About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The American Journal of Business Education (AJBE) publishes papers that significantly contribute to the understanding of the science and practice of business pedagogy. The AJBE embraces its mission of advancing the art and science of teaching as well as publishing articles related to the advancement of the business curriculum. Using a wide range of research methods including statistical analysis, analytical work, case studies, field research and historical analysis, articles examine significant research questions from a broad range of business education perspectives.

AJBE is a widely cited, completely open access journal that is an essential for business education researchers and professionals. Articles may include but are not limited to teaching business topics to adult students, non-English speaking students, non-computer literate students, and distance education students.

AJBE is published quarterly. Months of distribution are: January, April, July, and October.

How To Cite This Journal

Please cite this journal as “American Journal of Business Education” in your references.

Article Submissions & Fees

Articles submitted to the Clute Institute for possible journal publication are subjected to a double-blind, peer review process. For more information about how to submit an article as well as details about all applicable publication fees, click a link below.

Hard Copies

Hard copies of our journals are available for an additional fee.


  • ABI Inform
  • Directory of Research Journals Indexing
  • Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
  • Google Scholar
  • J-Gate
  • ProQuest
  • Ulrich’s Periodicals

Copernicus Journal Master List impact rating ICV 2018 = 92.57


Authors, Editors, and members of the Editorial Team are expected to abide by all Clute Institute policies.

  • Code of Publication Ethics

    High ethical standards for publishing are important to ensure authors receive credit for their work.

    We are devoted to upholding the highest standards of journal publication and conference presentation ethics. The Clute Institute, its editors, and members of all editorial teams are committed to objective and fair double-blind peer reviews of submitted manuscripts for journal publication and conference presentation. Manuscripts are evaluated for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy.

    Authors submitting their manuscripts must attest that it is their original work and has not been plagiarized. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently is unethical and unacceptable. Our authors, editors, and members of all editorial teams must comply with the Clute Institute Code of Ethics in all respects.

  • Open Access

    As a condition of publication, the authors must grant the Clute Institute the right to disseminate their manuscript to the widest possible readership in print and electronic format. Authors must also agree to our open access policy, which is to provide immediate open access to our journals on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Users (which include among others, readers, authors, institutions, universities, libraries, organizations, associations, government entities etc) are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, remix, tweak, build upon, print, search, or link the full text of the articles in the journal provided that appropriate credit is given.

  • Digital Preservation

    The Clute Institute is dedicated to the preservation of all manuscripts we publish. We believe that preserving the ground-breaking research published in our journals is not only good for the authors, but also for the next generation of researchers and scholars.

    All of our previously published manuscripts are stored on multiple servers around the globe via our Internet Service Provider. We are working with a dark archiving service to provide our authors with another way of ensuring the longevity of everything we publish. Under this arrangement, our published research will be available online and open access even if The Clute Institute were to cease operations.

  • Plagiarism

    Authors should avoid submitting a paper for journal publication with text that is duplicated elsewhere without appropriate credit. The plagiarism of the works of another author is unethical, not to mention damaging to the reputation of the publisher, author, and the author’s institution. Articles containing plagiarism will be retracted from publication and will be reported to the proper authorities.

    Equally serious, but less obvious, is unintentional electronic copying and pasting of text without appropriate credit. Being found guilty of intentional plagiarism can negate a lifetime of achievements and needs to be taken very seriously. The Clute Institute scans every submitted article through plagiarism detection software and recommends that authors use their own software to ensure such errors do not occur.

    Alleged cases of plagiarism will be reviewed and retracted as necessary.

  • Corrections/Retractions

    Errors on the part of authors and publishers are inevitable. If the error is material, a note will be placed at the end of the article indicating that a change has been made and what the change was. The purpose of the note is to preserve the integrity of the academic record.

    On rare occasions an article must be retracted due to plagiarism or errors so significant that the article cannot remain in print. When an article is retracted, a note will be posted in its place indicating that the article has been removed from publication. Cases of plagiarism are referred to the author’s institution.

  • Copyrights

    We use the Creative Commons copyright license policy, CC-BY 3.0 US, to maximize the exposure of published manuscripts and remove access and reuse barriers. CC-BY 3.0 gives researchers the right to copy, share, copy, edit, transform, extend, or republish provided that appropriate credit is given. All copyrights remain with the authors; all we ask is for permission to publish.

    Prior to 2011, our published research was copyrighted by the Clute Institute. When we converted to open access in mid-2011, we republished all formerly published research using CC-BY 3.0, thus granting copyrights back to the original author(s). The original copy of this older published research (from publication year 1985 through mid-2011) will display the original Clute Institute copyright, including both hard copy and online versions.

  • Advertising

     Along with our Article Processing Charges (APC), our journals are also funded in part by advertisements placed on our site.

  • Re-Publication

    Occasionally an article is published of such importance that a second publisher desires to re-publish the article in one of their journals. Because authors retain the copyright, they may re-print their article in another journal provided that appropriate credit is given to the original publication.

  • Journal Funding

    In mid-2011 we made the switch from subscription based publishing to open access. Today, with significantly shrinking library subscription revenue, journal operations are almost entirely funded by manuscript submission fees, Article Processing Charges (APC), and digital advertisements.

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