Instructions to Authors

Qualification: Authors must be members of Global Business Research Center (GBRC) in principle. Otherwise, apply for membership at the time of submission.

Submission policy: Manuscripts submitted to ABAS must be related to recent studies in business administration and prepared in accordance with the ABAS Standard of Ethics. Submission will be considered as an agreement to the conditions. Violation of the Standard could result in termination of the review process, withdrawal of acceptance for publication, or retraction of the published article.

ABAS standard of ethics:

Copyright policy: Copyright is retained by the authors under the condition that their work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY), which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Authors are free to post final PDF format version of their works published in ABAS to their institution's repositories and personal websites provided that there is a remark as follows: This article was first published in Annals of Business Administrative Science, [volume], [pages], [DOI].

Initial submission: Submit MS-Word format (.docx) electronic file by e-mail to GBRC Online Journal Editor's Office. Fill subject title of e-mail as "manuscript submission." Include only the following information in e-mail content.

  1. Title of manuscript
  2. Author information: 1) author name, 2) affiliation and position, 3) contact address, 4) phone number, 5) e-mail address, 6) ORCID iD (Register from here if you do not have one)

Manuscript style: Authors are required to download ABAS template file and prepare manuscripts in English according to written instructions. Papers which do not follow this rule will not be received.

Review process: Submitted papers are double-blind peer-reviewed by two or more qualified reviewers appointed by the Chief Editor and Associated Editors. The review process should be completed within 1 month at length. Results are sent to authors by e-mail.

Article processing charge: Accepted manuscripts are charged a fee of 100,000 yen as article processing charge (APC). Authors will receive further paying instructions upon manuscript acceptance.



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