About the Journal

Focus and Scope

EMAJ Emerging Markets Journal is a free, online and print, open access, peer-reviewed journal of business management published by the University Library System, University of Pittsburgh-- cosponsored by University of Pittsburgh Press. Contributions are generally published within three month of final acceptance.

EMAJ Emerging Markets Journal aims to:

  • Publish empirical research that extends or builds management theory and contributes to management practice with a special focus on emerging markets.
  • All empirical methods -- including, but not limited to, qualitative, quantitative, field,and combination methods -- are welcome.
  • To be published in EMAJ, a manuscript must make strong empirical and theoretical contributions and highlight the significance of those contributions to the business management field.
  • Preference is given to submissions that test, extend, or build strong theoretical frameworks while empirically examining issues with high importance for business management theory and practice.

Management, Management and Organization, Strategic Management, Human Resources, Accounting, Finance, Financial Management, Economics, Banking, Marketing, Production Management, Information Technologies (IT), Quantitative Methods, Management Education, Accounting Education, Business Ethics, Accounting Ethics, Corporate Governance, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Intellectual Capital, International Business, Business Communication, Tourism Management and Commercial Law are within the scope of EMAJ Emerging Markets Journal. All manuscripts submitted to the journal will be subject to a rigorous peer review by a distinguished review panel, composed of internationallyknowledgeable experts and specialists. A key objective of EMAJ is toensure that the journal is made available to the widest range ofreaders in all nations and international institutions free of charge.

Peer Review Process

This journal implements a double-blind peer review. After an initial screening process to verify scope and format of article, each scientific paper is reviewed by at least two professional reviewers. The journal provides feedback to authors about their articles' status within four months. To ensure double-blind reviews, the name of authors are kept confidential and internal identifications such as footnotes cannot contain author data. The journal does not consider articles that have been previously published or are under review elsewhere for publication.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content. Our publisher, the University Library System at the University of Pittsburgh, abides by the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of Open Access:


“By “open access” to [peer-reviewed research literature], we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.”


Researchers engage in discovery for the public good, yet because of cost barriers or use restrictions imposed by other publishers, research results are not available to the full community of potential users. It is our mission to support a greater global exchange of knowledge by making the research published in this journal open to the public and reusable under the terms of a Creative Commons CC-BY license.


Furthermore, we encourage authors to post their pre-publication manuscript in institutional repositories or on their Web sites prior to and during the submission process, and to post the Publisher’s final formatted PDF version after publication. These practices benefit authors with productive exchanges as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.

There are no article processing charges, submissions fees, or any other costs required of authors to submit articles to this journal.

Print Issue

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