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Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM)

Mission Statement:
All manuscripts should address research issues in a rigorous way using qualitative, quantitative or a combination of these techniques; however, JSBM encourages the incorporation of pragmatic advice for practitioners based on the research results.

The primary purpose of the Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM) is to publish scholarly research articles in the fields of small business management and entrepreneurship. As the official journal of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB), the JSBM is recognized as a primary instrument for projecting and supporting the goals and objectives of this organization, which include scholarly research and the free exchange of ideas. The journal, which is circulated in 60 countries around the world, is a leader in the field of small business research. All ICSB members, as a benefit of membership, receive online access to all JSBM articles.

JSBM's Online Library Includes All Issues Since 2001


The International Council for Small Business (ICSB) is seeking a New Publisher for its Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM), effective with Volume 58, January 2020. The primary purpose of JSBM is to publish scholarly research in the fields of small business management and entrepreneurship. As the official journal of the ICSB, JSBM is recognized as a primary instrument for projecting and supporting the goals and objectives of the organization, which includes scholarly research and the free exchange of ideas. The journal is available to individual subscribers and through thousands of institutions in over 230 countries and territories.

Who May Apply?

We invite global publishers who specialize in academic publications to submit a proposal to publish JSBM.

JSBM’s Market Profile and Target Audience

Impact Factor


5-year Impact Factor


ISI Ranking in Management

48 out of 194

Type of Review

Double-blind peer review

Total Submissions


Acceptance Rate


Desk rejection rate


Time to Review

7 weeks to first decision

Time to Early View Publication

60 days

REVISED Proposal Timeline

  • RFP Release: ​​​​September 1, 2017
  • Due Date for Proposals: ​​December 1, 2017
  • Preliminary Review Period: ​​December 2, 2017 – January 10, 2018
  • Notification if Additional
  • Information Required: ​​On or Before January 15, 2018
  • First Review by ICSB Board: ​​March 2018
  • Final Decision Goal Date: ​​July 1, 2018

Contact Us for More Information

Please contact Dr. Geralyn Franklin, ICSB President-Elect, at geralynf@icsb.org to receive a complete RFP with specific requirements for submitting a proposal.

Please contact Dr. Geralyn Franklin, ICSB President-Elect, to receive a complete request for proposals (RFP) with specific requirements for submitting a proposal.

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Dr. George T Solomon

Associate Professor of Management, The George Washington University (GWU)

Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE)

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM)

Email: gsolomon@gwu.edu

Phone: (202) 994-3760

Office: Duqués Hall 315 D

In addition to his role as Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM), Dr. Solomon also serves as Director of the GW Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence , and Chair of the Wilford White Fellows for the International Council of Small Business (ICSB). He is the Past President of the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) and ICSB. From 1976 until 2004, Dr. Solomon held various managerial positions at the Small Business Administration (SBA), including Director of the Office of Special Initiatives and Deputy Associate Administrator for Business Initiatives Education and Training. Dr. Solomon has published and edited over 130 articles, books of readings, book chapters, reference materials, and proceedings articles in both the areas of entrepreneurship and small business management and organizational behavior and dynamics. Dr. Solomon received his Doctorate of Business Administration from The George Washington University School of Government and Business Administration, with a major in Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management and Organizational Behavior and Development. He was the first individual at that time to receive a doctorate in entrepreneurship/small business management from a major accredited school of business. He received his M.B.A. from Suffolk University, B.B.S. from Central Connecticut State University, and A.S. from Norwalk Community College.

ICSB Journal Manager

Sergio Donofrio

Email: sergio@gwu.edu

Phone: (202) 994-3760

Mr. Sergio Donofrio has been affiliated with ICSB since 1990. He led the way with Dr. Erik Winslow to bring the ICSB International Office to GWSB in 2000. He  returns to ICSB as the ICSB JSBM Journal Manager taking over the role of Mr. Michael Battaglia.


