Guidelines & Evaluation Process

1. Submission of Papers

From Volume 8 IJBESAR utilizes a fully digitized process for paper submission and review, via its online Editorial Management Platform. Authors who wish to submit their papers for review, need to register with and go through the paper submission process. Detailed guidelines are provided on Editorial Manager website.

2. Format of Papers
IJBESAR accepts submissions in English only. The submission should include a full text paper, a cover letter and some author and paper metadata submitted in a relevant form. The title but not the author's name should appear on the first page of the manuscript, as IJBESAR uses a blind peer-review process. Therefore, all information revealing the author's identity will be removed before the paper is assigned to reviewers. Papers should be written in Microsoft Word format (docx).

Download the IJBESAR cover letter template (docx)

3. Peer Review
The aim of peer review process is to ensure that high quality and original scientific studies are published. All published manuscripts in International Journal of Business and Economic Sciences Applied Research (IJBESAR) are peer reviewed, following the procedure outlined below.

Initial manuscript evaluation
All manuscripts are submitted for publication to IJBESAR via its online Editorial Management Platform. Authors who wish to submit their papers for review, need to register with and go through the manuscript submission process. Manuscripts are firstly evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief and one of the Co-Editors, responsible for the scientific area that the manuscript deals with. At this stage manuscripts may be rejected without peer review if it is felt that they are not of high enough priority or not relevant to the Journal. This fast rejection process means that authors are given a quick decision and do not need to wait for the review process.

Policy of peer review
International Journal of Business and Economic Sciences Applied Research employs double blind reviewing, where both, reviewers and author, remain anonymous throughout the process. The reviewers are not members of the Journal's Editorial Board.

Peer Review Process
Manuscripts that are not instantly rejected are sent out for peer review, usually to two independent reviewers who are determined by the Co-Editor, responsible for the scientific area that the manuscript deals with. Manuscripts may also be sent out for statistical review. The peer review process takes place entirely on IJBESAR Editorial Management Platform, where all reviewers are registered as well. Reviewers are chosen from the Journal's reviewers list or, when necessary, after online search, according to their expertise.

Reviewers are asked to evaluate the manuscript's originality, methodology, contribution to the literature, presentation of results and support for the conclusions, and appropriate referencing of previous relevant studies. They might accept the manuscript, reject the manuscript or might require a minor or major revision for style and/or content. For the publication of papers, two positive reviews are required. In case one reviewer's report is negative while the other is positive, the paper is forwarded to a third reviewer for additional evaluation.

When a revision is recommended by the reviewer or reviewers, the author(s) are obliged to proceed making those proposed adjustments to their paper, taking into consideration their specific feedback and suggestions, and then resubmit the revised version of manuscript within a week. Revised manuscripts resubmitted after this deadline of one week will be considered as a new submission and peer review process will start from the beginning. Reviewers may request more than one revision of a manuscript. Manuscripts which are not accepted for publication are not resent back to their authors.

Final Evaluation
After the favorable opinions of reviewers, the paper is accepted for publication by the Editor-in-Chief and the responsible Co-Editor and is placed in an issue sequence.

Time of Peer Review Process
The peer review process that takes a long time is an important problem. Naturally, the author(s) wish to take an answer about their submissions soon enough. International Journal of Business and Economic Sciences Applied Research aims to complete this process within 4 weeks after submission (1 day for initial evaluation, 25 days for review and 2 days for final evaluation).

The author(s) that submit a paper to the International Journal of Business and Economic Sciences Applied Research are considered as accepting all above mentioned peer review conditions and procedures.

By submitting your manuscript to the Journal it is understood that this it is an original manuscript and is unpublished work and is not under consideration elsewhere. Plagiarism, including duplicate publication of the author's own work, in whole or in part without proper citation is not tolerated. Manuscripts submitted to the Journal are checked for originality using anti-plagiarism software.

International Journal of Business and Economic Sciences Applied Research uses Ephorus (Turnitin) anti-plagiarism software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. Ephorus (Turnitin) is an online service for screening published and submitted content for originality and highlighting potential plagiarism.

4. Copyright, Licensing, Publishing Rights
Your contribution must be original work that has not been published previously, has not been accepted for publication elsewhere and is not under consideration for publication by any publisher in any print or electronic media.

All papers published in International Journal of Business and Economic Sciences Applied Research are open-access papers, published and distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License, which permits reproduction, distribution, derives and commercial use, provided the original work is properly cited and authors and publisher are properly identified. Every reprint must contain a reference to the original publication in "International Journal of Business and Economic Sciences Applied Research", including reference to the corresponding Issue. The authors retain the copyright of their work for all papers published in this Journal. It is the author's responsibility to obtain signed permission from the copyright holder to use and reproduce text, illustrations, tables, etc., published previously in other Journals, electronic or print media. The signed permission letter must be submitted together with the signed cover letter. Authors are required to disclose any sponsorship or funding received from any institution relating to their research.

5. Publication fee/How to pay
From the first issue of Volume 8 (2015), IJBESAR will have a publication fee of €100 for each paper, payable only if the paper is finally accepted for publication. Click here for more details.

Payment can be accomplished as follows:

a) Offline, via bank transfer:
Bank details: Piraeus Bank
IBAN: GR25 0172 2460 0052 4605 8622 106
Beneficiary: TEI of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace (EMTh).
In case of offline payment, please report your full name and e-mail us the scanned deposit document.

b) Online, via the secure payment gateway of Winbank Paycenter (powered by Piraeus Bank).

What's in About us?

Fast-track Review

Decision for publication is announced within 30 days from initial submission.

Online Management

Fully automated review process with EMaTTech online Editorial Manager.

Proof Reading & Editing

Get the maximum out of your paper with proof reading or proof editing upon request.

Plagiarism Control

Utilization of specialized software ensures the originality and value of each published paper.

DOI Number

With the Digital Object Identifier (DOI), your paper is linked on the internet permanently.

Author Reward

After publication, authors will receive a specially designed PDF form of their paper.

Reviewer Recognition

Dinstinguished reviewers will receive a certificate from the Journal.


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