Call for papers

The theme of this volume is “The Business Challenges in Digital Economy”. In the technological era, many firms and organizations have been very recognized and applied to key technologies mobility, cloud computing, business intelligence and social media that are transforming businesses and sparking a new wave of wealth creation, particularly in the emerging world.

Journal information

The Asia Business and economics journal is a special journal which is part of the faculty of Business, Economics and Communications (BEC)....more

Journal Policy and Ethics

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge....more

        Editorial Board

Editor in Chief
Associate Professor Dr. Sujinda Chemsripong
Naresuan Univeristy, Thailand...more

Guidelines

  • Guide for Authors
  • Guide for Reviewers
 

Submission declaration

 

Article transfer service

   This journal is part of our Article Transfer Service. This means that if the Editor feels your article is more suitable elsewhere then you may be asked to consider transferring the article to one of those. If your consent is given then your article will be transferred automatically on your behalf with no need to reformat.

 

Open access

• Articles are freely available to both subscribers and the wider public with permitted reuse.
• No open access publication fee is applied.

All articles published with open access status will be available immediately and free for permitted users to read and download.

 

Language (usage and editing services)

   Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). Authors who feel their standard of English within their manuscript is not acceptable can use the service to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors and to conform to correct scientific English.

 

Submission

   Submission to this journal proceeds entirely online and you will be guided in consecutive steps through the creation and uploading process of your files. The system automatically converts source files to a single doc (docx file) of the article, which is used in the peer-review process. Please note that even though manuscript source files are converted to docx files at submission for the review process, these source files are needed for further processing after acceptance. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, takes place by e-mail removing the need for a paper trail.

 

Preparing main manuscript text

Title page

The title page should:
- display the title of the article
- list the full names, institutional addresses and email addresses for all authors
- indicate the corresponding author

Please note:
- abbreviations within the title should be avoided

Abstract
The Abstract of the manuscript should not exceed 150-200 words and must be structured into separate sections: Background, the context and purpose of the study; Methods, how the study was performed and statistical tests used; Results, the main findings; Conclusions, brief summary and potential implications derived from results. Please minimize the use of abbreviations until stated and explained clearly at a later stage. Do not cite references in the abstract.

Keywords
Three to five keywords and their definitions. They should be representative of the main content of the manuscript

Introduction
The Introduction section should be written in a way that is accessible to researchers without specialist knowledge in that area, clearly stating and if appropriate, illustrating the background to the research and its aims.

Literature Review
A literature review can be just a simple summary of the sources, but it usually has an organizational pattern and combines both summary and synthesis. A summary is a recap of the important information from the source, but a synthesis is a re-organization, or a reshuffling, of that information. It might give a new interpretation of old material or combine new with old interpretations. Alternatively it might trace the intellectual progression of the field, including previous major debates. Depending on the situation, the literature review may evaluate the sources and advise the reader on the most pertinent or relevant.

Research Methodology
The methods section should include a design of the study, the setting, the type of participants or materials involved, a clear description of all interventions and comparisons, and the type of analysis used, including a power calculation if appropriate.

Results
The Results and discussion may be combined into a single section or presented separately. Results of statistical analysis should include, where appropriate, relative and absolute risks or risk reductions, and confidence intervals. The Results and discussion sections may also be broken into subsections with short, informative headings.

Conclusions
This should state clearly the main conclusions of the research and give a clear explanation of their importance and relevance.

References
The References used should follow the APA referencing style.

 

Ensuring required expertise

 

Avoiding potential conflicts of interest

   A conflict of interest will not necessarily eliminate you from reviewing an article, but full disclosure to the editor will allow them to make an informed decision. For example: if you work in the same department or institute as one of the authors; if you have worked on a paper previously with an author; or you have a professional or financial connection to the article. These should all be stated when responding to the editor’s invitation for review.

 

Checking that you have enough time

   Reviewing an article can be quite time consuming. The time taken to review can vary greatly between disciplines and of course depend upon the type article, but on average, an article will take about 5 hours to review properly. Will you have sufficient time before the deadline stipulated in the invitation to conduct a thorough review?

 

Understanding the responsibility of reviewing and managing deadlines

   Deadlines for reviews vary between journals. The editors will provide information on deadline expectations with the review request. Let them know within a day or of receiving the request. They will appreciate being informed in a timely manner if you are able to complete the review or not. There are no consequences for refusing to review a paper.

   If you feel the review will take you longer to complete than required, please contact the editor to discuss the matter. The editor may ask you to recommend an alternate reviewer, or may be willing to wait a little longer (e.g., if the paper is highly specialized and qualified reviewers are scarce). As a general guideline, if it is known to you that you will not be able to complete a review within the time frame requested, review of the paper should be declined.

Recent Articles

Volume 1 Issues 1

In the first volume of ABEJ, ten articles are submitted by multidiscipline, related business and economics.
January - December 2015