Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

International Journal of Management, Business and Social Sciences is an open access and peer-reviewed journal published by Management study program of Wahid Hasyim University Indonesia that aims to promote Management, Business and Social Sciences researchs and developments, and it provides a link between scientists and practitioners. The International Journal of Management, Business and Social Sciences has been identified in crossref with a DOI number: xx.xxxxx/ijmbs.

International Journal of Management, Business and Social Sciences is currently being accredited in SINTA X by The Directorate General of Research Empowering and Development, The Ministry of Research and Technology/ National Board of  Research and Innovation, The Republic of Indonesia under a decree No xxxx.

The scope of journal encompasses: Human Resource Management, Strategic Management, Leadership & Organizational, Entrepreneurship, Business Management, Financial Management, Marketing Management, and Operational Management. 

The journal was first introduced in July 2022 and regularly published online two issues  a year May and November. The journal published at least 5 articles per issue.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

In general, a manuscript submitted to our journal will go through the double-blind peer review process as follows:

  1. 1.      Appraisal by the Editor-in-Chief (EIC)

The EIC checks the paper’s composition and arrangement against the journal’s Author Guidelines to make sure it includes the required sections and stylizations and is appropriate for the journal as well as sufficiently original and interesting. If not, the paper may be rejected without being reviewed any further.

  1. 2.     Invitation to Reviewers

The chief editor sends invitations to two reviewers. The reviewers are selected based on their expertise in accordance with the topic of the manuscript.

  1. 3.     Response to Invitations

Potential reviewers consider the invitation against their own expertise, conflicts of interest and availability. They then accept or decline. If possible, when declining, they might also suggest alternative reviewers.

  1. 4.    Review is Conducted

Two reviewers of the same expertise conduct their review on the manuscript.

  1. 5.     Journal Evaluates the Reviews

Once the reviewers complete their review and send the results to the chief editor, the chief editor evaluates the results of the review.

  1. 6.    The Decision is Communicated

The chief editor sends a decision email to the author notifying about the decision for their manuscript, including any relevant comments from the reviewers for revisions. The comments are anonymous

  1. 7.     Author's Revision

If accepted, the manuscript is sent to copyeditor. If the manuscript is rejected, it will be archived. If the manuscript is sent back for either major or minor revision, the chief editor will include constructive comments from the reviewers to help the author improve his/her manuscript.

 The reviewers also receive an email letting them know the outcome of their review on the manuscript. If the paper is sent back for revision, the reviewers should expect to receive a new version, unless they have opted out of further participation.

When only minor changes are requested from the author, this follow-up review is taken care of by the chief editor.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.
Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Fast-Track Review: 0.00 (IDR)
With the payment of this fee, the review, editorial decision, and author notification on this manuscript is guaranteed to take place within 4 weeks.

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.


Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics

International Journal of Management, Business, and Social Sciences (IJMBS) is a peer-reviewed journal. This statement clarifies the ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal as well as allegations of research misconduct, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewer­­­­­ and the publisher. This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in IJMBS is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is, therefore, important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher, and the society.  

Department of Management, Faculty Economics and Business, Wahid Hasyim University as the publisher of IJMBS takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing seriously, and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. Also, the publisher and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Allegations of Research Misconduct

Research misconduct means fabrication, falsification, citation manipulation, or plagiarism in producing, performing, or reviewing research and writing an article by authors, or in reporting research results. When authors are found to have been involved with research misconduct or other serious irregularities involving articles that have been published in scientific journals, Editors have a responsibility to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the scientific record.

In cases of suspected misconduct, the Editors and Editorial Board will use the best practices of COPE to assist them to resolve the complaint and address the misconduct fairly. This will include an investigation of the allegation by the Editors. A submitted manuscript that is found to contain such misconduct will be rejected. In cases where a published paper is found to contain such misconduct, a retraction can be published and will be linked to the original article.

The first step involves determining the validity of the allegation and an assessment of whether the allegation is consistent with the definition of research misconduct. This initial step also involves determining whether the individuals alleging misconduct have relevant conflicts of interest. 

