About Journal

The International Journal of Business and Development Studies (IJBDS) is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by the University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran. Manuscripts submitted to the IJBDS must be original unpublished work and should not be in consideration for publication elsewhere. The International Journal of Business and Development Studies (IJBDS) aims to provide a valuable outlet for research and scholarship on business and management-orientated themes and topics. IJBDS publishes manuscripts of a multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary nature as well as empirical research from within traditional disciplines and managerial functions. With contributions from around the world, the journal includes papers across the full range of business and management disciplines. IJBDS covers topics in the areas of business, management, marketing, corporate governance, human resource management, organizational behavior, organization theory, strategy, technology management, and related areas.

     The International Journal of Business and Development Studies (IJBDS) provides a forum for exchange of ideas among business executives and academicians concerned with global business and economic issues. With the rapid evolution of corporate business from international to global in recent decades, general business has been one of the areas of greatest added complexity and concern for entrepreneurs and corporate managers. IJBDS will publish high-quality applied-research papers. Nevertheless, studies that test important theoretical works and shed additional light on business related issues will also be solicited.

     The International Journal of Business and Development Studies (IJBDS) is an academic journal combining academic inquiry and informed business practices. It publishes empirical, analytical, review, and survey articles, as well as case studies related to all areas of global business and economics, considering the research ethics and academic rules and regulations.

     All papers are subject to a double-blind reviewing process. The submitted manuscripts will be published after a thorough review and the editorial board's approval. Researchers are highly appreciated if they visit this website, register, submit and set up their papers based on the Instructions to Authors. Therefore, visiting in person or calling the journal office is not recommended, so all connections with authors and reviewers are made through the website.

Bibliographic Information about the Journal

Title International Journal of Business and Development Studies
Journal Abbreviated Title Int. J. Bus. Dev. Stud.
Journal Title Acronym IJBDS
ISSN

Print    ISSN: 2008-448X

Online ISSN: 2538-3310

Subject Category  

 Subject Area and Category according to the subject categorization of Scopus:

     Business, Management and Accounting

          -- Business and International Management

          -- Strategy and Management

     Economics, Econometrics and Finance

          -- Economics and Econometrics

          -- Finance

 Subject Area and Category according to the subject categorization of Web of Science:

     Business | Finance.   

 Coverage

- Business Economics.

 - Business Ethics.

 - Commerce.

 - Corporate Governance.

 - Finance.

 - Financial Accounting.

 - General Management.

 - Human Resource Management.

 - International economic relations.

 - Knowledge Management.

 - Management Development.

 - Marketing.

 - Operations Management.

 - Organization Theories.

 - Organizational Behavior.

 - Public Sector Management.

 - R&D Management.

 - Research Methods in Management and Business.

 - Strategic Management.

 - Technology Management.

 - Trade.

 - World Economy.

Language  English
Start Year  2009 - Vol. 1, No. 1 -
Frequency Semiannual
Editor-in-Chiefs

Prof. Ahmad Akbari

Prof. Charles Harvie

Executive Managers

Prof. Mosayeb Pahlavani

Prof. Faridah Hj Hassan

Place of Publication Iran, Zahedan
Publisher  University of Sistan and Baluchestan
Status  Active
Refereed Yes; Double Blind Peer Review.
Acceptance and Publication Time  16 Weeks
Manuscript acceptance rate 20%
OCLC No.  956527493
LC No.  HF
DDC No.

381.03

378.55

URL https://ijbds.usb.ac.ir
E-Mail IJBDS@eco.usb.ac.ir
Journal Address

 University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran. P.O. Box 98135-987

 Tel : +98-541-8056782. Fax : +98-541-2443385

 Type of Material  Serial (Periodical)
 Type of Access  Open Access (OA)
 OA Policies  SHERPA/RoMEO
Type of License  CC-BY-NC: Creative Commons — Attribution 4.0 International.
Open Access Statement

 The International Journal of Business and Development Studies (IJBDS) is a fully open-access journal, which means that all articles are available on the Web to all users immediately upon publication. All content of the Journal is published with open access under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0). This license allows users to copy and redistribute the article under the following conditions:

    - Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format.

    - Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material.

Benefits of open access for authors include:

       - Authors retain copyright to their work.

       - Free access for all users worldwide.

       - Increased visibility and readership.

       - No spatial constraints.

       - Rapid publication.

  No publication charges are required from the author(s).

The Policy of Screening for Plagiarism

All manuscripts must be free from plagiarism contents. Manuscripts submitted to the International Journal of Business and Development Studies (IJBDS) will be screened for plagiarism using similarity check and plagiarism detection tools. All authors are suggested to use plagiarism detection software to check the similarity before submitting their manuscript to the journal.

 Editors check the plagiarism detection of manuscripts in the International Journal of Business and Development Studies (IJBDS) by using Grammarly detection software (www.grammarly.com) and using iThenticate. The journal will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism. Whenever it is determined that the manuscript has not complied with the plagiarism rules, the article is rejected (before accepting) and if it has been published (after accepting), it will be removed from the published list and placed in the withdrawn list (returned articles because of Failure to observe plagiarism law).

