About the Journal

Focus and Scope

IJRBS aims to provide a scientific base for scholars and researchers in Social Science. IJRBS is an interdisciplinary journal and publishes manuscripts online bi-monthly in English. Journal welcomes manuscripts on a broad range of disciplines, including business analytics, business strategy, entrepreneurship, management, finance, accounting, tax management, marketing, human resources, innovation, leadership, organizational culture, international relations, learning, education, higher education, global political economy, communication, supply chain management, logistics, cross-cultural studies, ethnicity, conflict, sociology and so on.


Editor in Chief delegates authority to an associate editor for assigning a section editor to related sections. A field editor is assigned a section editor for articles that fit the scope of the IJRBS's related section. Sections are:

  • Management and Strategy: Strategic Approach to Business Ecosystem and Organizational Development
  • HRM: Organizational Culture, Leadership and Human Resources Management
  • Accounting and Finance: Financial and Economic Studies, Accounting Ecosystem and Tax Management
  • Interdisciplinary Studies: Development, Humanities & Social Science
  • Education: Learning, Education and Higher Education Institutions
  • Business Analytics: Data Science, MCDM and Business Applications
  • Regulations: Legal Issues in Social Science
  • Related topics in Social Science
  • Letter to Editor


Journal welcomes research papers, reviews, and case studies. All published contents are open access and authors retain copyrights.

The categories in which articles, if judged positively, might be classified are:

An original scientific paper is a scientific paper that includes new results based on the research.

Preliminary communication is an article that includes at least one or more pieces of scientific information but does not include the necessary details to check the scientific cognition.

Conference paper is an article that deals with the author’s presentation at a conference and has not been previously published as a full text.

A review article is an article that analyzes a special scientific problem already dealt with in published scientific works, but his approach is original and new.

A professional paper is an article that deals with specific problems in some professional areas.

 Open Submissions



Peer Review Process

Once a manuscript is submitted, it is assigned to an Editor most appropriate to handle it, based on the subject of the manuscript and the availability of the Editors. If the Editor determines that the manuscript is not of sufficient quality to go through the standard review process or if the manuscript's subject is not appropriate to the journal scope, the Editor rejects the manuscript with no further processing (desk rejection). This decision is made within 1-3 days.

If the Editor determines that the submitted manuscript is of sufficient quality and falls within the scope of the Journal, he/she assigns the manuscript to a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 external reviewers for peer review. The reviewers submit their reports on the manuscripts along with their recommendation of one of the following actions to the Editor:

  • Accept submission (Publish with regular check)
  • Revisions required (Consider after Minor Changes)
  • Resubmit for review (Consider after Major Changes)
  • Decline submission (Reject: Manuscript is flawed or not sufficiently novel)

When all reviewers have submitted their reports, the Editor can make one of the following decisions: Publish in the forthcoming issue, Consider after Minor Changes, Consider after Major Changes, and Reject. This decision is usually made within 4-6 weeks from the submission date.

If the Editor recommends "Publish in regular issue," the manuscript is accepted for publication. The manuscript is then assigned a DOI number and is published in the forthcoming issue.

If the Editor recommends "Consider after Minor Changes," the authors are notified to prepare and submit a final copy of their manuscript with the required minor changes suggested by the reviewers. The Editor reviews the revised manuscript after the authors have made the minor changes. Once the Editor is satisfied with the final manuscript, the manuscript can be accepted. The revised manuscript has to be submitted within two weeks. If you think you are unable to meet the deadline, please notify the Editorial Office.

If the Editor recommends "Consider after Major Changes," the recommendation is communicated to the authors. The authors are expected to revise their manuscripts according to the changes recommended by the reviewers and submit their revised manuscript within two months. Submission later than that will be regarded as a new submission that will go through the complete review process from the beginning. If you think you are unable to meet the deadline, please notify the Editorial Office.

If the Editor recommends rejecting the manuscript, the rejection is immediate. Also, if two of the reviewers recommend rejecting the manuscript, the rejection is immediate. The editorial workflow gives the Editors the authority to reject any manuscript because of the inappropriateness of its subject, lack of quality, or incorrectness of its results. The Editor cannot assign himself/herself as an external reviewer of the manuscript. This is to ensure a high-quality, fair, and unbiased peer-review process of every manuscript submitted to the Journal, since any manuscript must be recommended by one or more (usually two or more) external reviewers along with the Editor in charge of the manuscript in order for it to be accepted for publication in the Journal.

The peer-review process is double-blinded, i.e., the reviewers do not know who the authors of the manuscript are, and the authors do not have access to the information of who the peer-reviewers are. Without the significant contributions made by peer reviewers, the publication of the Journal would not be possible.



The Journal is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices. Submitting research by all authors means that they assured their manuscripts are original and attest that the submitted papers represent their contributions and have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works. According to the Journal's Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism Policy, all submissions will be checked by iThenticate before being sent to reviewers.

Publication Frequency

IJRBS is published online bi-monthly, with the support of the Center for Strategic Studies in Business & Finance (SSBFNET). 


This journal utilizes the PKP PLN 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.


The journal is Indexed and Registered in Index Copernicus (Journals Master List)ProQuest, ProQuest(ABI/INFORM), ProQuest Business Premium Collection,ProQuest's IBSS DatabaseProQuest's Social Sciences DatabaseEBSCOW.H.O. Database, CoreUlrich's, MendeleyRePEcEconPapersIDEAS, BASE, EDIRC, Dimensions, Scope Database, Scilit, Sherpa Romeo, Google Scholar,  Semantic Scholar, JTOCs, DRJI, EconBiz, WorldCat, EuroPub, Asos Index, OAI, OAJI,  Rice Bibliography, AqEcon, and WAICENTO.


Creative Commons License
International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147-4478) by SSBFNET is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

SSBFNET is a CROSSREF member and a recognized publisher.

Copyright Notice

Authors contributing to IJRBS agree to publish their articles under the Creative Commons Attribution- 4.0 International license, allowing third parties to share their work (copy, distribute, transmit) and to adapt it, under the condition that the authors are given credit, that the work is not used for commercial purposes, and that in the event of reuse or distribution, the terms of this license are made clear. Authors retain the copyright of their work, with first publication rights granted to IJRBS. However, authors are required to transfer copyrights associated with commercial use to the Publisher. The authors agree to the terms of this Copyright Notice, which will apply to this submission if and when this journal publishes it.

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously( except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other languages, without the written consent of the Publisher. The Editors reserve the right to edit or otherwise alter all contributions, but authors will receive proofs for approval before publication

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party. 

Author Fees

Articles published in the IJRBS are Open Access and freely available online immediately upon publication. This is made possible by an article-processing charge (APC) that covers online tools for editors and authors, article production and hosting, liaison with abstracting and indexing services, and other editorial services. For more details on Author Fees.

The article-processing fee for accepted articles is 180.00 USD.
Submission fees are NOT charged. Once an article has been accepted and has gone through the entire editorial process, including peer review and copyediting, no refunds will be issued.

APC Waivers and discounts

IJRBS applies a %15 discount to authors from low-income countries classified by the World Bank, and a %15 for reviewers who sufficiently completed the review process.

Institutions may join our Institutional Open-Access Membership Program which allows any of their authors to publish at discounted rates. Waiver details are available on our Author Fees Page

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