If scientific misconduct or the presence of other substantial research irregularities is a possibility, the allegations are shared with the corresponding author, who, on behalf of all of the coauthors, is requested to provide a detailed response. After the response is received and evaluated, additional review and involvement of experts (such as statistical reviewers) may be obtained. For cases in which it is unlikely that misconduct has occurred, clarifications, additional analyses, or both, published as letters to the editor, and often including a correction notice and correction to the published article are sufficient. 

Institutions are expected to conduct an appropriate and thorough investigation of allegations of scientific misconduct. Ultimately, authors, journals, and institutions have an important obligation to ensure the accuracy of the scientific record. By responding appropriately to concerns about scientific misconduct, and taking necessary actions based on evaluation of these concerns, such as corrections, retractions with replacement, and retractions, IJMBS will continue to fulfil the responsibilities of ensuring the validity and integrity of the scientific record.

Publication decisions

The editor of IJMBS is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Complaints and Appeals

IJMBS will have a clear procedure for handling complaints against the journal, Editorial Staff, Editorial Board or Publisher. The complaints will be clarified to a respected person with respect to the case of complaint. The scope of complaints includes anything related to the journal business process, i.e. editorial process, found citation manipulation, unfair editor/reviewer, peer-review manipulation, etc. The complaint cases will be processed according to the COPE guideline. The complaint cases should be sent by email to ijmbs@unwahas.ac.id.

Fair play

An editor at any time evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions 

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorised by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity 

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources 

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest 

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards 

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

Data Access, Retention and Reproducibility

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if practicable, and should, in any event, be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication. Authors are responsible for data reproducibility.

Originality and Plagiarism 

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication 

An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources 

Proper acknowledgement of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship and Contributorship of the Article

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors.

Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest 

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published work 

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Ethical Oversight 

If the research work involves chemicals, human, animals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript in order to obey ethical conduct of research using animals and human subjects. If required, the Authors must provide legal ethical clearance from the association or legal organization. 

If the research involves confidential data and of business/marketing practices, authors should clearly justify this matter whether the data or information will be hidden securely or not. 


Plagiarism Screening

International Journal Management, Business and Social Sciences (IJMBS)  will be screened for plagiarism using Google-based search engines. Depending on the level of originality and similarities with other documents, the managing editor will decide on whether to immediately reject the manuscripts, contact authors for further clarifications or to proceed to the peer-review process.



Muhd Zaki Hj Zaini. Dr, (Scopus ID:57219141948), Islam Sultan Sharif Ali University, Brunei Darussalam
Bekimbetova Gulnora Maratovna-PhD, (Scopus ID: 0), Tashkent State University, Uzbekistan
Azizakhon Rozikhodjaevaa, (Scopus ID: 0), Tashkent State University, Uzbekistan
Maria Rizalia Teves, (Scopus ID:0), Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology, Filipina
Ardian Adhiatma. Dr, (Scopus ID: 57190000387), Islam Sultan Agung University, Indonesia
Maskudi. Dr, (Sinta ID: 6692590), Wahid Hasyim University, Indonesia
Khanifah, (Scopus ID: 57210973325), Wahid Hasyim University, Indonesia


Author Guidelines

Author guidelines General requirements

  1. Manuscripts can be either research-based paper or conceptual paper on science, technology, economics, environment, and social in empowering the community.
  2. Manuscripts is in Bahasa Indonesia.
  3. A manuscript is an original work (not plagiarized) and has not been published in other journal or media, printed or electronic.
  4. The manuscript needs to be submitted online to IJMBS website through the Open Journal System (OJS) at https://publikasiilmiah.unwahas.ac.id/index.php/IJMBS/index
  5. Applying a “blind review” system, the manuscript should not state the author’s name, institution, and emails. Authors’ name, institution, and emails are stated during the author’s registration with OJS. For a convenient communication, it is advisable to include your active cell phone number when registering.
  6. The manuscript must be typed in a Microsoft Word, with 1500-5000 words in length. Click here for the template.
  7. Reference or bibliography should list 10 references minimum. The primary reference is at least 5. The manuscript should also refer to several research studies published in reputable journals (journal article reference). Specific requirements Article theme.

