Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

KJBM is committed to advancing research, scholarship, development of theory and practice in the various disciplines of business and aims to provide an avenue for publication of research and scholarly work across a full range of business disciplines that include; Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Corporate governance, Financial management, Human resources management, Business research methods, Operations management, Public sector management, International business management, Marketing, Organizational behavior, and E- Commerce.

KJBM also accepts Research briefs and book reviews within the articulated scope and focus. Research briefs and book reviews are not subject to peer review.

The Journal seeks papers that are grounded in the theory and practice of business relevant to scholars, educators, and practitioners of business. The papers should take into account the diversity of the targeted readership as reflected in the diverse business disciplines. The authors should avoid ambiguous terms and should define technical terms whenever used.

 

The journal is currently being published biannually in online format. All articles submitted are subjected to peer review process. The editor in consultation with the editorial board decides which papers to publish or not to publish. The decision on whether to accept or reject a paper is usually informed by recommendations from at least two peer reviewers per paper.

 

Papers submitted should conform to the author’s guidelines provided and should be written in a scholarly style. The paper should be approximately 5,000 – 7,000 words (not more than 25 pages single-spaced). However, these details are checked before a paper is sent to the peer reviewers. Those papers that do not conform to the accepted format are returned to the authors for correction and editing of the format. All the citations and references should be made in a uniform style using the American Psychological Association (APA) style.

 

Section Policies

Articles and Research papers

Editors
  • R. Mwangi
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Research Briefs

Editors
  • Prof. Isaya Jairo
  • Guneratne Wickremasinghe
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

KJBM subjects all the papers submitted for publication purposes to a peer review mechanism. To assure high quality, the journal editor relies on the peer reviewers' expertise and objective review of the submitted papers. In reviewing the papers and submitted articles, the reviewers play a crucial role of setting and maintaining the standards for the Journal

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Article Processing Charge

KJBM is an open access journal and does not article or publication processing fee. However, to receive print copies of an issue a fee of USD 30 per issue is charged. This used to offset the cost of printing.

 

STATEMENT ON PLAGIARISM

Plagiarism is the act of using other people’s intellectual property, with or without their permission, and presenting it as your own. Intellectual property might entail ideas, concepts, content, etc. Plagiarism is fraud and is worse than theft because it not only involves stealing other people’s ideas, concepts and content, but also culminates in parading, quite proudly, of the stolen intellectual property as one’s own. Plagiarism is a serious crime against scholarly community and the editorial team of KCA Journal of Business Management has zero tolerance for it. All submission to KJBM are subjected to anti-plagiarism check and those found to have violated are outrightly rejected.