Business and Management Studies

Business and Management Studies (ISSN: 2374-5916; E-ISSN: 2374-5924) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal, published by Redfame Publishing. BMS is striving to provide the best platform for researchers and scholars worldwide to exchange their latest findings.

The journal is published Quarterly in both print and online versions. The online version is free to access and download. The journal accepts article submissions online or by e-mail.

BMSThe scopes of the journal include:
  • Accounting
  • Corporate Strategy/Business Policy/Business and Society
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Insurance
  • International Business
  • Management/Organizational Behavior
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management/Production
  • Operations Research/Management Science/Decision Science
  • Real Estate

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Open Access Policy:

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Copyright Policy:

Copyrights for articles are retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. Authors have rights to reuse, republish, archive, and distribute their own articles after publication. The journal/publisher is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work.

This journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.


Provides DOIs at the article level

Each paper published in Business and Management Studies is assigned a DOI® number, which appears beneath the author's affiliation in the published paper. Click HERE to know what is DOI (Digital Object Identifier)? Click HERE to retrieve Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for journal articles, books, and chapters.


Paper Selection and Publishing Process

a) Submission Acknowledgement

When you submit a manuscript online, you will receive a submission acknowledgement letter sent by the online system automatically. For email submission, the editor or editorial assistant sends an e-mail confirmation to the submission’s author within one to three working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, please check your bulk email box or contact the editorial assistant.

b) Basic Review

The editor or editorial assistant determines whether the manuscript fits the journal’s focus and scope. Next a check for the similarity rate is done using CrossCheck, powered by iThenticate. Any manuscripts out of the journal’s scope or containing plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, are rejected.

c) Peer Review

We use a double-blind system for peer review; both reviewers’ and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The submitted manuscript will be reviewed by at least two experts: one editorial staff member as well as one to three external reviewers. The review process may take two to four weeks.

d) Decision Is Made

The decision to accept or reject an article is based on the suggestions of reviewers. If differences of opinion occur between reviewers, the editor-in-chief will weigh all comments and arrive at a balanced decision based on all comments, or a second round of peer review may be initiated.

e) Notification of the Result of Review

The result of review will be sent to the corresponding author and forwarded to other authors.

f) Publication Fee Is Paid

If the submission is accepted, the authors revise paper and pay the publication fee (300USD).

g) Print Journals Are Mailed

After publication, two hard copies of the journal will be sent to the corresponding author. If you want more copies, please order at

h) Publication Notice

The authors and readers will be notified and invited to visit our website for the newly published articles.





BMS, Vol. 3, No. 3, September 2017: Call for Papers

Business and Management Studies is calling for submissions to the Vol. 3, No. 3, September 2017 issue (Deadline: August 5, 2017). If you are interested in submitting a manuscript to this journal, please review the About the Journal page for the journal’s section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines to see how to submit a manuscript to Redfame journals. For questions, please contact:  
Posted: 2017-06-05 More...

BMS Indexed in Econlit


Business and Management Studies has been indexed in Econlit, the American Economic Association's electronic database, is the world's foremost source of references to economic literature. An abstract of the journal will appear in the New Journals section of the Annotated Listing of New Books department of the March 2017 issue of the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL).

Posted: 2017-03-09 More...

BMS Statistics Report 2016

Articles Received: 85    
Articles Accepted: 50  
Articles Rejected:  35
Articles Retracted: 0
Articles Published: 35   
Acceptance Rate: 58.82%
Posted: 2017-01-04 More...

Recruitment for Reviewers

Business and Management Studies welcomes scientists and researchers to participate as peer reviewers. Excellent reviewers will be enrolled as Editorial Board Members and will be listed in the printed journal as well as the journal’s webpage. Please click here to find more details.  
Posted: 2016-11-30 More...

BMS Statistics Report 2015

Articles Received: 64    
Articles Accepted: 33  
Articles Rejected: 31
Articles Retracted: 0
Articles Published: 26   
Acceptance Rate: 51.56%
Posted: 2016-01-30
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Vol 3, No 3 (2017): [In Progress]

Business and Management Studies, Vol. 3, No. 3, September 2017

Table of Contents


Starling D. Hunter, Yelitza Prada Breen
Cinderella Dube, Victor Gumbo
Babak Besharati, Gansakh Gansakh, Feifei Liu, Xiaomin Zhang, Ming Xu
Cinderella Dube, Victor Gumbo
Samuel O. Okafor, Olisaemeka D. Maduka, Ann N. Ike, Benedict I. Uzoechina, Celestine I. Ohachosim