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International Journal of Business and Society


Discipline(s) / Subdiscipline(s):

     1. Social Sciences
         - Business & administration
         - Economics & finance

Print ISSN: 1511-6670
Publisher: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Publication type: Print
Publication frequency: 3 time(s) per year
Journal Website: http://www.ijbs.unimas.my/index.php/content-abstract/all-issues

Contact Info

The Editor in Chief,
International Journal of Business and Society,
Faculty of Economics and Business,
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak,
94300 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia.
Telephone : +6082 - 584368
Fax : +6082 - 583999

International Journal of Business and Society (IJBS) is an international scholarly journal devoted in publishing high-quality papers using multidisciplinary approaches with a strong emphasis on business, economics and finance. It is a triannual journal published in April, August and December and all articles submitted are in English. Our uniqueness focus on the impact of ever-changing world towards the society based on our niche area of research. IJBS follows a double-blind peer-review process, whereby authors do not know reviewers and vice versa. The journal intends to serve as an outlet with strong theoretical and empirical research and the papers submitted to IJBS should not have been published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere.


Editorial Board

Editors in Chief
  • Shazali Abu Mansor (Universiti Malaysia Sarawak)
  • Rajah Rasiah (Universiti Malaya)

    Managing Editor
  • Evan Lau (Universiti Malaysia Sarawak)

    Associate Managing Editors
  • Hamrila Abdul Latif (Universiti Malaysia Sarawak)
  • Puah Chin Hong (Universiti Malaysia Sarawak)
  • Rayenda Khresna Brahmana (Universiti Malaysia Sarawak)
  • Jerome Kueh Swee Hui (Universiti Malaysia Sarawak)

    Editorial Board
  • Ernest Cyril De Run (Universiti Malaysia Sarawak)
  • Mohamad Jais (Universiti Malaysia Sarawak)
  • Kartinah Ayupp (Universiti Malaysia Sarawak)
  • Rohaya Mohd Nor (Universiti Malaysia Sarawak)
  • Lo May Chiun (Universiti Malaysia Sarawak)
  • Ali M. Kutan (Southern Illinois University)
  • Ahmad Zubaidi Baharumshah(Universiti Putra Malaysia)
  • Muzafar Shah Habibullah (Universiti Putra Malaysia)
  • Ragayah Mat Zain (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)
  • Peter Wad (Copenhagen Business School)
  • Rene Ofreneo (University of The Philippines)
  • Arthur Mol (Wageningen University)
  • Henrik Schaumburg-Muller (Copenhagen Business School)
  • Amos Owen Thomas (Liverpool Hope University)
  • Yoon Gawon (Kookmin University)
  • Biagio Simonetti (University of Sannio)?

    Advisory Board
  • Michael Landesmann (Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies)
  • Ajit Singh (University of Cambridge)
  • Geof Harcourt (University of Cambridge)
  • Chang Ha Joon (University of Cambridge)
  • Nathan Rosenberg (Stanford University)
  • Gary Gerrefi (Duke University)
  • Clair Brown (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Michael Best (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
  • David Sonnenfeld (State University of New York)



    Interested authors are required to submit their paper where the length must not exceed 8,000 words. Book reviews must not exceed 600 words. Author should declare that she/he has not submitted the paper elsewhere for publication. Any manuscript, which does not conform to the required format, may be returned for necessary revision before publication.


    General Instructions
    1. All manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the managing editor (Evan Lau) at editorjbs@feb.unimas.my. The soft copy must be at least in Microsoft Office 97 (PC Version). Please make sure it is virus-free.

    2. Allow top margins of 1.25" (3.2 cm) first page and 0.75" (1.9 cm) the following pages, bottom margin of 1.44" (3.7 cm) left margin of 0.63" (1.6 cm) and right margin of 0.63" (1.6 cm).

    3. Type single-spaced text and allow for a double spacing between paragraphs.

    4. The paper should include: title, author's name(s), affiliation and present address, acknowledgement, abstract (200 words maximum), an introduction, content, a conclusion, and a reference section.

    5. Acknowledgement and information on grant received should be given before the references. Important formulae (displayed), figures and tables should be numbered consecutively throughout the manuscript.

    1. Use font type Times New Roman.
    2. Use font size 14 bold for the title.
    3. Use font size 12 for the author's and affiliation names and addresses.
    4. Use font size 11 for the text which include abstract, body, references and acknowledgement.

    1. Major headings should be centred in the column. Use capital letters.
    2. Subheadings should be set in italics, bold and aligned to the left-hand margin of the column on a separate line.
    Tables and Figures
    1. Use font size 10.
    2. The charts and graphs must be centred and tittle should be at the top.
    3. Number all tables and figures with Arabic numerals in the order in which the tables are first mentioned in text.
    4. The illustrations and photographs must be centred.
    5. Capitalise captions.

    End Notes
    1. Endnotes should be kept to a minimum.
    2. Use single spacing and font size 10.

    References should be complete and follow the APA Style. Examples:

    For Periodicals
    Mathews, J. A. (1998). Fashioning a new Korean model out of the crisis: The rebuilding of institutional capabilities. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 22(1), 747-759.

    For Books/Monographs
    Mintzberg, H. (1979). The Structuring of Organisations. New York: Prentice Hall.

    For Contributions to Collective Works
    MacKinnon, J. (1991). Critical values for cointegration tests. In R. F. Engle & C. W. J. Granger (Eds.), Long-run economic relationship: Readings in cointegration (pp. 267-276). New York: Oxford University Press.


      Journal Coverage

    Indexed by MyJurnal (2019)
    H-Index 0
    Immediacy Index 0.000
    Rank 0
    Indexed by Scopus (SCImago Journal Rankings 2016)
    Impact Factor -
    Rank Q3 (Business and International Management)
    Q4 (Economics and Econometrics)
    Q4 (Finance)
    Q4 (Strategy and Management)
    Additional Information 0.144 (SJR)

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