Academy of Business Research

Midwestern Business and Economic Review

MBER is the official journal of the Bureau of Business and Government Research within the Dillard College of Business Administration. It was founded in 1983 and worked towards publishing original empirical and theoretical research on business-related topics like economics, finance, management, accounting, marketing, and management information systems.

After a brief hiatus in its functionality from summer 2021 to summer 2023, the journal got redesigned in Fall 2023 to become an official outlet for original undergraduate research on any business-related topic. The journal also welcomes original faculty-led research, with the first author always being an undergraduate student. The manuscript review process follows the usual double-blind peer review procedure and aims to keep the total turnaround time of three months (from the first submission to final acceptance). The journal is indexed in Cabell’s International and aspires to publish one issue every academic year, that is, during the summer months.

At the time of submission, the journal requires the original work not to be under consideration by any other journal or publication outlet. Papers published will present the points of view of the authors only and do not reflect those of the Bureau of Business and Government Research, the Dillard College of Business Administration, or Midwestern State University. The author assumes responsibility for the authenticity and accuracy of facts published in each article.

Potential Manuscript Topics:

Advertising & Promotion Management

Applied Economics

Business Education

Business Information Systems (MIS)

Business Law, Public Responsibility & Ethics


Direct Marketing

Economic Education


Global Business

Health Care Administration

Labor Relations & Human Resource Mgmt.

Marketing Research

Marketing Theory & Applications

Non-Profit Organizations

Office Administration/Management

Operations Research/Statistics

Organizational Behavior & Theory

Organizational Development


Public Administration

Purchasing/Materials Management



Small Business Entrepreneurship

Strategic Management Policy


Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure

Transportation/Physical Distribution

Submission Guidelines

Each paper should be submitted electronically as a word document to:

Manuscripts submitted are anonymously reviewed by ad hoc reviewers deemed to have expertise in the subject area in general. To meet the interest of a broad spectrum of the academic and business community, readability and expository clarity are considered essential in the review process.

All manuscripts submitted for review must meet the following guidelines:

  • The manuscript should be single-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman, with 1” margins, and should not exceed ten pages with the exclusion of tables, figures, and references

  • The first page should include the title of the article and an abstract 150-200 words in length

  • References should follow the American Psychological Association guidelines (See Examples)

  • All tables and figures, titled and numbered, should be included on separate pages

cover letter should be included with the submission containing the following:

  • Title of the manuscript and one track [any of the following: economics, finance, management, accounting, marketing, and management information systems]

  • Name, degree, rank, and affiliation of each author

  • Contact information for each author (mailing address, telephone number, and email address)

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