Abdimas articles bring up issues of science, technology, economics, environment, and social in empowering the community. We invite manuscripts from multiple disciplines and perspectives, including religion, education, psychology, law, social studies, enginering, economics, agriculture, pharmacy and health, etc.

Organization of the research-based articles consists of:

  1. The title, abstract (maksimum 200 words), along with 3-5 keywords
  2. Introduction, consisting of a description of research problems, aims, the summary of theoretical framework related to the inquired issues, relevant previous research, methods, research findings, and analysis. The introduction must be presented in a narrative form.
  3. Discussions
  4. Findings
  5. Closing, comprising of conclusion and suggestions or recommendations
  6. List of references

Manuscript writing

The title must be typed in all capital letters, bold, centered. The subtitle is all typed in small case letter. Each word starts with the capital letter, bold. Manuscript is typed in one spacing on A4 paper (21 x 29.7 cm) times new roman 11 pts. Manuscript should consist of : title, authors and affiliations, abstract, keywords, introduction, methods, results and discussion, conclusions, and references. You can download the template of manuscript here.

  • Title should be as simple as possible with the maximum of 20 words, representing of research topic. Beneath the title, write the full names and affiliations of the authors including mail and email addresses.
  • Abstract should not more than 200 words, containing brief background, objectives, method, and conclusions. Keywords underneath the abstract consist of five important words are written according to alphabetical order.
  • Introduction consists of background and objectives of the research presented clearly and concisely.
  • Methods describe in detail but concise about materials and methods used and should present the time and location of the research being conducted. Experimental design and instrumentation should be briefly described.
  • Results and Discussions consist of results, and highlight important points which need special attention. It is necessary to compare the results with other findings to provide guidelines for future research. Description of results and discussion may use tables and figures for clarification. Each table and figure must be numbered according to the order in the text. Title of table is presented above the table while title of figure is located below the figure.
  • Conclusion should be presented concisely according to objectives followed by recommendations.
  • References, All citations in the manuscript must be available in the references, and vice-versa. References must present in the alphabetical order in compliance with the author-date system. The references consist of at least 80% peer review journals up-to-date. Each article has a minimum of 10 references.



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 single-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

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms: The journal allow the authors to hold the copyright without restrictions and allow the authors to retain publishing rights without restrictions. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).




