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Publishing guidelines for authors – Journal Of International Business Research And Marketing ISSN 1849-8558 (PRINT) JOURNAL

DOI: 10.18775/JIBRM.1849-8558.2015

The journal is submitted by clicking on the SUBMIT YOUR PAPER icon

– Click on the SUBMIT YOUR PAPER link which will take you through to the Journal Submission page

– Prepare your paper according to the Guide for Authors

– Submit your paper to our e-mail: jibrm@researchleap.com

Open access

Journal of International Business Research And Marketing articles are open-access, available to subscribers and public alike with the permission to reuse. There is no subscription fee to access the articles. The funding comes from the authors themselves.

The articles of the Journal of International Business Research And Marketing are available free of charge both to individual users and organizations. This means users can read, download, copy, share, print out, or reference to the texts of the journal without having to get permission from the authors or publishers.

The fee for the open-access publication is paid either by authors themselves or their funder.

Payment process

The publication charge of Journal of International Business Research And Marketing is 100 USD for online publication only or 160 USD for online publication + 2 hard copies. For additional copies, the charge is 15 USD per issue.

Direct payment using Paypal and credit cards can be made through the website. The detailed information on the payment process, including the bank transfer option, will be sent to the corresponding author email.

Review process

In the reviewing process, a paper is initially reviewed either by an editor or a co-editor. Next, if the editor/co-editor finds it suitable for publication, they send it to two other referees for peer-review. The review is double-blind peer review. Provided the referees approve the paper, the editor eventually has the final say about whether the article should be published as it is, amended, or rejected altogether.


It is of utmost importance that the articles for the journal have not been published before in the present or almost the same form, or they are being considered for publication in another journal. The journal can publish papers that were previously published in conference proceedings under the condition that the publication does not infringe upon the rights of the conference proceedings publisher. The authors of the paper must make sure that their work does not go against existing copyright as well as ensuring the paper will compensate for the publisher in case of a warranty breach. Unless agreed differently, the papers, as well as contributions, become the legal copyright of the journal so that the dispersion and proper use of them are facilitated. Authors should refer to ideas and findings of other authors of by proper citing of literature, referencing, such as using clear indented text or quotation marks and using APA style formatting.


The requirements of our platform are as follows:

  • The availability to reproduce the content or the chapter of a book
  • Possibility of printing and electronic rights
  • Global rights for the English language
  • Possibility of material use for the life of the work without time restrictions on the material reuse

While using tables, charts or excerpts, exceeding four hundred words, from a different source, the followings must be taken into account.:

  • Authors must get written permission from a third party copyright owner prior to using their texts, graphs or illustrations in their journal. Also, the permission must be cleared for small adaptations of any work written by another person.
  • In case an author adapts a major part of the content, they must notify the copyright holder of the original paper in advance.
  • Authors must get consent statements proof.
  • Authors must refer to the source both in figure captions and acknowledge it in the list of reference.

Before using the content (even freely available online), authors must check the website for more details of the copyright owners as well as getting their permission.


  • Authors ought not to submit their work to more than one journal. In the same way, they ought not to submit previously published works to the journal to be considered.
  • Authors ought to guarantee the originality of their work while submitting. When they use words of others, proper citations must be provided. Plagiarism of any kind is considered unethical and accepted under no circumstances.
  • In their papers, authors ought to demonstrate all the sources they have used as well as declaring any conflicts of interest.
  • Due acknowledgements to all the contributors ought to be given in the research.
  • In case of noticeable errors in the issued work, authors ought to immediately notify the editor of the journal and collaborate in the elimination/correction of them. In case a different party than the author informs the editor about the error, the author is obliged to write a retraction or make a correction through the medium of issuance.

Final submission of the research paper

It should be noted that prior to the publication, the proofs are not supplied. It is the journal which considers the final version of the paper. However, it is the responsibility of the author to check the article for completeness, grammatical, spelling, and typographical errors.publish research paper in international journals

File formats

Microsoft Word (DOC, DOCX) is suitable for the final manuscript document.

