Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

International Journal of Business and Management (IJBM) focuses on the following topics: corporate governance, human resource management, strategic management, entrepreneurship, marketing, e-business, services, information technology management, production & operations management, financial management and managerial economics, etc.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The journal uses double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The submitted manuscript is peer reviewed by at least one expert. In some rare cases, according to the recommendations from editors and reviewers, a second round of peer review may be initiated.


Publication Frequency

2014-2018 Monthly, published in every month

2012-2013 Semimonthly, published in twice every month

2008-2011 Monthly, published in every month

2006-2007 Bimonthly, published in February, April, June, August, October, December


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...




Electronic Journals Library

Genamics JournalSeek

Google Scholar




National Library of Australia


Open J-Gate

PKP Open Archives Harvester


Standard Periodical Directory

The Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)


Universal Digital Library

University of Ottawa Library, Ontario, Canada

York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ZBW-German National Library of Economics


Order Printed Issues

Before you order printed journals, please contact: ijbm@ccsenet.org, checking the availability of journals.
Price: 40.00USD/copy
Shipping fee: 20.00USD/copy


Journal Metrics

1. Google-based Impact Factor (2017): 20.47

The impact factor (IF) or Journal impact factor (JIF) normally referred to is the proprietary journal impact factor from Thomson Reuters calculated based on the Web of Science (WOS) and published in the Journal Citation Reports® (JCR). Currently, this journal hasn’t been indexed in Thomson Reuters JCR. Therefore, its official JCR®JIF is not yet available.

However, Google Scholar now provides an alternative Google-based impact factor. Google Scholar is the only openly available database suitable for journal metric calculation. It has a wide coverage and is a meaningful source. For this reason, Canadian Center of Science and Education is calculating its own Impact Factor by applying Thomson Reuters'(TR) algorithm based on Google Scholar's citation counts.

The 2017 Google-based impact factor of this journal would be calculated as follows:


2. h-index (2017): 67

The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar.

h-index is the largest number h such that h publications have at least h citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations

3. i10-index (2017): 662

i10-index is the number of publications with at least 10 citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations

4. h5-index (2017): 39 

h5-index is the h-index for articles published in the last 5 complete years. It is the largest number h such that h articles published in 2012-2016 have at least h citations each.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Metrics

5. h5-median (2017): 48

h5-median for a publication is the median number of citations for the articles that make up its h5-index.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Metrics