About the Journal
The aim of Harvard Deusto Business Research is to publish articles of a theoretical or empirical nature that contribute to the corroboration, expansion or construction of theories that enable progress to be made towards the understanding of phenomena related to business management from any type of perspective: strategic management, human resources, sales management, etc.
Harvard Deusto Business Research is open to publishing articles that, in the fields of sociology, psychology, economic sciences, and organization, contribute to the scientific development of business management. Business cases, book reviews and research notes are also published in this journal.
Harvard Deusto Business Research publishes articles that contribute to corroborating existing theories or establishing new theoretical approaches. The articles may adopt exploratory or confirmatory methodological perspectives or consist of theoretical works that contribute in a significant manner to the construction or expansion of new theories.
Harvard Deusto Business Research selects its articles based on a double-blind peer review system, according to practices commonly accepted by the scientific community.
Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and the author has cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owner if it has been previously copyrighted.
Harvard Deusto Business Research selects its articles through a peer review process, according to a double-blind method. Once the journal’s editorial team has verified that the article meets the style and content standards indicated in the guidelines for authors, the article will be sent to two anonymous reviewers of prestige in the field of study considered by the article. Based on the recommendations from the reviewers, the journal editor will notify the authors of the result of the evaluation by email, at the same address used to submit the article. The editor will provide the authors with the result of the review (rejected, accepted with modifications or accepted), as well as the notes and comments of the reviewers. If the article has been accepted with modifications, the authors must resubmit a new version of the article, which will be subjected to a new review by the same reviewers. Once the reviewers approve the article it will be published. If they wish, authors may also submit a letter to the editor, indicating the content of the modifications to the article. If the authors have decided not to follow the recommendations of the reviewers, they may justify their decision in this same letter. When the referees do not agree to publish, the scientific editor will send the article to a third referee. If two consider that the article is enough good to publish with or without corrections the article will be published after the referees' approval. If two consider that the article is not enough good to publish, the scientific editor will decide not to publish the article.
Harvard Deusto Business Research is published twice a year, once per semester. Successive publications in the same year constitute issues in the same volume. Thus, each volume will have two issues. Special issues may also be published when the editor deems it necessary.
Online publication enables us to noticeably streamline the revision and editing process, and publication in open access format contributes to greater dissemination and advancement of scientific knowledge.
Harvard Deusto Business Research does NOT charge authors any kind of fees at any moment.
Harvard Deusto Business Research is currently indexed in the following directories and databases:
- Norwegian list
- ERIH Plus
- CNKI Scholar
- Index Copernicus (ICV2018=81.16)
- University of Victoria libraries
- Google Scholar
- Microsoft Academic Search
- Periodicos Capes
- Semantic Scholar
This journal provides free, immediate access to its content, following the principle that publishing the research free of charge provides for a greater exchange of global information. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles in this journal, or to use them for any other lawful purpose.
This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system 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. More information...
Authors retain copyright of its works. HDBR publications are licensed under CC-BY license (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License), granting open access rights to society.
Specifically, CC-BY license permits any kind of use, distribution, changes, and building upon the article, as long as the original author and source are properly recognized.
The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is a very crucial task in disseminating knowledge and contributes to the scientific development. As a peer-reviewed journal, the rigor of scientific publication is expected to be observed in the course of evaluating papers that are submitted. Therefore, ethical behavior is expected for all parties involved during the publishing process: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer and the publisher.
Click here to read the duties for authors, editors, and reviewers according to the HDBResearch Publication Ethics statement.
Authors or contributors are required to properly cite and quote sources of literature that they used in their research articles. Plagiarism may be manifested in a variety of ways such as using another’s paper as the author’s own paper, intentional or unintentional copying or paraphrasing parts of another’s paper without citation, claiming results from research conducted by others.
In order to minimize the reception and mainly the publication of plagiarized papers, HDBR is going to check the papers that will be published from May 2018.
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The content of HDBR is added to the Crossref anti-plagiarism database, allowing other publishers to detect plagiarism in papers and manuscripts through iThenticate software.
HDBR is committed to provide a quality service and to work in an open and accountable way that builds the trust and respect of all our stakeholders. One of the ways in which we can continue to improve our service is by responding positively to complaints, and by putting mistakes right. If you have a complaint with HDBR please send an email to the mail contact of the journal.