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Vol 3 No 1 (2020): International Journal of Small and Medium Enterprises

Editor-in-Chief of the IJSMEs Journal:
Professor Dr. Werner Krings, Framingham State University, USA
General Information of IJSMEs
ISSN: 2576-7712 (Print)
ISSN: 2576-7720 (Online)
Publisher: Centre for Research on Islamic Banking & Finance and Business
Contact Information
CRIBFB USA
Management Office: 8700, Broadway St., Houston, TX-77061, USA
E-mail: info.ijsmes@cribfb.com
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Published: 2020-03-12
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Aims & Scope

International Journal of Small and Medium Enterprises (IJSMEs) is a refereed international, double-blind peer-reviewed journal that is published semiannually. The subject areas include, but are not limited to the following fields:

  • Business
  • Joint Venture
  • Organizational Design and Rules
  • Banking
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Capital Formation
  • Family-Owned Businesses
  • SMEs Banking
  • Deposit Mobilization and Credit Financing
  • Performance Measurement and Business Improvement
  • Innovation in International SMEs
  • Business Models
  • Women Entrepreneurship
  • Branding of SMEs Products & Services and Other Relevant Issues

International Journal of Small and Medium Enterprises currently has an acceptance rate of 18%. The average time between submission and final decision is 20 days and the average time between acceptance and publication is 30 days.

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Paper Selection and Publishing Process

  1. There is no submission fee.
  2. Submission Acknowledgement: When you submit a manuscript online, you will receive a submission acknowledgment letter sent by the online system automatically. For email submission, the editor or editorial assistant sends an e-mail confirmation to the submission’s author within one to three working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, please check your bulk email box or contact the editorial assistant.
  3. Basic Review: The editor or editorial assistant determines whether the manuscript fits the journal’s focus and scope. Next a check for the similarity rate.
  4. Peer Review: We use a double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The submitted manuscript will be reviewed by at least two experts: one editorial staff member as well as one to three external reviewers. The review process may take two to four weeks.
  5. The decision is Made: The decision to accept or reject an article is based on the suggestions of reviewers. If differences of opinion occur between reviewers, the editor-in-chief will weigh all comments and arrive at a balanced decision based on all comments, or the second round of peer review may be initiated.
  6. Notification of the Result of Review: The result of the review will be sent to the corresponding author and forwarded to other authors.
  7. Publication Fee is Paid: In an open-access model, we promise that readers don't pay for a subscription fee to access online published articles. Authors or a supporting institution pay for the publication of the article. With the support of Article Processing Charges (APCs), the permanently unrestricted online access to published articles is allowed and our business can be kept sustainable. Only some fundamental costs like peer-review process, typesetting and copy-editing, archiving, online production in various formats, abstracting and indexing services, and inclusion in CrossRef are covered. Hence, this journal is financed by Article Processing Charges (APCs). After acceptance, the authors will revise the paper and pay the online publication fee: 100 USD.
  8. Publication Notice: The authors and readers will be notified and invited to visit our website for the newly published articles.
  9. Open Access Policy: This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
  10. Copyright Policy: Copyrights for articles are retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. Authors have the right to reuse, republish, archive, and distribute their own articles after publication. The journal/publisher is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work. This journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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NOTE:

The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”. We check the plagiarism issue through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (https://www.turnitin.com).

All submissions will be checked by Turnitin before being sent to reviewers.

Keep a Similarity Index <20% and single-source matches are not >3%

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IJSMEs "COPE - Committee on Publication Ethics" and "Publication Integrity and Ethics" has made application for membership.

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For the latest news:-

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Professor Dr. Werner Krings  Named Editor-in-Chief of IJSMEs

Centre for Research on Islamic Banking & Finance and Business is pleased to announce that Professor Dr. Werner Krings , Framingham State University, USA has been named the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Small and Medium Enterprises. 

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