The Journal of Business Disciplines

ISSN:  2690-8220

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The Journal of Business Disciplines (JBD) prevously the Academy of Business Disciplines: 2009-2019 -  ISSN: 2150-1033, is an academic, peer refereed journal.  All manuscripts are submitted and reviewed online.  JBD has an acceptance rate between 15 and 20 percent. Manuscripts are blind peer-reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers and published continuously.

JBD invites authors to submit manuscripts relating to one of the business discipline areas: accounting, business education, business law, e-commerce, entrepreneurship, ethics, finance, marketing, management, real estate, supply chain and operations management; and includes case studies, administrative issues, and teaching and learning of business topics.

JBD is sponsored by the John L. Grove College of Business at Shippensburg University.


The mission of the Journal of Business Disciplines is to publish quality pedagogical applications, business case studies, and applied and pure research in all areas of business.  Our goal is to publish a broad range of quality research for our readers, as well as providing high quality service to our contributing authors.

Sponsors and Editors

Dr. Ronald Taylor

Dr. Ronald Taylor
Professor Emeritus
Shippensburg University


Review Board

ISSN: Online 2690-8220 - Articles published online as accepted

All submissions are made electronically. Please send manuscript as a Microsoft Word file attachment to

Include the following information about the author(s).

Address of affiliation
Email address

The typical review period is two months.
Manuscripts are blind peer-reviewed.  JBD has an acceptance rate between 15 and 20 percent.  All manuscripts must be unpublished work and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Submitted manuscripts should follow the following format.

  • No reference to authors or author affiliation (This information and authors email addresses are contained in the transmittal email.)
  • Use 1” margins
  • Use single spacing within paragraphs

Paragraphs: separated by a blank line and not with tabbed indents

Tables figures: place where they should appear

  • Text: 12-point Times New Roman; use left justification

Title: 18-point

Primary headers: bold, centered, 16-point font

Secondary headers: bold, flush left, on their own line, 14-point font

Tertiary headers: upper and lower case, italicized, bold, followed by a period, and then followed by text.

  • Please do not use footnotes or endnotes for references
  • References: APA format
  • Page numbers: all pages except for the first page, number only, centered at the bottom of the page
  • Approximately 100-word abstract
  • Overall length excluding references, appendices between 12 and 16 pages

For information concerning APA manuscripts, click the following link APA Manuscript 

The Journal of Business Disciplines (JBD) guidelines are fully consistent with the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and the Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers (