This is an open invitation to all prospective authors to submit their latest original research manuscripts towards the South African Journal of Business Management (SAJBM).
This open access scholarly journal publishes articles that have real significance for management theory and practice. The content of the journal falls into two categories: managerial theory and management practice:
- Management theory is devoted to reporting new methodological developments, whether analytical or philosophical. In general, papers should, in addition to developing a new theory, include some discussion of applications, either historical or potential. Both state-of-the-art surveys and papers discussing new developments are appropriate for this category.
- Management practice concerns the methodology involved in applying scientific knowledge. It focusses on the problems of developing and converting management theory to practice while considering behavioural and economic realities. Papers should reflect the mutual interest of managers and management scientists in the exercise of the management function. Appropriate papers may include examples of implementations that generalise experience rather than specific incidents and facts, and principles of model development and adaptation that underline successful application of particular aspects of management theory. The relevance of the paper to the professional manager should be highlighted as far as possible.
Although the SAJBM is housed in South Africa, the international footprint of the SAJBM continues to grow and is even bigger than the South African footprint. The portion of submissions from authors based outside South African hovers around 87% for the past three years. Page views from people outside South Africa is around 85%. The strongest international interest in the SAJBM came from African and Asia (both around 35% of visitors), followed by the USA (14%) and Europe (13%).
Authors are encouraged to submit their manuscripts online at sajbm.org. Please refer to the submissions procedure when submitting your original manuscripts. The author guidelines include information about the types of articles received for publication and preparing a manuscript for submission. Other relevant information about the journal’s policies and the reviewing process can be found under the about section.
- Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal Quality List 2019
- Chartered Association of Business Schools Academic Journal Guide 2021
- Clarivate Analytics Web of Science Core Collection Social Sciences Citation Index, SSCI (previously known as ISI)
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
- EBSCO Host
- GALE, CENGAGE Learning
- Google Scholar
- Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers, Level 1
We are working closely with relevant indexing services to ensure that articles published in the journal will be available in their databases when appropriate.
For more information, please visit sajbm.org.