About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The International Journal of Applied Business Research (IJABR) is an academic journal in the field of business, published by Politeknik Negeri Bandung (Bandung State Polytechnic), Indonesia. This journal is intended to foster and stimulate the exchange of discourses on applied business research issues among professionals and academics throughout the world. IJABR welcomes articles in all areas of business research, both applied and theoretical. In the case of a theoretical article, it must provide a clear link to some important and interesting business applications. The IJABR is published twice a year; January-February and July-August. The IJABR only accepts and reviews the manuscripts that have not been published previously in any languages and are not being reviewed for possible publication in other journals. This journal is an open-access journal that can be one of the essential readings for academic researchers and business professionals. Articles may include but are not limited to, the fields of: 

  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Human resources
  • Accounting
  • Business law
  • Economics
  • Business ethics
  • Business operation/production
  • Other related business fields


Types of Publication

The IJABR accepts the following forms of publications:

Regular article

A regular article should normally be between 4000 to 8000 words. However, major research articles with more than 8000 words are highly welcome. Longer or shorter papers will also be considered. The regular article, along with the Research Notes and Case Studies is the subjects to a double-blind review. It will be reviewed by at least two anonymous reviewers.

Research note

The research note is a discussion note, intended to advance a new business idea, theoretical perspective, research program, or methodological issues. There is no specific format for a research note, it only depends on the author’s requirement to decide the suitable format for the issue being discussed. The research note should normally have around 1500 to 2500 words.

Case study

Case study of best business practices should normally have around 1000 to 2500 words. Its contributions are predominantly oriented to practical use and are not expected to develop further theoretical knowledge in the business field. It is intended to show how theoretical concepts find their application in the management of business enterprises in the form of a case study instead.

Book review

It should be up to 2000 words and contain the following information: author(s) or editor(s) for edited books, title, publisher, ISBN, year of publication, number of pages, original language of publication, resume of the content, and how this book contributes to business knowledge.

Doctoral dissertation

The IJABR publishes resumes of successfully defended Ph.D. theses in business studies before the date of submission. The submitted resumes should not be more than 2000 words and are not subject to review. They must include the following information: author, the affiliation of the author, contact details of the author, title of the dissertation, supervisor, institution awarding the Ph.D. degree, date of defense, goal and objectives of the dissertation, methodology, results, theoretical conclusions, practical application of the dissertation, and content of the dissertation (including abstracts of all chapters). The submitted resume of the dissertation must be accompanied by an official letter from the supervisor that the resume correctly represents the content of the dissertation.


Editorial is written by Editorial Board Members or Invited Guest Editors on various current subjects of interest to the journal readership and should be within the scope of the journal. It may be supported by tables and graphs if necessary. It follows the outline of title, authors and their affiliations, corresponding author details, text description and analyses, conclusion, and references.