About the Journal

The Journal for Business Education and Management (JBEM) is a prestigious bi-annual research-based publication proudly presented by Contemporary Science Research Publisher (SMC-PVT) LTD. With a firm commitment to intellectual growth and advancement, JBEM aims to make significant contributions to the fields of Education & Business Management, Social Sciences, and Humanities. Our journal aspires to earn a prominent place in academic research through its commendable endeavors.

Purpose

JBEM's purpose is multifaceted and noble. We are dedicated to identifying, exploring, and nurturing intellectual human capital in various domains. We prioritize the following core aspects:

  • Intellectual Capital: JBEM strives to recognize and harness the intellectual potential of individuals in the areas of Education & Business Management, Social Sciences, and Humanities.

  • Academic Excellence: We are committed to fostering academic excellence by establishing and promoting a platform where academic and professional researchers and students can share their valuable contributions.

  • Publication Platform: We provide an electronic platform for researchers to publish their research findings and contributions, increasing their readership and impact.

  • Skills Development: JBEM is dedicated to developing essential skills such as training, research, leadership, and knowledge management. These skills are vital not only for our members but also for our readers.

  • Knowledge Transfer: We aim to facilitate knowledge transfer among the world's intellectual human capital, contributing to the growth and development of societies worldwide.

We extend an invitation to all individuals sharing our purpose and vision. We encourage you to join us and contribute to strengthening this noble cause, which we believe can make a positive and lasting impact on the global academic community.

Vision

JBEM envisions a world where intellectual capital is cherished and cultivated. We emphasize the creation, dissemination, and protection of knowledge by valuing the contributions of intellectuals, professionals, scholars, and researchers. Our goal is to leverage their collective wisdom to drive progress and innovation.

Mission

JBEM is on a mission to develop the world's most extensive directories of academic e-publications in Business and Education Management, Social Sciences, and Humanities. We provide an international platform where intellectuals, scholars, and researchers can collaborate effectively to manage and share knowledge.

Scope

The scope of the Journal for Business Education and Management (JBEM) encompasses a wide range of topics and areas within the fields of Education & Business Management, Social Sciences, and Humanities. The journal seeks to provide a comprehensive platform for research, discussion, and publication in these areas. Here is the scope of JBEM:

  1. Business Management and Strategy: JBEM covers research related to business administration, management theories, strategic planning, and organizational development. Topics may include business ethics, entrepreneurship, leadership, and innovation.

  2. Education and Pedagogy: The journal addresses educational theories, practices, and innovations. It explores curriculum development, educational technology, pedagogical approaches, and learning assessment.

  3. Social Sciences: JBEM includes research in various social sciences disciplines, such as sociology, psychology, anthropology, and political science. Topics may encompass societal trends, human behavior, and cultural studies.

  4. Humanities: The journal welcomes research in humanities, including literature, philosophy, history, and arts. It provides a platform for discussing literary analysis, philosophical debates, historical perspectives, and artistic expressions.

  5. Knowledge Management: JBEM focuses on the effective management of intellectual knowledge. This includes discussions on knowledge sharing, knowledge transfer, knowledge dissemination, and protection.

  6. Research Methodologies: The journal explores Business and Education Management, Social Sciences, and Humanities research methodologies. It includes discussions on qualitative and quantitative research methods, data analysis techniques, and research ethics.

  7. Publication and Academic Recognition: JBEM emphasizes publishing research papers, articles, reports, and presentations. It also supports academic recognition by providing a platform for authors to upload their achievement profiles (CVs).

  8. Collaboration and Networking: The journal facilitates collaboration among intellectuals, scholars, researchers, and professionals. It serves as an international platform for networking and knowledge sharing.

  9. Teaching and Learning: JBEM offers tools and resources for teachers and professors, including using academic soft boards to manage modules, lectures, and teaching materials.

