The Journal of Business Inquiry

Aim and Scope

Published since 2002, The Journal of Business Inquiry (JBI) is an open access, blind peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for scholarly research in economics and finance that is applicable to business and related public policy issues. Papers from other related macro and micro fields impinging on business and policy towards business are also welcome. These include accounting, applied economics and finance, decision theory, management and marketing.

JBI is a JEL classified journal. This classification provides an important stamp of approval on the journal and allows greater accessibility to its articles through the American Economic Association's Journal of Economic Literature program search system. JBI is also listed in the Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Management.

The Journal is published by the Woodbury School of Business of Utah Valley University (UVU). The submission fee is US$70 and is used to support journal related activities. Submissions will only be considered after payment of the submission fee. After you submit your manuscript and pay the required fee, you will receive a confirmation email. The submission fee is non-refundable and a paper may be rejected by the editors without being sent for review, should a paper be inconsistent with the Aim and Scope of the Journal.

The Journal of Business Inquiry is indexed in ISI (International Scientific Indexing). It has an Impact Factor Value of 2.535 based on International Citation Report (ICR) for the year 2016-17.

Important Notice:
The payment of $70 submission fee to The Journal of Business Inquiry will appear on your credit card or bank statement as follows: UVU PAY 801-863-8294 UT.

JBI aims to have a quick turnover time of approximately up to two months between the submission and final decision. JBI and UVU uphold the highest standards of academic integrity. Therefore, instances of plagiarism, fabricating of results, and other ethics breach, when properly confirmed, are taken very seriously. A number of sanctions, which include, but are not limited to, a five-year submission ban, and notification to the author's department chair or relevant supervisor, may be imposed.

Print ISSN: 2155-4056

Online ISSN: 2155-4072


Lisa Walker
Administrative Assistant
WB 235 801-863-8807


Woodbury School of Business, Utah Valley University


Amir Kia

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