Open access policy

International Conference on Marketing and Business Development journal publish articles on an open access basis. Publishing open access means that the articles will be free to access online immediately on publication, increasing the visibility, readership and impact of the research. Open access policy allow for immediate free access to the work and permits any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose.

Aims and scope

International Conference on Marketing and Business Development journal encourages in-depth discussion and critique of key questions within the subject. It offers a readable format for peer-reviewed papers designed to develop further debate. It contains both applied and theoretical work that addresses  marketing and business development inquiry, method and practice. Dynamic and rigorous, it welcomes contributions from the wide range of subjects of marketing research, marketing management, sustainable marketing, business ethics, relationship marketing, customer relationship management, experimental marketing, global marketing, online marketing, interactive marketing, business to business marketing, marketing communications, brand management and consumer behavior, business strategy, knowledge management, corporate social responsibility, entrepreneurship, sustainable development and economic growth.
International Conference on Marketing and Business Development journal is designed to be accessible to both new and experienced researchers and practitioners on a global basis. The principal aims of the journal are to: encourage the full range of approaches which are available to the study of marketing and business development; bring together senior worldwide scholars, faculty members, PhD students, researchers, and business practitioners from different subject backgrounds for interdisciplinary and post-disciplinary debate; develop the theoretical base on which the study of marketing and business development is built; provide a basis for the development of critical approaches to the study of marketing and business development; disseminate new approaches, concepts, frameworks, methods, models and practices which may be developed in the study of marketing and business development; and promote new research.

Instructions for authors

Every article within the remit of the journal is peer reviewed anonymously (double blind peer review) by a minimum of two experts. The authors are entirely responsible for the originality of their submitted papers.
Please note that this journal only publishes manuscripts in US-English.
Submission of papers should be through the International Conference on Marketing and Business Development Online Submission site: http://mbd.ase.ro/openconf/openconf.php.
The papers should be compiled in the following order: title; abstract; keywords; JEL classification (according to the list available at http://www.aeaweb.org/jel/jel_class_system.php, introduction, research methodology, results, discussion; acknowledgments; references; appendices (as appropriate).
Papers may be submitted only in Word (*.docx) format. To assist you in preparing your paper, we provide formatting template. Please save the template to your hard drive, ready for use. If you are not able to use the template via the link (or if you have any other template queries) please contact us here.

Submitting your paper & Author responsibilities

This journal uses OpenConf submission system to manage the submission process. To submit your manuscript please click here. Our goal is to provide you with a professional and courteous experience at each stage of the review and publication process. There are also some responsibilities that sit with you as the author. Our expectation is that you will:
– Respond swiftly to any queries during the publication process.
– Be accountable for all aspects of your work. This includes investigating and resolving any questions about accuracy or research integrity.
– Treat communications between you and the journal editor as confidential until an editorial decision has been made.
– Include anyone who has made a substantial and meaningful contribution to the submission (anyone else involved in the paper should be listed in the acknowledgements section).
– Exclude anyone who hasn’t contributed to the paper, or who has chosen not to be associated with the research.
– Cite and fully reference all data, program code, and other methods in your article.
– Follow appropriate international and national procedures with respect to data protection, rights to privacy and other ethical considerations, whenever you cite data.

Peer review and ethics

Papers are selected after a peer review double blind type evaluation process. Reviewer team members will not use ideas from or show another person the manuscript or supplementary materials they have been asked to review without the explicit permission of the manuscript’s author, obtained through the journal editor. Advice regarding specific, limited aspects of the manuscript may be sought from colleagues with specific expertise, provided the author’s identity and intellectual property remain secure. All reviews are done through a double-blind review process.

The editors work hard to ensure the content to be published is ethically sound. To help us achieve that goal, we closely follow the advice laid out in the guidelines and flowcharts on the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) website. Any manuscript submitted to this journal should be original. That means it should not have been published before in its current, or similar, form. If any substantial element of your paper has been previously published, you need to declare this to the journal editor upon submission. Your work should not have been submitted elsewhere and should not be under consideration by any other publication.

Reviewers and journal editors are expected to provide comments and critiques in a confidential, constructive, prompt, and unbiased manner appropriate for their position of responsibility. Collegiality, respect for the author’s dignity, and the search for ways to improve the quality of the manuscript characterize the review process.

Copyright options

The editors have the final authority for the acceptance or rejection of any article. Authors who publish in International Conference on Marketing and Business Development journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and initial publication in International Conference on Marketing and Business Development journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal’s published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in International Conference on Marketing and Business Development journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.

Plagiarism screening

Plagiarism, data fabrication and image manipulation are not tolerated. Plagiarism includes copying text, ideas, images, or data from another source, even from previous own works, without giving any credit to the original source. Reuse of text that is copied from another source must be between quotes and the original source must be cited. If a study’s design or the manuscript’s structure or language has been inspired by previous works, these works must be explicitly cited.
If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the manuscript may be rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication, we may publish a correction or retract the paper.
Please note that International Conference on Marketing and Business Development journal uses Plagiarism Detector Pro™ to screen papers for unoriginal material. By submitting your paper to International Conference on Marketing and Business Development journal you are agreeing to originality checks during the peer-review and production processes. The acceptable limit of plagiarism indicators is under 20%.

Indexing services

International Conference on Marketing and Business Development journal, ISSN 2344-5130 is indexed in the following international databases Clarivate Analytics – Fully Covered Journal Proceedings (beginning with V. 1 (1) 2018), Index Copernicus, RePEc, EconPapers, IDEAS, Google Scholar, DOAJ (pending), SCOPUS (pending) and, respectively on the site of the journal: www.mbd.ase.ro/journal in electronic format, with free access to full text.

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