Small Business Institute Journal
The primary purpose of the Small Business Institute Journal is to publish scholarly research articles and cases in the fields of small business management, entrepreneurship, and field based learning. As one of the official journals of the Small Business Institute� (SBI), SBIJ is recognized as the applied and pedagogical instrument for projecting and supporting the goals and objectives of SBI�. The journal is published twice a year (April and October) electronically to be available to its members, small business owners, entrepreneurs, government officials, and community/economic development officers, policy makers, researchers. This journal is dedicated to practical research that will further small business, entrepreneurship and field based learning.
Since this is an electronic journal articles can be added at any time, but the official dates of publication are April and October. Reviewers must be members of SBI and will be solicited from members and recipients of the Small Business Advancement National Center weekly newsletter. If a non-member wishes to become a reviewer, they must first become a member of SBI�. The April issue will have the best papers from the Small Business Institute� Annual Conference that were deemed journal worthy pertaining to the applied aspects of the mission statement of the Small Business Institute� Journal. The editor has applied to Cabell’s Directories as a new journal.
The Microsoft Word file should contain (in this order):
- A cover page with title, author(s) names and contact information, and at least 4 key search words pertinent to the article
- Biographical statements for each author (position and research interests)
- Article abstract (no more than 200 words)
- The article, with the Reference List and all tables and figures at the end.
- E-mail: Send file as an attachment. Put “[first author's last name] Submission” (for example: Jones Submission) on the subject line. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org. If more information is needed, please go to http://www.sbaer.uca.edu/sbij.
Manuscripts should address research issues in a logical and practical way. We strongly encourage incorporation of problematic advice for practitioners based on research results. Manuscripts should not exceed 20 double spaced pages (excluding tables and references). Authors should follow the APA format.
Due to the large numbers of submissions and the related demands on reviewers, we must initially screen manuscripts and reject some without submitting them for further review. The editor will review all manuscripts for content and suitability to the journal. Authors whose manuscripts do not pass the initial screening will be notified immediately so they can submit elsewhere. All manuscripts must be original submissions that have not been published elsewhere and are not under consideration at any other print or online journal or magazine.
Each manuscript undergoes a blind review by three reviewers and the editor. A manuscript will be fully accepted only after all the revisions required by the editor and the reviewers have been made.
The following list is the research topics that SBIJ readers are most interested in:
- Community and Economic Development
- Entrepreneurial and Small Business Education
- Ethics and Social Responsibility
- Family Business
- Feasibility Studies
- Field Based Learning
- Finance and Accounting for Small Business
- International Small Business and Entrepreneurship
- New Venture Creation
- Small Business Assistance and Training
- Small Business Strategy
- Spirituality and Entrepreneurship
- Technology and Innovation in Small Businesses
- Women and Minority Owned Businesses
Other subjects that pertain to small business management, entrepreneurship and field based learning will be considered.
Journal Review Form
To know and understand how your journal will be reviewed, please take a look at the following form:
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Dr. Don B. Bradley III
Editor: Small Business Institute Journal
University of Central Arkansas
Small Business Advancement National Center
UCA Box 5018
Conway, AR 72035