Aims and Scope

The Journal of Business and Management. JBM is an academic journal published by the School of Business. The Journal publishes research articles in the field of management, economics and related fields. The main objective of JBM is to act as a platform for disseminating knowledge which contributes to the improvement of management practices in developing nations and also to provide an intellectual publication outlet for Nepalese scholars, a platform in which research in alternative paradigms for business management and economic inquiry could be presented and debated.

JBM promotes cooperation and communication among the academics and practitioners interested in management, business and economic issues in developing nations. We also seek to offer new perspectives on business management in general, in line with our underlying commitment to a more ethical and sustained business culture. JBM envisages creating a new forum for the scholarly community by focusing upon management issues in developing countries.

Our aim is publishing papers of high quality, originality and relevance so that JBM appeals to leading researchers as well as to professional managers. To be acceptable for publication, papers should make a substantial contribution to the business sector, be technically well-crafted and be of interest to management academia and professionals at large, and most importantly, be empirical in nature. We welcome research papers, as well as, case studies on business and management issues relevant to developing nations, based upon original ideas and research. Consistent with its policy, the journal publishes empirical research in accounting, applied economics, finance industrial relations, political science, psychology, sociology, statistics, English and communication and other disciplines, provided the application is to management, as well as research in specific area as such as marketing, entrepreneurship, corporate strategy, operation management, organization development, decision analysis, and other problem-focused paradigms.

Audience

The Journal of Business and Management is a key source of research articles for research scholars and consultants in different management areas, policy makers and government establishments, management trainers, practitioners. CEOs, functional managers and project managers in Operations, Marketing, Human Resource Development & Organization Management, Information & Telecommunication Management, etc., and libraries and information centers serving the needs of the above.

Publication Frequency

The Journal of Management and Business is published annually in December.

Peer Review Process

It is the major editorial policy to review the submitted articles as fast as possible and promptly include them in the forthcoming issues should they pass the evaluation process. There shall be a double blind review process of manuscripts by one or more anonymous independent referees who are conversant in the pertinet subject area. The journal allows a maximum of three revisions of any manuscripts. The ultimate responsibility for any derision line with the Editorial Board.

We have prepared a roster of  peer reviewers from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu University, Pokhara University and some of the experts are from outside the country also. Generally, each article is sent to two reviewers. The time of peer review is one month. If the paper is not returned within the time, the editorial board sends a reminder mail or calls the reviewer.

It takes at least 2-3 months to complete the review process.

Editorial Board has the right to make the decision to publish or reject the paper.

Rejected papers are well informed to authors with justification and to encourage them to improve the quality of the research so that we could publish in the coming issues.

Subscription Information

Student/Individual
Domestic      Rs 300
International US$12

Institutional Subscription
Domestic      Rs 600
International US$15

Publisher

The Journal of Business and Management is published by the School of Business, Faculty of Management Studies, Pokhara University Pokhara, Nepal.