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Journal overview

Cogent Business & Management is a multidisciplinary Open Access Journal that strives for inclusivity and global reach. The broad scope of the Journal creates a perfect environment to foster connections between researchers across all areas of Business & Management research, from Operations Research to Corporate Governance and Accounting to Marketing.

Through Open Access publishing, we bring sound and scholarly research to people across the globe. Our Editor-in-Chief, Professor Len Tiu Wright, leads an expert and diverse international Editorial Board who undertake objective and constructive peer review. Each submission is evaluated on its own scholarly merit and research integrity.

Cogent Business & Management considers original research, review articles, letters and replication studies in the following sections and broad topical areas:

Encourages submissions that cover any area of management, including entrepreneurship, innovation, human resource management and careers, strategic management, international business, management education and development, gender and diversity in organizations, critical management studies, organizational behaviour, organizational change and organization and management theory. The section also welcomes papers that demonstrate relevance to business practice, policy, or potential for societal impact and it is open to various research methods, models and platforms.

The marketing section is part of the Cogent Business and Management Journal that fosters interdisciplinarity, multidisciplinary, global research collaboration and promotes inclusivity. It publishes original research articles, review articles and letters of high quality and impact that comply with scientific and ethical standards. It also targets a wide range of readers e.g. academics, senior and early career researchers, managers, consumers, policy makers and others.

The marketing section aims to advance and disseminate knowledge about timely and relevant issues related to marketing planning and strategy, marketing activities implementation in Business to Consumer (B2C), Business to Business (B2B), Business to Government, Customer to Customer (C2C), and other contexts.

Also, it encourages authors to expand and deepen the knowledge about the challenges prompted by the three-bottom line: economical, environmental and social- emergencies, the technological transformations, the international tensions etc. and their influence on sustainable marketing, digital marketing, international marketing and other marketing domains. Conceptual and empirical papers addressing a variety of perspectives, methods, theoretical approaches, and practical issues are also welcomed.

Operations Research, Information & Technology
Publishes papers that demonstrate contribution to both theory and practice in innovative product and service creation and delivery, as well as advanced information and technologies contributing to digital businesses and the knowledge economy. The following areas of research will be considered: product and service design, manufacturing and delivery, resource efficiency, process improvement, quality & inventory management, supply chain risks and resilience, knowledge and information management, enterprise systems, decision support systems, and data analytics.

Accounting, Corporate Governance & Business Ethics
Publishes research that explores financial reporting, disclosure, corporate governance, business ethics, earnings management, auditing, executive compensation, performance measurement and management, budgeting, management control systems, investment appraisal and capital budgeting, taxation and transfer pricing, and also contemporary social and environmental accounting issues.

Banking & Finance
Covers all aspects of the key research areas of bank behaviour and performance, merger and acquisition activity, risk management and financial crisis. Within the sphere of finance research, an understanding of how corporations act in financing their activities, in managing their risk, and their interactions with stakeholders is crucial.

What can you expect if you publish in Cogent Business & Management ?

- Retention of the full copyright in your work
- Immediate, free access to your article for anyone anywhere in the world
- Rigorous peer review featuring constructive dialogue with experts
- Fast publication on a state-of-the-art platform
- Innovative article-level performance metrics
- Global marketing and high production values
- Extensive indexing and archiving of your work

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