Academy Overview

The Family of Journals Associated with Affiliates of the Allied Academies

To assist authors in selecting an appropriate journal as a potential outlet for their work, we have prepared the following Matrix.  The seven categories of research which we accept are depicted across the top of the matrix.  Definitions of these research categories follow the Matrix.  The left column of the Matrix depicts the various research fields for which our affiliates have outlets.  These are arranged in alphabetical order.  In the body of the Matrix is the acronym of the specific journal which will consider each category of research in each research field.  The full names of the journals follow the research definitions.

Journal Matrix

Research Field

Theoretical Research

Empirical Research

Applied Research

Educational Study

Teaching Case

Case Study

Qualitative Research

Accounting

AAFSJ

AAFSJ

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

Accounting History

BSJ

BSJ

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

Auditing

AAFSJ

AAFSJ

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

Banking

AAFSJ

AAFSJ

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

Business (International)

JIBR

JIBR

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

Case (Study)

BSJ

BSJ

BSJ

BSJ

BSJ

BSJ

BSJ

Case (Teaching)

AELJ

AELJ

AELJ

AELJ

JIACS

AELJ

BSJ

Commercial Banking

AAFSJ

AAFSJ

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

Communications

JOCCC

JOCCC

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

Conflict Resolution

JOCCC

JOCCC

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

Consumer Behavior

AMSJ

AMSJ

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

Corporate Finance

AAFSJ

AAFSJ

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

Education

AELJ

AELJ

AELJ

AELJ

JACS

AELJ

BSJ

E Commerce

AIMSJ

AIMSJ

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

Economics

JEEER

JEEER

JEEER

JEEER

JIACS

JEEER

JEEER

Economic Education

JEEER

JEEER

JEEER

JEEER

JIACS

JEEER

JEEER

Entrepreneurship

AEJ

AEJ

EE

JEE

JIACS

EE

EE

Entrepreneurship (International)

IJE

IJE

EE

JEE

JIACS

EE

EE

Entrepreneurship Education

JEE

JEE

JEE

JEE

JIACS

JEE

EE

Ethics

JLERI

JLERI

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

Finance

AAFSJ

AAFSJ

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

Financial Institutions

AAFSJ

AAFSJ

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

Governmental Issues

JLERI

JLERI

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

Health Care Management

ASMJ

ASMJ

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

Health Care Marketing

AMSJ

AMSJ

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

Human Resources

JOCCC

JOCCC

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

Information Systems

AIMSJ

AIMSJ

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

International Business

JIBR

JIBR

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

Leadership

ASMJ

ASMJ

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

Legal Studies

JLERI

JLERI

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

Management

ASMJ

ASMJ

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

Management Science

AIMSJ

AIMSJ

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

Marketing

AMSJ

AMSJ

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

Market Research

AMSJ

AMSJ

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

Organizational Behavior

JOCCC

JOCCC

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

Organizational Culture

JOCCC

JOCCC

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

Portfolio Management

AAFSJ

AAFSJ

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

Regulatory Issues

JLERI

JLERI

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

Retail Banking

AAFSJ

AAFSJ

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

Retailing

AMSJ

AMSJ

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

Strategic Management

ASMJ

ASMJ

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

Strategy

ASMJ

ASMJ

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

Taxation

AAFSJ

AAFSJ

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

Teaching Case

AELJ

AELJ

AELJ

AELJ

JIACS

AELJ

BSJ

Quantitative Methods

AIMSJ

AIMSJ

BSJ

AELJ

JIACS

BSJ

BSJ

Definitions of the Research Categories

Theoretical Research is an expression of a model or a theory which is supported by an investigation of the literature of a discipline and which has the potential to advance the understanding of that discipline among other researchers.  Referees prefer to see theoretical research which presents a complete review of relevant literature and which results in a model which can be tested by an empirical study.

Empirical Research is a study of data involving statistical methods which has the potential to advance the literature.  Referees prefer to see empirical research which is based upon the formulation of hypotheses, grounded in literature, the collection of data based upon a random process, or a defensible process, the application of appropriate statistical methods such as analysis of variance, regression, etc., or the comparison of groups using appropriate sample tests, and the development of conclusions which are of value to other researchers in the field.

Applied Research is a study or evaluation of an application or a company, or a description of a technique or process which has significance for practitioners.  Referees prefer to see applied studies which present information which is current and timely and which can help practitioners to improve their performance or enhance their operations.

An Educational Study involves research into teaching methodologies or evaluation of teaching or educational approaches or pedagogies which produce results of value to teachers, or research into an educational program, process or system which is of value to the teaching profession.  Referees prefer to see studies which have application beyond a single school or college.

A Teaching Case is a story, illustration or example which can be used in a classroom setting to teach one or more issues.  Cases may be field based, library based, or illustrative, but a Teaching Case must always be accompanied by an Instructor’s Note.  Referees prefer to see a Case which develops reader interest in a way which results in students becoming involved in the Case and caring about the outcome and its impact on the characters in the case.  Referees like to see Cases which lead to a clear decision point and Instructor’s Notes which contain exercises or assignments and solutions to those.

A Case Study is an ethnography or a history or an in depth examination or evaluation of a single company.  It differs from a Teaching Case in that it is not structured to support teaching and it does not include an instructor’s note.  Referees prefer to see a study which can be of value to researchers or practitioners or which demonstrates a point or a result which has significance to the field.

Qualitative Research involves the study of an issue or question through the collection of data or information which is evaluated in its raw form.  It differs from an empirical study in that statistical methodologies are not involved.  Referees prefer studies which examine the preferences or desires of a sample or group of people, and studies which have significance for researchers or practitioners.

Names of our Journals

The referee process for each of our journals is double blind.  The acceptance rate for our journals averages 25%.  Each of our journals are listed in one or another of volumes in Cabell's Directory of Research Opportunities, or are in the process of being listed in a future edition of that directory.  The names and publication preferences for each of our journals are as follow:

AAFSJ:  Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal

Theoretical or empirical works in Accounting or Finance

AELJ:  Academy of Educational Leadership Journal

Any study involving education, except economic or entrepreneurship education.

AEJ:  Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal

Theoretical or empirical works in Entrepreneurship

AIMSJ:  Academy of Information and Management Sciences Journal

Theoretical or empirical works in information systems or management sciences

AMSJ:  Academy of Marketing Studies Journal

Theoretical or empirical works in Marketing

ASMJ:  Academy of Strategic Management Journal

Theoretical or empirical works in Management, Strategic Management or Leadership

BSJ: Business Studies Journal

Qualitative research in business and business issues

EE:  Entrepreneurial Executive

Applied research, case studies or qualitative research in entrepreneurship of value to practicing entrepreneurs

IJE: International Journal of Entrepreneurship

Theoretical or empirical works in International Entrepreneurship or entrepreneurship in international settings

JEEER:  Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research

Theoretical, empirical, applied, or qualitative research and educational or case studies into economics or economic education

JEE:  Journal of Entrepreneurship Education

Theoretical, empirical or applied research or educational or case studies in Entrepreneurship Education

JIBR:  Journal of International Business Research

Theoretical or empirical works in International Business or studies of businesses or business issues located in international venues

JLERI:  Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues

Theoretical or empirical works in Business Law, Ethics or Governmental or Regulatory Issues

JOCC:  Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict

Theoretical or empirical works in Organizational Culture, Communications, Conflict Resolution, Organizational Behavior, or Human Resources

JIACS:  Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies

Classroom teaching cases, with Instructor's Notes, on subjects which are taught in Business Schools.  These cases can be Library or Field based, or Illustrative, but all must be accompanied by Instructor's Notes