Manuscript/Paper requirements

All the manuscripts submitted to Research Leap must be split into the sections in the following order:
Make sure you use the following guidelines while preparing your manuscript for submission:

FormatIt is imperative that all the files are submitted as a Word document
Article LengthIncluding the references and appendices, the articles must be no fewer than 3000 words but not exceed 9000.
Article TitleThe title should not exceed ten words in total
Article Title PageUsing a special template, an Article Title Page ought to be submitted together with the article. The template should include the following:

§ Title of the article

§ Details of the author (see below)

§ Acknowledgements

§ Biographies of authors

§ Structured Abstract (see below)

§ Keywords (see below)

§ Classification of the article

Author DetailsThe Article Title Page must include the followings:

  • The author’s full name
  • Each author’s affiliation at the time of research completion
  • When there more than one author/contributor, the details of them should be provided for future correspondence
  • Contributor author’s email address
  • Short description of the author’s professional life
AbstractAn author should provide an abstract on the Article Title Page containing:

§ The objective (mandatory)

§ Design/methodology/approach (mandatory)

§ Outcomes (mandatory)

§ Limitations and implications of the research (optional)

§ Practical implications (optional)

§ Social implications (optional)

§ Originality or/and value (mandatory)

Including keywords and article classifications, the word count should not exceed 300.

KeywordsThe Article Title Page should contain no more than ten keywords recapping the main topics of the research. Although the editorial team of the journal will try to keep the keywords in the publication, those might be changed or replaced with different terms to ensure consistency.
Article ClassificationAuthors must ensure their paper on the Article Title Page falls under one of the following categories:

§ Empirical study

§ Hypotheses and theory

§ Case study

§ Literature review.

HeadingsConciseness of the headings must be ensured with clear differentiation between the order of headings. Ideally, the first level headings are written in bold format and sub-headings in medium italics.
Notes/EndnotesWhen it is absolutely essential, notes or endnotes might be used, being demonstrated in the text by consecutive numbers, in square brackets, and illustrated at the end of the paper.
Research FundingIn the acknowledgement section, authors must declare the sources of outer research funding with a statement. The role of the funder/financial sponsor must be described from the beginning of the study design to submission,
FiguresAll the figures, including graphs, diagrams, web pages, and photographic images, ought to be submitted in an electronic form. Quality and legibility of the figures must be ensured with being numbered in order with Arabic numerals. In order to ease the appearance of the graphics on the online database, they might be provided in color.

§ All figures made in MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel have to be provided in their original form. If the figures are created in other formats, they must be copied and pasted into a new MS Word page or saved and then imported into an MS Word document. Alternatively, a .pdf format can be created from the software of origination.

§ In case the figures cannot be provided in the above-mentioned formats, they can be accepted in .pdf, .ai, and .eps. Again, if these formats are impossible to use, then you can submit the figures in tif, .jpeg, or .bmp at a minimum of 10cm wide and a resolution of 300dpi.

§ While preparing web pages or screenshots, screenshot the image and paste it into a new Microsoft Word page using the “Alt” + “Print Screen” (or “Ctrl” + “Print Screen” if you want to screenshot all the contents of the screen) and “Ctrl”+”V.”

The photographic images have to be saved as .tif or .jpeg files of at least 10cm wide and at a resolution of minimum 300dpi. They also ought to be supplied in an electronic form with high quality. To ensure that, you can set your camera settings at the highest quality and resolution.

TablesWhen tables are used, they should be clearly labeled in the text body with the labels as legible as possible. In addition, superscripts and asterisks must be illustrated next to the items they refer to and have corresponding descriptions illustrated as footnotes.
ReferencesIn order to enable the readers to use Reference Linking facility on the database and refer back to the cited works via CrossRef, your references have to be in APA style written completely, accurately, and consistently. Cited texts should be in the following forms:

§ Using the first-named author’s name: Smith, 2010

§ Using two names: Smith and Philips 2010

§ When there are more than two authors: Smith et al., 2010

You must use a reference list at the end of your paper in alphabetical order.

