Editorial Board

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Editor-In-Chief
Dr. Yam B. Limbu, Montclair State University, New Jersey, USA
Email: limbuy@montclair.edu

Managing Editor
Dr. M. Ruhul Amin, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA
Email: baasana2@gmail.com; mamin@bloomu.edu

Associate Editors
Dr. Gouher Ahmed, Skyline University College, Dubai; Email: gouher.ahmed@skylineuniversity.ac.ae
Dr. Steven Welch, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA; Email: swelch@bloomu.edu
Dr. Daniela Feenstra, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA; Email: dfeenstr@bloomu.edu

Book Review Editor
Dr. Lam Nguyen, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA; Email: lnguyen@bloomu.edu

Technical Editor of Manuscript
Mr. Michael Coffta, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA Email: mcoffta@bloomu.edu

Web Manager
Mr. Anup Sharma, Training & Application Solutions, New York, USA; Email: sharma.itanup@gmail.com

Editorial Advisory Board
Dr. John Okpara, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA
Dr. David Martin, Western Connecticut State University, USA
Dr. Serajul I. Bhuiyan, Savannah State University, USA
Dr. Madhav Sharma, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA
Dr. Michael Hamlet, Former Editor-In-Chief of IJBAS
Dr. Nick Koumbiadis, Former Editor-In-Chief of IJBAS, Adelphi University, USA
Dr. Alfred Ntoko, National University, CA, USA
Dr. C. Jayachandran, Montclair State University, USA
Dr. Charles R. Baker, Adelphi University, USA
Dr. Z.S. Demirdjian, California State University, Long Beach, California, USA
Dr. Daphne Halkias, Northcentral University, USA, University of Bergamo, Italy
Dr. Nicholas Harkiolakis, Brunel University, Athens, Greece

Review Board Member
Dr. Christina Chung, Ramapo College of New Jersey, New Jersey, USA
Dr. Long Pham, University of Louisiana at Monroe, USA
Dr. Isaac Wanasika, University of Northern Colorado, USA
Dr. Wencang Zhou, Montclair State University, USA
Dr. Jalal Ahmed, University of Skövde, Sweden
Dr. Hermann Sintim-Aboagye, Montclair State University, USA
Dr. Stephan Kudyba, New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey, USA
Dr. Farooq Sheikh, State University of New York at Geneseo, USA
Dr. Jeonghwan Choi, Kean University-Wenzhou, China
Dr. Valerio Temperini, Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy
Dr. Mark Kay, Montclair State University, USA
Dr. P. Ganesan, VIT University, India
Dr. Manveer Mann, Montclair State University, USA
Dr. Dennis Kopf, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA
Dr. Marco Wolf, University of Southern Mississippi, USA
Dr. Yawei Wang, Montclair State University, USA
Dr. Silvio Cardinali, Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy
Dr. Ganesh Pandit, Adelphi University, USA
Dr. Christopher McKinley, Montclair State University, USA
Dr. Rajesh K. Gautam, Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, India
Dr. Emi Moriuchi, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Dr. Socrates Boussios, United States Merchant Marine Academy, New York, USA
Dr. Kenneth Hall, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA
Prof. Samuel Idowu, London Metropolitan University, London, United Kingdom
Dr. Hoon Jang, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA
Dr. Jean Kabongo, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, USA
Dr. Kathryn Zeno, Ramapo College of New Jersey, New Jersey, USA
Dr. Lawrence Kilgus, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA
Dr. William Emeka Obiozor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
Dr. Jonathan Ohn, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA
Dr. Jung Seek, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA
Dr. Charles Amo Yartey, International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C. USA
Dr. John Kauda, Aalborg University, Denmark
Dr. Anthony Libertella, Adelphi University, USA
Dr. Nnamdi O. Madichie, Canadian University of Dubai, UAE
Dr. Anayo D. Nkamnebe, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
Dr. Sonny Nwankwo, University of East London, England, UK
Dr. Jayen Patel, Adelphi University, USA
Dr. Charles R. Baker, Adelphi University, USA
Dr. Z.S. Demirdjian, California State University, Long Beach, California, USA
Dr. Daphne Halkias, Northcentral University, USA, University of Bergamo, Italy
Dr. Afolabi Aiyedun, New York State Department of Transportation, USA
Dr. Al Yasin Al Ibraheem, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Dr. Bo Liang, Saint Vincent College, USA
Dr. Wing W. Poon, Montclair State University, USA