Duties of an Associate Editor include receiving and reviewing original and revised manuscripts assigned by the Editor within a particular area of expertise. Associate Editors invite, assign and manage the peer review process for manuscripts in their are of expertise. AE’s also provide recommendations and issue decisions directly to authors (accept, reject, minor revision, major revision).

Martie-Louise Verreynne
Marco Cucculelli
William Jackson III
Marko Grunhagen
Alan Carsrud
Howard Van Auken


The Internationally Based Research Board (IRB) was established by the Editor as a special committee designed to provide periodic input on journal topics, current trends in research and input on the overall quality of the journal. The IRB meets periodically to provide insight and input to the JSBM editorial office and the ICSB Senior Vice President for Publications and Research.

Ayman El Tarabishy, Ph.D., George Washington University, USA

Brian Gibson, Ph.D., University of New England, Australia

Charles Matthews, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, USA

Donald F. Kuratko, Ph.D., Indiana University-Bloomington, USA

Friederike Welter, Ph.D., IfM Bonn and Universität Siegen, Germany

G. Dale Meyer, Ph.D., University of Colorado- Boulder, USA

Geralyn McClure Franklin, Ph.D., United Arab Emirates University, UAE

Howard Lin, Ph.D., Ryerson University, Canada

Hugo Kantis, Ph.D., Uniersidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Argentina

J. Hanns Pichler, Ph.D., Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria

Jeffrey Cornwall, D.B.A., Belmont University, USA

Jerome Katz, Ph.D., St. Louis University, USA

K. Mark Weaver, Ph.D., Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, USA

Karen L.Orengo Serra Ph.D., University of Puerto Rico, PR

Niels Bosma , Ph.D.,Utrecht University , Netherlands

Patricia Greene, Ph.D.,Babson College, USA

Roy Thurik, Ph.D.,Erasmus University Gallen, Netherlands

Thierry Volery, Ph.D.,University of St-Gallen, Switzerland

Victoria Calvert, Mout Royal University, Canada

Zulma Quinones, Ph.D., Inter American University of Puerto Rico-San German, PR


JSBM sees the Editorial Review Board as the backbone of the journal in that it represents the people – authors, scholars and reviewers – who are directly involved in the manuscript review process. Each member of the Review Board has a specific and/or wide-ranging expertise that is critical to our success as a top-flight journal in the field.

