The Market: International Journal of Business

A publication that promotes new and productive interaction between various business disciplines and fields

Editors

  • Founding Editor – Professor Emeritus John Kaminarides, University of Arkansas
  • Editor-in-Chief – Dr Constantinos Constantinou

Editorial Board

  • Dr Derek Watson, University of Sunderland
  • Dr Suresh Gamlath, University of West London
  • Dr Nicos Antoniades, St. John’s University, New York
  • Dr Dinos Kerigan-Kyrou
  • Dr Myria Kkali, CIM
  • Dr Maria Socratous, CIM
  • Dr George Afxentiou, CTL Eurocollege
  • Dr Styliani Krokida
  • Dr Katerina Pavlou, CIM
  • Dr Christiana Charalambidou, CIM
  • Dr Roman Puchkov, CIM

Submission Requirements for Authors

Please send your typescript, with separate cover page containing the title, your name, address, position, and institutional affiliation to:  
Constantinos Constantinou
Editor-in-Chief
The Market: International Journal of Business
P.O. Box 25288, 1308
Nicosia, Cyprus
Telephone: +357 22778475, Fax: +357 22779331
 
or by e-mail to market@cima.ac.cy
All typescripts must be submitted as pdf and word files.

Full research papers must not exceed 6,000 words (including author’s info and references). 
The Market also welcomes Research Notes (up to 2,000 words) that include a brief introduction, a brief methodology, results/tables, a short discussion, and main references.  

Authors are also kindly requested to send a small biography – up to 380 words – that includes their affiliation, educational background, research interests, and an e-mail address they do not mind us publishing. 

Typescript requirements:

  1. Abstract and keyterms: The abstract should appear below the names of the author(s) in a section entitled ABSTRACT. Please include up to 7 keyterms. 
  2. Spacing and type: All typescripts should be double-spaced and must be in size 12 Times New Roman font. 
  3. Margins: The left margin must be at least one-and-a-half inches. The top, bottom and right margins must be at least one inch.
  4. Pagination: Paginate in arabic numerals the main body of the text. Center each page number horizontally at the bottom of the page.
  5. Titles and Headings: Section titles should be centred and in bold. Subsections should be undelined. Name and affiliation of author should appear just below the title. 
  6. Tables, Figures and Illustrations: Tables should appear on separate pages with notations inserted in the typescript. Submit different files for figures and illustrations on separate pages. The headings should be in capital letters. 
  7. Formulas: Formulas should be single-spaced with two spaces below each formula. Each formula should have a number of parentheses on the right margin. 
  8. Footnotes and References: Footnotes should be consecutively numbered within the text and appear at the end, preceding references. All references should be cited in the text as well as in a separate page at the end of the manuscript with a heading labelled References. They should be cited and presented following the Harvard reference format. 

Call for papers

  • CALL FOR ABSTRACTS (up to 300 words): by 20 September 2021
  • CALL FOR PAPERS (FOLLOWING APPROVAL): by 1 November 2021

Ethos & Values

The Market fully endorses the code of conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Further, the editors and readers of The Market are firmly against any and all discrimination: of gender, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, and ability.

The editors and readers of The Market undertake to:
  • Be responsible for thoroughly checking all of the material that is published in their journal so as to safeguard against any plagiarism (e.g., through the use of sophisticated software)
  • Avoid bias at all costs
  • Shortlist articles based only whether they serve the purpose of contributing novel understanding and knowledge
  • Accept/reject articles on reasonable bases and give reasons as to why if asked
  • Support any initiative that is directed towards raising further awareness of business ethcics
  • Positive reinforcement may take place whenever someone exhibits an exemplary behavior, with her/his behavior being worthy of emulation; equally, misconduct will not only be discouraged but even result in the termination of the collaboration should the author repeatedly refuse (following sufficient time to do so while providing any necessary advice/further guidance) or fail to comply with the rules and regulations of the journal 
As regards the review process:
  • Procedure of review will be clear and evident
  • Authors can appeal against editorial decisions by e-mailing us (market@cima.ac.cy)
  • In regards to editors’ relations with their reviewers, and in alignment with section 4.1 in COPE declaration, editors must provide guidance to reviewers on everything that is expected of them (including, the need to handle submitted material in confidence) 
  • Review process will be checked by the editors to ensure fair, unbiased, and timely procedures
  • Editors will align with GDPR regulations
  • Editorial decisions will not be influenced in any way by the origins of the manuscript (whether nationality, ethnicity, political beliefs, race or religious orientation of the authors); nor be affected by the policies of government or other agencies outside of the journal per se
  • Transparency will be of outmost importance; e.g., CONSORT will be followed
  • Blind review shall take place to reduce prejudice/bias; in addition, this will ensure confidentiality
  • International standards for authors will be encouraged to be followed (see, for example, here)
  • External reviewers with conflicting/competing interests with an author will not be permitted to review the article of that person
  • During the reviewing process, there will be at least one person who is ranked either (at least) Associate Professor or above that rank.  
  • COPE flowcharts will be advised during the reviewing procedure (with links being provided).
  • Editors will encourage reviewers to point out any observed unethical practice or manipulation of data to serve one’s own research findings. They will also encourage them to give priority to original papers
  • Cases of alleged misconduct shall be further investigated; especially, alerting on matters dealing with breaches of intellectual property laws and conventions
  • A complaint mechanism system will be present; for unresolved matters, individuals may refer to COPE.
Finally:
  • Any commercials/adverts are to be separately dealt with the Advertising/Marketing department.
  • Previously published articles will not be permitted; also, once the sent Abstract will be accepted and the authors in question have successfully been notified, they will only be allowed to submit their article in this Journal and not anywhere else.

Issues

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The Market: International Journal of Business is a scholarly (peer-reviewed) research journal published annually by the Cyprus Centre for Business Research and funded by The Cyprus Institute of Marketing (CIM). 

The journal considers articles that express new and innovative ideas in Business, paying particular attention to developments in Cyprus and the broader Eastern Mediterranean area. It publishes the results of research endeavors that show strong future prospects and articles that address betterment of human life and business practices. Articles comprising of a domestic or/and international outlooks from major business disciplines are welcome.

The Market aims to provide opportunities for the promotion of new dynamic business ideas to enhance research in all business fields – Marketing, Management, Strategy, Accounting and Finance, HR, Political Marketing, and Shipping, among others. Its goal is to create awareness of important scholarly achievements in the aforementioned fields, both locally and internationally.

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