JOURNAL OF BUSINESS LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

ISSN NO : 2995-620X

The Journal of Business Leadership and Management is committed to advancing the understanding of effective leadership and management practices in the dynamic landscape of business. Our journal aims to provide a platform for academics, practitioners, researchers, and thought leaders to share insights, research findings, and strategies that contribute to informed decision-making and organizational success.

Journal Metrics
Acceptance rate 35%
Submission to final decision 136 days
Acceptance to publication 27 days
DOI Prefix 10.59762/jblm
Publication Type Peer Reviewed
Publishing Model Open Access
Journal Category Business / Management / Leadership

Journal overview

  • Feel free to download the template for your article, designed to meet our formatting standards. Although it's optional, should you choose not to use it, our designing team at Guinness Press will still ensure your manuscript aligns with our requirements upon acceptance.

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    Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure the following:

    • Proper attribution is given to the author and permission is obtained from the original copyright holder if copyrighted material is being used.
    • Keywords are included in the manuscript.
    • All ethical requirements are met in the manuscript.
    • References are complete and cited in sequential order in the text section of the manuscript.
    • Supplemental files, if applicable, are provided.
    • Conflict of interest is declared. Even if there is no conflict of interest, it must be reported.
    • Figures and Tables, along with their captions if provided, are cited in the text section of the manuscript.
    • The manuscript is free from grammatical and spelling errors.

    1. Guidelines for Reporting

    Authors are encouraged to adhere to the following guidelines when reporting their research:

    • CARE: Recommended to use for case reports.
    • ARRIVE: Recommended to improve the reporting of research using animal experiments.
    • COREQ: Recommended for qualitative research.
    • MOOSE: Recommended for meta-analyses of observational studies in Epidemiology
    • STARD and TRIPOD: Recommended for diagnostic accuracy studies.
    • TREND: Recommended for non-randomized trials.
    • STROBE: Recommended for Observational studies.
    • PRISMA: Recommended to follow for systematic review and meta-analyses.
    • STREGA: Recommended for studies of genetic association.
    • CHEERS: Recommended for economic evaluations.
    • Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT): Recommended for randomized controlled trials.

    2. Submission Process

    To submit your manuscript to Guinness Press, utilize our dedicated online submission system available at https://guinnesspress.org/submit-your-article. The corresponding author is tasked with the submission and will work closely with the Editorial Office throughout the process. Prior to submission, the corresponding author must confirm that all authors listed adhere to the authorship criteria outlined by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and COPE.

    3. Cover Letter

    During manuscript submission, the corresponding author is required to include a cover letter, outlining the manuscript's significance. This letter should affirm, on behalf of all authors, that the submission is original and not under consideration or published elsewhere. Additionally, it should confirm agreement among all authors regarding authorship and state the absence of disputes. Please disclose any potential conflicts of interest or concerns regarding journal policies in the cover letter as well.

    4. Title:

    Authors should aim for a concise title for their manuscript, ideally spanning 10-15 words and directly reflecting the research topic. It's advisable to refrain from using abbreviations or shortened forms. Kindly adhere to these guidelines when crafting your submission's title.

    5. Authors' Name and Affiliation:

    The title page of the manuscript should list the full names of all authors, accompanied by their current affiliations, digital identifiers, and email addresses. Ensuring the accuracy and completeness of this information is essential for efficient communication and appropriate attribution.

    6. Article Structure: Subdivision - Numbered Sections

    Please organize your article into distinct, numbered sections. Subsections should be labeled as 1.1 (and then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, and so on), 1.2, and so forth. Note that section numbering excludes the abstract. Utilize this numbering system for internal cross-references, avoiding vague references to 'the text'. If necessary, provide concise headings for each subsection, ensuring each heading begins on a separate line.

    7. Highlights:

    While optional, we strongly encourage authors to include this section, as it could enhance the visibility of your articles. We invite you to summarize the key points of your article in 3 to 5 bullet points, enhancing its discoverability on search engines. These highlights should be submitted as a separate, editable file using 'Highlights' in the filename or provided as a distinct section within the manuscript. Utilizing 3 to 5 bullet points, each within 85 characters (including spaces), can significantly enhance your article's online visibility.

    8. Abstract:

    The abstract of a research article should be concise, adhering to a strict 350-word limit. It should include a brief introduction, presentation of results, and a succinct discussion. Avoid citing references within the abstract and refrain from using abbreviations.

