Journal Submissions

Research Contributions

The journal accepts four types of manuscripts: empirical, synthesis, research notes, and editorials.

All submitted scientific manuscripts should have a solid basis in theory and be supported by a meaningful set of background literature.  Manuscripts submitted to the journal are expected to be rigorous and steeped in the relevant literature. Previously published manuscripts or manuscripts under review with other journals will not be accepted for review.

Empirical manuscripts: These manuscripts are essentially based on data. Manuscripts rooted in both quantitative and qualitative traditions are welcome.

Synthesis manuscripts: These are designed to consolidate knowledge in a particular research area. A thorough literature search and selection process should be carefully documented and justified. These manuscripts lead to a new understanding of existing knowledge and may include development of proposed frameworks or models to guide further research.

Research notes: The journal also publishes communications in the form of research notes or comments from readers on published papers or current issues. Research notes may also present methodological commentaries and work-in-process for constructive feedback from peers.

Editorials: These contributions, often invited, come from scholars, practitioners, entrepreneurs, and policy actors.

 

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



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

Directions for Authors

Publication Policy


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.