Frank Agbola The University of Newcastle, Australia Australia                                                                                                                       
David Ahlstrom Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong                                                                                                                       
Naveed Akhter Jönköping International Business School Sweden                                                                                                                          
Carlos Albornoz Universidad del Desarrollo Chile                                                                                                                           
Joaquin Alegre University of Valencia Spain                                                                                                                           
Rocio Aliaga-Isla University of Liege Belgium                                                                                                                         
Gry Alsos University of Nordland Norway                                                                                                                          
Farzad Alvi Tecnologico de Monterrey Mexico                                                                                                                          
Jim Andersén Hogskolan I Skovde Sweden                                                                                                                          
Semra Aşcıgil Middle East Technical University Turkey                                                                                                                          
Ronny Baierl SRH Hochschule Berlin – The International Management University Germany                                                                                                                         
Brent L. Baker University of Louisiana at Lafayette United States                                                                                                                   
A. Erin Bass University of Nebraska Omaha United States                                                                                                                   
Massimo Bau’ Jönköping International Business School Sweden                                                                                                                          
Matthias Baum University of Giessen Germany                                                                                                                         
Ricardo Belchior Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão – Universidade Técnica de Lisboa Portugal                                                                                                                        
Joern Block Universität Trier Germany                                                                                                                         
Ana Bojica University of Granada Spain                                                                                                                           
Ruben Boling University of North Georgia United States                                                                                                                   
Nathaniel Boso Loughborough University United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland                                                                            
Thomas Boulton Miami University United States                                                                                                                   
Beverly Brockman University of Tennessee at Chattanooga United States                                                                                                                   
Roy Broersma Maastricht University Netherlands                                                                                                                     
Johan Bruneel KU Leuven Kulak Belgium                                                                                                                         
Peter Bryant IE Business School Spain                                                                                                                           
Janice Byrne IESEG School of Management France                                                                                                                          
Maria-del-Mar Camacho-Miñano Complutense University of Madrid Spain                                                                                                                           
Sara Carter University of Strathclyde United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland                                                                            
José C. Casillas University of Seville Spain                                                                                                                           
Donella Caspersz University of Western Australia Australia                                                                                                                       
Gavin Cassar INSEAD France                                                                                                                          
Hsiang-Lan Chen National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology Taiwan                                                                                                                          
Simone Chlosta University of Siegen Germany                                                                                                                         
David Choi Loyola Marymuunt University United States                                                                                                                   
Chih-Lung Chou Hwa-Hsia Institute of Technology Taiwan                                                                                                                          
Sanjib Chowdhury Eastern Michigan University United States                                                                                                                   
Reza Chowdhury University of Northern British Columbia Canada                                                                                                                          
Francesco Ciampi University of Florence Italy                                                                                                                           
Kesha Coker Eastern Illinois University United States                                                                                                                   
Thomas Cooney Dublin Institute of Technology Ireland                                                                                                                         
Eulogio Cordon-Pozo University of Granada Spain                                                                                                                           
Joao Correia Leitao University of Beira Interior Portugal                                                                                                                        
Annalisa Croce Politecnico di Milano Italy                                                                                                                           
Evelien Croonen University of Groningen Netherlands                                                                                                                     
Denise Cumberland University of Louisville United States                                                                                                                   
Douglas Cumming York University Canada                                                                                                                          
Declan Curran Dublin City University Ireland                                                                                                                         
Olufunmilola (Lola) Dada Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland                                                                            
Alfredo D’Angelo Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Italy                                                                                                                           
Nikolaos Daskalakis University of Brighton United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland                                                                            
Saskia de Klerk University of New South Wales Australia                                                                                                                       
Hannah Dean Leeds University United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland                                                                            
Antonio Durendez Technical University of Cartagena Spain                                                                                                                           
Prescott Ensign University of Ottawa Canada                                                                                                                          
Muriel Fadairo Université de Lyon France                                                                                                                          
Elisabete Félix Universidade de Évora Portugal                                                                                                                        
Lloyd Fernald University of Central Florida United States                                                                                                                   
Riccardo Fini University of Bolzano Italy                                                                                                                           
Ivana First Komen University of Rijeka Croatia                                                                                                                         
Gregory Fleet University of New Brunswick Canada                                                                                                                          
Richard Flight Eastern Illinois University United States                                                                                                                   
Jorg Freiling LEMEX – Chair for Small Business & Entrepreneurship Germany                                                                                                                         
Laura Galloway Heriot-Watt University United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland                                                                            