    9. Keywords:

    Incorporate a minimum of 6-8 keywords in the manuscript that are directly relevant to the topic. Choose specific keywords and steer clear of generic terms such as disease, climate, environment, etc.

    10. Introduction:

    The introduction serves as the initial section of the manuscript, providing an explanation of the significance and background of the topic under discussion.

    11. Materials and Methods:

    This section should furnish details pertaining to the "Materials and Methods" employed in the research, including the original data source, materials utilized, study aim, design, and setting. Provide a comprehensive description of processes, interventions, and comparisons within the materials and methods section of the manuscript.

    12. Results:

    This section should encompass the main and significant findings of the study. Results of statistical analysis can be presented within the text or referenced in tables or figures.

    13. Discussion:

    Authors are encouraged to interpret the results in the context of previous studies and working hypotheses. Discuss the findings and their implications broadly, highlighting the limitations of the work. Future research directions may also be suggested. This section, "Discussion," may be merged with the Results section.

    14. Conclusion:

    Provide a concise summary of the entire article under the section "Conclusion."

    15. List of Abbreviations:

    If the manuscript contains abbreviations, their full forms should be provided initially. Authors are advised to include a comprehensive list of these abbreviations along with their full names under the section "List of Abbreviations," which should be placed at the end of the article.

    16. Declarations

    Every research article should encompass the following sections:

    • Approval of ethics and consent to participate
    • Permission for publication
    • Availability of data and materials
    • Disclosure of conflicts of interest
    • Funding sources
    • Contributions of authors
    • Acknowledgments

    17. References

    Guinness Press Journals adhere to either APA reference style. Here are key points to consider when citing articles:

    • Maintain Consistency in Citations: All references cited within figures, tables, or text should also be listed in the reference section of the manuscript.
    • Author Count and "et al." Usage: If there are 6 or fewer authors, include all their names. For references with more than 6 authors, list the names of the first 6 authors followed by "et al." to represent the remaining authors.
    • Include DOIs: Ensure to include the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) for all cited articles at the end of your references.
    • Published Articles: Include only articles that have been published or accepted for publication. For published articles, provide the page numbers or article numbers.
    • Accepted Articles: If an article has been accepted for publication but is pending publication, indicate its status as "In Press" within brackets.
    • Avoid Citing Data Under Peer Review: Guinness Press discourages citing data that is still under peer review by any publisher.

    18. Manuscript File Formats

    For submitting manuscripts, the preferred file format is Microsoft Word, either in DOC or DOCX format. Editable files are essential for the review and production process. If you initially submit a non-editable file, you will need to resubmit your manuscript in a Word file.

    Consider the following points:

    • Utilize double-line spacing.
    • Include both line and page numbering in your document.
    • Ensure that any special characters used are properly embedded within the text, as they may be lost during the conversion to PDF.
    • Avoid using page breaks in your manuscript

    19. Figures

    In accordance with the regulations detailed in the Image Manipulation section of our Ethical Guidelines, authors must obtain permission prior to incorporating copyrighted figures or any segment of a figure or table, ensuring strict adherence to the requirements of relevant licenses.

    Figures should be positioned near the corresponding text rather than at the beginning or end of the document, and citations of figures within the text should follow a sequential order. Figures with multiple parts should be consolidated into a single file containing all components (a, b, c, etc.), with each figure not exceeding 10 MB in size. When utilizing graphs, labels including units should be provided for each axis.

    If the manuscript is submitted in LaTex format, figures should be submitted in PDF. Following acceptance of the paper, separate figures may be necessary for production purposes.

    Authors are reminded to obtain approval from the original copyright holder if figures are reproduced from any published content.

    Image Size and Resolution:

    As the final manuscript version will be in PDF format, figures must be prepared to align with this format.

    Dimension Requirements:

    • For single-column figures: Width should be 85mm
    • For double-column figures: Width should be 180mm

    Resolution: Ensure figures have high resolution (typically 300 dots per inch or DPI) to maintain quality when printed or viewed on-screen. Verify resolution by enlarging the figure to 150%. Blurriness indicates insufficient resolution.

    Font Size: Ensure text, labels, or legends in figures are legible at expected dimensions. A font size of 8-10 points is usually suitable.

    Acceptable File Types for Figures:

    • Microsoft Word (single-page figures)
    • PowerPoint (single-page figures)
    • EPS
    • PDF
    • TIFF
    • JPEG
    • PNG
    • BMP

    For Vector drawings, provide EPS or PDF. Chemical structures should be prepared in CDX (ChemDraw).

