Asian Business Research

Asian Business Research (ABR) is an international open-access and peer-reviewed journal published by the July Press. ABR is striving to provide the best platform for researchers and scholars worldwide to exchange their latest findings. The scopes of the journal include, but are not limited to, the following topics: business, management, marketing, entrepreneurship, human resources, accounting, finance, economics, organizational theory, corporate strategy, supply chain management and other relevant subjects.

The journal is published in both printed and online versions. The online version is free to access and download.

The journal accepts article submissions both online and via e-mail (


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Online Version First

Online Version First is a featured way of publishing articles in our journal. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article.


Each paper published in Asian Business Research is assigned with a DOI®number, which appears beneath the author's affiliation in the published paper. Click HERE to know what is DOI (Digital Object Identifier). And click HERE to retrieve Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for journal articles, books, and chapters.


Paper Selection and Publication Process

Step 1: Submission Acknowledgement

If you submit your manuscript online, you will receive a “Submission Acknowledgement” email sent automatically by the online submission system. If you submit your manuscript through a journal email, you will receive an email of confirmation from the editorial assistants within 1-2 working days.

Step 2: Basic Review

The editor or editorial assistant determines whether a manuscript fits the journal’s aim and scope. Then, the manuscript is checked for its similarity index by CrossCheck, powered by iThenticate.

Step 3: Peer review

We use double-blind system for peer-review. Both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. A manuscript will be peer-reviewed by at least three experts: one editorial staff and two external reviewers. The review process may take 2-3 weeks.

Step 4: Acceptance/Rejection Decision

The decision to accept or reject a manuscript is based on suggestions of reviewers. If differences of opinion occur between reviewers, the editor-in-chief will weigh all comments and arrive at a balanced decision based on all comments, or a second round of peer review may be initiated.

Step 5: Notification of the result of review to the corresponding authors by E-mail.

Step 6: Revision and Payment of publication fee

The authors are asked to make revisions based on comments from both the editorial board and external reviewers. Then, they should pay a publication fee (200USD) for an accepted manuscript.

Step 7: E-version First Publication and Printed Publication

Manuscripts will be shortly published online upon completion of revision and payment of publication fee. Printed version will be published in the scheduled volume and issue.

Step 8: Post-publication

Online PDF version of a manuscript is free to access and download. After publication of the printed journals, two hard copies of the journals will be sent to the corresponding author.


The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”. We check the plagiarism issue with two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (iThenticate).

All submissions will be checked by iThenticate before being sent to reviewers.



Call for Papers - Asian Business Research

We are calling for submission of papers for the forthcoming issue of Vol. 2, No. 3, September, 2017. All papers should be written in professional English. The length of 3000-8000 words is preferred. All manuscripts should be prepared in MS-Word format, and submitted online. If you are interested in submitting a paper to this journal, please review the Author Guidelines to see how to submit a paper online. For any question you have, please contact the Editorial Assistant via:  
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Join our Editorial Board

Asian Business Research welcomes academics and researchers expertizing in business to join the Editorial Board. Reviewers’ names will be listed in the printed journal and on the journal's webpage. Please find the application form and details at:  
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Vol 2, No 2 (2017)

Vol. 2, No. 2, June, 2017

Table of Contents


Jing Jiang, Hua-Ming Song
Bogdan Robert Ioane
Shujuan Zhai
R.I. Umejiaku, Ezie Obumneke
Satya Gonuguntla
Andrea Payaro, Anna Rita Papa