Mario Geissler Chemnitz University of Technology Germany                                                                                                                         
Mickael Géraudel University of Luxembourg Luxembourg                                                                                                                      
Alexandra Gerbasi University of Surrey United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland                                                                            
Michael Gielnik NUS Business School Singapore                                                                                                                       
Michael Goldsby Ball State University United States                                                                                                                   
Chris Graves The University of Adelaide Australia                                                                                                                       
Denis Gregoire HEC Montréal Canada                                                                                                                          
Dietmar Grichnik University of St. Gallen Switzerland                                                                                                                     
Luca Grilli Politecnico di Milano Italy                                                                                                                           
Elissa Grossman University of Southern California United States                                                                                                                   
Maribel Guerrero Orkestra. Basque Institute of Competitiveness Spain                                                                                                                           
Lisa Gundry DePaul University United States                                                                                                                   
Vishal Gupta Binghamton University United States                                                                                                                   
Robert Hamilton University of Canterbury New Zealand                                                                                                                     
Rainer Harms UTwente Netherlands                                                                                                                     
Diana Hechavarria University of Cincinnati United States                                                                                                                   
Teresa Hogan Dublin City University Ireland                                                                                                                         
Yuji Honjo Chuo University Japan                                                                                                                           
Christian Hopp University of Vienna Austria                                                                                                                         
Esther Hormiga University of Barcelona Spain                                                                                                                           
Hanna Hottenrott Technische Universitat Munchen Germany                                                                                                                         
Dildar Hussain ESC Rennes School of Business France                                                                                                                          
Jolien Huybrechts Maastricht University Netherlands                                                                                                                     
Farrukh Ijaz University of Management and Technology Pakistan                                                                                                                        
Amy Ingram Clemson University United States                                                                                                                   
Sarah Jack Lancaster University United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland                                                                            
Frank Janssen Université Catholique de Louvain Belgium                                                                                                                         
Maria Jell University of Vienna Austria                                                                                                                         
Colin Jones University of Tasmania Australia                                                                                                                       
Rachida Justo IE Business School Spain                                                                                                                           
Manish Kacker McMaster University Canada                                                                                                                          
Nadine Kammerlander Otto Beisheim School of Management Germany                                                                                                                         
Dmitry Khanin University of La Verne United States                                                                                                                   
Faiza Khoja University of Houston-Downtown United States                                                                                                                   
Ewald Kibler University of Turku Finland                                                                                                                         
Phil Kim Babson College United States                                                                                                                   
Kim Klyver University of Southern Denmark Denmark                                                                                                                         
Akin Kocak Ankara University Turkey                                                                                                                          
Michael Krush North Dakota State University United States                                                                                                                   
Andreas Kuckertz University of Duisburg-Essen Germany                                                                                                                         
Caleb Kwong University of Essex United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland                                                                            
Martin Lackéus Chalmers University of Technology Sweden                                                                                                                          
Wadid Lamine Toulouse Business School France                                                                                                                          
Sungjoo Lee Ajou University, Korea Korea, Republic of                                                                                                              
Dennis Leyden University of North Carolina at Greensboro United States                                                                                                                   
Xiaohua Lin Ryerson university Canada                                                                                                                          
Francisco Liñán University of Seville Spain                                                                                                                           
Joseph LiPuma EMLYON Business School United States                                                                                                                   
Susana Lopez-Bayon University of Oviedo Spain                                                                                                                           
Jose Lopez-Gracia University of Valencia Spain                                                                                                                           
Melih Madanoglu Florida Atlantic University United States                                                                                                                   
Antonia Madrid-Guijarro Technical University of Cartagena UPCT Spain                                                                                                                           
Yprgos Marinakos University of New Mexico United States                                                                                                                   
Joseph Matthes Marquette University United States                                                                                                                   
Rene Mauer RWTH Aachen University Germany                                                                                                                         
Aodheen McCartan Ulster University United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland                                                                            
Alex McKelvie Syracuse University United States                                                                                                                   
Brinja Meiseberg WWU Muenster Germany                                                                                                                         
Luis Mendes University of Beira Interior Portugal                                                                                                                        
Michele Meoli University of Bergamo Italy                                                                                                                           
Jake Messersmith University of Nebraska-Kearney United States                                                                                                                   
Moriah Meyskens University of San Diego United States                                                                                                                   
Morgan Miles University of Canterbury New Zealand                                                                                                                     
Erik Monsen University of Vermont United States                                                                                                                   
