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LBS Journal of Management & Research is bi-annual peer reviewed journal welcoming high-quality original contributions on different functional areas of management.

ISSN: 0972-8031
eISSN: 0974-1852

This journal is open access

Aims and scope

LBS Journal of Management & Research seeks to strike a balance between theoretical paradigms and business practices by focusing on current and future trends in the area of management. It provides a forum for researchers and business professionals worldwide to make significant contributions on key issues and challenges emerging in management and its related fields in today’s VUCA world.

It welcomes the publication of research paper/ critical review articles/ case studies/ book reviews with an emphasis on various aspects of management and its related issues.

The title covers but is not limited to:

  • General Management
  • Finance and Banking
  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Corporate Governance and Entrepreneurship
  • Organizational theory
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Business Ethics & Sustainable Development
  • International Business
  • Data Science and analytics

Transparency Statement for LBS Journal of Management & Research

1. Journal Ownership: LBS Journal of Management & Research is published by Emerald Publishing on behalf of the Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management.

2. Governing Body: The editorial team is appointed and managed by the Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management. The journal is governed by the editorial team in collaboration with Emerald Publishing.

3. Peer Review Process: The journal operates a double blind peer review model. All articles undergo an initial assessment by the journal editor. If they are considered suitable for consideration, articles will then be a reviewed by a minimum of two external reviewers to assess suitability for publication. Final responsibility for editorial decisions rests with the Editor-in-Chief of the journal.

4. Editorial team/contact information: Contact details for the editorial team can be found on the journal homepage here. Queries may also be directed to Emerald Publishing Services team as follows:

Serena Tsai: Publishing Services Manager – [email protected]

5. Copyright: All articles in the journal are published Open Access under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY-4.0). This allows authors to retain copyright of their work whilst others can share, use and build upon this work created as long as appropriate attribution is given.

6. Author Fees: The journal is published under a Platinum Open Access arrangement, in that all costs associated with publishing an Open Access article in the journal are funded by the Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management. There are currently no Article Processing Charges to the author(s).

7. Allegations of Misconduct: All journals published by Emerald are members of and subscribe to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics. In the event of any allegation of research or publication misconduct the publisher and editor will adhere to COPE guidelines in dealing with such allegations.

8. Conflicts of interest: Authors are asked to declare any financial or ethical conflicts of interest upon submitting their work to the journal. Difficult cases will be referred to the Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE) for advice.

9. Frequency: The journal publishes two issues per annum

10. Access: All journal articles are published Open Access on EmeraldInsight.com - LBS Journal of Management & Research | Emerald Insight under a CCBY 4.0 licence (please see section 5).

11. Revenue sources: The journal is published under a platinum Open Access arrangement, in that all costs associated with publishing an Open Access article in the journal are funded by the Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management.

12. Advertising: The journal does not accept direct advertising

13. Archiving: Emerald provides perpetual access for all e-journal content by working with digital preservation schemes Portico, LOCKSS and CLOCKSS.

14. Originality: Any manuscript you submit to this journal should be original. That means it should not have been published before in its current, or similar, form. Exceptions to this rule are outlined in our pre-print and conference paper policies.  If any substantial element of your paper has been previously published, you need to declare this to the journal editor upon submission. Please note, the journal editor may use Crossref Similarity Check to check on the originality of submissions received. For further information on originality, please see our editorial policy & originality guidelines.

15. Direct marketing: On occasion the journal will use direct marketing activities (primarily email campaigns) to raise awareness of the journal and to invite authors to submit articles.   Marketing activities are conducted by the Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management unless otherwise agreed with Emerald.


This statement was prepared by Serena Tsai (Emerald Publishing Services) on 26 October 2023.