Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Topics of interest for submission include but are not limited to:

  • Marketing
  • International Business
  • Finance
  • System Information Management
  • International Marketing
  • Professional Training
  • Business
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Information Systems
  • Change Management
  • Global Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Cost Management
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Information System
  • Information Technology Management
  • International Business
  • Management Information System
  • Other related topics


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

The journal (IJABIM) has adopted a double-blind peer review policy. In the reviewing process, there are at least two reviewers for each manuscript in the related topic. In addition, author(s) can also propose the candidate of reviewers. Three weeks will be needed for the reviewers to complete one round reviewing process.

Generally, the candidate of reviewers will be chosen based on their reputation in the international publication number and quality. In the next step, the editor sends the invitation letter to each candidate. After they confirm their availability for the reviewing process, the editor creates an account for each reviewer and sends the manuscript by email or system.

All contributions will be initially assessed by the Editor-in-Chief for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the final decision regarding the acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor-in-Chief's decision is final. 



The peer review process can be broadly summarized into several steps below. 


1. Submission of Paper

The corresponding or submitting author submits the paper to the journal via our OJS online system. For contributors who have difficulties to register on the OJS, kindly email us at aibpm.publisher@gmail.com.

2. Editorial Office Assessment

The journal checks the paper’s composition and arrangement according to the journal’s Author Guidelines to make sure it includes the required sections and stylizations. The quality of the paper is not assessed at this point.

3. Appraisal by the Editor-in-Chief

The Editor-in-Chief checks that the paper is appropriate for the journal and is sufficiently original and interesting. If not, the paper may be rejected without being reviewed any further.

4. Invitation to Reviewers

The Editor-in-Chief sends invitations to individuals he or she believes would be appropriate reviewers.

5. Review Process

The reviewer sets time aside to read the paper several times. The first read is used to form an initial impression of the work. If major problems are found at this stage, the reviewer may reject without further consideration. If there is none, the reviewer will examine the paper thoroughly, as well as taking notes as to build a detailed point-by-point review. This review is then submitted to the journal, with a recommendation of acceptance or a request for revision (usually marked as either major or minor) prior further reconsideration.

6. Review Evaluation

The Editor-in-Chief considers all the returned reviews before making an overall decision. If the reviews differ widely, the Editor-in-Chief may invite an additional reviewer so as to get an extra opinion before making a decision.

7. Final Decision

The Editor-in-Chief sends a decision email to the author, including any relevant reviewer comments. Whether the comments are anonymous or not will depend on the type of peer review that the journal operates.

8.  Final Process

If accepted, the paper is sent to production. If the article is rejected or sent back for either major or minor revision, the Editor-in-Chief may include constructive comments from the reviewers to help the author improve the article. At this point, reviewers should also be sent an email or letter letting them know the outcome of their review. If the paper was sent back for revision, the reviewers should expect to receive a new version, unless they have opted out of further participation. However, where only minor changes were requested, this follow-up review might be done by the Editor-in-Chief.


Open Access Policy

The Journal (IJABIM) is an Open Access journal accessible for free on the Internet. IJABIM applies the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) in its journal. This license was developed to facilitate open access – namely, free immediate access to, and unrestricted reuse of, original works of all types. Under this license, authors agree to make articles legally available for reuse, without permission or fees, for virtually any purpose. Anyone may copy, distribute or reuse these articles, as long as the author and original source are properly cited.  


This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



PKP Preservation Network plug-in for OJS 3 is under development. When available, the Society will use the PKP Preservation Network integrated with LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe).


About the Journal

International Journal of Applied Business and International Management (IJABIM) is an academic, interdisciplinary, and peer-reviewed publication (Print ISSN: 2614-7432 and Online ISSN: 2621-2862) on Association of International Business and Professional Management published in Indonesia. The journal is an open access journal and published quarterly.

IJABIM aims to feature narrative, theoretical, and empirically-based research articles relevant to international business and business practices. In addition, we strive to develop a community composed of professionals as well as experts from different countries in Asia, in hope to generate good quality papers on topics of business, management, and economics.

The mission of IJABIM is to bring together the latest theoretical and empirical finance, economics, law, international business, and business management research in Asia-Pacific regions. The journal readers include: academics and researchers, students of social scientists, management people, policy makers, as well as managers from both profit and non-profit corporations.


Publication Ethics

Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publication (based on Elsevier Policies)

IJABIM (International Journal of Applied Business and International Management) is the normal channel for publication of papers in various fields, such as international business, entrepreneurship, and business development. 

We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprints, or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. 

DUTIES OF AUTHORS (based on Elsevier policies and COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors)

Reporting Standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. "Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable." Review and professional publication articles should also be accurate and objective, and editorial opinion works should be clearly identified as such.

Data Access and Retention

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms, from 'passing off' another's paper as the author's own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another's paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication

An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper. Publication of some kinds of articles (e.g., guidelines, translations) in more than one journal is sometimes justifiable, provided certain conditions are met. The authors and editors of the journals concerned must agree to the secondary publication, which must reflect the same data and interpretation of the primary document. The primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors (it means that one manuscript may at least have an author and a co-author). Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. If the work involves chemicals, procedures, or equipment with any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.


DUTIES OF THE EDITORIAL BOARD (based on Elsevier policies and COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors)

Publication Decisions

The editor of a peer-reviewed IJABIM (International Journal of Applied Business and International Management) is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair Play

An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Editors should recuse themselves (i.e., should ask a co-editor, associate editor, or other member of the editorial board instead to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers. Editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication. If needed, other appropriate action should be taken, such as the publication of a retraction or expression of concern.

Involvement and Cooperation in Investigations

An editor should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher (or society). Such measures will generally include contacting the author of the manuscript or paper and giving due consideration of the respective complaint or claims made, but may also include further communications to the relevant institutions and research bodies, and if the complaint is upheld, the publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other note, as may be relevant. Every reported act of unethical publishing behavior must be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication.

DUTIES OF REVIEWERS (based on Elsevier policies and COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors)

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and, through the editorial communications with the author, may also assist the author in improving the paper. Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication and lies at the heart of the scientific method.


Any selected referees who feel unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or know that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.


Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism includes but is not limited to:

1. Referring and/or quoting terms, words and/or sentences, data and/or information from a source without citing sources in the record citation and/or without stating the source adequately;

2. Referring and/or quoting random terms, words and/or sentences, data and/or information from a source without citing a source in the record citation and/or without stating the source adequately;

3. Using a source of ideas, opinions, views, or theory without stating the source adequately;

4. Formulating the words and/or sentences themselves from the source of words and/or phrases, ideas, opinions, views, or theory without stating the source adequately;

5. Submitting a scientific papers produced and/or published by others as a source of scientific work without express adequately.


Plagiarism-free articles must comply with these requirements: 

  1. Write a quote from someone else's writing (by quoting indirectly) that has been well paraphrased, by making your own words, rather than copying and pasting or typing the original word for word source, and writing the reading source according to the rules of scientific writing.
  2. Write with direct quotes, quoting exactly the same words as the original writing must use quotes (for writing less than 40 words), or if the quote consists of more than 40 words, the paragraph must be curved and apply different font sizes.
  3. Mention the original sources of other people's ideas that are being used, both from published and unpublished writings, both from oral or written sources, in any media form.

The Journal will ensure that every published article will not exceed 15% similarity score and no single source above 3%. Plagiarism screening will be conducted using Turnitin. If the author fails to comply, they will be given sanctions such as: reprimand, letter of warning, revocation of the article, or cancellation of publication.