Journal of Business and Social Review in Emerging Economies (ISSN-Print: 2519-089X) (ISSN-Online: 2519-0326) is an open access peer-reviewed research journal published quarterly w.e.f january 2020 by CSRC Publishing, Center for Sustainability Research and Consultancy Pakistan. The journal, independently managed by the editorial board, aims to cover topics and issues in various sub-areas of business, social and behavioral sciences in context of emerging and developing economies. Purpose is to highlight the theortical and practical issues faced by businesses and society in these economies. The journal specially welcomes submissions which cover the topical areas related to sustainable business and society in developing economies. 

Aims and Scope
Issues of sustainable development are mainly interwoven into the business markets and social fabric of developing countries. With this background JBSEE aims to be a forum for discussion of high impact research in emerging economies covering various sub areas of business, social and behavioral sciences. The journal is open to both academicians and practitioners in its subject areas.
The journal covers a wide range of areas in business, social and behavioral sciences. It considers articles written in all areas of business, arts, humanities, behavioral sciences in emerging economies including but not limited to management sciences, psychology, sociology, education, media studies, linguistics, literature, history. The journal also covers behavioral aspects of business policy and practices in emerging economies relating to entrepreneurship, marketing, strategic management, organizational behavior, international business and ethics.

Review Process
All papers submitted to JBSEE undergo various steps of rigorous double-blind peer review process by academically relevant referees in higher education institutions. In order to meet growing requirement by authors for an efficient review and publication process, the journal has undertaken appropriate measures to speed up the process yet without compromising on the quality of publication. First step is desk review whereby a paper is checked for similarity/plagiarism using Turnitin and is screened by the chief editor himself or by editorial members for compliance to the journal's scope. This normally takes 15-20 days after submission of the paper in order to check similarity score, appropriateness of the study with journal scope and objectives. Email is sent to the corresponding author regarding decision of this initial screening usually within a month. After a paper passes through initial screening successfully, the paper undergoes double blind review process, in second step, by which the paper is sent withough disclosing authors information to two anonymous reviewers who are experienced academics in the area of research the paper focuses on. These reviewers comment on originality, contribution, appropriateness of flow of discussion and references cited in the study. After this step, review reports are sent to the corresponding author with a letter of acceptance or rejection conditioned to fulfillment of revisions in due time. This step usually takes another 30-45 days. The third step is about sending revised copy to copy editors who look at proofreading and editing of the paper and their report is sent to the authors as well. Authors are requested to submit the proofread and edited copy of the paper within 1-3 weeks after which paper is sent for production. Print copy is sent to corresponding author on request after publication. The journal has introduced early online production system by which the advance copy of paper is available on website before the publication date.

Publishing Policy
CSRC Publishing is the publisher of JBSEE and assumes responsibility of all processes and activities necessary for print and online publishing of the content copy sent by the editorial board. CSRC Publishing or its management body bears no right to interfere in the nomination of editorial board and their role. Similarly, CSRC Publishing affirms to NO INTERVENTION policy in the editorial process and activities thererof.

Ethical Guidelines
The JBSEE follows ethical guidelines by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and Higher Education Commission Pakistan. Both publisher, CSRC Publishing, and the editorial board of JBSEE affirm to comply with and ensure ethical considerations in submission, review, conflict of interest, disclosure and publication process.

Editorial Policy
Job Description of the Editorial Board

Aside from providing prestige, the role of the editorial board is to advise and support the editor. Functions may include:
Identifying new topics for commissions, special editions and advising on direction for the journal—giving feedback on past issues and making suggestions for both subject matter and potential authors
Provide content by writing articles and occasional editorials reviews
Approaching potential contributors
Help to identify and suggest reviewers with expertise in the relevant area of a research paper and/or provide second opinions on papers (i.e. where there is a conflict between reviewers)
To ensure the implementation of ethical guidelines envisaged by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
To identify and resolve conflict of interest using journal’s policy thereof.
Identify appropriate conferences for editors to attend
Endorse the journal to authors, readers and subscribers and encourage colleagues to submit their best work.
To handle complaints/grievances by authors, reviewers or any other external and internal party.

Publishing Fee
In order to maintain academic independence of JBSEE, the editorial board has decided to charge NO FEE for submission and publication of articles (No Article Processing Charges). The journal is independently and voluntarily managed by the editorial board whose members are academic staff from renowned institutions.

In order to meet its financial needs to run the journal smoothly, CSRC Publishing and JBSEE has relied to frame its unique business model which is based on following.

a) Volunteer admin staff and editorial board comprising of PhD scholars and faculty members who render their services without any fixed salary.
b) Funding support from Center for Sustainability Research and Consultancy Pakistan which seeks to promote Green Model of Publishing of its publishing division, CSRC Publishing, with no pay walls and and open access policy.
c) Fast Track Review and Publication: The JBSEE has introduced a fast track review and publication process under which authors are charged a nominal fee of USD 400/equivalent. The reviewers and editorial members are paid remuneration to help give a rigorous yet timely review and publication feedback to the submitting authors under this track.
d) The published authors are offered to buy 5 reprints of the journal issue for a total nominal charge of USD 100 including the courier charges.
e) Funding from HEC Pakistan: The journal has sought recognition and funding from Higher Education Commission Pakistan to cover part of the cost of running the journal.
f) Annual Conference Fees: The Center for Sustainability Research and Consultancy holds annual conferences of its various national and international chapters to further its mission to highlight sustainability issues in emerging and developing economies. The CSRC utilizes the funds generated from conference fee to support its annual conferences and academic activities including support to CSRC Publishing to run its Green Publishing Model.
g) Language editing and proofreading may be required by the journal editorial for the papers accepted for publication after independent review process. The publisher may charge fee for template setting, language editing and proofreading service to cover part of the publication cost. The authors, however, are not restricted to use CSRC Language and Editing Service and rather may opt to use other professional services.

In order to meet its financial needs, the CSRC Publishing and JBSEE consider to accept advertising requests. The advertising policy states that advertisements from only academically relevant institutions and events be allowed on the website and printed materials. Given the sustainability focus of CSRC Publishing, the advertisements related to organizations promoting green and socially responsible products in any direct or indirect manner will also be considered for acceptance. The interested organizations may contact following.

Sadia Zulfiqar
Research and IT Executive
Center for Sustainability Research and Consultancy Pakistan

 Open Access & Copyright Policy


This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0). The editorial board of JBSEE shares common vision with CSRC in providing unrestricted access to knowledge and education for all and thereby follows OPEN ACCESS POLICY to showcase its content. 

The authors submitting and publishing in JBSEE agree to the Creative Common Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license. Under this license, the authors published in JBSEE let others remix, tweak, and build upon their work non-commercially.

Authors retain the copyright of their scholarly work and can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher’s version/PDF to personal or institutional repositories or libraries anytime without requiring permission from the journal or publisher. Authors of published articles in JBSEE are entitled to deposit their accepted manuscript or the version of record (published papers) in institutional and/or centrally organized repositories and can make this publicly available immediately upon acceptance and publication, provided that the journal and CSRC Publishing are attributed as the original place of publication and that correct citation details are given. 

Contact Us
Editor in Chief
Prof Dr Abdul Halim Abdul Majid
School of Business Management
Universiti Utara Malaysia

Sadia Zulfiqar
Research and IT Executive.

Office Address
First Floor Naseer Building No 581
Outside Pakgate, Multan 60000
Punjab, Pakistan