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 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.

* The Institute of Academic Research and Publication Bangladesh as publishers take their duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities.

Duties of authors 

Standards Reporting

Authors should present a dependable and accurate the working paper as well as discussion of its significance. The data should be reported accurately in the article. A paper has to be armed with the sufficient detail and relevant references. The deceitful or any imprecision statements lead to unethical behavior are unacceptable.

Data access and retention

The IJBSSR may ask the Authors to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, for public access or retention purposes.

Originality and plagiarism

The authors have to ensure cite and quote properly when using the work paper of others. Any form of plagiarism from 'passing off' another's paper as the author's own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another's paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others are unethical publishing behavior and unacceptable.
 Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication

Basically an author is austerely not allowed to publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication concurrently. It constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of sources

The author should acknowledge the work of others properly. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained confidentially, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without overt, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the overt written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

Authorship of the paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a substantial contribution only to the paper. All those who have made substantial contributions should be listed as co-authors. The others should be acknowledged properly. The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
 Human or animal subjects

If the work embroils the use of animal or 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.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be interpreted to influence the results or elucidation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or erroneousness 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. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.

Duties of editors

Publication decisions

The editor of a peer-reviewed journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published, often working in conjunction with the relevant society (for society-owned or sponsored journals). The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in potency regarding libel, copyright infraction and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers (or society officers) in making this decision.

Fair play

An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their scholarly 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 disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Fortunate information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Editors should recuse themselves (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or other members of the editorial board instead to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers. Editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication. It should be ensured that the peer-review process for sponsored supplements is the same as that used for the main journal. Items in sponsored supplements should be accepted exclusively on the basis of academic merit and interest to readers and not be influenced by commercial considerations. Non-peer reviewed sections of their journal should be clearly identified.

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.

Duties of reviewers

Contribution to editorial decisions

An editor's are assisted by peer reviewers to decide the editorial facets as well as for improving the quality of the papers.


Whenever the appointed reviewer is not able to review because of unqualified reason or unable to response promptly so he or she should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is incongruous. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgment of sources

Reviewers should recognize relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and conflict of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential 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 or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

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.