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Editorial Policy

Frontiers of Business Research in China provides an international forum for researchers in the broad area of business administration. The journal is committed to publishing high quality papers that advance our understanding of business administration, either in the Greater China region or beyond. The journal publishes both theoretical and empirical papers, review articles and case studies. We aim to publish papers that are useful to readers and that are innovative.


The FBR has a two-stage review process. In the first stage, at least one editor must decide that a paper should go to a reviewer. If a paper passes the first stage, the paper is sent to at least one, and usually two, reviewer(s) for comments. The final editorial decisions are based on the potential contribution and quality of the paper, and the fit with the mission of the FBR.


Submission Fees

There are no submission fees for submissions to either a regular issue or a special issue.


Ethics in Publishing

Submission of an article to the FBR implies that the work submitted has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or academic thesis), and that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The submission and publication of the work should be approved by all authors.



Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a 'Copyright Transfer Statement'. An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a 'Copyright Transfer Statement' form. For more information on this and copyright, see


Use of the Digital Object Identifier and Offprints

Each accepted article will be assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) by the publisher upon the initial electronic publication. The DOI consists of a unique alpha-numeric character string DOI and may be used to cite and link to electronic documents, particularly when the article is still 'in press.'


After acceptance, the corresponding author, at no cost, will be provided with a PDF file of the accepted article via email, and each author will be provided with two hard-copies of the issue of the journal in which the accepted article is published by regular mail. 

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