Editorial Policy

Statement of editorial policies
The IJBED is a scholarly and refereed journal that provides an authoritative source of information for scholars, academicians and professionals in the fields of business and economic development. The journal promotes the advancement, understanding and practice of business & economic development. Manuscripts offering theoretical, conceptual and practical contributions are encouraged.

Aims and Scope
The International Journal of Business and Economic Development (IJBED) publishes original research papers relating to all aspects of contemporary economic ideas. The emphasis is on quantitative or analytical work, which is novel and relevant. The interaction between empirical work and economic policy is an important feature of the journal. Contributions should offer constructive ideas and analysis, and highlight the lessons to be learned from the experiences of different nations, societies, and economies. The journal plans to provide a valuable appraisal of economic policies worldwide. Therefore, the analysis should be challenging and at the forefront of current thinking, however articles are to be presented in non-technical language to make them readily accessible to readers outside of the related disciplines.

The Journal is peer reviewed and international in scope. We encourage contributions from around the globe, with special emphasis on developing countries including the transition economies. IJBED’s aim is not only to serve as a link between theorists and practitioners, but also to build a bridge between economists and their colleagues in related fields. While the level of the International Journal of Business and Economic Development is academic, the materials presented are of value to policy-makers and researchers, especially those in developing countries. IJBED encourages young researchers to submit their work. The journal will also organize special issues to emphasize new research directions. The journal includes empirical, conceptual and methodological articles in the fields of economic development, economic growth, institutional economics, open economy macroeconomics and international finance, social choice and political economics, and behavioral economics

Subject coverage   

  1. Economic development
  2. Behavioural Economics
  3. FDI, Free trade – theory and practice
  4. Economic History
  5. Globalisation, liberalisation and development
  6. Financial Institutions & Markets
  7. Fiscal policy
  8. Financial services
  9. Industrial Organisations
  10. International economics & trade
  11. International finance
  12. Macroeconomic parameters and growth
  13. Micro economics
  14. Microfinance and development
  15. Monetary policy
  16. Public policy economics
  17. Regional economics
  18. Inclusive growth
  19. Institutions, and economic development
  20. Mergers and acquisitions
  21. Microfinance and development
  22. Multinational enterprises and business strategy

Formal condition of acceptance

  1. Papers will only be published in English.
  2. Each typescript must be accompanied by a statement that it has not been submitted for publication elsewhere in English.
  3. Previous presentation at a conference, or publication in another language, should be disclosed.
  4. All papers are refereed, and the Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to refuse any manuscript, whether on invitation or otherwise, and to make suggestions and/or modifications before publication.
  5. Manuscripts which have been accepted become the property of ABRM. It is a condition of acceptance that copyright shall be vested in ABRM, the publisher. Kindly refer to our Copyright statement
  6. ABRM shall furnish authors of accepted papers with proofs for the correction of printing errors. The proofs shall be returned within 14 days of receiving the suggested corrections. ABRM shall not be held responsible for errors which are the result of authors' oversights

Peer Review Process
ABRM places great emphasis on the quality of the articles it publishes; and therefore, a full double-blind refereeing process is used in which:

  • Papers are sent to 2 experts for their peer review.
  • The reviewers' recommendations determine whether a paper will be accepted/accepted subject to change/subject to resubmission with significant changes/rejected.
  • For papers which require changes, the same reviewers will be used to ensure that the quality of the revised article is acceptable.

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