Submission Guidelines and Policies

The International Journal of Contemporary Business and Entrepreneurship (IJCBE) is published by The Entrepreneurship Club (E-Club). The Journal publishes leading research across all major topics on contemporary business with the special emphasis on entrepreneurial activities. 

By submitting to the IJCBE for publication, you agree to these Submission Guidelines and Policies. Please read them carefully. Failure to comply with any of these may result in rejection of your submission or revocation of any publication offer from the IJCBE.

1. Submission Rules

a) All papers must be submitted electronically. Physical paper submissions are not accepted.

b) All submitted papers must be:

(i) original,

(ii) unpublished (including any online publication),

(iii) not under submission at another journal, and

(iv) not under consideration for publication in another form, such as a monograph or chapter of a book.

You may not submit your paper for publication elsewhere until an editorial decision is made by the IJCBE. Failure to observe this rule may result in rejection of your submission.

c) Authors of papers accepted by the IJCBE are prohibited from publishing the paper in any other publication (including any online publication) before the paper is published in the IJCBE, unless they receive approval to do so from the IJCBE Editor-in-Chief. 

d) Any resubmission of a paper that was previously rejected by the IJCBE will be automatically rejected. 

e) All papers must be submitted in MS Word format (.docx) and must not exceed B5 (176mm x 250 mm) 30 pages in length (with single line spacing, 10-pt font, 6pt spacing after paragraph, 2,5 cm side margins, and 2,5 cm top/bottom margins). Papers exceeding this page limit will be immediately desk-rejected. This page limit includes internal appendices, reference lists, figures, and tables. Papers must be self-contained so that readers can understand it in its entirety without having to rely on any separate material.

f) An abstract of no more than 300 words must be included as part of the submission.

g) Footnotes in general should be avoided but when necessary they should appear at the bottom of the page on which they are referenced. 

h) Tables and figures must be embedded in the main text (not at the end). Please ensure that all variables and graphs are clearly labeled and easily understood. 

i) All but very short mathematical expressions should be displayed on a separate line. Equations should be numbered consecutively on the right margin. 

j) Submissions can include a supplementary appendix that might include extra tables, extra figures, data description, and proofs. Appendix should be at the end of the paper, after the reference section.


2. Fees

a) Submission Fees. The submission to the IJCBE is free of charge.

b) Article Processing Charges. Article processing is free of charge.

c) Appeals. The IJCBE allows authors to appeal rejected submissions. The nonrefundable fee for an appeal is €300,00.

d) Waivers. As IJCBE has no submission fees, there is no additional waiver policy.

3. General Policies

a) Right to Refuse Publication. The Journal, at its sole and absolute discretion, may refuse to publish any submitted paper and/or may revoke any publication offer for any reason whatsoever, including but not limited to failure to comply with Submission Guidelines and Policies, in whole or in part.

b) Copyright Assignment. It is E-Club’s policy to acquire all publication rights in all material in the IJCBE. Publication of your paper, if accepted, is conditional on your assignment to the E-Club of any and all publishing rights worldwide in the paper, in and on any and all media and using all technologies, whether now known or hereafter devised, including but not limited to all of your right, title, interest, copyrights, including all supplements, enhancements, modifications, and derivations thereto, in and to the paper. Failure to timely execute such separate copyright assignment will result in revocation of any publication offer made to you by the IJCBE.

c) Author Representations and Warranties. By submitting your paper to the Journal, you represent and warrant that:

(i) The paper does not incorporate any third-party confidential information, proprietary right, publicity right, privacy right, nor any other protectable expression, including any data, formula, text, image, artwork, illustration, diagram, graphic, photograph, or other material, unless you have obtained from the party holding such right(s) written assignment of all rights, including any and all copyright interest therein. You shall provide copies of any such written agreement(s) to the IJCBE;

(ii) The paper does not include any defamatory material;

(iii) The paper is original and does not include any material that will infringe any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary, intellectual property, or any other legal right of any third party;

(iv) The paper has not been previously published elsewhere in its final form (either in printed or electronic format) and is not being considered for publication elsewhere;

(v) You are able to grant to the E-Club all rights necessary to publish and otherwise exploit the paper;

(vi) You personally own the copyright in and to the paper, along with your listed co-author(s), if any; and

(vii) You will cooperate fully with the E-Club in preparing the paper for publication.

d) Copyright. Authors publishing with IJCBE retain the copyright to their work, licensing it under the Creative Commons Attribution License which allows articles to be re-used and re-distributed without restriction, as long as the original work is correctly cited.

e) Indemnification. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the E-Club against any claim involving the breach of any warranty or representation set forth above.

4. Licensing

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY).