Allied Academies

Academy Overview

The Family of Journals Associated with Affiliates of the Allied Business Academies

To assist authors in selecting an appropriate journal as a potential outlet for their work, we have prepared the following Matrix. The seven categories of research which we accept are depicted across the top of the matrix. Definitions of these research categories follow the Matrix. The left column of the Matrix depicts the various research fields for which our affiliates have outlets. These are arranged in alphabetical order. In the body of the Matrix is the acronym of the specific journal which will consider each category of research in each research field. The full names of the journals follow the research definitions.


Journal Matrix

Research Field Theoretical Research Empirical Research Applied Research Educational Study Teaching Case Case Study Qualitative Research
Accounting AAFSJ AAFSJ BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ
Accounting History BSJ BSJ BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ
Auditing AAFSJ AAFSJ BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ
Banking AAFSJ AAFSJ BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ
Business (International) JIBR JIBR BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ
Case (Study) BSJ BSJ BSJ BSJ BSJ BSJ BSJ
Case (Teaching) AELJ AELJ AELJ AELJ JIACS AELJ BSJ
Commercial Banking AAFSJ AAFSJ BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ
Communications JOCCC JOCCC BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ
Conflict Resolution JOCCC JOCCC BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ
Consumer Behavior AMSJ AMSJ BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ
Corporate Finance AAFSJ AAFSJ BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ
Education AELJ AELJ AELJ AELJ JACS AELJ BSJ
E Commerce AIMSJ AIMSJ BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ
Economics JEEER JEEER JEEER JEEER JIACS JEEER JEEER
Economic Education JEEER JEEER JEEER JEEER JIACS JEEER JEEER
Entrepreneurship AEJ AEJ EE JEE JIACS EE EE
Entrepreneurship (International) IJE IJE EE JEE JIACS EE EE
Entrepreneurship Education JEE JEE JEE JEE JIACS JEE EE
Ethics JLERI JLERI BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ
Finance AAFSJ AAFSJ BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ
Financial Institutions AAFSJ AAFSJ BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ
Governmental Issues JLERI JLERI BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ
Health Care Management ASMJ ASMJ BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ
Health Care Marketing AMSJ AMSJ BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ
Human Resources JOCCC JOCCC BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ
Information Systems AIMSJ AIMSJ BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ
International Business JIBR JIBR BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ
Leadership ASMJ ASMJ BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ
Legal Studies JLERI JLERI BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ
Management ASMJ ASMJ BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ
Management Science AIMSJ AIMSJ BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ
Marketing AMSJ AMSJ BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ
Market Research AMSJ AMSJ BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ
Organizational Behavior JOCCC JOCCC BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ
Organizational Culture JOCCC JOCCC BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ
Portfolio Management AAFSJ AAFSJ BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ
Regulatory Issues JLERI JLERI BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ
Retail Banking AAFSJ AAFSJ BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ
Retailing AMSJ AMSJ BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ
Strategic Management ASMJ ASMJ BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ
Strategy ASMJ ASMJ BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ
Taxation AAFSJ AAFSJ BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ
Teaching Case AELJ AELJ AELJ AELJ JIACS AELJ BSJ
Quantitative Methods AIMSJ AIMSJ BSJ AELJ JIACS BSJ BSJ

Definitions of the Research Categories

Theoretical Research is an expression of a model or a theory which is supported by an investigation of the literature of a discipline and which has the potential to advance the understanding of that discipline among other researchers. Referees prefer to see theoretical research which presents a complete review of relevant literature and which results in a model which can be tested by an empirical study.

Empirical Research is a study of data involving statistical methods which has the potential to advance the literature. Referees prefer to see empirical research which is based upon the formulation of hypotheses, grounded in literature, the collection of data based upon a random process, or a defensible process, the application of appropriate statistical methods such as analysis of variance, regression, etc., or the comparison of groups using appropriate sample tests, and the development of conclusions which are of value to other researchers in the field.

Applied Research is a study or evaluation of an application or a company, or a description of a technique or process which has significance for practitioners. Referees prefer to see applied studies which present information which is current and timely and which can help practitioners to improve their performance or enhance their operations.

An Educational Study involves research into teaching methodologies or evaluation of teaching or educational approaches or pedagogies which produce results of value to teachers, or research into an educational program, process or system which is of value to the teaching profession. Referees prefer to see studies which have application beyond a single school or college.

A Teaching Case is a story, illustration or example which can be used in a classroom setting to teach one or more issues. Cases may be field based, library based, or illustrative, but a Teaching Case must always be accompanied by an Instructor’s Note. Referees prefer to see a Case which develops reader interest in a way which results in students becoming involved in the Case and caring about the outcome and its impact on the characters in the case. Referees like to see Cases which lead to a clear decision point and Instructor’s Notes which contain exercises or assignments and solutions to those.

A Case Study is an ethnography or a history or an in depth examination or evaluation of a single company. It differs from a Teaching Case in that it is not structured to support teaching and it does not include an instructor’s note. Referees prefer to see a study which can be of value to researchers or practitioners or which demonstrates a point or a result which has significance to the field.

Qualitative Research involves the study of an issue or question through the collection of data or information which is evaluated in its raw form. It differs from an empirical study in that statistical methodologies are not involved. Referees prefer studies which examine the preferences or desires of a sample or group of people, and studies which have significance for researchers or practitioners.


Names of our Journals

The referee process for each of our journals is double blind. The acceptance rate for our journals averages 15%. Each of our journals are listed in one or another of volumes in Cabell's Directory of Research Opportunities, or are in the process of being listed in a future edition of that directory. The names and publication preferences for each of our journals are as follow:

AAFSJ: Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal
Theoretical or empirical works in Accounting or Finance
AELJ: Academy of Educational Leadership Journal
Any study involving education, except economic or entrepreneurship education
AEJ: Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal
Theoretical or empirical works in Entrepreneurship
AIMSJ: Academy of Information and Management Sciences Journal
Theoretical or empirical works in information systems or management sciences
AMSJ: Academy of Marketing Studies Journal
Theoretical or empirical works in Marketing
ASMJ: Academy of Strategic Management Journal
Theoretical or empirical works in Management, Strategic Management or Leadership
BSJ: Business Studies Journal
Qualitative research in business and business issues
EE: Entrepreneurial Executive
Applied research, case studies or qualitative research in entrepreneurship of value to practicing entrepreneurs
IJE: International Journal of Entrepreneurship
Theoretical or empirical works in International Entrepreneurship or entrepreneurship in international settings
JEEER: Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research
Theoretical, empirical, applied, or qualitative research and educational or case studies into economics or economic education
JEE: Journal of Entrepreneurship Education
Theoretical, empirical or applied research or educational or case studies in Entrepreneurship Education
JIBR: Journal of International Business Research
Theoretical or empirical works in International Business or studies of businesses or business issues located in international venues
JLERI: Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues
Theoretical or empirical works in Business Law, Ethics or Governmental or Regulatory Issues
JOCC: Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict
Theoretical or empirical works in Organizational Culture, Communications, Conflict Resolution, Organizational Behavior, or Human Resources
JIACS: Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies
Classroom teaching cases, with Instructor's Notes, on subjects which are taught in Business Schools. These cases can be Library or Field based, or Illustrative, but all must be accompanied by Instructor's Notes.