    Please Avoid:

    • Low-quality figures
    • Files with low resolution for screen use (e.g., BMP, GIF, WPG, PICT)
    • Graphics larger than necessary for content

    Figure Captions: Captions should consist of a concise text title separate from the figure. Provide minimal descriptions with explanations for abbreviations and symbols used.

    20. Tables

    • Table Citations: Tables should be cited in sequential order within the text section of the manuscript. It's essential to include all citations, and tables must be provided as editable Word files, not images.
    • Table Layout: The table caption should be positioned above the table, with legends provided underneath.
    • Large Files: For large files with multiple parts, they should be listed under Supplementary files due to formatting considerations.
    • Table Numbering: When referring to tables in the text, use the format "Table 1," with the number in bold.
    • Table Usage: Avoid duplicating information, ensuring that results are not repeated elsewhere in the manuscript.
    • Formatting: Refrain from using shading or vertical rules in table cells.

    21. Supplementary Materials

    Guinness Press publishes supplementary material alongside articles to enrich content and provide readers with valuable resources. For manuscripts with innovative or extensive methodology sections, we encourage the inclusion of supplementary online materials, such as equations, data treatment methods, syntax code, example data, code books, case descriptions, research context, and detailed narratives. Additionally, images, sound clips, and method applications can further enhance your work.

    If any changes are necessary for the provided supplementary file, please submit a completely new file rather than providing a correction list or annotating corrections on the previous version. It's important to note that supplementary files are published as provided, and no formatting is applied from the Publisher's side.

    Online Publication Format

    Please be advised that supplementary material will not be incorporated into the manuscript but will be linked on our website in the format provided by the author.

    File Format and Size

    It's essential to ensure that each additional file represents a single table, figure, or movie. Please avoid uploading linked worksheets or PDF files larger than one sheet. All supporting or supplementary materials should be consolidated into a single zipped file, not exceeding 4 MB in size. For data sheets, we recommend using Word, Excel, CSV, CDX, FASTA, PDF, or Zip formats. Presentations are best provided in PowerPoint, PDF, or Zip files. Images can be submitted in CDX, JPEG, EPS, TIFF, or PNG formats.

    For supplementary audio files, kindly provide them in MP3 format, and for videos, use MOV, MPG, AVI, or MPEG formats. Supplementary images must be in 300 DPI, and RGB color mode should be utilized.

    22. Language Editing

    Prior to manuscript submission, authors are encouraged to have their work reviewed by a native English speaker or to utilize professional language editing services. This helps minimize the risk of rejection due to language inconsistencies. Manuscripts containing grammatical or typographical errors will be deemed ineligible for publication and will be returned to the author with a recommendation for correction before further consideration in the publication process. Authors are encouraged to seek professional editing services to address any language inconsistencies and errors in their manuscripts.

  • Aims And Scope

    Aims

    The International Journal of Empirical Research Methods is dedicated to promoting and advancing empirical research methodologies across various disciplines. This journal aims to provide a platform for researchers, scholars, educators, and practitioners to share insights, methodologies, and findings that contribute to the improvement of empirical research practices and the enhancement of evidence-based decision-making.

    Scope

    The International Journal of Empirical Research Methods welcomes original research articles, methodological reviews, case studies, and technical notes that explore a wide range of empirical research methods across diverse fields. Our scope encompasses various aspects of empirical research, including but not limited to:

    1. Research Design And Methodology:

    Analyses of research design choices, study frameworks, and methodological approaches employed in empirical investigations.

    2. Quantitative Research:

    Research utilizing quantitative data analysis techniques, statistical methods, and data-driven interpretations of research questions.

    3. Qualitative Research:

    Studies employing qualitative data collection methods, content analysis, thematic analysis, and grounded theory approaches.

    4. Mixed Methods Research:

    Investigations that combine both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to provide a comprehensive understanding of phenomena.

    5. Survey Design And Analysis:

    Discussions on survey instrument development, sampling techniques, survey administration, and survey data analysis.

    6. Experimental And Quasi-Experimental Designs:

    Research using controlled experiments, randomized controlled trials (RCTs), and quasi-experimental approaches.

    7. Data Collection And Measurement:

    Explorations of data collection techniques, measurement instruments, and strategies for ensuring data validity and reliability.

    8. Statistical Analysis Techniques:

    Studies on advanced statistical methods, multivariate analysis, regression analysis, and data visualization.

    9. Replication And Reproducibility:

    Analyses on the importance of replicating empirical studies, promoting transparency, and addressing issues of reproducibility.

