Author Guidelines


Initial Submission Process and Formatting Requirements

American Business Review is hosted on Digital Commons at the University of New Haven. The Digital Commons publishing platform by bepress/Elsevier requires all submitting authors to login when submitting a manuscript for consideration at American Business Review (ABR).

Authors are encouraged to consider submitting manuscripts that speak to the Aims and Scope of ABR.

Here are the steps to follow for submission from the “Submit an article” tab on the left panel:

  1. If you have a Digital Commons/bepress password, please login using those credentials.
  2. If you do not have an existing Digital Commons/bepress password create a new account. You will receive an email from the University of New Haven/bepress asking you to confirm.
  3. The submission process consists of the following steps
  • Read and accept the Manuscript Submission Agreement
  • Provide contact information about yourself i.e. the submitting author
  • Provide information about any co-authors
  • Provide Manuscript Title
  • An abstract not exceeding 150 words
  • 3 to 5 Keywords for your manuscript
  • The bepress system automatically converts the word document to PDF and inserts page number
  • The manuscript must not have any author information for the purposes of double blind review
  • We welcome your initial manuscript submissions, therefore initial submission requirements are flexible, as follows:
    1. The manuscript should have a title, abstract and the body of the manuscript. No author details.
    2. At the initial submission the references, tables, charts may be placed in text or at the end of the manuscript.
    3. The references can follow any format.
    4. Author/s are encouraged to present their research as concisely and precisely as possible.Thus, the initial submission manuscript length is preferred not to exceed 50 pages. There is no lower limit on initial manuscript length.
    5. Upon acceptance authors will be asked to follow the accepted manuscript guidelines.

No part of the submission is final until all steps have been completed and you click the final Submit button. The review process begins as soon as the American Business Review receives a readable manuscript, along with the abstract and manuscript title. You may revise any of these elements later by clicking the submitted manuscript's title on your My Account page.

The American Business Review (ABR) strives to provide first peer review reports within six weeks of submission.

Philosophy of American Business Review

For more information, please see the American Business Review Aims and Scope page.

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Who Can Submit?

American Business Review (ABR) is a leading academic business journal with a global audience of businesses, business faculty, and business students. Manuscripts published can be from any discipline or multidisciplinary as long as the ABR audience takeaways are clearly articulated. Author/s may submit an original manuscript that speaks to the Aims and Scope of the American Business Review

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General Submission Rules

Submitted manuscripts cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working manuscript series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to American Business Review, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at American Business Review. If you have concerns about the submission terms for American Business Review, please contact the editors.

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Rights for Authors and Publisher

  • The user/author may reproduce American Business Review materials, provided you acknowledge/cite the sourcer
  • You may use, download, transmit or print material from the American Business Review website (or the print version) for any private, research or educational purpose. You may not use these materials for commercial purposes. (Non-Commercial)
  • Authors must guarantee that submitted manuscripts have not been published elsewhere, are not currently under review elsewhere, and have been submitted with the full knowledge of their institutional home.
  • Any manuscripts that do not meet originality requirements will be rejected without peer-review.
  • All manuscripts will be reviewed based on intellectual content without regard for age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, country of origin, or political philosophy of the authors.
  • All manuscripts submitted for peer-review are kept strictly confidential by editors and reviewers. At no time will editors or reviewers utilize submitted materials without the consent of the authors.

Open-Access Policy

American Business Review is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. All articles published in American Business Review are published under a CC-BY-NC license. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the manuscripts in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. It is understood that users of ABR-published materials will use them for non-commercial purposes.

Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the manuscript or any material therein in any medium is permitted. The copyright of published articles is with the author/s.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the publisher website and/or software agree not to misuse the publisher service or software in any way.

The failure of the publisher to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between the publisher and the Author(s) regarding submission of the manuscript.

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