Global Business and Management Research: An International Journal

ISSN: 1947-5667 (Online)

Journal Launch Date: 2009
Language: English
No. of Issues per Year: 4 (Quarterly)
Review Process: Double Blind
Publisher: Universal Publishers - Boca Raton, Florida, USA

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Author Guidelines
As an step to follow the high quality and success of Emerald, which is the world's leading publisher of management research, GBMR follows the standards of Emerald journals for paper submission guidelines, which are stated below:

Papers should be submitted through email to the editor at:

Notice: Autobiographical note should be provided on a separate sheet and authors should not be identified anywhere else in the article.

4) Authors must supply a structured abstract set out under 4-6 sub-headings including:

  • Purpose (mandatory)

  • Design/methodology/approach (mandatory)

  • Findings (mandatory)

  • Research limitations/implications (if applicable)

  • Practical implications (if applicable)

  • Originality/value (mandatory).

Maximum length is 250 words in total. In addition provide up to six keywords which encapsulate the principal topics of the paper and categorize your paper under one of these classifications:

  • Research paper

  • Viewpoint

  • Technical paper

  • Conceptual paper

  • Case study

  • Literature review

  • General review.

5) Headings must be short, with a clear indication of the distinction between the hierarchy of headings. The preferred format is for headings to be presented in bold format, with consecutive numbering.

6) Notes or Endnotes should be used only if absolutely necessary and must be identified in the text by consecutive numbers, enclosed in square brackets and listed at the end of the article.

7) Each Figure and Plate should be supplied separately (i.e. not within the article itself). All Figures (charts, diagrams and line drawings) and Plates (photographic images) should be of clear quality, in black and white and numbered consecutively with arabic numerals.

   Figures created in MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, Illustrator and Freehand should be saved in their native formats. Electronic figures created in other applications should be copied from the origination software and pasted into a blank MS Word document or saved and imported into a MS Word document by choosing "Insert" from the menu bar, "Picture" from the drop-down menu and selecting "From File..." to select the graphic to be imported.

   For figures which cannot be supplied in MS Word, acceptable standard image formats are: .pdf, .ai, .wmf and .eps. If you are unable to supply graphics in these formats then please ensure they are .tif, .jpeg (.jpg) , or .bmp at a resolution of at least 300dpi and at least 10cm wide.

   To prepare screenshots, simultaneously press the "Alt" and "Print screen" keys on the keyboard, open a blank Microsoft Word document and simultaneously press "Ctrl" and "V" to paste the image. (Capture all the contents/windows on the computer screen to paste into MS Word, by simultaneously pressing "Ctrl" and "Print screen".)

   Photographic images (Plates) should be saved as .tif or .jpeg (.jpg) files at a resolution of at least 300dpi and at least 10cm wide. Digital camera settings should be set at the highest possible resolution/quality.
   In the text of the paper the preferred position of all tables, figures and plates should be indicated by typing on a separate line the words "Insert Figure (No.)" or "Insert Plate (No.)".

8) Tables should be typed and included as part of the manuscript. They should not be submitted as graphic elements. Supply succinct and clear captions for all tables, figures and plates. Ensure that any superscripts or asterisks are shown next to the relevant items and have corresponding explanations displayed as footnotes to the table, figure or plate.

9) References to other publications must be in Harvard style and carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency.

   You should cite publications in the text: (Adams, 2006) using the first named author's name or (Adams and Brown, 2006) citing both names of two, or (Adams et al., 2006), when there are three or more authors. At the end of the paper a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied:

For books: Surname, Initials (year), Title of Book, Publisher, Place of publication.
e.g. Harrow, R. (2005), No Place to Hide, Simon & Schuster, New York, NY.

For book chapters: Surname, Initials (year), "Chapter title", Editor's Surname, Initials, Title of Book, Publisher, Place of publication, pages.
e.g. Calabrese, F.A. (2005), "The early pathways: theory to practice a continuum", in Stankosky, M. (Ed.), Creating the Discipline of Knowledge Management, Elsevier, New York, NY, pp. 15-20.

For journals: Surname, Initials (year), "Title of article", Journal Name, volume, number, pages.
e.g. Capizzi, M.T. and Ferguson, R. (2005), "Loyalty trends for the twenty-first century", Journal of Consumer Marketing, Vol. 22 No. 2, pp. 72-80.

For working papers: Surname, Initials (year), "Title of article", working paper [number if available], Institution or organization, Place of organization, date.
e.g. Moizer, P. (2003), "How published academic research can inform policy decisions: the case of mandatory rotation of audit appointments", working paper, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, Leeds, 28 March.

For encyclopedia entries (with no author or editor): Title of Encyclopedia (year) "Title of entry", volume, edition, Title of Encyclopedia, Publisher, Place of publication, pages.
e.g. Encyclopaedia Britannica (1926) "Psychology of culture contact", Vol. 1, 13th ed., Encyclopaedia Britannica, London and New York, NY, pp. 765-71.
(For authored entries please refer to book chapter guidelines above.)

For newspaper articles (authored): Surname, Initials (year), "Article title", Newspaper, date, pages.
e.g. Smith, A. (2008), "Money for old rope", Daily News, 21 January, pp. 1, 3-4.

For newspaper articles (non-authored): Newspaper (year), "Article title", date, pages.
e.g. Daily News (2008), "Small change", 2 February, p. 7.

For electronic sources: if available online the full URL should be supplied at the end of the reference, as well as a date that the resource was accessed, e.g. Castle, B. (2005), "Introduction to web services for remote portlets", available at: (accessed 12 November 2007).

Suggesting Reviewers (Optional)
Authors are requested to provide a list of at least 2 "suggested reviewers" for their manuscript. To do so, authors should complete "Reviewer Suggestion Form" and send it along with their Manuscript.

There should be no conflict of interest between the authors and suggested reviewers. Besides, the suggested reviewers should not be from the same institute that the authors are affiliated with.

It should be noted that the journal editor may or may not assign the manuscript to the suggested reviewers.

Review Process
Papers are initially reviewed by the editors to make sure they meet journal's scope and objectives. Later, in case they are consistent with journal's scope, they will be sent our for blind review process. Although we strive to provide the review result as soon as possible, it might normally take up to 16 weeks for the review.



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