Type of Publication (Processing Charges and Publication Charges)

No publication charges are required from the author.

Full text access: Open Access

Copyright owner / Copyright holder Authors retain unrestricted copyrights and publishing rights. The author has complete control over the work (e.g., retains the right to reuse, distribute, republish, etc.).
Revenue Sources Organizational and institutional support, Donations
Description The International Journal of Business and Development Studies (IJBDS) is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by the University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran. Manuscripts submitted to the IJBDS must be original, unpublished work and should not be in consideration for publication elsewhere. The International Journal of Business and Development Studies (IJBDS) aims to provide a valuable outlet for research and scholarship on business and management-orientated themes and topics. IJBDS publishes manuscripts of a multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary nature as well as empirical research from within traditional disciplines and managerial functions. With contributions from around the world, the journal includes papers across the full range of business and management disciplines. IJBDS covers topics in the areas of business, management, marketing, corporate governance, human resource management, organizational behavior, organization theory, strategy, technology management, and related areas. It is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to the publication of original articles, review articles, etc., considering the research ethics and academic rules and regulations.
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 The International Journal of Business and Development Studies (IJBDS) uses the Basic Data Sharing Policy. The journal is committed to a more open research landscape, facilitating faster and more effective research discovery by enabling reproducibility and verification of data, methodology, and reporting standards. The International Journal of Business and Development Studies (IJBDS) encourages authors to cite and share their research data, including but not limited to: raw data, processed data, software, algorithms, protocols, methods, materials. Authors are encouraged to share or make open the data supporting the results or analyses presented in their article where this does not violate the protection of human subjects or other valid privacy or security concerns.

The International Journal of Business and Development Studies (IJBDS) encourages authors to share the data and other artifacts supporting the results in the article by archiving it in an appropriate public repository. Authors should include a Data Accessibility Statement, including a link to the repository they have used, in order that this statement can be published alongside their paper.

The International Journal of Business and Development Studies (IJBDS) requires authors of Original Investigation, and Special Paper articles to (1) place the de-identified data associated with the manuscript in a repository; and (2) include a Data Availability Statement in the manuscript describing where and how the data can be accessed.

The International Journal of Business and Development Studies (IJBDS) defines data as the digital materials underlying the results described in the manuscript, including but not limited to spreadsheets, text files, interview recordings or transcripts, images, videos, output from statistical software, and computer code or scripts. Authors are expected to deposit at least the minimum amount of data needed to reproduce the results described in the manuscript. Data can be placed in any repository that makes data publicly available, providing a unique persistent identifier, including institutional repositories, general repositories (e.g., Figshare, Open Science Framework, Zenodo, Dryad, Harvard Dataverse, OpenICPSR), or discipline-specific repositories.

The Data Availability Statement should be placed in the manuscript at the end of the main text before the references. This statement must include (1) an indication of the location of the data; (2) a unique identifier, such as a digital object identifier (DOI), accession number, or persistent uniform resource locator (URL); and (3) any instructions for accessing the data, if applicable. At the point of submission, you will be asked if there is a data set associated with the paper. If you reply yes, you will be asked to provide the DOI, pre-registered DOI, hyperlink, or other persistent identifier associated with the data set(s). If you have selected to provide a pre-registered DOI, please be prepared to share the reviewer URL associated with your data deposit, upon request by reviewers. Where one or multiple data sets are associated with a manuscript, these are not formally peer-reviewed as a part of the journal submission process. It is the author’s responsibility to ensure the soundness of data. Any errors in the data rest solely with the producers of the data set(s).

Please note: As you are submitting your manuscript to the International Journal of Business and Development Studies (IJBDS), where submissions are double-blind peer-reviewed, the main text file should not include any information that might identify the authors (i.e., Author Name, Address, Conflict of Interest and fund related information). As a data availability statement could reveal your identity, we recommend removing this from the anonymized version of the manuscript. Exceptions to this policy will be made in rare cases in which de-identified data cannot be shared due to their proprietary nature or participant privacy concerns. Exceptions to policy and restrictions on data availability are granted for reasons associated with the protection of human privacy, issues such as biosafety, and/or to respect terms of use for data obtained under license from third parties. Confidential data, e.g., human subject or patient data, should always be anonymized, or permission to share should be obtained in advance. If in doubt, authors should seek counsel from their institution’s ethics committee.

Authors should include a data accessibility statement, including a link to the repository they have used, in order that this statement can be published alongside their paper. Below are some examples.

 

Data Availability Statement:

1. Data associated with this article are available in the Open Science Framework at .

2. The data that support the findings of this study are openly available in [repository name] at http://doi.org/[doi], reference number [reference number].

3. The data that support the findings of this study are openly available in [repository name] at [URL], reference number [reference number].

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