Business Research publishes high-quality articles covering both traditional fields of business administration and cross-functional, multidisciplinary research that reflects the complex character of business problems. Of particular interest are articles devoted to developing novel perspectives or exploring new domains of research. The journal is not tied to any particular subfield, type of analysis, or national context. It guarantees a review of a maximum of ten weeks with a definite decision after a maximum of 2 rounds. Accepted papers will immediately appear online before integrated into issues. Business Research highly welcomes detailed appendices with data sets, program codes, spreadsheets, videos and other complementary material that allow for better understanding and replicating research.

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  • Bridges the borders of subfields in business research by covering both traditional fields of business administration and cross-functional, multidisciplinary research that reflects the complex character of business problems
  • Official journal of the German Academic Association of Business Research
  • Open access publication assures maximum dissemination and allows for a higher number of citations

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Thomas Gehrig
Publishing model
Open Access. Learn about OA at Springer

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55 days
Submission to first decision
550 days
Submission to acceptance
195,337 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
2198-2627
Abstracted and indexed in
  1. CNKI
  2. DOAJ
  3. Dimensions
  4. EBSCO Business Source
  5. EBSCO Discovery Service
  6. Gale
  7. Google Scholar
  8. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  9. Naver
  10. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  11. ProQuest ABI/INFORM
  12. ProQuest Business Premium Collection
  13. ProQuest Central
  14. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  15. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  16. Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)
  17. SCImago
  18. SCOPUS
  19. UGC-CARE List (India)
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