Focus and Scope

Objectives

EJFB seeks to cover a gap in the family-business research landscape by sparking a

mutually insightful conversation inside a growing and diverse community (including researchers, entrepreneurs, business owners and managers, practitioners, consultants, policy makers and other family business stakeholders) to advance our knowledge about family business and entrepreneurial family to provide insights and advices of interest for business practice based on rigorous research.

Audience

EJFB answers to calls to bridge the gap between research and practice by facilitating communication in both directions:

  1. From academia to practice: through rigorous and original research papers presented in a more practice-oriented language and format (research oriented to practice) as well as through state-of-the-art reviews that compile what is known about a topic in a way that is useful to practitioners (reviews).
  2. From practice to academia: through the identification of empirical evidence that challenges existing theories or ideas (data driven insights) and through the development of new ideas based on practice but not yet sufficiently developed by the academic world (new insights).
  3. Connecting academia and practice: becoming a meeting-point where the rich heterogeneity of the family business realm presents competing perspectives side by side (point/counterpoint debates), introducing readers to the central tensions and debates of the

Before you submit your article, please read the guidelines on writing an article for EJFB taking into consideration that manuscripts should be based on both academic research and be practice oriented. EJFB also welcomes contributions from different countries

with different sociocultural contexts.

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement 

Our Ethic statements are based on COPE's (Committee On Publication Ethics) Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (https://publicationethics.org/)

1. Publication and authorship: 

It is prohibited to publish the same research in more than one journal. Authors must not submit a paper to more than one journal simultaneously. The Authors should state that they have written a completely original work, without plagiarism and fraudulent data. Any sources of financial support must be mentioned or acknowledged in the paper. 

If the Authors have used the work and/or words of others, this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Third party information and results cannot be used without explicit and authorized mention of the source. The list of references must contain all cited publications. 

2. Author's responsibilities:

Authors must not submit a manuscript being under reviewed in another place for publication, nor submit the manuscript elsewhere while being under reviewed in European Journal of Family Business. The manuscript  must be original, not previously published or accepted for publication in another place, either a portion of a paragraph or exhibits, or a manuscript in another language. If the manuscript contains information which overlap with the previously published works, in press, or under deliberation for publication, the author must cite this work.

All Authors of the article must have significantly contributed to the research. All co-authors of the research paper should have made significant contributions to the work.

Authors need to guarantee that all data in the submitted article are real and accurate.

The manuscript must be free from any kind of plagiarism, falsification, or fabrications. Also, Self-plagiarism is not acceptable in any case. Authors should minimize recycling their previous writings. Authors must clearly cite their own works. Such self-referencing should be phrased carefully to avoid compromising the double-blind review process.

If authors received any financial support to conduct the research that is reported in the submitted paper, they should provide the information.  

Authors should avoid any kind of conflicts of interest or the presence of conflicts of interest throughout the research process. 

Authors are obliged to participate in peer review process. Authors should respect the confidentiality of the review process. 

The corresponding author who submits a manuscript should keep all the co-authors of the submission process and the results of the reviewing. All authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.

3. Peer review / responsibility for the reviewers: 

Reviewers should have no conflict of interest in relation to the research, the authors and/or the research funders. Referees should not review articles authored or co-authored by a person with whom the referee has a close personal relationship or professional connection.

Reviewers must aware the editor if a manuscript contains plagiarized material, falsified or manipulated information. They must inform the editor of any similarity between the submitted manuscript and another either published or under consideration by another journal.

When peer-review process is complete, reviewers must destroy the manuscript and before starting the process they must inform the editor should they be unqualified to review the manuscript, or lack the time to review the manuscript, without undue delay. 

4. Editorial responsibilities:

The responsibility for acceptance or rejection of a manuscript rests with the editor.

The editor and members of the editor's staff will have no conflict of interest with respect to articles. Editorial decisions are must be established on the relevance of a paper to the journal and on the manuscript’s originality and contribution. 

When a manuscript is so closely associated to the current or past research of an editor as to create a conflict of interest, the editor should assign it to another associate editor. 

If any mistake is noticed in a paper after publication, corrections will be published in the next issue or as soon as the publisher and author, mutually agree to the modifications. The authors should collaborate accordingly in retracting or correcting the paper. 

Note: From 2020, European Journal of Family Business have adopted the following policy on the publication of articles by its editors:

  • The Editors-in-Chief will not publish any article during their term as editors, with the exceptions of editorials, annual reviews, and introductions to special issues co-edited by them.
  • All other members of the editorial team may submit their articles for publication consideration in the European Journal of Family Business during their term as associate directors, associate editors or managing directors. The submitted papers will be subject to the usual double-blind peer review process.

5. Publishing ethics issues:

The editorial board guarantees to monitor/safeguard publishing ethics as stated in the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guideline resources at http://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines . In case of any signs of misconduct or malpractice, the editorial team will discuss and will be in contact with the author/s as soon as possible.

Journal editors should consider retracting a publication if they have clear evidence that the findings are untrustworthy or reports unethical research, or the article have previously been published elsewhere, or in case of plagiarism.

Researchers should not state agreements that permit the research sponsor to control the publication of the findings.

