FOCUS AND SCOPE

Journal of Business Universidad del Pacífico (Lima, Peru) is oriented to sustainable development through an outstanding job of disseminating scientific knowledge with high quality and impact journal. The journal seeks to contribute to the development of a Responsible Leadership for the World. This journal is directed to the scientific world; specifically to researchers, academics, research centers and graduate students and undergraduate academic programs related to the journal research line. In addition, applied research papers may be of interest to entrepreneurs and business executives. Journal approach focuses on both public and private organizations and their impact on management and society. 

PERIODICITY

Journal of Business Universidad del Pacífico (Lima, Perú) will publish again two issues per year begining from 2018.

TYPES OF CONTRIBUTIONS

Journal of Business publishes various topics of interest: papers that provide information, experience and know-how; general studies; case studies; empirical research; reports on developments in theory and practice; reports on advances in techniques and applications; views of professionals with proven experience; and book reviews. Journal of Business publish Peer-reviewed articles.  Journal of Business Universidad el Pacífico (Lima, Perú) is a high scientific quality journal that seeks to disseminate theoretical and applied research supported with a solid theoretical framework. Our main research lines are the following:  management, leadership, entrepreneurship, innovation, social responsibility and business ethics. 

PEER REVIEW

All manuscripts are subject to prior analysis of their editors and Managing Board.  They assess if the manuscript is suitable for the journal. The journal use a double blind review for the editorial process. After that the manuscripts are sent to a minimum of two expert reviewers which analyze the quality of the manuscript. The manuscript under review must be original, not previously published and which are not under review in any other publication. Although from 2017 Journal of Business Universidad del Pacífico (Lima, Perú) is published primarily in English and some papers translated into Spanish, manuscripts can be submitted in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. The responsible for the final decision is the Editor in Chief.

DOUBLE-BLIND REVIEW

Journal of Business Universidad del Pacífico (Lima, Peru) publish manuscripts  following the international standard of anonymous reviewers using a double blind review process

DIGITAL ARCHIVING

Journal of Business maintains a digital archive of the journal it own and it makes available over SSRN.

PLAGIARISM POLICY 

We fight actively against plagiarism and fraudulent practices. Journal of Business Universidad del Pacífico (Lima, Peru) is aware of the problem of plagiarism. Manuscripts with plagiarism are automatically rejected. All papers published in the journal has been tested with anti-plagiarism software.   If you think you have detected plagiarism please contact directly the Editor in Chief  Prof. Dr. Luis Camilo Ortigueira-Sánchez (lc.ortigueiras@up.edu.pe). When a plagiarism case is detected the editor in chief notify to the managing board and this information is included in the link of the paper.

Currently Journal of Business use SafeAssign and Similarity Check to detect plagiarism but under our process of continuous improvement We study situation of scientific plagiarism, ways to avoid these malpractices and new methods and software to apply.  We have decided to use both of them (SafeAssign and Similarity Check) due to the polemic debate around software developers http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/09/09/turnitin_writecheck_lights_fire_in_plagiarism_debate

We recommend to read:

-The blog of SciELO title 'Editorial Ethics - How to detect plagiarism with automated means' (http://blog.scielo.org/es/2014/02/12/etica-editorial-como-detectar-el-plagio-por-medios-automatizados/#.U4mDlfl_v4t)

-The webpage of Prof. Dr. Debora Weber-Wulff from University of Applied Science of Berlin (http://people.f4.htw-berlin.de/~weberwu/) and his tests of plagiarism detection systems (http://plagiat.htw-berlin.de/software-en/test2013/)

PUBLICATION ETHICS AND PUBLICATION MALPRACTICE STATEMENT

Journal of Business base his Ethic Statement on Committee On Publication Ethics (COPE) Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors  (http://publicationethics.org/files/Code_of_conduct_for_journal_editors_1.pdf). The recommendations form Cathy Whiteley -Membership Administrator
of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) - are followed to developing our standards. 

Journal of Business is committed to only publishing papers without fraudulent data and without plagiarism. If you detect any of these cases please contact us (lc.ortigueiras@up.edu.pe).

- The web page of Committee on Publication Ethics (http://publicationethics.org/)

CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY

In order to avoid confict of interest an external associte editor is in charge of editing in case a manuscript is received from our own institution.

