Journal info (provided by editor)

% accepted last year
8% accepted
% immediately rejected last year
22% imm. rejected
Articles published last year
81 articles
Manuscripts received last year
719 manuscripts
Open access status
open access
Manuscript handling fee

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Aims and Scope

The primary purpose of the Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM) is to publish scholarly research articles in the fields of small business management and entrepreneurship. All manuscripts should address research issues in a rigorous way using qualitative, quantitative or a combination of these techniques; however, JSBM encourages the incorporation of pragmatic advice for practitioners based on the research results. The journal, which is circulated in 60 countries around the world, is the official journal of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) and is recognized as a primary instrument for projecting and supporting the goals and objectives of this organization. JSBM is currently available in over 4,200 institutions globally, as well as another 5,400 institutions in deve

Latest review

First review round: 22.9 weeks. Overall rating: 3 (good). Outcome: Accepted.

We received two reports. The first one was focused and asked for additional robustness tests to add credibility to the findings. These comments were useful and helped us improve the paper. The second report clearly indicated that the reviewer did not "liked" the paper and provided negative and somehow irrelevant comments regarding the methodology. Both reports had relatively contradictory perspectives about the paper.