Call for Papers

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International Journal of Business & Applied Sciences (IJBAS) is an international double-blind peer-reviewed journal publishing high-quality original research that provides guidance for those involved at all disciplines of business including international business, finance, accounting, economics, management, marketing, e-commerce, information system and entrepreneurship. The IJBAS is unique in a sense that it encourages interdisciplinary research and provides a platform for dialogue among researchers in general business and applied sciences. While IJBAS gives priority to empirical/analytical research papers, it also publishes original conceptual papers, review papers, case studies, and book reviews.

Scholars are invited to submit manuscripts for possible publication in IJBAS. All submissions go through a rigorous peer review process before acceptance. We provide timely and constructive feedback.

Please submit your manuscripts via email in Microsoft Word format at: limbuy@montclair.edu and baasana2@gmail.com

Dr. Yam B. Limbu, Editor-In-Chief, limbuy@Montclair.edu

Dr. M. Ruhul Amin, Managing Editor, baasana2@gmail.com

Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

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When Preparing Manuscript:

Structure: Manuscript should be prepared in the following order: title page, abstract, keywords, main text introduction, literature review (if any), conceptual framework and hypotheses (if any), methods, results, discussion and implication, acknowledgments, references.

Word Limits: Manuscripts are expected to be 6000-12,000 words in length but excluding tables, figures and the end notes (no foot notes). Please contact the Managing Editor if your paper exceeds the above limit.

Title page: The title page of the paper with authors’ information should be separated from the main paper. On the title page, include author’s name, academic or professional title, institutional affiliation, postal address and e-mail address. Also include a brief author’s bio of not more than 100 words, postal address and a contact email.

Font: Manuscripts submitted for peer review must be typed in double-line spacing with 12- point font size (Times New Roman). Use margins of at least 2.5 cm (or 1 inch).

Title: Titles should be brief (no more than 15 words). Use bold for your article title, with an initial capital letter for any proper nouns.

Abstract: Manuscripts should be accompanied by an abstract not exceeding 250 words (use single space and italic). Include a heading (“Abstract”) with 10-point font size.

Keywords: Up to six keywords (reflecting the major themes of the paper) should follow the abstract.

Headings: First-level headings (e.g., Introduction, Method) should be brief and boldfaced with an

initial capital letter. Second-level headings boldfaced italics with an initial capital letter. Third-level

headings should be in italics (no bold) with an initial capital letter. Fourth-level headings should be

in bold italics, at the beginning of a paragraph. The text follows immediately after a period

punctuation mark.

Quotation: Quotations exceeding 50 words should be indented further into the text. If dates are

cited, use it in the form of 18 August 2010.

Tables and Figures: All tables and figures should have short, descriptive titles. Notes for tables

and its source should be placed below the tables. Use of color in tables and figures should be avoided (unless it is absolutely necessary). Further explanations

to key points may be used and indicated by superscript numbers in the text and annotated on

a single page at the end of the text in the form of endnotes.

Style: IJBAS uses the Harvard style referencing.

Citing in the text: Include the author’s last name followed by a comma and publication year enclosed in parentheses. For example, (Bloggs, 2008), (Bloggs and Kay, 2008)

– Use “et al.” when citing a work by more than three authors, e.g., (Bloggs et al., 1993).

– The letters “a, b, c” etc. should be used to distinguish citations of different works by the same author in the same year, e.g., Bloggs (1995a, 1995b).

All references cited in the text should be listed alphabetically and presented in full after the endnotes, beginning with the author’s last name followed by first initial, period, publication year, period, title, volume(issue), page number. Italicize title of the publication. For example:

– Bloggs, J., (2012). Globalizing approaches to management education. International Journal of Business and Applied Sciences, 6(2), pp. 19-43.

For more information about Harvard style referencing, please visit:
https://www.mendeley.com/guides/harvard-citation-guide
When Submitting Your Manuscript:
Submit your manuscript via email to Dr. Yam B. Limbu, Editor-In-Chief at limbuy@montclair.edu and baasana2@gmail.com
Manuscripts should be submitted in MS Word format.
General Information:
The manuscript submitted to IJBAS will be double blind peer reviewed by independent,

Anonymous expert referees. Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection or suggestions for improvements or changes within 40 days of receipt of the paper.