  10. Seminars and Workshops: The journal organizes and promotes seminars, workshops, and conferences on emerging academic and professional issues. These events encourage the exchange of knowledge and ideas.

Aim

The aim of the Journal for Business Education and Management (JBEM) is to:

  1. Promote Intellectual Knowledge Management: JBEM strives to raise awareness about the importance of intellectual knowledge management in the fields of Management and Social Sciences. It seeks to create an environment where intellectual capital is recognized, nurtured, and effectively utilized.

  2. Facilitate Publication: JBEM provides a platform for students, researchers, professionals, and scholars to publish their research, including articles, research assignments, reports, papers, and presentations. It aims to offer a wider readership for scholarly contributions.

  3. Enhance Academic Recognition: JBEM allows individuals to upload their achievement profiles (CVs), offering global recognition for their academic and professional accomplishments.

  4. Support Research Collaboration: JBEM aims to assist international research institutions, organizations, investment institutions, universities, and funding agencies by maintaining a database of researchers, scholars, and professionals. This database helps them easily find suitable research teams.

  5. Facilitate Teaching and Learning: JBEM provides teachers and professors with an academic softboard to manage their modules, lectures, and teaching materials in a virtual environment, promoting effective teaching and learning.

  6. Foster Knowledge Sharing: JBEM organizes seminars, workshops, and conferences on emerging academic and professional topics. These events contribute to the development of a knowledge-sharing community.

Frequency of Journal

JBEM publishes two issues per year and operates as a bi-annual research journal.

Guidelines for Research Article Submission

The Journal for Business Education and Management (JBEM) has meticulously outlined a set of guidelines and procedures for the submission of research articles, ensuring a smooth and rigorous evaluation process:

  1. Anonymous Manuscript Submission: All manuscripts must be submitted without author or institutional information to maintain a fair and unbiased review process. This ensures a blind review process where the reviewers evaluate the content without knowing the author's identity.

  2. Separate Title Page for Author Details: Author and institutional information should be submitted separately on the title page. This separation helps maintain the anonymity of the authors during the initial review stages.

  3. Author Agreement Form: Along with the manuscript and title page, authors must submit an Author Agreement Form. This form signifies the author's commitment to the authenticity and originality of the submitted work.

  4. Originality Requirement: Submitted manuscripts must be entirely original and should not have been previously published or presented elsewhere. This ensures the integrity and novelty of the research published in JBEM.

  5. Manuscript Length and Formatting: Articles submitted to JBEM should ideally fall within the 4,000 to 6,000 words range. Authors are expected to adhere to the APA referencing style for citations and references. Additionally, manuscripts should include clear and appropriately labeled tables and illustrations to enhance readability.

  6. Limit on Contributors: A maximum of three contributors are allowed for each article. This limitation ensures that authorship remains focused and contributions are clearly defined.

  7. Illustrations and Tables: Original drawings submitted for publication should be in a format ready for printing. Each illustration should be numbered, accompanied by the author's name, and include the paper's title. Tables should be well-structured, easily readable, and appropriately labeled, with the data source at the bottom.

  8. Loanword Citation: Proper citation of loanwords accepted in English usage is mandatory, aligning with established language conventions.

  9. Anti-Plagiarism Check: All submitted manuscripts undergo a rigorous anti-plagiarism check using Turnitin. JBEM adheres to a maximum similarity index of 19%, in line with the mandatory conditions set by the Higher Education Commission (HEC).

  10. Editorial Screening: Upon submission, the Editor or editorial team conducts an initial screening to assess whether the manuscript aligns with the journal's scope and objectives. Manuscripts that meet the criteria proceed to the next stage.

  11. Double-Blind Peer Review: Accepted manuscripts undergo a double-blind peer-review process, wherein external reviewers assess the research for its scientific significance, methodological rigor, and adherence to ethical standards. The reviewers' responses and recommendations are shared with the corresponding author.

  12. Revisions and Approval: Authors may request revisions based on the reviewers' feedback. The corresponding author can incorporate these revisions and resubmit the manuscript for further evaluation.

