Journal of Business Research: Editorial Policies

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Focus and Scope

The Journal of Business Research (JBR) is an International journal published by the Institute of Professional Studies in collaboration with relevant professional and academic institutions. The JBR is a bi - yearly refereed publication.

The Journal of Business Research seeks to promote and disseminate knowledge in the various disciplines of Management, Accounting, Marketing and other related disciplines which address issues of concern to business and commerce particularly in developing economies.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Editorial Review Process
All research submissions shall be subjected to double blind peer review process after a satisfactory blind preliminary review as part of the quality assurance. The author is required to critically evaluate the comments and be convinced of the merits of the comments without compromising the acceptance. As much as possible, the author is expected to rebut and offer counter explanations or justifications. As an academic exercise, different opinions must be acknowledged, but the concepts must be correct since wrong concepts are not acceptable. It is recommended that authors should accommodate the corrections, additions or remarks made by the reviewer as much as possible, since the final manuscript is a personal creation.

Rejecting Papers
Well-intended papers may be rejected on the grounds of false assumptions, inadequate background knowledge of significant works already published and lack of evidence of contribution to knowledge. Unreliable data and facts, unfamiliarity with current trends, generalized statements, limited scope of content and scholarship would also make the paper unacceptable. Authors must therefore show evidence of balance between relevance, focus and scope, while avoiding outdated references and presenting over-flogged topics depicting merely already known facts.

Further details are contained in the attached document on guidelines for publishing in the JBR and teh Assessment Process attached.


Publication Frequency

Two issues per year (bi-annual)


Editorial Board and Staff

The JBR is managed by a team of eminent business scholars, professionals and practitioners. The structure of the management team consists of:

Editorial Board:

Goski Alabi, - IPS
Samuel B Ofei - IPS
Bryan Akrong - IPS
Celestine Nudanu - IPS
Professor Kwame A. Domfeh - UGBS
Dr. Kojo E. Sakyi - UGBS
Professor Ato Ghartey - (ICAG)

Mentor/Consulting Editor:
Professor Akwesi Ayensu - (CSIR)

List of Peer Reviewers

Prof. S K. Buatsi: - Dean of Business School, KNUST
Robert Hinson - University of Ghana, Legon
Bedman Nartey - University of Ghana, Legon
Prof. Kuada - University of Aalborg, Denmark
Prof. Sorenson - University of Aalborg, Denmark

Dr. A. A. Q Aboagye - University of Ghana, Legon
Mr. K A Osei - University of Ghana, Legon
Dr. Joshua Abor - University of Ghana, Legon

Mr. Marfo - Dean of Business School, University of Cape Coast
Ransome Kuipo - University of Ghana Business School
Nigerian Female Professor

Human Resource:
Prof. E K Boon - Free University of Brussels
Dr. Dan Ofori - University of Ghana, Legon
Dr. Kofi Akuoku - KNUST

Dr. Antwi Barimah - University of Cape Coast
Prof. Bayo Okunde - University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Dr. Amos Chimhowu - - University of Manchester, UK
Dr. Adeolu Ayanwale - Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Prof Mawutor Avoke - - University of Education, Winneba
Prof. Adigun Agbaje - University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Dr. Roger Oppong-Koranteng GIMPA

Cover Design
Unique and easily recognizable, with IPS logo

ISSN: 0148-2963
AJOL African Journals Online