International Business Research

International Business Research (ISSN: 1913-9004;  E-ISSN 1913-9012) is an open-access, international, double-blind peer-reviewed journal published by the Canadian Center of Science and Education. This journal, published monthly in both print and online versions, keeps readers up-to-date with the latest developments. jmr

The scopes of the journal include, but are not limited to, the following topics: business, marketing, management, finance, economics, accounting.

This journal accepts article submissions online or by e-mail (





What is e-Version FirstTM

e-Version First is a feature offered through our journal platform. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article.
We aim to publish accepted manuscripts in e-Version First in two weeks' time after the final draft completed.


Each paper published in International Business Research is assigned a DOI®number, which appears beneath the author's affiliation in the published paper. Click HERE to know what is DOI (Digital Object Identifier)? Click HERE to retrieve Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for journal articles, books, and chapters.


Paper Selection and Publication Process

a). Upon receipt of paper submission, the Editorial Assistant sends an E-mail of confirmation to the corresponding author within 1-3 working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission/e-mail may have been missed. Please contact the Editor in time for that.

b). Peer review. We use the double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission. The review process may take 2-4 weeks.

c). Notification of the result of review by E-mail.

d). If the submission is accepted, the authors revise accordingly and pay publication fee (300USD).

e). A PDF version of the article is available for download on the journal’s webpage free of charge.

f). From July 1, 2018, we will not automatically provide authors free print journals. We will provide free print copies for authors who really need them. Authors are requested to kindly fill an application form to request free print copies. Additionally, we are happy to provide the journal’s eBook in PDF format for authors, free of charge. This is the same as the printed version.


The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism.” We check the plagiarism issue through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (

All submissions will be checked by iThenticate before being sent to reviewers.


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IBR: 2017 Top Journals in Business Ranked by h5-index


As of Dec. 2016, there are more than 25,000 open access journals (OA) published around the world and only about 5200 journals are indexed by Google Scholar Metrics (h5 index) as of June 2017. To help researchers and publishers learn more about open access (OA) journals, the team of Open Access Library released the latest version of rankings for open access journals in August 2017.

The h5-index for the journal International Business Research published by Canadian Center of Science and Education Institute is 27, ranked 6th in the Top Open Access publications matching Business.

Posted: 2018-07-06 More...

Publishing Statistics in 2018 Q2


2018 Q2: Articles Received: 102; Accepted: 64; Rejected: 33; Published: 45; Retracted: 0

2018 Q1: Articles Received: 104; Accepted: 73; Rejected: 35; Published: 53; Retracted: 0

2017: Articles Received: 394; Accepted: 270; Rejected: 125; Published: 219; Retracted: 2

2016: Articles Received: 379; Accepted: 245; Rejected: 125; Published: 187; Retracted: 0

2015: Articles Received: 318; Accepted: 197; Rejected: 85; Published: 200; Retracted: 0

Posted: 2018-07-01 More...

IBR, Vol. 11, No. 9, September 2018: Call for Papers

International Business Research is now calling for papers for Vol. 11, No. 9, September 2018 issue. (Submission Deadline: August 5, 2018). If you are interested in submitting a manuscript to this journal, please review the About the Journal page for the journal’s section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines to see how to submit a manuscript to CCSE journals. For questions, please contact:  
Posted: 2018-06-29 More...
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