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures and related works published elsewhere. Articles under review for publication elsewhere or previously published are not eligible for consideration.

IJBAS does not charge fees for submission, processing, and publication of manuscripts. Published articles are made freely available on the journal’s website. Hard copies of IJBAS will be available at cost. Please contact the Managing Editor if you like to order hard copies.

Ethical Guidelines for Authors

Content: All authors must declare that they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted manuscript.

Ethics: Manuscripts may be rejected by the Editor-In-Chief if it is felt that the work was not carried out within an ethical framework. The editorial board of the journal adheres to the principles outlined by COPE – Committee on Publication Ethics. Authors who are concerned about the editorial process may refer to COPE.

Competing interests: Authors must declare all potential competing interests involving people or organizations that might reasonably be perceived as relevant.

Plagiarism: Plagiarism in any form constitutes a serious violation of the most basic principles of scholarship and cannot be tolerated. Examples of plagiarism include:

  • Word-for-word copying of portions of another’s writing without enclosing the copied passage in quotation marks and acknowledging the source in the appropriate scholarly convention.
  • The use of a particularly unique term or concept that one has come across in reading without acknowledging the author or source.
  • The paraphrasing or abbreviated restatement of someone else’s ideas without acknowledging that another person’s text has been the basis for the paraphrasing.
  • False citation: material should not be attributed to a source from which it has not been obtained.
  • False data: data that has been fabricated or altered in a laboratory or experiment; although not literally plagiarism, this is clearly a form of academic fraud.
  • Unacknowledged multiple submission of a paper for several purposes without prior approval from the parties involved.
  • Unacknowledged multiple authors or collaboration: the contributions of each author or collaborator should be made clear.
  • Self-plagiarism/double submission: the submission of the same or a very similar paper to two or more publications at the same time.

 

About the Journal

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Please visit IJBAS new website http://ijbas.com/

ABOUT THE JOURNAL

International Journal of Business & Applied Sciences (IJBAS) is an international double- blind peer reviewed journal of Business and Applied Sciences Academy of North America (BAASANA) that provides guidance for those involved at all levels of business and applied sciences. The IJBAS is unique in a sense that it encourages interdisciplinary research and provides a platform for dialogue among researchers in general business and applied sciences. The journal publishes research papers, the results and analysis of which will have implications or relevance to policy makers and practitioners in relevant fields. While IJBAS gives priority to empirical/analytical research papers, it also publishes original conceptual papers, review papers, case studies, and book reviews.

Special Issues devoted to important topics in business, applied sciences, and related topics, will be occasionally published.

The journal is an invaluable support to academics and researchers in the field, and to all those charged with setting policies and strategies for business and social organizations.

READERSHIP

Professionals, academics, researchers, managers, policy makers

Dr. Yam B. Limbu, Editor-In-Chief, limbuy@Montclair.edu

Dr. M. Ruhul Amin, Managing Editor, baasana2@gmail.com

Aims and Scope

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International Journal of Business & Applied Sciences (IJBAS) is an international
double-blind peer-reviewed journal publishing high-quality original research that
provides guidance for those involved at all disciplines of business including
international business, finance, accounting, economics, management, marketing,
entrepreneurship, e-commerce, and information system. The IJBAS is unique in a
sense that it encourages interdisciplinary research and provides a platform for
dialogue among researchers in general business and applied sciences. The
IJBAS publishes the original articles, case studies, and book reviews on, but not
limited to the following topics.

  • Information Systems and Business Analytics
  • Applied Sciences and Technology
  • Business Policy and Strategic Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Legal Issues in Business
  • Business Ethics
  • Corporate Governance
  • Supply Chain, Operations Management and Logistics
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Managerial Accounting and Taxation
  • Financial Management
  • Applied Economics
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Business Communication
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Interdisciplinary Applied Research
  • Contemporary Global Business Issues
  • Business Education

Submit Your Paper

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Submit your manuscript via email to Dr. Yam B. Limbu, Editor-In-Chief at limbuy@montclair.edu and baasana2@gmail.com

Manuscripts should be submitted in MS Word format.