Review Guidelines

Responsibility of Peer Reviewer Peer reviewer is responsible for critiquing by reading and evaluating manuscripts in the field of expertise, then giving constructive advice and honest feedback to the author of the article submitted. Peer reviewers, discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the article, how to increase the strength and quality of the paper, and evaluate the relevance and authenticity of the manuscript. Before reviewing, please note the following: • Is the article requested to be reviewed in accordance with your expertise? If you receive a script that covers the topics that are not appropriate areas of your expertise, please notify the editor as soon as possible. Please recommend an alternative reviewer. • Do you have the time to review this paper? The review process must be completed within two weeks. If you agree and require a longer period, notify the editor as soon as possible, or suggest an alternative reviewer. • Is there any potential conflict of interest? Meanwhile, conflicts of interest will not disqualify you as a reviewer, disclose all conflicts of interest to the editor before reviewing. If you have any questions about potential conflicts of interest, do not hesitate to contact the editorial office. Review Process When reviewing the article, please consider the following: • Title: is it clearly illustrating the article? • Abstract: does it reflect the contents of the article? • Introduction: does it describe the accuracy of matters submitted by the author and clearly state the problem being considered? Typically, the introduction should summarize the context of the relevant research, and explain the findings of the research or other findings, if any, offered for discussion. This research should explain the experiments, hypotheses and methods. Content of the Article In order to determine the originality and suitability for the journal, are there any elements of plagiarism over 25% of this paper field? Quick literature search can use certain tools such as Scopus to see if there are similarities from other parts. if the study had been previously done by other authors, it is still eligible for publication? is the article is fairly new, fairly deep, and interesting to be published? does it contribute to knowledge? does the article adhere to the standards of the journal? Scope - Is the article in line with the objectives and scope of the journal? Method Comprehensive and perfect: • does the author accurately describe how the data is collected? • is the theoretical basis or reference used appropriate for this study? • is the exposure design suitable for the answer to the question? • is there a decent enough information for you to imitate the research? • does the article identify following procedures? • are there any new methods? If there is a new method, does the author explain it in details? • is there any appropriate sampling? • have the tools and materials used been adequately explained? and does the article exposure describe what type of data is recorded; right in describing the measurement? Results: This is where the author must explain the findings in his/her research. It should be clearly laid out and in a logical sequence. You will need to consider whether the appropriate analysis has been carried out; the use of statistical tools? If you have a better statistical tools to be used in this study, notify it, and the interpretation need not to be included in this section. Discussion and Conclusion: • are the claims in this section is supported by the fair results and quite reasonable? • does the author compare the research results with other previous ones? • do the results of research written in the article contradict the previous theories? • does the conclusion explain how a better scientific research to be followed-up? Tables and Pictures: Is it suitable with the referred explanation by showing data which is easy to to interprete and understanable for the readers? Writing Styles • Authors must be critical mostly to the literature systematic review of the issues, which is relevant to the field of study • Reviews should be focused on a single topic • All exposure should be in English and written in a god and coherent grammar • Easy to understand • Interesting to read. Things that need to be considered: • Perspective. A unique perspective that describes experiences and situations related to issues in marketing management, finance management, strategic management, operation management, human resource management, e-business, knowledge management, management accounting, management control system, management information system, international business, business economics, business ethics and suistainable, and entrepreneurship. Originality Research. • The original data and testing. It must present data that offers a new approach to improve systems, processes, and precision of the tools which are used. • Research policy and observational analysis. It should clarify the feasibility, effectiveness, and implementation on the research results. It is not limited to the topic of marketing management, finance management, strategic management, operation management, human resource management, e-business, knowledge management, management accounting, management control system, management information system, international business, business economics, business ethics and suistainable, and entrepreneurship. • In Practice (case study). The paper should explain the situation regarding the future challenges in marketing management, finance management, strategic management, operation management, human resource management, e-business, knowledge management, management accounting, management control system, management information system, international business, business economics, business ethics and suistainable, and entrepreneurship, within its conclusions, and things which can be learned. • Reference. • First Person (Interview); • Book Reviews; • Insight Technology (Product Review) Final Review • All results of the review submitted by reviewers are confidential • If you want to discuss the article with a colleague, kindly inform the editor • Do not contact the author directly. • Ethical issues: - Plagiarism: If you suspect the article is mostly plagiarism from other authors, please let the editor knows the details - Fraud: It is very difficult to detect a fraud catogory, but if you suspect the results in the article is not true, please inform the editor Complete "The Review" by the due date to the editorial office. Your recommendation for the article will be considered when the editor makes a final decision and your honest feedback is highly appreciated. When you write a comment, please show the part of the comment that is only intended for the editor and parts that can be returned to the author. Please do not hesitate to contact the editorial office with any questions or problems that you may encounter.



Editor In Chief :
Mochamad Purnomo, SE., MM. (Wahid Hasyim University, Indonesia)

Section Editors :
Dr. Azizjon Bobojonov, (Tashkent State University, Uzbekistan)
Dr. Mokhamad Arwani, S.PdI., SE., MM. (Wahid Hasyim University, Indonesia)
Ratna Kusumawati, SE., MM. (Wahid Hasyim University, Indonesia)

Copy Editors :
Muhammad Ricza Irhamni, SE., MM. (Wahid Hasyim University, Indonesia)

Layout Editor :
Muhammad Ulin Nuha, SE., MM. (Wahid Hasyim University, Indonesia)

Secretariats :
Eva Fatimah, S.S., M.Hum (Wahid Hasyim University, Indonesia)

Administrator / IT Support :
Dr. Windi Novia Ratri Wardhani, S.Ikom, M.M (Wahid Hasyim University, Indonesia)
Muhamad Solikin, S.Pd.I (Wahid Hasyim University, Indonesia)