Journal Submissions

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PUBLICATION POLICY

BioProducts Business is dedicated to advancing theoretical and practical understanding of wide ranging business topics related to wood products, bio/renewable products, and non-wood products and services. The journal publishes timely, rigorous, technically sound, and scientific manuscripts. It strives to disseminate new knowledge bridging the scientific and professional communities.

The journal targets business, economics, and policy researchers in the broad realm of lignocellulosic resources.  In addition, the journal will be of interest to business managers and entrepreneurs. The journal welcomes empirical and theoretical contributions covering both the micro (firm level issues) and macro environments (issues spanning social, technical, economic, and policy domains) surrounding a wide range of businesseses and enterprises.

All accepted papers enhance knowledge covering domains such as marketing, management, international business, entrepreneurship, innovation, strategy, human resource management, sustainability, ownership, social and environmental justice, economic development, and policy



FORMATTING

  • All manuscripts should have a title page  containing title, authors names and affiliations, and contact information for corresponding author
  • Manuscripts should be submitted as a separate file from the title page. It is important to ensure that author/s or their affiliations are not identified in this file in any form. This file should include an abstract (not more than 200 words), 3-5 keywords, main body with Tables, Figures, and References (Tables and Figures should be included in Main body), and acknowledgements
  • Headings: 1st level, centered, all caps, bold; 2nd level, left justified, capitalize each word, bold; 3rd level indented from left margin, capitalize each word, bold, italics
  • All text (including the title page) should be double spaced and in 12 point font (for example, Times New Roman), with line numbering enabled
  • There are no length restrictions, but typically a manuscript should not be longer than 35 pages including references, tables, and figures
  • References and Periodical Abbreviations: The format and style of written works for publication should normally follow the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

SUBMITTING A REVISED VERSION OF MANUSCRIPT

When uploading a revised version of your manuscript, be sure you are under the “Review” tab of your manuscript, and upload the new version at the bottom of the page under “Editor Decision”, where it says “Upload Author Version”.

SUBMISSION PREPARATION CHECKLIST

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission’s compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

 COPYRIGHT NOTICE

Material published in the journal is open access and copyrighted according to the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International which requires attribution to the author, but can be readily shared and adapted only for non-commercial purposes.

 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.

 

 

Submit a Manuscript

Manuscript Requirements and Format

  1. Proceed to BioProducts Business (biobus.swst.org)
  2. Click the Register button on the top and register to be an author, reviewer, or both
  3. Once you are registered, you can begin a New Submission
  4. Suggest three reviewers outside your institution(s) and include their email addresses

Open Access Fee

Material published in the journal is open access and copyrighted according to the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International which requires attribution to the author, but can be readily shared and adapted only for non-commercial purposes.

Costs of publishing are defrayed through a one-time article processing fee of $600.

Authors residing in countries defined by SWST as “emerging” will be charged $200.