Editorial Policies

Open Access Policy
Asian Business Review (ABR) 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. Being an open access journal all of its published contents are fully free accessible on the Internet.
Copyright Policy
Publishing your paper with ABR means that the author or authors retain the copyright in the paper.
This journal is granted an exclusive noncommercial reuse license by the author(s), but the author(s) are able to put the paper onto a website, distribute it to colleagues, give it to students, use it in your thesis, etc, so long as the use is not directed at commercial advantage or toward private monetary gain.
The author(s) can reuse the figures and tables and other information contained in their paper published by ABR in future papers or work without having to ask anyone for permission, provided that the figures, tables or other information that is included in the new paper or work properly references the published paper as the source of the figures, tables or other information, and the new paper or work is not direct at private monetary gain or commercial advantage. 
Consent for Publication 
For all manuscripts that include details, images, or photos relating to an individual person, written informed consent for the publication of these details must be obtained from that person (or their parent or legal guardian in the case of children under 18). The consent must be for publication of their details under the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 (such that they will be freely available on the internet). If the person has died, consent for publication must be obtained from their next of kin. The manuscript must include a statement that written informed consent for publication was obtained. In cases where images are entirely unidentifiable and there are no details on individuals reported within the manuscript, consent for publication of images may not be required. The final decision on whether consent to publish is required lies with the Editor.
Text Recycling  
Authors should be aware that replication of text from their own previous publications is text recycling (also referred to as self-plagiarism), and in some cases is considered unacceptable. Where overlap of text with authors’ own previous publications is necessary or unavoidable, duplication must always be reported transparently and be properly attributed and compliant with copyright requirements. If a mansucript contains text that has been published elsewhere, authors should notify the Editor of this on submission.
How can editors deal with text recycling?
Editors should consider each case of text recycling on an individual basis as the ‘significance’ of the overlap, and therefore the most appropriate course of action, will depend on a number of factors. These factors include:
  • How much text is recycled
  • Where in the article the text recycling occurs
  • Whether the source of the recycled text has been acknowledged
  • Whether the article is a research or non-research article
  • Whether there is a breach of copyright 
Research articles and non-research review articles must cite appropriate and relevant literature in support of the claims made. Excessive and inappropriate self-citation or coordinated efforts among several authors to collectively self-cite is discouraged. Authors should consider the following guidelines when preparing their manuscript:
  • Any statement in the manuscript that relies on external sources of information (i.e. not the authors' own new ideas or general knowledge or findings) should use a citation.
  • Authors should avoid citing derivations of original work. For example, they should cite the original work rather than a review article that cites an original work.
  • Authors should not use an excessive number of citations to support one point. 
  • Authors should not preferentially cite their own or their friends’, peers’, or institution’s publications.
  • Authors should not cite advertisements or advertorial material.
  • Authors should not cite sources that they have not read. 
Ownership and Management
Asian Business Review is patronized and published by Asian Business Consortium (ABC). ABC is a self-supporting and not for profit organization and does not receive funding from any institution/government. 
As the ideal media for Asian Business Review exchange, this journal accepts advertising and sponsorship for its website only from affiliate programs.
Revenue Sources
Asian Business Review is a self-supporting journal and does not receive funding from any institution/government. Hence, the operation of the journal is solely financed by the article processing charge received from the authors.
Marketing Policy
Direct marketing activities, including the call for paper, the announcement of article publication that is conducted on behalf of the journal, is appropriate, well-targeted, and unobtrusive. We dispense email to only our Google Group members and Ready Graph members.