RESEARCH JOURNAL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT
Integrity Research Journals

DOI: 10.31248/RJBEM
Email: rjbem@integrityresjournals.org


Workflow

Finding the Right Journal

Publishing with Integrity Research Journals starts with finding the right journal for your paper. Browse through the list of the Journals and read “about page” of the Journals to find out the Journal that is more suitable for your article. Submit your paper to only one journal at the time either within or outside Integrity Research Journals.

 

Prepare Manuscript for Submission

Before preparing your article for submission to Integrity Research JournalsResearch Journal of Business and Economic Management (RJBEM), read the “Authors Guideline” to know the requirement of RJBEM and prepare your manuscript in line with the guidelines. You also need to read the “Manuscript Workflow page” to understand the process of our operation.

 

Submission of Manuscript

Manuscript for publication in Research Journal of Business and Economic Management are submitted through the online portal or journal official email address on the RJBEM home page. After the submission, an acknowledgement letter will be sent to the corresponding author with 48 hours. Manuscript submitted to Research Journal of Business and Economic Management may be recommended for transfer if the Editorial Board feel that the manuscript is more suitable for publication in another journal within or outside Integrity Research Journals.

 

Review Process

Once a manuscript is submitted for publication, the manuscript is checked by the journal’s editorial officer, for plagiarism and other related issues to ensure that it conform to the standard of Research Journal of Business and Economic Management and it suitability to go through the review process. Then, the manuscript is assigned to an appropriate Editorial Board member who does not have personal or academic relationship with the author(s) to access the quality of the manuscript before it is assigned to external reviewers.

 

If the editorial board member finds out that the manuscript is good enough and within the scope of the journal, it will be assigned to a qualified external reviewers for review, otherwise it will be rejected immediately with no further processing.

 

However, if the manuscript is good enough to go through the review process, it will be assigned to reviewers without the authors’ information. Then, the reviewers will submit their reports (comments) on the manuscripts along with their recommendation of one of the following actions to the Editor:

  • Accept as it is

  • Required Minor Changes

  • Required Major Changes

  • Reject

For the purpose of transparency and clarity, the reviewers will give adequate reason(s) why a manuscript should be rejected.

NOTE: The peer-review process is double blinded; that is, the identity and information of the authors and reviewers are not disclosed to each other during the review process. This is to ensure transparency and fair review process.

 

Acceptance or Rejection of Manuscript

When all reviewers have submitted their reports, the reviewers’ comments will be sent to the corresponding author for him/her to make corrections to the original manuscript and submit it to the editorial office as the revised manuscript.

 

If more than two reviewers recommend the manuscript for rejection, it will be rejected immediately. Otherwise, the original manuscript, revised manuscript and the reviewers’ comments will be sent to the editor for the following recommendation:

  • Accepted

  • Minor Changes

  • Major Changes

  • Reject

If the editor ACCEPTS the manuscript, it will immediately be published after minor editing. If the editor recommends “MINOR OR MAJOR CHANGES,” the corresponding author will be notified to prepare and re-submit a final copy of their manuscript with the required minor or major changes effected. Once the editor is satisfied with the final manuscript, the manuscript can be accepted.

 

If the editor recommends “REJECTS,” the manuscript, will be rejected immediately. However, the author can appeal the reviewers or editors decision if he/she has strong reason and belief in his/her opinion.

 

Proof of the Manuscript

After the acceptance of the article, the accepted version of the manuscript will undergo final editing and the galley proof copy will be sent to the corresponding author for final correction and approval before it will be published. The author is expected to return the correction to the proof within 48 hours or give a final approval for publication if there is no correction. Failure on the the part of the author to response to the proof within the specified period of time means an agreement to publish his/her manuscript in its present state.

 

Manuscript Status

After submission, authors will be able to track their manuscript via xxxxx. Also, any change in the manuscript status will be communicated to the corresponding author when necessary. The corresponding author also reserves the right to request for the status of their manuscript if they are yet to hear from the Editorial office.