Academy of Business Research

Academy of Business Research Journal

The Academy of Business Research Journal is an interdisciplinary journal dealing with issues in business and education. Any Best Paper award at the conference will automatically be placed into the review process for possible acceptance into the Academy of Business Research Journal. Direct submissions to the Academy of Business Research Journal are reviewed on a continuing basis. Submissions may be made by submitting a copy of your article either in Microsoft Word or PDF format to

The Academy of Business Research Journal is intended for parties that are interested in the practical applications of business and industrial research. The intended readership consists of both researchers and practitioners. The emphasis of the journal is on applications, not the statistical methodology used to derive the applications. Thus, any empirical work should be clearly outlined so that a wide spectrum audience can follow the practical applications of the manuscript.


The mission of the Academy of Business Research Journal is to support researchers and practitioners in the application of business and industrial development.  

Review Process

All articles are double blind peer reviewed within 90 days of submission. There is no submission fee for any individual that is a member of the Academy of Business Research. Membership is given gratis for a year to any conference registrant. Membership may also be purchased for $150 per year that includes a subscription to all the journals. All articles should follow APA guidelines.

About the Editor - Jim Estes, California State University

I am a tenured Professor of Finance at California State University, San Bernardino, California. I am in my 11th 11th year of teaching having started as an Assistant Professor when I retired as a CEO in the financial industry. In addition to my PhD and MBA I hold the CFP, ChFC, CPCU and CLU designations. While a full time professor for the past 10 years I am also a federal securities arbitrator for FINRA and a partner in a financial fee based money management firm. My career in the financial services industry spans 35 years including President of a large financial group for 8 years prior to retiring to teach full time. I served as a consultant to the FSLIC during the S&L crisis and was part of the group that formed the Resolution Trust Corporation. I teach investments, introductory finance courses, financial and retirement planning and financial markets and capital formation. I have 30 Professional and Academic Journal publications; I have presented papers at numerous academic conferences, appeared live on CBS and numerous radio and cable stations to talk about the economy or my papers. I have one invited op-ed piece in the New York Times and 4 best paper awards.. I have been married to my childhood sweetheart (since 3 years old) Denise for 46 years and we have two grandchildren who live in Sacramento with their parents.

Journal Submission

Journal Editor

  • Jim Estes, California State University

Journal Associate Editor

  • Tim Wilson, Texas A & M University

Journal Reviewers

  • Andrew King, University of Virginia
  • Anthony Robinson, Augusta University
  • Atasi Basu, Utica College
  • Bogdan Bonca, George Washington University
  • Bing Yu, Meredith University
  • Bob Reich, Lynn University
  • Bradford Frazier, Belmont Abbey
  • Cathy Carey, Western Kentucky University
  • Chris Tobler, Stetson University
  • Christine Harrington, University of Tampa
  • Christopher Lee, Central Connecticut State Uni
  • Deanne Butchey, Florida International University
  • Dana Costea, Indiana University South Bend
  • Deborah Leather, Stevenson University
  • Louis Le Guyader, Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Dene Hurley, Lehman College
  • Diane Holtzman, Richard Stockton University
  • Ellis Heath, Valdosta State University
  • Gihoon Hong, Indiana University South Bend
  • Gundars Kaupins, Boise State University
  • Hamid Khan, Our Lady of the Lake University
  • Jennifer Flannagan, Texas A&M University Commerce
  • Jerry Koehler, University of South Florida
  • Jim Mahar, St. Bonnaventure University
  • John Cullen, Mercy University
  • John Dunn, University of Rhode Island
  • John Marcis, Coastal Carolina University
  • John Pearlstein, Richard Stockton University
  • Karen Hiltz, Ferrum University
  • Kenneth Henderson, Morehead State University
  • Kerry Webb, Texas Woman's University
  • Marlene Phillips, University of Technology-Jamaica
  • Melissa Melancon, University of Louisiana Monroe
  • Molly Russ, Texas Woman's University
  • Rajkumar Kempaiah, Mount St. Vincent University
  • Ryan Peterson, Arkansas State University
  • Sandra Potter, Bryant University 
  • Shannon Jackson, St. Leo University
  • Stan Bazan, Western Conneticut State Univ
  • Subrata Acharya, Towson University
  • Umesh Kumar, SUNY Canton
  • Wayne Nix, Jackson State Univeristy
  • Zuzana Buzzell, Southern New Hampshire Univ

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