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The International Journal of Business and Finance Research

The International Journal of Business and Finance Research

The International Journal of Business and Finance Research (IJBFR) publishes high-quality articles in all areas of finance, accounting and economics. Theoretical, empirical and applied manuscripts are welcome for publication consideration. The Journal, first published in 2007, is published once per year by the Institute for Business and Finance Research, LLC. The Journal overall acceptance rate is between 5 and 10 percent. The Journal uses a blind review process.


The Journal is distributed in print, and electronically through EBSCOHost, Social Science Research Network (SSRN), Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) and the IBFR website.


  • American Economic Association’s Econlit, e-JEL and JEL on CD.
  • ZBW Leibniz Information Center for Economics – EconBIZ

Notable Rankings

  • “A” ranking in Schulze, Warning and Wiermann (2008): Journal Ranking for Business Administration and Economics: Four Metaindexes
    (Journals are ranked A+, A, B, C, D or E).
  • “Tier 2” Ranking in Westminster College Journal Ranking (2014)
    (Rankings from 1-4 with 1= highest ranking).  A Tier 2 journal is defined as “High Quality Journal, National Audience, Impact on Disciplines Theory and Practice.”
  • “C” ranking in Australian Business Deans Council Ranking (2010 and 2013 editions only)
    (Journals are ranked A, B or C.  A=best)
  • “C” ranking in ERA 2010 Journal Ranking
    (Journals are ranked A, B or C.  A=best)
  • 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), Australian Research Council, an organization of the Australian Government.
     Inclusion in this listing requires journals to meet the Council’s peer review and quality standards.
  •  D ranking in Zeitschriftenliste Handlesblatt Ranking (2015)
  •   D ranking in ANVUR Ranking (2016).
    (Journals are ranked A-E, A=Best).
  • D ranking in AIDEA Ranking (2015-2016).
    (Journals are ranked A-D, A=Best).
  •  Ranked the 1,024th best journal from 2,463 journals ranked in
    IDEAS/RePEc 2020 Aggregate Journal Rankings.
  • Ranked the 8th best open access journal in Finance by Open Access Library, 2020.
  • Ranked the 19th best open access journal in business by Open Access Library, 2020.

Impact Factor

Available through Harzing’s Publish or Perish and Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)

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