Applying Research to Practice

Established in 1985, the American Journal of Business (AJB) is an applied business publication featuring research on contemporary issues.  From accounting to marketing, management to finance, the AJB prominently covers the breadth of the business disciplines as a general business outlet intended for both practitioners and academics.  The journal follows a double-blind review policy by two or more reviewers, with the first review of manuscripts usually completed within 8-10 weeks of submission.  The manuscript acceptance rate is approximately 25 percent. 

The American Journal of Business is listed as a “Commendable Journal” by Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Management and appears in respected academic journal directories including Cabell's, EBSCO, and RePEc.  The AJB has also been recognized for excellence in publications design by the Association for University Business and Economic Research.

A consortium of 10 AACSB-accredited business schools—including Ball State's Miller College of Business—supports and directs journal operations.  Ball State University is a founding member of the journal and served as the managing office for the first 25 issues.  Judy Lane was managing editor 1985-2010.

The American Journal of Business can be accessed through and

Contact the American Journal of Business

As of 2011, all publishing and subscription responsibilities are handled by Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.

Subscriptions and article access:

Hannah Hunter-Kelm, publisher — (Subject: American Journal of Business)

Emerald Group Publishing Limited —

Current consortium lead/managing office:

Cleveland State University

Richard Reed, co-editor — (Subject: American Journal of Business)

Susan Barnes, co-editor — (Subject: American Journal of Business)