ORGANIZATIONAL JOURNAL STRUCTURE

The organizational structure of  Journal of Business Universidad del Pacífico (Lima, Peru) include: an Editor in Chief (Prof. Dr. Luis Camilo Ortigueira-Sánchez -lc.ortigueiras@up.edu.pe) with an Staff of Editorial Assistants (Cecilia Figueroa -figueroa_cj@up.edu.pe- Maria Ines Lara-la_mi@up.edu.pe and Fanny Zevallos -fa_zevallos@up.edu.pe) a Technical Assistant Team (engineers Jorge Sihuay -j.sihuay@up.edu.pe-and Larry Roibar-lr.linaresc@up.edu.pe-), a poll of translators and style editon experts, two external OJS platform advisors experts, a managing board (with 4 members: the Dean of our Business School Prof. Martha Chavez-chavez_ma@up.edu.pe-, the Manager of the Business Administration Department Prof. Dr. Alejandro Flores -flores_ja@up.edu.pe-, the viceDean of Business Prof. Dr. Enrique Saravia Vergara saravia_ea@up.edu.pe- and the Editor in Chief), an University Executive Committee, an External Associate Editor, an Editorial Board, and a pool of external reviewers.

HOW THE JOURNAL DEAL WITH MIS-CONDUCT

The activities of the Editor in Chief are controlled and reported to the Managing Board including the working plan. The Managing Board report to the University Executive Committee. The University Executive Committee approve the budget. The Dean Prof. Martha Chavez approve each spending through a procedure with SAP Software coded by one of our editorial assisstant. If you detect a Mis-Conduct from the Editor in Chief, please send an email to any of the Managing Board member or to all of them. The Editor in Chief has not permission to include references or changes in the manuscript.  All accepted papers by the reviewers are published. Before sending to review the manuscripts are analyzed by the Editor in Chief and his decision is communicated to the managing board. The managing board has seven days to decide if any of them has a different opinion to be considered. Please write to any member of the managing board if you detect any case that you consider as a mis-conduct. The Managing board must repond your email in two weeks.

STATISTICS
In June 2018, Usage Statistics (US) was implemented, which refers to file downloads. The graphs that use the Article Level Metrics that refer to the file downloads and the summary visualization are not compatible with the current version of our platform. These statistics do not represent the total computation of visualizations of abstracts and download of articles since some of our collaborators include in their own servers a version of the published articles. This results in a faster download to the readers.

TERMS OF USE

The content of the paper published does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Universidad del Pacífico (Lima, Peru). It is the sole responsibility of the authors originality of content and obtaining the necessary permits for the contents, images, statistical data, charts, graphs and any other material which is subject to copyright or require authorization for publication.

OPEN ACCESS POLICY

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public, which encourages greater global exchange of knowledge. The articles are published under Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 3.0) public copyright license.  Journal of Business is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. It is allowed to be copied and distributed by any means and format. 

JOURNAL MANAGER
Prof. Dr. Luis Camilo Ortigueira-Sánchez was selected by the Universidad del Pacífico Executive Commitee in order to manage the journal and develop international quality standars. As part of his results as Manager and Editor in Chief, the journal achieved to be included in the abstacting and indexing services included below.   

ABSTRACTING AND INDEXING

EBSCO
China National Knowledge Infrastructure CNKI
REDIB
DOAJ
LATINDEX
OpenAire
GoogleSholar
SSRN
COPAC
NSD
Repec
EconPapers
Socionet
UlrichsWeb
BASE
MIAR
ECONBIZ
QSENSEI
OCLCWorldCat
EZB
CrossRef
ZBW
EZB
WZB
Ingenta Connect

SPONSORS

This publication is financed by the Universidad del Pacífico (Lima, Peru)

ISSN
The journal's URL in the International Standard Serial Number International Centre
https://portal.issn.org/resource/issn/2078-9424#

PUBLISHER

Journal of Business is the journal of the Universidad del Pacífico Business School (Lima, Peru). The Mission, Vision and Values, adopted by the institution at Faculty Council meeting on July 23 and subsequently elevated to the Executive Committee of 10 August 2015, inspire the main areas of research and are detailed below:

-MISSION

Developing socially responsible leaders, effective and efficient managers in a global environment, able to take decisions based on their ability to analyze, innovation, entrepreneurship, critical thinking and strategic vision.

- VIEW

By 2025, the University of the Pacific will be positioned as an academic community recognized for its leadership in the region; thanks to its contribution to sustainable development, using an outstanding training and knowledge production and dissemination of knowledge with high quality and impact.

- VALUES

Freedom of thought and opinion
Honesty and truthfulness
Respect for others
Ethics and Social Responsibility

Universidad del Pacífico Business School (Lima, Peru) is an institution accredited by AACSB