Call for Proposals: Special Issues and Review Articles for the Journal of
International Business Studies


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.


JIBS also invites proposals for 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 revisions.


All proposals for Special Issues should be submitted by June 1, 2023, and
all proposals for Review Articles should be submitted by July 1, 2023, to
the JIBS Managing Editor,  <mailto:[log in to unmask]> Ms. Anne
Hoekman ( <mailto:[log in to unmask]> [log in to unmask]);
please note that no extensions will be offered for these deadlines.


A proposal should be approximately 3 pages long, excluding cover letter,
references and bios, which can be added in an appendix to the proposal; bios
should be limited to 400 words per contributor. Please submit everything in
one PDF file.


For more information on Review Articles, including a list of previously
published topics and FAQs about the submission/review process, please see

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