2018 open access highlights in Business
Looking back at the past year to inspire the future
Business, Management and Law open access highlights
We're taking a look back and to reflect on some of the most popular Business, Mangement and Law research, to inspire us as we begin the new year.
We invite Erica Gordon-Mallin from our editorial team, to share her experience in the field.
Read and share our key articles and journals - our research is fully open access, and are freely available online on a permanent basis to a wide global audience.
The year in review.. an editorial perspective
In 2018, our fully open access journals in Business, Management, and Law continued to flourish—and to find their readerships—in a spectrum of different ways.
Some exciting milestones:
- The Journal of Shipping and Trade’s January article on the mediating role of seaborne trade became the journal’s most highly accessed publication of all time.
- The Journal of Organization Design went from strength to strength. Throughout 2018, submission numbers and selectivity rose; guidelines for authors became more explicit (ever wondered what an Organization Zoo is?), and the journal reflected on its evolution with characteristic erudition.
- All year long, the International Journal of Corporate Social Responsibility published one important read after another. For instance, what are the meanings and consequences of social responsibility in Bolivia? What does a study of CEO letters to stakeholders reveal? And how do “socially responsible” consumers decide where to shop? The Journal explores all this and more.
- Business Research, going strong since 2008, published interesting fare like this piece on corporate reputation. And in June, it was accepted to Scopus, the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.
- The Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship has long been wildly well-read (for instance, these two articles on SMEs and growth each boast 70K+ downloads). September marked another accomplishment: Scopus acceptance.
- Also in September, the International Journal of Quality Innovation kicked off its Special Collection on Medical Tourism with a thought-provoking article on how patients (or should we call them consumers, or tourists?) make decisions.
- More good news came in October when the well-cited Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications was accepted to Scopus.
- The Journal of International Humanitarian Action, covering International Humanitarian Law, published a plethora of interdisciplinary, highly relevant, and often beautifully written papers. Press coverage in January and November amplified the journal’s impact.
Scholarly research in Business, Management, and Law delivers evidence-based insights which can be applied in practice. We’re proud to make these journals accessible to anyone with an internet connection. Here’s to continued growth and heightened impact for this group of journals—in 2019 and beyond.
Erica Gordon-Mallin is the Journal Development Editor for SpringerOpen/BMC Business & Law open access journals.
10 Most Downloaded Journal Articles
The open access articles listed have over 50,000 downloads in the past year:
- Factors influencing choice of strategic management modes of small enterprises from Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Role of foreign direct investment on technology transfer and economic growth in Kenya: a case of the energy sector from Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- An entrepreneurial key competencies’ model from Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Factors influencing access to finance by SMEs in Mozambique: case of SMEs in Maputo central business district from Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- User innovation and entrepreneurship: case studies from rural India from Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Entrepreneurial interest and academic performance in Nigeria: evidence from undergraduate students in the University of Ibadan from Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Nudge management: applying behavioural science to increase knowledge worker productivity from Journal of Organization Design
- Business models, value capture, and the digital enterprise from Journal of Organization Design
- Designing the digital organization from Journal of Organization Design
Challenges to large-scale digital organization: the case of Uber from Journal of Organization Design
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10 Most Cited Journal Articles
What are the some of the most cited articles? Find out more below.
- How authentic leadership influences employee proactivity: the sequential mediating effects of psychological empowerment and core self-evaluations and the moderating role of employee political skill from Frontiers of Business Research in China
- Digital entrepreneurship ecosystem as a new form of organizing: the case of Zhongguancun from Frontiers of Business Research in China
- R&D spending, strategic position and firm performance from Frontiers of Business Research in China
- You don’t actually want to get closer to the star: How LMX leads to workplace ostracism from Frontiers of Business Research in China
- Want to make me emotional? The influence of emotional advertisements on women’s consumption behavior from Frontiers of Business Research in China
- Can returnee managers promote CSR performance? Evidence from China from Frontiers of Business Research in China
- Why it is hard to explain Chinese face?—FACE measurement models and its influence on ecological product preference from Frontiers of Business Research in China
- Labor force activity after 65: what explain recent trends in Denmark, Germany and Sweden? from Journal for Labor Market Research
- Entry of men into the labour market in West Germany and their career mobility (1945–2008) from Journal for Labor Market Research
The changing situation of labor market entrants in Germany from Journal for Labor Market Research
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