Editorial Policies

Peer Review Process

All submissions excluding book reviews and perspective papers are submitted to a double-blind peer review process. Book reviews and perspective papers will be reviewed by the editorial board.

Note:  Book reviews published in the CBJ will be written mainly on invitation. However, any author interested in submitting a book review could contact the Editorial Board prior to writing the review with details of the book.

The submissions are first reviewed by the editor in chief with the help of an editorial member who has knowledge in the relevant management/business discipline. Then if it is not desk rejected, it is sent to two reviewers for double blind review. Depending on the recommendation of the reviewers (major/minor corrections or rejection) the authors are requested to submit a revision; reviewers’ comments are supplemented, if needed, by the editor in chief or an editor with knowledge in the area of the study. The revised submission is checked against the reviewer/editorial comments by an editor with knowledge in the area of study and if the revisions are acceptable, the paper is accepted for publication. If it is not revised up to the levels of expectation, authors are instructed to undertake further rounds of revision

Within one week of receiving the submission the author will be informed whether it has been desk-rejected or is considered for review. From the date of informing the authors that the paper is considered for review, the review process will take, on average, one and a half to two months. The CBJ expects the author to submit the revised paper within three months of informing review comments.

Manuscript Review Process

 

Copyright Policy

The copyright of all work published in the CBJ remains with the author(s).

Authors are required to grant a license to the publisher, the Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo to publish the work in the Colombo Business Journal in all forms of media, whether already known or hereafter modified.

As copyright owners, author(s) have the right to publish the work in all forms of media, whether already known or hereafter modified, with the acknowledgement that the work was first published in the Colombo Business Journal.

 Creative Commons Licence

All work in the CBJ will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Grievance Policy

Any author whose work is rejected could submit a grievance to the Managing Editor via email with an explanation of the basis of his/her grievance. The final decision regarding such grievances will be made by the Editor-in-Chief in consultation with an editor or editors with the relevant subject and methodological expertise.

Reviewer Ethics

Reviewers should check whether the work is original and unpublished

Reviewers should not make any attempt at discovering the identities of the authors of the work being reviewed

Reviewers should maintain confidentiality of information contained in the work.

Reviewers must be transparent and fair

Reviewers should not show any biasness irrespective of the subject matter of the work, research philosophy adopted or methodology followed, in the spirit of the multi-disciplinary nature of the CBJ.

Reviewers should disclose any personal relationships that could lead to potential conflict of interest in the review process.

(These ethical guidelines are also available in the Review Form)


Editor Ethics

Editors should check whether the work is original and unpublished

Editors must be transparent and fair

Editors should not show any biasness irrespective of the subject matter of the work, research philosophy adopted or methodology followed, in the spirit of the multi-disciplinary nature of the CBJ

Editors should not divulge any information regarding authors to the reviewers or information regarding reviewers to authors

Editors should disclose any personal relationships that could lead to potential conflict of interest in the review process and should refrain from being involved in the review process of any such work, including appointing and communicating with reviewers

Editors should ensure that the ethics code of the CBJ is followed at all times.

 

 

Section Policies

Editorial

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Research

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Perspectives

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

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