Focus and Scope

International Journal of Business and Social Science Research (IJBSSR) is multidisciplinary journal which publishes blind peer reviewed high-quality manuscript of interdisciplinary in content and methodology. The scope of the journal is all fields of Business, Economics and Social Science including, but not limited to, following areas:

Accounting Information System, Anthropology, Corporate Governance, Development Economics and Economic Policies, Education Research, Environmental Studies, Finance & Banking, History & Culture, Human Geography, Tourism and Hospitality, Insurance and Actuarial Science, International Relations, Legal Studies, Marketing Research, Mass Communication, Management Information System, Management & Business Studies, Operations Research, Peace and Conflict, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Education, Law, Economics, Public Administration, Psychology, Quantitative and Qualitative Management, Religious Studies, Social Policy and Social Welfare, Sociology, Teaching, Tourism and Hospitality, Women Studies.

Section Policies


Open Submission            Indexed           Peer Reviewed

Review Paper

Open Submission            Indexed           Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

IJBSSR follows double-blind peer review process and is committed to publishing high quality works with momentous policy implications and contribution to the literature. The decision about each manuscript is taken following a severe process:

The peer review process:

  • A designated member of the editorial board will make an early assessment of the quality and aptness of a submission regarding scope and originality. The editor also checks plagiarism at this stage using Grammarly software. This assessment allows our qualified reviewers to save their time and resource constraints.
  • Once the nominated internal editorial board member is satisfied with the aptness of a submission, it is then sent to two anonymous peer reviewers for their comment.    
  • The reviewer will allocate marks and make a comment about following six categories:
    1. Checking Originality of the paper
    2. The value of the research inquiry and research gap.
    3. The accuracy of the conceptual and technical or methodological framework.
    4. Perceptive discussion in result and discussion section
    5. The policy insinuations of the paper
    6. The Academic writing quality.
  • The final comments of the reviewers are received, a decision is made about a submission within three weeks of submission.

Publication Frequency

International Journal of Business and Social Science Research are published by IARP. IJBSSR is published 12 times every year.

Open Access Policy

This is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely accessible without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other legal purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with Budapest Open Access Initiative.


This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. 

Publication Ethics

The International Journal of Business and Social Science Research (IJBSSR) is a double-blind peer-reviewed business and social science journal. This principled statement binds the behavior of the author, the editor, reviewers and the publisher. This statement is based on Elsevier recommendations and COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

 Ethical guidelines for journal publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal IJBSSR is a significant contribution to business and social science research especially for developing market business and social science issues and to the process of improving science in business. The articles support and exemplify the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for the author, the editor, the peer reviewer, and the publisher.

Authors Duties

Criterions of reporting

Authors of innovative research reports should provide an accurate account of their work as well as an objective discussion of its consequence. The paper should exactly represent the underlying data. A paper should include enough detail and references to enable others to duplicate the work. False or knowingly inaccurate statements are considered unethical and are therefore unacceptable.

Data access and retaining

Authors are asked to deliver the raw data in linking with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if feasible, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Ingenuity and plagiarism

The authors should make sure that they have written entirely ingenuity works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been aptly cited or quoted. Papers found with such problems are automatically rejected and authors are so advised.

 Multiple, redundant or simultaneous publication

An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts unfolding essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of causes

Appropriate acknowledgement of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been persuasive in determining the nature of the reported work.

The paper Authorship

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a substantial contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made substantial charities should be listed as co-authors. Where others have partaken in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the article and have agreed to its submission for publication.

 Conflicts of interest and Disclosure

All authors should unveil in their manuscript any financial or another substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or elucidation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Menaces and Human or Animal Subjects

If the work embroils the use of animal or Menaces and human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the suitable institutional committee(s) has approved them. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

Central errors in published works

When an author discovers a central error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Editors Duties

Publication decisions

The editor of IJBSSR Issues is accountable for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The authentication of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers should always drive such decisions. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and unnatural by such legal requirements as shall then be in potency regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may consult other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play

An editor at any time assesses manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The editor and any editorial staff must not reveal any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Conflicts of interest and Disclosure

Honored information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept trusted and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships with any of the authors, companies, or institutions related to the papers.

Involvement and cooperation in investigations

An editor should take sensibly responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher (or society). Such measures will generally include contacting the author of the manuscript or paper and giving due consideration of the respective complaint or claims made, but may also include further communications to the relevant institutions and research bodies, and if the complaint is upheld, the publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other note, as may be relevant. Every reported act of unethical publishing behavior must be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication.

Review of Manuscripts

Editor must ensure that each manuscript is originally evaluated by the editor for originality. The editor should organize and use peer review fairly and prudently. Editors should explain their peer review processes in the information for authors and also indicate which parts of the journal are peer reviewed. Editor should use appropriate peer reviewers for papers that are considered for publication by selecting people with sufficient expertise and avoiding those with conflicts of interest.

Reviewers Duties

Participation to Editorial Decisions

The journal should be used double-blind review process. The reviewers advise the editor-in-chief in making the editorial decision. The editor-in-chief interconnects with authors, as required, and helps them in improving quality of their research paper.


The journal editors are committed to provide timely review to the authors. If a reviewer does not submit his/her report in a timely manner, the paper is instantaneously sent to another qualified reviewer.


The manuscript content is treated with at most secrecy. The journal uses double blind peer reviews process. Except for the editor-in-chief, the editors and reviewers cannot discuss paper with any other person, including the authors.

Standards of impartiality

Reviews should be conducted impartially. Personal criticism of the author is inapt. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting urgings. The reviewers are required to justify their decision and recommendation.

Acknowledgment of sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that the authors have not cited. Any reference to a previously published surveillance, derivation, or barney should be accompanied by the appropriate citation. Additionally, the reviewer should draw the editor's attention to any momentous similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper about which they are personally aware.

Conflict of interest and Revelation

Peer-reviewed information and notions must be reserved confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers should exclude manuscripts from consideration if they have competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the papers.


The papers published in the IJBSSR will be considered to retract in the publication if:

i. They have clear proof that the findings are defective, either as a result of misconduct (e.g., data fabrication) or honest error (e.g., inaccuracy or experimental error)

ii. The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross-referencing, permission, or validation (i.e., cases of redundant publication)

iii. It constitutes plagiarism

iv. It reports unethical research

The retraction mechanism follows the Retraction Guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

Screening for plagiarism

IARP Journal’s Editorial board agree that before and after publication, if any manuscript is found plagiarized, trespassing intellectual rights of an author's work, etc it will be removed from the journal and the author will be banned from our journal system.

The manuscript that is submitted to IJBSSR will be screened for similarity check using  TurnitinManuscript found to comprise a similarity index percentage higher than 30% (including self-plagiarism) will be rejected.

Also, he/she has to accept the legal action started by the original author/owner.