Allied Academies

Journal Submission Instructions

There are two approaches to manuscript submission for any of our family of journals. The first approach is the traditional one, which we call Direct Submission. The second is to submit a manuscript which has been accepted for presentation at one of our conferences for journal publication consideration, a process we call Accelerated Journal Review (AJR) process.

Direct Submissions | Accelerated Review Submissions | General Comments


Direct Submissions

Allied Business Academy Journals use Editorial Manager System to receive manuscripts directly (the contact author will need to have a user profile and be prompted to log in to access this form). You will receive a confirmation email at that time to let you know that your submission has been received along with a tracking number to use for future inquiries.

Direct submissions are accepted all through the year, regardless if submitted for the conferences, then articles are accepted for receipt before one week of the conference dates.

There are no formatting or length requirements for direct submissions, however, we do prefer manuscripts to be single spaced and include a title page. Any manuscript accepted for publication in a journal must be formatted in accordance with our Publication Guidelines and must fall within our other guidelines with respect to language, grammar and length.

In general, our Editors strive for a 30% acceptance rate on direct submissions. The referee process normally requires about one to two months. There is no submission fee, but ALL authors of manuscripts which are accepted for publication must become an ardent author of the appropriate Academy prior to publication of the manuscript. Article Processing fees are payable online at the Academy page.

As is the case with other journals, we do require the work to be original and unpublished. We also expect that manuscripts submitted for consideration will not be under review at any other journal. Prior presentation of the material at a conference and/or publication in a proceedings does not preclude consideration for journal publication.


Accelerated Journal Review Submissions

To be eligible for Accelerated Journal Review (AJR), at least one author must have registered for physical or Internet participation in one of our four regularly scheduled Conferences each year. Instructions for Accelerated Journal Review submission are emailed to Conference registrants when the registration fee is paid.

The Accelerated Journal Review process is double blind refereed, and it also strives to produce an acceptance rate of 30%. Members of the various Editorial Boards who have volunteered to participate in the accelerated review process evaluate the submissions and the process is completed within approximately four weeks from the submission date. Registrants will be notified via email of the results. Because of the accelerated process, much more limited referee comments are available. A manuscript which has been submitted for accelerated consideration and failed to be selected can be revised and resubmitted for a follow up review.

There are no formatting requirements for journal submissions, however, manuscripts accepted for publication in a journal must be formatted in accordance with our Publication Guidelines and must fall within our other guidelines with respect to language, grammar and length. All authors of manuscripts which are accepted for publication must become members of the appropriate Academy prior to publication of the manuscript. Article processing fees are payable online at the Academy page.

As is the case with other journals, we do require the work to be original and unpublished. We also expect that manuscripts submitted for accelerated consideration will not be under review in any other journal. As the manuscript under review has been accepted for presentation at a forthcoming Conference, we also expect that the work will not have been presented at any prior conference and will not have appeared in a proceedings. (See Submission Instructions for more information)


General Comments

The mission of the Affiliates of the Allied Business Academies is to facilitate the publication and dissemination of authors' work. We are not funded or supported by any university or agency. Accordingly, virtually all of our financial support comes from Conference registrations and authorship fees. We rely on volunteer Editors and Editorial Board Members to provide the quality of double blind review that our members have come to expect and for which our journals are known. We are particularly careful to ensure that the quality of the double blind review is upheld in our accelerated review process.

Our journals are published in various cycles, from annually, half yearly, quarterly, tri-annually, bimonthly to monthly each is published in electronic version and in hard copies (on request). These two publications carry different ISSN designations, as is required by the International Serials bureau, although they are identical in content. Our journals are indexed by various organizations, and we submit the content of our publications to Google Scholar, as well, as we strive to gain the widest possible audience for our members’ work.

Whether you decide to submit a manuscript through the Editorial Manager System or the Accelerated Journal Review process, we welcome your work. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail us at contact@abacademies.org, or contact any of our Editors at any time. We look forward to serving you and we greatly appreciate your sharing your work with us and giving us the opportunity to support your research.