Special Issues and Review Articles for the Journal of International Business


JIBS Special Issues address under-researched or controversial topics, and
new emerging themes in international business. Special Issues should
encourage new streams of insightful and influential research, in line with
the JIBS Statement of Editorial Policy. The JIBS Editors welcome in
particular Special Issue proposals that connect mainstream research
performed within the AIB community and streams of research on international
business issues developed in related disciplines, and where these strands of
research have so far been developed largely independently of one another.
The team of Guest Editors for a Special Issue will typically include at
least one JIBS Editor, but there is no requirement to include a JIBS Editor
in any initial Special Issue proposal. There are typically two JIBS Special
Issues published each year.


Starting in 2018-2019, the JIBS Editors will also publish one issue per year
with 'Review Articles'.  A Review Article should include a compelling
summary of the state-of-the-art in a well-researched subject area within the
international business field. In addition, it should explore the links, both
explicit and implicit ones, between this subject area and complementary
research streams in related disciplines: here, it should demonstrate the
value of cross-fertilization of ideas from international business and from
these complementary research streams, and it should establish an agenda for
future research. The team of authors of a Review Paper should ideally
include a recognized scholar from another discipline than international
business. A JIBS Editor will be actively involved in providing feedback to
the authors at an early stage, after proposal acceptance. First drafts of
Review Articles will be subjected to a double blind review process, but the
reviewers will be informed that the submitted manuscript results from a
Review Article proposal that has been accepted by the Editors. The
expectation is that manuscripts should go through only one round of


All proposals for Special Issues and Review Articles should be submitted by
June 1st, 2018, to the JIBS Managing Editor, Ms. Anne Hoekman
([log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> ).  A proposal
should be approximately 3 pages long, excluding references and bios or CVs,
which can be added in an appendix to the proposal. 


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