Focus and Scope

The Colombo Business Journal (CBJ) is a double-blind peer-reviewed scholarly journal in the field of business and management. CBJ aims to publish scholarly work in the field of business, management and organizations in the local, regional and global arena. Thus, its aim is two-fold: (1) to create a forum for exchanging views and launching intellectual debates among scholars and researchers in the field of management and (2) to advance the theory and practice of management through construction of new knowledge. CBJ is not restricted to a specific research paradigm, and thus welcomes submissions adopting a variety of methodologies and methods: quantitative, qualitative, and mixed. It entertains analysis at individual, divisional, organizational and inter-organizational levels. Embracing multidisciplinary perspectives for enhancing understanding, it encourages crossing borders and bringing insights from disciplines such as sociology, psychology, economics, and philosophy.

Work published in the CBJ includes:

  • Empirical papers
  • Conceptual papers
  • Literature reviews
  • Perspective papers
  • Book reviews (on invitation)

N.B. CBJ does not charge any processing or publication fees.


Colombo Business Journal is included on DOAJ.

Publication Frequency

The Colombo Business Journal is published twice a year (June and December).

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.

 Creative Commons Licence

The articles are freely available online and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Repository policy

The authors are allowed to deposit any version of the paper, including the published version, in any repository of their choice.

Subscription Rates for the Print Journal

One Issue Overseas US$30 Sri Lanka LKR600
Annual Overseas US$50 Sri Lanka LKR1000

One Issue Overseas US$45 Sri Lanka LKR800
Annual Overseas US$75 Sri Lanka LKR1400

Financial Support

The journal is published with funds supplied by the Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. However, the faculty administration does not involve in the editorial decision making of the CBJ which is vested solely in the Editorial Board of the journal.

Archiving Policy

The journal is currently archived by the National Library and Documentation Services Board of Sri Lanka amd CLOCKSS .

This journal is available for LOCKSS harvesting, to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. See LOCKSS harvesting start page.

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