The Journal of Business Ethics publishes only original articles from a wide variety of methodological and disciplinary perspectives concerning ethical issues related to business that bring something new or unique to the discourse in their field.  From its inception the Journal has aimed to improve the human condition by providing a public forum for discussion and debate about ethical issues related to business. In order to promote a dialogue between the various interested groups as much as possible, papers are presented in a style relatively free of specialist jargon.

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4.141 (2019)
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5.453 (2019)
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54 days
Submission to first decision
338 days
Submission to acceptance
3,079,020 (2020)

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Volume 170

Issue 2, May 2021

Thematic Symposium: The New Sociology of Morality (articles 1-5)

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