Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

(Ver July 2021)

  1. Editorial Board
    • All ABR Editorial Board members have active Google Scholar accounts. As well as have published in A/A* journals in the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) journal list.
    • Contact details for the Editorial Office can be found on our journal’s homepage.
  2. Authors and Authors responsibilities
    • As mentioned in Aims and Scope, there is no submission or publishing fees for authors. Our Author Guidelines page explains the expected rights and responsibilities of our authors.
  3. Peer-review process
    • The ABR Editors first review submissions for potential success through the ABR double blind peer review system. We believe that it is fair to both author/s and reviewers if a rejection is communicated as early as possible. There are two peer reviewers for each submission that moves forward in the review process. These reviewers are expert Editorial Board members; scholars who the authors have cited or scholars who have recently published in the area in quality journals.
    • The Editors generally follow the expert reviewer’s advice on reject/revision/acceptance. Where there is disagreement between blind reviewers, the Editors study the paper and reviews then decide on the disposition of the paper.
  4. Publication ethics
    • ABR Editors take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred.
    • ABR and its Editors do not encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.
    • In such an event where ABR’s editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct, ABR shall deal with allegations appropriately.
    • ABR has guidelines for retracting or correcting articles when needed.
    • ABR is always willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.
  5. Copyright and Access
  6. Archiving
    • The American Business Review is archived in Internet Archive using their newest user-editable catalog, Fatcat. Although still in beta, Fatcat is hosted by Internet Archive and built from the Fatcat catalog comes Internet Archive Scholar, a sibling service, providing end-user access to research content across Internet Archive's holdings.

Further principles of transparency and best practice:

  1. Ownership and management
    • The ABR is published by the Pompea College of Business at the University of New Haven, Connecticut. ABR is owned by the University of New Haven. Editors of ABR are faculty of the Pompea College of Business.
    • The digital publishing process, indexing and archiving is managed by the Marvin K. Peterson Library, University of New Haven.
    • Authors retain copyright of their material, with all articles published under a CC BY-NC 4.0
  2. Web site
    • American Business Review (ABR) is a leading academic business journal with a global audience of businesses, business faculty, and business students. More information about this title can be found on our journal’s homepage.
  3. Publishing schedule
    • ABR is published two times in a calendar year viz. in May and November.
  4. Name of journal
    • The American Business Review, also known as ABR, was started in 1983. See About this journal for more information.