The Journal of Business Economics (JBE) aims at encouraging theoretical research and its applications in the field of business economics and business administration, promoting the exchange of ideas between science and practice. In addition to original theoretical and empirical work, excellent state of the art and conceptual contributions will also be considered.

The Journal of Business Economics was founded by renowned professors of business economics in 1924 in Germany under the name Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft (ZfB) and has since established itself as the leading academic journal for decision-oriented business and management. The double-blind refereed journal is edited by 12 Department Editors, and its Editorial Board members are from Europe, Japan, and the USA.

Officially cited as: J Bus Econ

  • Publishes theoretical and applied research in all areas of business and management
  • Fosters the exchange of concepts and ideas between academia and professionals
  • Offers an outlet for outstanding state-of-the-art contributions

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  • Günter Fandel,
  • Wolfgang Breuer
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68 days
Submission to first decision
308 days
Submission to acceptance
161,910 (2019)

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Volume 90

Issue 9, November 2020

Special Issue: Sustainable Decision-Making in Production and Logistics

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This journal has 64 open access articles

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  • Announcement!

    We are pleased to announce that the Journal of Business Economics has moved to having two Editors-in-Chief: Prof. Günter Fandel (University of Hagen, Germany) and, as of 1 July 2020, Prof. Wolfgang Breuer (RWTH Aachen University, Germany).

  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

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