Andrea Moro University of Leicester United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland                                                                            
Peter Moroz University of Regina Canada                                                                                                                          
Michael Morris University of Florida United States                                                                                                                   
Nada Mumdziev Webster University Vienna Austria                                                                                                                         
Charles Murnieks Oregon State University United States                                                                                                                   
Samuele Murtinu Politecnico di Milano Italy                                                                                                                           
Meyyappan Narayanan Lakehead University Faculty of Business Administration Canada                                                                                                                          
Robert Nason Concordia University Canada                                                                                                                          
Junichi Nishimura Gakushuin University Japan                                                                                                                           
Michelle O’Dwyer University of Limerick Ireland                                                                                                                         
Laurel Ofstein Western Michigan University United States                                                                                                                   
Marc Orlitzky University of South Australia Business School Australia                                                                                                                       
G. Tyge Payne Texas Tech University United States                                                                                                                   
Whitney Peake Western Kentucky University United States                                                                                                                   
Rozenn Perrigot University of Rennes 1 France                                                                                                                          
Giovanni Perrone Università degli Studi di Palermo Italy                                                                                                                           
Torsten Pieper Kennesaw State University United States                                                                                                                   
Jeffrey Pollack North Carolina State University United States                                                                                                                   
Anita Quas Politecnico di Milano Italy                                                                                                                           
Kathleen Randerson University of de Grenoble France                                                                                                                          
Heikki Rannikko Aalto University School of Business Finland                                                                                                                         
Louis Raymond Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Canada                                                                                                                          
Krishna Reddy The University of Waikato New Zealand                                                                                                                     
Maija Renko University of Illinois at Chicago United States                                                                                                                   
Ignacio Requejo Universidad de Salamanca Spain                                                                                                                           
Christopher Reutzel Utah State University United States                                                                                                                   
Allan Riding University of Ottawa Canada                                                                                                                          
Anoosheh Rostamkalaei Lancaster University United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland                                                                            
Gurjeet Sahi University of Jammu India                                                                                                                           
Margarietha Scheepers University of the Sunshine Coast Australia                                                                                                                       
Leon Schjoedt Mahasarakham University Thailand                                                                                                                        
Takashi Shimizu The University of Tokyo Japan                                                                                                                           
Philipp Sieger University of Bern Switzerland                                                                                                                     
Vivek Soundararajan University of Birmingham United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland                                                                            
John Spillan University of North Carolina at Pembroke United States                                                                                                                   
Andre Spithoven Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO) Belgium                                                                                                                         
Ute Stephan University of Sheffield United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland                                                                            
Julia Suess Research Institute for Family Business Austria                                                                                                                         
Diane Sullivan University of Dayton United States                                                                                                                   
Ethne Swartz Fairleigh Dickinson University United States                                                                                                                   
Paul Swiercz George Washington University United States                                                                                                                   
Stephen Teo RMIT University College of Business Australia                                                                                                                       
Mai Thai HEC Montreal Canada                                                                                                                          
Eleni Thanou Hellenic Open University Greece                                                                                                                          
Roy Thurik Erasmus University Rotterdam Netherlands                                                                                                                     
Erno Tornikoski Grenoble Ecole de Management France                                                                                                                          
Boris Urban University of Witwatersrand South Africa                                                                                                                    
David Urbano Autonomous University of Barcelona Spain                                                                                                                           
Sigrid Vandemaele Hasselt University Belgium                                                                                                                         
Rodrigo Varela Universidad Icesi Colombia                                                                                                                        
Frans Verhees Wageningen UR Netherlands                                                                                                                     
Dominika Wach TU Dresden Germany                                                                                                                         
Sascha Walter Christian-Albrechts-University at Kiel Germany                                                                                                                         
Yu-Kai (Mike) Wang Soochow University Taiwan                                                                                                                          
Xiaodan Wang Western Michigan University United States                                                                                                                   
Anna Watson University of Hertfordshire United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland                                                                            
Scott Weaven Griffith University Australia                                                                                                                       
Dianne Welsh University of North Carolina Greensboro United States                                                                                                                   
Stanford Westjohn University of Alabama United States                                                                                                                   
Trevor Wilmshurst University of Tasmania Australia                                                                                                                       
Doan Winkel Illinois State University United States                                                                                                                   
Florian Zapkau University of Düsseldorf Germany                                                                                                                         
Lei Zhang University of South Florida United States                                                                                                                   


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