The International Journal of Business, Marketing, and Decision Sciences (IJBMDS) is published (since 2008) by the Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines. The IJBMDS is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal. It has been issued an ISSN number (1942-8162) by the Library of Congress. Articles published in the journal are included in the worldwide databases of EBSCO and Gale/Cengage learning. Abstracts of published articles are indexed by IABPAD. Current and back issues of the journal, in electronic form, can be obtained from IABPAD.

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The aim of this journal is to publish original (theoretical, empirical, or applied) research articles that will contribute significantly to the marketing and decision science literature. Papers are selected based on a double-blind peer review process. Manuscripts will be judged on their contents, originality, soundness of analysis, writing style, presentation, structure, and contribution to the literature. Papers published in a conference proceedings cannot be considered for publication in the journal. Articles will be checked for originality using Unicheck: Plagiarism checker. Information concerning manuscript submission, journal guidelines, and editorial policy are posted on this website.

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International Journal of Business, Marketing, and Decision Sciences

Ibrahim A Hegazy, Editor
American University in Cairo

Editorial Board

Hani Mesak
Louisiana Tech University

Shahid Bhuian
Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

John Palmer
Argosy University, Chicago

Stephen Baglione
Saint Leo University

Ronald Drozdenko
Western Connecticut State University

Liang Wu
Sichuan University, Chengdu, China