reviewed.

Electronic submission of manuscripts is strongly encouraged, provided that the text, tables, and figures are included in a single Microsoft Word file (preferably in Arial font). Submit manuscripts as e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at: A manuscript number will be mailed to the corresponding author same day or within 72 hours.

The cover letter should include the corresponding author's full address and telephone/fax numbers and should be in an e-mail message sent to the Editor, with the file, whose name should begin with the first author's surname, as an attachment. The authors may also suggest two to four reviewers for the manuscript (JABMS may designate other reviewers).

Article Types
Seven types of manuscripts may be submitted:

  • Research paper. This category covers papers which report on any type of research undertaken by the author(s). The research may involve the construction or testing of a model or framework, action research, testing of data, market research or surveys, empirical, scientific or clinical research.
  • Viewpoint. Any paper, where content is dependent on the author's opinion and interpretation, should be included in this category; this also includes journalistic pieces.
  • Technical paper. Describes and evaluates technical products, processes or services.
  • Conceptual paper. These papers will not be based on research but will develop hypotheses. The papers are likely to be discursive and will cover philosophical discussions and comparative studies of others' work and thinking.
  • Case study. Case studies describe actual interventions or experiences within organizations. They may well be subjective and will not generally report on research. A description of a legal case or a hypothetical case study used as a teaching exercise would also fit into this category.
  • Literature review. It is expected that all types of paper cite any relevant literature so this category should only be used if the main purpose of the paper is to annotate and/or critique the literature in a particular subject area. It may be a selective bibliography providing advice on information sources or it may be comprehensive in that the paper's aim is to cover the main contributors to the development of a topic and explore their different views.
  • General review. This category covers those papers which provide an overview or historical examination of some concept, technique or phenomenon. The papers are likely to be more descriptive or instructional ("how to" papers) than discursive.

Review Process
Each manuscript will be reviewed by the editor and, if judged suitable for this publication, it will be sent to two reviewers for a double blind peer review. Based on their recommendations, the editor will then decide whether the manuscript should be accepted as is, revised or rejected. Decisions will be made as rapidly as possible, and the journal strives to return reviewers’ comments to authors within 2 weeks. The editorial board will re-review manuscripts that are accepted pending revision. It is the goal of the JABMS to publish manuscripts within 8 weeks after submission. Results of the peer review will be communicated to the authors by the date specified.