    The International Journal of Empirical Research Methods seeks to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, best practices, and innovations in empirical research methodologies. By showcasing the latest advancements and promoting rigorous research practices, the journal aims to contribute to the continuous improvement of empirical research quality and its impact on scientific knowledge.

  • Editorial Policies

    Guinness Press adheres to a strong ethical foundation in scholarly publishing. Our commitment to ethical practices ensures the integrity of the publishing process. Our journals are dedicated to maintaining high standards of ethical behavior by authors, reviewers, and editors. Our editorial staff is well-trained to identify and address ethical concerns effectively.

    Our editorial office diligently investigates ethical matters our readers raise in line with established procedures. The Editorial Board is responsible for addressing disputes related to the validity of research reported in published papers. In cases involving authorship disputes, data ownership, or author misconduct, we may engage external organizations, such as university ethics committees, for resolution. Authors are expected to respond to substantiated allegations as needed.

    Publication Ethics

    We uphold the highest ethical standards in publishing. Plagiarism, data fabrication, and falsification are strictly prohibited. Authors are required to submit original work, cite sources appropriately, and adhere to ethical guidelines.

    Authorship and Acknowledgments

    Authors should have contributed significantly to the research presented. All contributors should be acknowledged appropriately. Any potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed.

    Copyright and Licensing

    Authors retain the copyright of their work and grant us a license to publish. We publish under open-access licenses to ensure broad dissemination of knowledge while respecting author rights.

    Open Access Policy

    We support open-access publishing to make research freely accessible. Authors may choose open-access options, ensuring their work reaches a wider audience.

    Data Sharing and Transparency

    We encourage authors to share data and materials supporting their findings. Transparent reporting enhances reproducibility and credibility.

    Corrections and Retractions

    We are committed to rectifying errors promptly. Corrections and retractions will be issued as necessary.

    Conflicts of Interest

    Authors, reviewers, and editors must disclose any conflicts of interest that may compromise objectivity. Transparency is essential to maintain the integrity of the review process.

    Appeals and Disputes

    Authors have the right to appeal editorial decisions. Disputes are handled objectively and transparently, following established procedures.

    Privacy and Confidentiality

    We respect the privacy of authors, reviewers, and readers. Personal information is treated confidentially and used only for journal-related purposes.

    Editorial Independence

    Editors make decisions based on academic merit without influence from advertisers, funders, or other parties. Decisions are transparent and impartial.

    Diversity and Inclusion

    We are committed to diversity and inclusivity. We welcome submissions from all researchers, regardless of background, and ensure fair and unbiased treatment.

    Reviewer Guidelines

    Reviewers must provide constructive, unbiased, and timely feedback. Confidentiality of manuscripts and reviewer identities is maintained.

    Appeals and Complaints

    Authors and stakeholders may raise concerns through a formal appeals or complaints process. These concerns will be addressed promptly and objectively.

    We value feedback from authors, reviewers, and readers. We are committed to ongoing improvements in our processes and the excellence of our publications.

    These editorial policies ensure a transparent, ethical, and high-quality publication process. Authors, reviewers, and readers must familiarize themselves with these policies to ensure a smooth and ethical publishing experience.

  • Author`s Guidelines

    Please read and follow these author guidelines carefully to ensure the submission process is as smooth as possible.

    Manuscript Types Accepted

    We accept various types of manuscripts, including:

    Research Articles : Original research contributions.

    Review Articles : Comprehensive reviews of specific topics.

    Short Communications : Concise research findings.

    Case Studies : In-depth analyses of specific cases.

    Editorials : Invited commentaries from experts.

    Letters to the Editor: Short, focused contributions.

    Book Reviews : Reviews of recent publications in the field.

    Manuscript Preparation

    Formatting : Prepare your manuscript according to our journal's specific formatting guidelines.

    Language : Manuscripts should be written 'English' and conform to proper grammar and style.

    Title:Choose a clear, concise, and informative title that accurately represents the content of your paper.

    Abstract : Include an abstract summarizing the objectives, methodology, results, and conclusions of your research.

    Keywords : Provide a list of relevant keywords that capture the essence of your work.

    Citations and References:Follow a recognized citation style (e.g., APA, MLA) for in-text citations and the References section.

    Submission Process

    Online Submission : Submit your manuscript through our email address info@guinnesspress.org.

    Cover Letter : Include a cover letter with your submission, briefly outlining the significance and originality of your work.

