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Journal of International Business Studies
Palgrave Macmillan UK

Journal of International Business Studies

Editor-in-Chief: Alain Verbeke
Managing Editor: Anne Hoekman

ISSN: 0047-2506 (print version)
ISSN: 1478-6990 (electronic version)

Journal no. 41267

Palgrave Macmillan UK

JIBS Style Guide

JIBS Style Guide 

Title page
Your title page should include:
- Title of the manuscript;
- Title, full names, affiliation and addresses of all authors including email addresses;
- Suggestions for a short running title of no more than 40 characters (including spaces);
- Acknowledgements of financial or research assistance, places where the manuscript has been presented, thanks to discussants, and so on; these must be placed on the Title Page and should not appear anywhere else in the manuscript.
Your manuscript should:
- Not include any author-identifying information, including names, affiliations, or acknowledgments;
- Begin with an abstract page that includes a summary of the work in 100-150 words, along with 3-6 descriptive keywords;
- Be double spaced, using 11-point Times New Roman font;
- Be around 10,000 words maximum for a regular article, and 4,000 words maximum for a research note, including all text, references, tables, etc. (longer may be permissible in cases where the size of the contribution is in keeping with the paper’s length);
- Conclude with a reference section, followed by figures and tables, labeled consecutively, using Arabic numerals, in order of appearance (one series for tables, one for figures). Each figure or table should begin on a new page.
Reference style
The reference list should be in alphabetical order by author name (use the ‘corporate author’ or the journal name where no individual author’s name is given) and should include all the works you have cited in the paper. The following are examples of proper form:
Journal/Periodical Articles
Cosset, J., & Suret, J. 1995. Political risk and benefits of international portfolio diversification. Journal of International Business Studies, 26: 301–318.
Financial Times. 1996. Survey – Czech Republic: Message from the people. December 6: 3.
Donahoe, J. D. 1989. The privatization decision. New York: Basic Books.
Harley, N. H. 1981. Radon risk models. In A. R. Knight and B. Harrad (eds), Indoor air and human health, Proceedings of the Seventh Life Sciences Symposium, 29–31 October 1981, Knoxville, USA: 69–78. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
Chapters in Edited Books
Caves, R. E., & Mehra, S. K. 1986. Entry of foreign multinationals into the US manufacturing industries. In M. E. Porter (ed.), Competition and global industries: 449–481. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press.
Salk, J. E. 1992. Shared management joint ventures: Their developmental patterns, challenges and possibilities. Unpub¬lished PhD Dissertation, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
Online documents
The Investment Company Institute. 2004. Worldwide mutual fund assets and flows, third quarter 2003. http://www.ici.org. Accessed 4 February 2004.
Online journal articles
Van de Vliert, E. 2002. Thermoclimate, culture, and poverty as country-level roots of workers’ wages. Journal of Interna¬tional Business Studies, doi: 10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8400007.
For the full style guide, including specifics on citation and header formatting, suggestions for readability, and so on, please follow the link here: JIBS Full Style Guide

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    The top-ranked journal in the field of international business, Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) is multidisciplinary in scope and interdisciplinary in content and methodology, publishing content from across the the six sub-domains of international business studies:

    (1) the activities, strategies, structures and decision-making processes of multinational enterprises; (2) interactions between multinational enterprises and other actors, organizations, institutions, and markets; (3) the cross-border activities of firms (e.g., intrafirm trade, finance, investment, technology transfers, offshore services); (4) how the international environment (e.g., cultural, economic, legal, political) affects the activities, strategies, structures and decision-making processes of firms; (5) the international dimensions of organizational forms (e.g., strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions) and activities (e.g., entrepreneurship, knowledge-based competition, corporate governance); and (6) cross-country comparative studies of businesses, business processes and organizational behavior in different countries and environments.

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