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Journal of Business and Socio-economic Development is an academic, open access, peer-reviewed journal focused on diffusion of articles on all aspects of Business and socio-economic development. Published by Emerald on behalf of Ahlia University and University of Business and Technology.

ISSN: 2635-1374
eISSN: 2635-1692
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You can publish an open access article in this platinum partnership journal. Authors in this journal are not required to pay an article processing charge (APC)

Aims and scope

The Journal of Business and Socio-economic Development publishes peer-reviewed research that highlights business problems faced by modern-day institutions and provides practical and sustainable solutions to improve them. The journal aims to prescribe and improve business theories and practices and to encourage scientific research into sustainable governance and business ethics.

Development and sustainability are at the heart of the journal’s mission. We are proud to showcase research from across the world in order to foster these shared principles, and in our short history have welcomed high-quality contributions from Africa, Asia and Europe. For JBSED, development and sustainability are our focus, no matter the region. Therefore, contributions which pertain to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 4, 5, 9, 17 and especially SDG 8 “Decent work and Economic Growth” and SDG 16 “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions”, are encouraged.

The journal welcomes research articles, literature reviews and case studies from academics, students, practitioners, entrepreneurs and policymakers. Empirical work which invites business and governance activities is particularly welcome.  

The title covers but is not limited to:

  • Accounting and Auditing.
  • Business Economics.
  • Corporate Culture, Diversity and Social Responsibility.
  • Corporate entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship in emerging economies.
  • Corporate Finance and Governance.
  • Development Planning and Policy.
  • Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity.
  • Economic Integration and development.
  • Economics of Gender.
  • Enterprise Policy.
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities and challenges in emerging economies.
  • Entrepreneurship, poverty alleviation, and economic development.
  • Financial Markets.
  • FinTech, RegTech and entrepreneurship.
  • Funding for entrepreneurial internationalization and growth.
  • Gender Diversity and Firm Performance.
  • Gender issues and entrepreneurship in emerging economies.
  • Government Policy and Regulation.
  • Industrialization, Manufacturing and Service Industries.
  • Institutions and the Macroeconomy.
  • Intellectual Property and Intellectual Capital.
  • International Business Administration.
  • International Linkages to Development and Role of International Organizations.
  • Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development.
  • Management and Human Resources.
  • Management of Technological Innovation and R&D.
  • Marketing and Advertising.
  • Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development.
  • Production Management.
  • Public Enterprises and Public-Private Enterprises.
  • Saving and Capital Investment.
  • Social Entrepreneurship.
  • Technological Change: Choices and Consequences.
  • The interaction effect of formal and informal institutions on the development of entrepreneurial activities.
  • The nexus of Ethnic, family and entrepreneurship in emerging economies.
  • The role of formal and informal institutions on entrepreneurial activities.
  • The role of government policy on entrepreneurship.

The Journal of Business and Socio-economic Development operates a double-blind peer review model. All articles undergo an initial assessment by the journal editor. If they are considered suitable for peer review, articles will then be a reviewed by a minimum of two external reviewers to assess its suitability for publication. The final responsibility for editorial decisions rests with the journal editor.

All articles published in the Journal of Business and Socio-economic Development are published Open Access under a CC BY 4.0 licence.

Emerald Group Publishing publishes the Journal of Business and Socio-economic Development on behalf of Ahlia University and University of Business and Technology who owns the title. The Journal of Business and Socio-economic Development is published under a platinum OA arrangement, in that Ahlia University and University of Business and Technology funds all charges for publishing an OA article in the Journal. Therefore, there is no charge to the author.

This journal supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals

As a leading social science publisher, we're passionate about leading change, and align everything we do with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our core area of focus is interdisciplinary research aligned with the SDGs, with four key goals in mind – Fairer society, Healthier lives, Responsible management, and Quality education for all – all of which are about creating real-world impact, at a time when it's needed most.

Find out about our goals

Transparency statement for Journal of Business and Socio-economic Development 

  1. Journal Ownership: Journal of Business and Socio-economic Development is published by Emerald Publishing on behalf of the Ahlia University and University of Business and Technology.

 

  1. Governing Body: The editorial team is appointed and managed by Ahlia University and University of Business and Technology. The journal is governed by the editorial team in collaboration with Emerald Publishing. 

  1. Peer Review Process: The journal operates a double blind peer review model. All articles undergo an initial assessment by the journal editor. If they are considered suitable for consideration, articles will then be a reviewed by a minimum of two external reviewers to assess suitability for publication. Final responsibility for editorial decisions rests with the Editor-in-Chief of the journal.  

 

  1. Editorial team/contact information: Contact details for the editorial team can be found on the journal homepage. Queries may also be directed to Emerald’s Publishing team as follows: 
    Michael Burrows - [email protected]

 

  1. Copyright: All articles in the journal are published Open Access under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY-4.0). This allows authors to retain copyright of their work whilst others can share, use and build upon this work created as long as appropriate attribution is given.  

 

  1. Author Fees: The journal is published under a Platinum Open Access arrangement, in that all costs associated with publishing an Open Access article in the journal are funded by Ahlia University and University of Business and Technology. There are currently no Article Processing Charges to the author(s). 

  1. Allegations of Misconduct: All journals published by Emerald are members of and subscribe to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics. In the event of any allegation of research or publication misconduct the publisher and editor will adhere to COPE guidelines in dealing with such allegations.  

 

  1. Conflicts of interest: Authors are asked to declare any financial or ethical conflicts of interest upon submitting their work to the journal. Difficult cases will be referred to the Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE) for advice. 
     

  1. Frequency: The journal currently publishes 2-4 issues per annum 
     

  1. Access: All journal articles are published Open Access on EmeraldInsight.com - http://www.emeraldinsight.com/loi/jbsed under a CCBY 4.0 licence (please see section 5). 
       

  1. Revenue sources: The journal is published under a platinum Open Access arrangement, in that all costs associated with publishing an Open Access article in the journal are funded by Ahlia University and University of Business and Technology. 

  1. Advertising: The journal does not accept direct advertising  
     

  1. Archiving: Emerald provides perpetual access for all e-journal content by working with digital preservation schemes Portico, LOCKSS and CLOCKSS.  
     

  1. Direct marketing: On occasion the journal will use direct marketing activities (primarily email campaigns) to raise awareness of the journal and to invite authors to submit articles.   Marketing activities are conducted by Ahlia University and University of Business and Technology unless otherwise agreed with Emerald.  

  2. Plagiarism: The journal abides by Emerald's Editorial and Originality Guidelines and may screen article submissions for plagiarism. 

This statement was updated by Doug Medland (Emerald Publishing) on 16th Feb 2020.