Open Access Statement

Every peer-reviewed research article appearing in the International Journal of Business and Management (IJBM) is “open access”, meaning that:

  • The full text of all articles is “Open Access, readily available for free, no embargo period, and no registration required to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose.
  • All issues of the IJBM and all materials published in it are freely available in the “Current Issue”and “Archive” sections of IJBM web-site. When copying any such content the users must make a link to the journal or a reference to the author(s) of the specific paper.
  • The author(s) or copyright owner(s) irrevocably grant(s) to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce, or disseminate the research article in its entirety or part, in any format or medium, provided that no substantive errors are introduced in the process, proper attribution of authorship and correct citation details are given, and that the bibliographic details are not changed. If the article is reproduced or disseminated in part, this must be clearly and unequivocally indicated.

License Terms

The International Journal of Business and Management (IJBM) is published under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license. This license was developed to facilitate open access, namely, it allows articles to be freely downloaded and to be reused and re-distributed without restriction, as long as the original work is correctly cited. More specifically, anyone may copy, distribute, or reuse these articles, create extracts, abstracts, and other revised versions, adaptations, or derivative works of or from an article, and mine the article even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit the author(s).

The Author Self-Archiving Policy

This journal permits and encourages authors to post items submitted to the journal on personal websites or institutional repositories both prior to and after publication, while providing bibliographic details that credit, if applicable, its publication in this journal.

Copyright Notice

The International Journal of Business and Management (IJBM) allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions.

Publication will be based on the following terms of the publishing agreement:

  • Copyright will be attributed to the author(s).
  • The author(s) assure the publisher that the material contained in the paper is not defamatory, unlawful, obscene, invasive of another person's privacy, hateful, racially or ethnically objectionable, abusive, threatening, harmful, or in contempt of court, and undertake to indemnify the publisher against any claims which may be made in situations where the material is considered to be any of these things, or has any of these effects.
  • The author(s) assure the publisher that the paper presented is based entirely on original material and that it does not infringe anybody else's copyright. In the case of copyright material, such as the use of quotes or images beyond what is legally considered 'fair use', the author(s) and/or editor(s) will undertake to arrange, and if necessary to pay for, permissions, and retain documentation proving that these permissions have been secured. The author(s) agree to indemnify the publisher against any claims as a result of a breach of the copyright of others.
  • Authors are permitted to deposit any (submitted, accepted, or published) version of their work in an institutional or other repository of their choice.
  • Authors shall permit the publisher to apply a DOI to their articles and to archive them in databases and indexes.

IJBM is free of charge. We don't charge any fees to readers, authors and/or their organisations.