About the Journal

About the Journal

The Journal of Applied Business and Economics (JABE) is dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of business and economic knowledge by publishing, through a blind, refereed process, ongoing results of research in accordance with international scientific or scholarly standards. Articles are written by business leaders, policy analysts and active researchers for an audience of specialists, practitioners and students. Articles of regional interest are welcome, especially those dealing with lessons that may be applied in other regions around the world. This would include, but not limited to areas of marketing, management, finance, accounting, management information systems, human resource management, organizational theory and behavior, operations management, economics and econometrics, or any of these disciplines in an international context.

Focus of the articles should be on applications and implications of business, management and economics. Theoretical articles are welcome as long as their focus is in keeping with JABE’s applied nature.

Indexing Information

Articles from the Journal of Applied Business and Economics can be found in

  • Australian Business Deans (ABDC) List
  • PROQUEST-Entrepreneurship Studies Source
  • EBSCO-Entrepreneurship
  • Google Scholar
  • Ulrichs Web
  • The Australian Research Council Index

Impact Information

North American Business Press uses the h-index to measure the impact of its research. We chose this approach as the ISI (Thomson Reuters) citation approach only includes journals listed within their proprietary database. The h-index uses Google Scholar which is a better representation of all published work and we believe it is the direction of the future.

The h-index is an easy to understand method, proposed by Jorge E. Hirsch, to quantitatively measure the impact of a particular researcher or academic journal. For example, a journal has an h-index of 5, if, during the years 2017 and 2018, five of the total papers published during those years were each cited at least five times. The selection of the years 2017 and 2018 allows for an extra full year (2019) to account for the typical delay in the publication of research, and therefore in the production of new citations.

The 2018 h-index for the Journal of Applied Business and Economics is 15.

As a point of comparison, the 2017 h-index for the Journal of Marketing Management is 8,

and the 2017 h-index for the Journal of Applied Business Research is 2.