  13. Withdrawal Policy: Once a research paper has undergone review, it cannot be withdrawn unless there are compelling reasons. In such cases, withdrawal requests are considered upon editorial approval.

Peer-Review Policy

JBEM employs a double-blind peer-review policy, ensuring the objectivity and quality of published articles. Reviewers evaluate articles without knowledge of the authors' identities.

Originality and Plagiarism Policy

JBEM only publishes original research and adheres to a policy allowing a less than 19% similarity index under the guidelines of HEC Pakistan.

Subscription Details

Readers can subscribe to the print version of JBEM by emailing info@jbem.org. The online version of the journal is freely accessible at https://jbem.org, with a subscription fee of Rs 3,000/= for a print copy.

Publication Ethics

JBEM follows strict ethical guidelines, including:

  • Authorship criteria based on contributions to the research.
  • Transparency in acknowledging contributions and sources.
  • Disclosure of conflicts of interest.
  • Prohibition of plagiarism and self-plagiarism.
  • Restriction on submitting the same research to multiple journals.

Open Access Policy

All articles published in JBEM journals are immediately available worldwide under an open-access license. This open-access policy ensures that everyone can freely and without limitations access the full-text content of all articles published in JBEM journals. Additionally, individuals can reuse published material if proper accreditation and citation to the original publication are provided.

Privacy Statement

Information provided to JBEM is used solely for journal purposes and is not shared with other parties.

Content License

JBEM applies the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, allowing reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material with proper attribution, even for commercial use.

Author Agreement Form

Authors must submit a signed Author Agreement Form affirming the originality of their work and granting consent for publication.

Correction and Retraction

Authors are notified of necessary corrections or revisions during the review process.

Correction and Retraction of Research Articles

The Editor of JBEM communicates any required corrections or revisions to authors after initial screening and final review by the Editorial Board members and reviewers.

Contribution and Consent of Each Author and Other Information

Authors are required to provide details of each author's contributions on the title page, submitted separately. Additionally, authors must submit a consent form, signed by all authors, accompanying the manuscript.

Deadlines for All Processes

JBEM accepts research papers throughout the year with no specific submission deadlines.

Reviewing and Editing

JBEM follows a double-blind peer-review process, with manuscripts evaluated by independent referees/reviewers and Editorial Board members. Reviewers assess the scientific significance, novelty, and compliance with publication ethics. After reviews, manuscripts may be accepted, returned for revisions, or rejected.

The author is responsible for the manuscript's content, and editors may request clarifications or technical details as needed. Scientific editing ensures the manuscript adheres to editorial policy.

Acceptance of Articles and Publication

The acceptance and publication of articles are at the discretion of the Editor. Decisions are based on review reports.

Timelines of Publication

JBEM releases two issues annually, the first on June 30th and the second on December 31st. The review process takes approximately one month (4 weeks) from submission. Articles received within four weeks of the current issue's release are published next.

Steps from Receipt of Research Article to Publication

The process from receiving a research article to publication involves the following steps:

  1. Authors submit complete manuscripts without author or institutional details but include a separate title page with author and affiliation information and an Author Agreement Form.

  2. The Editor/Manager assigns an anonymous editor from the editorial board for desk review.

  3. After desk review, the editor sends the article for review by two reviewers, including national/international experts.

  4. Editors make the final decision based on reviews, with articles accepted for publication or sent for revision.

  5. Copy editing ensures the manuscript is polished and correctly formatted.

  6. Once copyediting is complete, the article is prepared for production and publication. A PDF version, including the abstract and author affiliations, is attached to the Open Journal System.

Article-Processing and Publication Fee

JBEM charges PKR 30,000 for Article Processing.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

JBEM follows strict policies on conflicts of interest. Participants in the research and publication process must disclose any financial or other conflicts that may influence their actions or results. This information is used for editorial decisions.