About

Aims and scope

Frontiers of  Business Research in China (FBR) is a double-blind refereed quarterly journal in business research. FBR offers a multidisciplinary forum for academics, practitioners, and policy makers that focuses on business administration, and encourages interdisciplinary studies and interactions between Chinese and international researchers. FBR publishes original academic and practical research articles that extend, test, or build management theories, as well as contributions to business administration practice, either in the Greater China region or beyond. The Journal also publishes related commentaries and case studies.

FBR invites submissions of high-quality manuscripts in all areas of business administration, without limitations on research methods. Major areas of interest include, but are not limited to: Accounting, Finance, Human resources, International business, Marketing, Management information systems, Operations management, Organizational behavior, and Strategic management.

Why publish your article in Frontiers of Business Research in China?

High visibility

Frontiers of Business Research in China's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. 

Speed of publication

Frontiers of Business Research in China offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF; the article will then be available through Frontiers of Business Research in China and SpringerOpen.

Flexibility

Online publication in Frontiers of Business Research in China gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).

Promotion and press coverage

Articles published in Frontiers of Business Research in China are included in article alerts and regular email updates. 
In addition, articles published in Frontiers of Business Research in China may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in Frontiers of Business Research in China

Copyright

Authors of articles published in Frontiers of Business Research in China retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work (for further details, see the copyright and license agreement).

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Open access

All articles published by Frontiers of Business Research in China are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.

As authors of articles published in Frontiers of Business Research in China you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the SpringerOpen copyright and license agreement.

For those of you who are US government employees or are prevented from being copyright holders for similar reasons, SpringerOpen can accommodate non-standard copyright lines. Please contact us if further information is needed.

Article-processing charges

The publication costs for Frontiers of Business Research in China are currently covered by School of Business, Renmin University of China so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.

Indexing Services

Frontiers of Business Research in China is indexed in the following services:

  • Academic OneFile
  • Cabell's
  • EconLit
  • ESCI
  • Expanded Academic
  • INSPEC
  • OCLC
  • SCOPUS
  • ProQuest
  • Summon by Serial Solutions

The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. You can also access all articles published by SpringerOpen on SpringerLink. We are working closely with relevant indexing services including PubMed Central and Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) to ensure that articles published in Frontiers of Business Research in China will be available in their databases when appropriate.

Peer-review policy

Frontiers of Business Research in China operates a double-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers do not know the names or affiliations of the authors and the reviewer reports provided to the authors are anonymous. Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. Reviewers will also be asked to indicate how interesting and significant the research is. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.

Citing articles in Frontiers of Business Research in China

Articles in Frontiers of Business Research in China should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.

Article citations follow this format:

 

Authors: Title. Frontiers Bus Res China [year], [volume number]:[article number].

 

e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Diagn Pathol 2009, 1:115.

 

1:115 refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.

Editorial policies

All manuscripts submitted to Frontiers of Business Research in China should adhere to SpringerOpen's editorial policies.

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Appeals and complaints

If you wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint you should, in the first instance, contact the Editor who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure.

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