Dear Colleagues,


Please see the call for JWB special issue proposals below. For any questions, please contact the JWB editorial office  -  [log in to unmask]


On a side note, the JWB editorial team is pleased to announce that our 2020 impact factor is 8.513. Please see the attached document for our recent performance data. We are thankful to the IB scholarly community (our authors, reviewers and readers) for making JWB central to their work.




Ajai Gaur
Dean’s Eminent Research Professor and Acting Chair

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of World Business

Department of Management and Global Business
Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University, Newark 07102



Journal of World Business Review Issue

Call for Article Proposals

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2021

The editorial team of the Journal of World Business invites authors to submit proposals for contributions to the JWB review issue.  The review issue will include articles that review important research streams within the international business (IB) domain. Review articles summarize recent advances in a given subfield, examine linkages with other related areas within and outside of the IB domain, and identify important directions for future research. We welcome a range of methodological approaches for conducting review studies, including but not limited to qualitative reviews, content analysis-based surveys, meta-analyses, and computer-aided text analysis tools such as topic modeling and bibliometric studies. The author team of a review proposal would typically include at least one contributing scholar who has done substantive work on the chosen topic area.


Proposals should be no more than 2500 words in length, excluding references and tables. A good proposal should clearly outline the relevance of the chosen topic, the scope of the work involved, its potential contributions, and some clear directions for future work. Proposals might also address debates, inconsistences, competing theoretical interpretations, and conflicting empirical findings as part of the scope of the proposed contribution.


The JWB editorial team will review all proposals and select a subset for further development. Once a proposal is selected, it will be assigned to one of the JWB senior editors for handling. All papers resulting from the selected proposals will then be subject to the standard double-blind review process, including editorial input from the assigned senior editor who will work with the authors to further develop the paper.  There are no guarantees of eventual acceptance of the submissions; however, approval for a proposal to be subsequently submitted as a full paper connotes support for the overall topic and approach. Please see a collection of review articles that JWB has published in recent years in the link below:


Submission instructions:


1.      Submit the proposal without author details through the JWB submission system for the “VSI: Review Articles”.

2.      Submit a separate title page followed by short bios of all authors (in a single document) through the JWB submission system.


Proposals are due by August 31, 2021. A decision will be made by Sep 15, 2021 and the full papers will be due by Feb 15, 2022. For further queries, please write to JWB Managing Editor at [log in to unmask].


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