Editors should always be disposed to publish corrections, retractions and apologies when needed. 

6. The European Journal of Family Business maintains a policy of an anti plagiarism that ensures that all work is previously unpublished, through the use of the professional services of Crossref Similarity Check by Ithenticate to scan all proposals. 

We use this service on all documents that have surpassed the editorial classification process and so are susceptible to revision from a blind reviewer. 

The Journal reserves the right to reject articles with an unacceptable proportion of similarities. 

Additionally, specific plagiarism detection tools, such as Unicheck (a free access platform), are used in order to supervise the originality of the work and any plagiarism. 

Peer Review Process

Reviewers should have no conflict of interest in relation to the research, the authors and/or the research funders. Referees should not review articles authored or co-authored by a person with whom the referee has a close personal relationship or professional connection.

Reviewers must aware the editor if a manuscript contains plagiarized material, falsified or manipulated information. They must inform the editor of any similarity between the submitted manuscript and another either published or under consideration by another journal.

When peer-review process is complete, reviewers must destroy the manuscript and before starting the process they must inform the editor should they be unqualified to review the manuscript, or lack the time to review the manuscript, without undue delay. 

 

Open Access Policy

Open Access (OA) refers to online research outputs that are free of all restrictions on access (e.g. access tolls) and free of many restrictions on use (e.g. certain copyright and license restrictions).

EJFB provides fully open access is an open access journal: all articles will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. EJFB is free of charge for both readers and authors. Authors are not asked to pay Article Processing Charges (APCs) for this journal in any case. 

 

DOI & ORCID

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

A DOI is a persistent identifier that can be assigned to any type of content. Crossref is the organization responsible for assigning DOIs to scholarly items (articles, datasets, etc.). EJFB is a member of Crossref, and every time we publish a new issue we will deposit new DOIs at Crossref's databases.

Open Researcher & Contributor ID (ORCID)

ORCID serves a purpose for researchers similar to that of DOI for articles. It would be desirable that at least an author (e.g. the corresponding author) have an ORCID account. We encourage all authors to create them. As a member of Crossref we are linking each unique article (DOI) with its corresponding authors through their ORCID numbers.

 

Copyright Notice 

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
  2. The contents subject to CC license (BY-NC-SA) allows others an non-exclusive licence to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. Commercial uses are not permitted. ShareAlike means that if you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

More information is available at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcode

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

 

Indexing

IDR (Dialnet), EBSCO, ERIH PLUS, ECONLIT, Google Scholar, InDICEs CSIC, Latindex (38/38), MIAR, Rebiun, ROAD, The Keepers

 

Anti-Plagiarism Checker

The European Journal of Family Business maintains a policy of an anti plagiarism that ensures that all work is previously unpublished, through the use of the professional services of Crossref Similarity Check by Ithenticate to scan all proposals. 

We use this service on all documents that have surpassed the editorial classification process and so are susceptible to revision from a blind reviewer. 

The Journal reserves the right to reject articles with an unacceptable proportion of similarities. 

Additionally, specific plagiarism detection tools, such as Unicheck (a free access platform), are used in order to supervise the originality of the work and any plagiarism. 

 

Digital Preservation Policy

Digital preservation can be seen as the set of processes and activities that ensure information which now exists in digital formats is backed up and distributed to guarantee continued access for the long term. The digital content of the journal is extremely valuable, and measures are in place to ensure both its current accessibility and long-term preservation. The preservation policy includes the following measures:

Website Archiving

All of our electronic content (website, manuscripts, etc.) is stored on three different sources. Content on one server is online and accessible to the readers. The copy of the same content is kept as a backup on two other sources.

The OJS software makes weekly copies both on the Server of the University of Malaga and on the Technical Support Server that manages it.

Abstracting/Indexing Services

Our journal’s Abstracting/Indexing services store many essential information about the articles. Additionally, two of our journal’s Abstracting/Indexing services archive not only the metadata about the article, but the electronic versions of the articles, as well. Therefore, copies of the articles are available to the scientific community through their systems as an alternative to the journals own.

Self-Archiving

Authors may archive the final published version of their articles in personal or institutional repositories immediately after publication.

Metadata and Full-Text XML Harvesting

The OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting) is a low-barrier mechanism for repository interoperability used to harvest (or collect) the metadata descriptions and in our case also the full-text articles. Vandana Publications fully supports the OAI Metadata Harvesting Protocol 2.0. Metadata for all published articles is available in the Dublin Core format (oai-dc).

Website: https://revistas.uma.es/index.php/ejfb/oai

LOCKSS

Open Journal Systems supports the LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) system to ensure a secure and permanent archive for journal content. If your journal has been accepted to archive content in the Global LOCKSS Network or participates in a Private LOCKSS Network other than the PKP PN

CLOCKSS

Open Journal Systems also supports the CLOCKSS (Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) system to ensure a secure and permanent archive for the journal. If your journal signed a contract with the CLOCKSS Archive

https://keepers.issn.org/

Repository

Access to main articles through LOCKSS/CLOCKSS

 

Sponsors

Catedra Santander de Empresa Familiar de la Universidad de Málaga

Publisher

UMA Editorial, University of Malaga (Spain)

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