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Business Ethics Quarterly (BEQ) publishes theoretical and empirical research relevant to the ethics of business, corporate social responsibility, and corporate sustainability. Recognizing that scholarship on these themes is often interdisciplinary, we publish work from the humanities, social sciences, and professional fields, as well as work crossing disciplinary boundaries. Relevant topic areas include the internal ethics of business organizations; the ethics of specific practices such as marketing, stakeholder relations, and international business; the role of business organizations in larger social, political and cultural frameworks; corporate social responsibility, sustainability and environmental ethics in business, and the ethical quality of market-based societies and relationships.

Latest review

First review round: 17.4 weeks. Overall rating: 0 (very bad). Outcome: Rejected.

Even though one of the reviewers was satisfied the article was rejected on the basis of a luke warm second referee. The second referee brought up a new point - completely misunderstanding the article. The report was very poorly written and showed ZERO competence in the field. Was likely a graduate student. Very disappointing - especially after having done a lot of work on the article to take into account the referee's previous concerns.