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The Bottom Line is a multidisciplinary international leading journal publishing cutting-edge research that explores relevant conceptual and practical management and organizational issues aiming at serving society, with a focus on information, knowledge, innovation, sustainability, technology and value creation approached through diverse business perspectives.

ISSN: 0888-045X
eISSN: 0888-045X

Aims and scope

The Bottom Line is the first journal that actively aims to publish multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary papers by academics and practitioners that focus on current developments and challenges in the fields of information and knowledge, innovation, sustainability, technology and value creation by analysing the managerial, organizational and societal dimensions of these fields from different perspectives. The Bottom Line aims to provide its readers with original and thought-provoking analyses and discussions on these areas.


The journal is particularly interested in original, meaningful and thought-provoking multidisciplinary research articles of different type (including reviews, viewpoints or commentaries). Work based on thorough and rigorous research that promotes advanced conceptual, theoretical and/or empirical knowledge and contributes to the continuous development and improvement of theories and their applicability in the respective fields is welcome. This includes investigations in one (or at the interface) of the following three categories:

1. The role of information, knowledge and innovation in different types of organizations. Among other things, the journal is interested in how these interrelated aspects could or should be used by managers or decision-makers in the public and private sectors to create value, promote more sustainable organizational forms and processes, promote strategic and human aspects or actively contribute to intellectual, technological, social and/or ecological development.

2. Contemporary management. Expanding our understanding of how the various functional areas of management (e.g., strategy, governance, leadership, accounting and finance, marketing, human resources, research and development, project management, operations, logistics, information systems and technologies); or concepts describing organisation's operations and management practices (e.g., business models, activities, systems, processes, technologies and structures) should be designed and used in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations to make an active contribution to sustainable and responsible value creation.


3. Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary studies that help to better understand, expand and accumulate the relationship between the previously mentioned areas (and further ones). Topics of interest (but not limited) include: (i) creating value for more sustainable and responsible organizations; (ii) the analysis of organizational, knowledge-based, technological, human or social challenges approached from different perspectives.


Benefits for authors

At The Bottom Line, we strive to assist authors in enhancing the scholarly and practical impact of their work, guiding them to become leading voices in their respective fields. To facilitate this aim, The Bottom Line offers a fast but rigorous double-blind peer review process, ensuring that accepted submissions are published as quickly as possible.


Benefits for readers

The Bottom Line aims to provide an inviting mix of accessible, practice-oriented articles and "classic" academic articles, so that the reader can see in a journal how academic and practical thinking are continually evolving and informing each other.

This journal is aligned with our responsible management goal

We aim to champion researchers, practitioners, policymakers and organisations who share our goals of contributing to a more ethical, responsible and sustainable way of working.

SDG 2 Zero hunger
SDG 8 Decent work & economic growth
SDG 9 Industry, innovation & infrastructure
SDG 10 Reduced inequalities
SDG 11 Sustainable cities & communities
SDG 12 Responsible consumption & production
SDG 13 Climate action
Find out about our responsible management goal