    Peer Review : All submissions undergo a rigorous peer-review process. Please be prepared to respond to reviewer comments and make necessary revisions.

    Publication Ethics

    Originality : Ensure your work is original and has not been published elsewhere.

    Authorship : Clearly list all authors who have contributed substantially to the research.

    Plagiarism : Avoid plagiarism by properly citing and referencing sources.

    Copyright and Licensing

    Authors retain the copyright to their work but are required to grant 'Guinness Press' a license to publish and distribute their work.

    Publication Fees

    Guinness Press may charge publication fees for production, editing, and distribution costs. These fees, if applicable, will be communicated upon acceptance.

    Open Access

    Guinness Press supports open-access publishing.

    After Acceptance

    Proofreading : Authors will receive galley proofs for final proofreading and corrections.

    Publication : Once published, your work will be available on our website and, if applicable, in print.

    Contact Information

    For inquiries or assistance, please contact our editorial office at info@guinnesspress.org. We are here to help you throughout the publication process.

  • Role Of EIC

    The Editor-in-Chief (EiC) is the leading role of the journal and makes major decisions for developing and promoting the journal. The EiC has considerable knowledge and expertise about the editorial activities of the journal, and is greatly involved in all key procedures of publication.

    Ensuring Scholarly Excellence

    The EiC is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the journal's scholarly reputation by ensuring that all published articles meet the highest standards of quality, accuracy, and academic rigor.

    Editorial Policy Development

    The EiC plays a pivotal role in the development and continuous refinement of the journal's editorial policies, including ethical guidelines, author guidelines, and peer review processes.

    Engaging with the Research Community

    The EiC should actively engage with the broader academic and research community, attending conferences, workshops, and events to promote the journal, attract submissions, and stay updated with emerging trends.

    Stakeholder Communication

    The EiC should facilitate effective communication between the editorial team, authors, reviewers, and readers to ensure transparent and efficient editorial processes.

    Conflict Resolution

    In situations where conflicts or disputes arise, the EiC should serve as a mediator to find amicable solutions that uphold the journal's integrity and reputation.

    Editorial Innovation

    Encouraging innovative approaches to publishing, such as multimedia content, interactive elements, and data visualization, can help enhance the journal's appeal and reach.

    Mentoring and Development

    The EiC can play a mentoring role for junior members of the editorial team, providing guidance, support, and opportunities for their professional growth.

    Building Collaborations

    The EiC can actively seek collaborations with institutions, organizations to foster knowledge exchange and cross-disciplinary research.

    Suggests/Contributes Special and Themed Issues or Articles:

    The Editor-in-Chief initiates and contributes to special issues, enhancing the journal's impact through curated topics and insightful articles that enrich the scholarly discourse.

  • Role Of EBM

    The Editorial board is a panel of researchers with expertise in the relevant field. They are appointed by the publishers in consent with the Editor-in-Chief of the journal. Editorial board members are involved in:

    Expert Peer Review:

    Editorial Board Members diligently conduct rigorous peer reviews of submitted manuscripts, ensuring adherence to the journal's policies and scope. Their critical evaluations contribute to maintaining the scholarly excellence and credibility of the published content.

    Curating Cutting-Edge Themes:

    Editorial Board Members take the lead in curating compelling theme issues and hot topics that align with the journal's focus. By identifying trending subjects, they drive the exploration of new frontiers in research, fostering thought-provoking discussions among contributors and readers.

    Engaging Authors and Contributing Expertise:

    Editorial Board Members actively engage with the scholarly community by extending invitations to potential authors to submit their research. Additionally, they lead by example by contributing their own valuable insights through authored articles, enriching the journal's content with their expertise.

    Expert Review Facilitation:

    Editorial Board Members play a key role in identifying suitable peer reviewers with specialized knowledge in specific topics. Additionally, they offer valuable second opinions on papers when needed, ensuring thorough and comprehensive evaluations that uphold the journal's rigorous review standards.

    Advocacy and Promotion:

    Editorial Board Members actively champion the journal's visibility by promoting it among authors, readers, and subscribers. They also inspire their colleagues to contribute their research, thereby fostering a vibrant scholarly community that collectively advances the journal's impact and reach.

    Strengthening Editorial Expertise:

    Editorial Board Members contribute to the growth of the journal by identifying and suggesting accomplished scholars and experts as potential board members. Their recommendations enhance the journal's editorial team with diverse perspectives and expertise, enriching the overall quality of the publication.

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