For booksSurname, Initials (year), Title of Book, Place of publication, Publisher.e.g. Barney, J. B., & Hesterly, W. S. (2010). Strategic management and competitive advantage: Concepts and cases (pp. 4-25). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
For book chaptersSurname, Initials (year), Chapter title, In Editor’s Initials, Surname, Title of Book, Publisher, pp. pages of chapter, Publisher, e.g. Calabrese, F. A. (2005). The early pathways: Theory to practice—A continuum. In Creating the Discipline of Knowledge Management (pp. 15-50). Butterworth-Heinemann.
For journalsSurname, Initials (year), Title of article, Journal Name, volume, number, pages.e.g. Bekmurodova, G. (2020). Theoretical Features of FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) and its Influence to Economic Growth. International Journal of Management Science and Business Administration, 6(2), 33-39.
For published
conference proceedings
Surname, Initials (year of publication), Title of paper, in Title of published proceeding which may include place and date(s) held, volume, (pp. page number). Publisher, Place of Publication e.g. Weinstein, A., & Pohlman, R. A. (2015). Customer value: a new paradigm for marketing management. In Proceedings of the 1997 Academy of Marketing Science (AMS) Annual Conference (pp. 132-133). Springer, Cham.
For unpublished
conference proceedings
Surname, Initials (year). Title of paper, paper presented at Name of Conference, date of conference, place of conference, available at: URL if freely available on the internet (accessed date).e.g. Aumueller, D. (2005, May). Semantic authoring and retrieval within a Wiki. In Demos and Posters of the 2nd European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2005), Heraklion, Greece., available at: http://dbs.uni-leipzig.de/file/aumueller05wiksar.pdf (accessed 20 February 2007).
For working papersSurname, 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)
Editor, A., & Editor, B. (Eds.). (Date). Dictionary/Encyclopedia entry. In Name of dictionary/encyclopedia (edition, if not the first). Publisher. e.g.

Hughes, J. M., Michell P. A., & Ransom, W. S. (Eds.). (1992). Zucchini. In The Australian concise Oxford dictionary (2nd ed.). Oxford University Press.

For newspaper
articles (authored)
Surname, Initials. (date). Article title. Newspaper, pages. e.g. Smith, A. (January 21, 2008). Money for old rope. Daily News, pp. 1, 3-4.
For newspaper
articles (non-authored)
Title of Article. (date). Title of Newspaper, pages. e.g. Small change (February 2, 2008).Daily News, p. 7.
For electronic sourcesIf 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. Name of the Website, available at: http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/library/ws-wsrp/ (accessed 12 November 2007).Standalone URLs, i.e. without an author or date, should be included either within parentheses within the main text, or preferably set as a note (roman numeral within square brackets within text followed by the full URL address at the end of the paper).


Research Leap Policy

The editor of journals of Research Leap platform is solely responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the journal shall be published. To reach this decision, the editor is guided by policies of the journal’s editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. Published articles should remain extant, exact and unaltered as far as is possible. However, there may arise some occasional circumstances when published article must be later retracted or even removed. All these actions mentioned above can take place under exceptional circumstances.

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Clicking on the Crossmark logo will tell you the current status of a document, and may also give you additional publication record information about the document.

Article Withdrawal

Article withdrawal is only applicable for articles which were previously published in the other journals or accidently submitted twice. In most cases, articles may represent serious issues including infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submission, plagiarism, and fraud usage of data. The withdrawal process is also applicable to articles which are in press (under consideration to be published in the other journals) that has different errors, or duplications of articles published in other journals are considered to be “withdrawn” from Research Leap. Withdrawn indicates that content of articles such as HTML and PDF is removed and replaced with HTML page and PDF simply mentioning that the article has been withdrawn according to Research Leap Policy on Article in Press withdrawal with a link to the current policy document.

Article Retraction

Infringement of academic and professional ethical codes includes multiple submission, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data. The retraction will be mainly used to correct publication and submission errors. Retraction of an article will be done by the author or the editor based on the advice of members of the scholarly community. Number of scholarly bodies has developed the standards dealing with retractions, and best of these retractions are adopted for article retraction by Research Leap:

  • A retraction note titled “Retraction: [article title]” signed by the authors and/or the editor is published in the paginated part of a subsequent issue of the journal and listed in the contents list.
  • In the electronic version, a link is made to the original article.
  • The online article is preceded by a screen containing the retraction note. It is to this screen that the link resolves; the reader can then proceed to the article itself.
  • The original article is retained unchanged save for a watermark on the .pdf indicating on each page that it is “retracted.”
  • The HTML version of the document is removed.

Article Removal: Legal limitations

It may be required to remove an article from the online database only in the extremely limited number of cases. This type of article removal will occur under the following circumstances:

  • The article is clearly defamatory
  • Infringes other’s legal rights
  • The article poses serious health risk
  • Breaking terms and conditions of publishing by the author

In these cases, the article will be removed due to the legal reasons where only the information on metadata such as Title and Authors will remain.

Article Replacement

When the article poses a severe health risk, the authors of the original article will be obliged to retract the flawed content and replace it with the corrected version. In these cases, the procedures for retraction will be followed with the difference that the database retraction will publish link to the corrected re-published article and a history of the document

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