We are happy to announce some exciting structural and process changes to AIB Insights, a primary publication outlet for short, applied articles that provide “Actionable International Business Insights”. These upgrades will improve our review process and greatly increase the exposure of individual articles and our publication as a whole.

A full summary of these improvements is available below, along with a table of contents for our newly published edition of AIB InsightsVolume 20, Issue 1.

We hope you enjoy our new format and look forward to receiving your feedback and submissions as we begin this exciting new phase in our publication’s history.

John Mezias, AIB Insights Editor
William Newburry, AIB Insights Associate Editor
Anne Hoekman, AIB Insights Managing Editor

INAUGURAL EDITORIAL BOARD

First, we have established an inaugural Editorial Board of outstanding scholars to help guide the journal in its evolution.

A full listing of our Editorial Board members is now available on the new AIB Insights website.

NEW SUBMISSION AND ONLINE PUBLICATION SYSTEM

Second, in cooperation with Scholastica, we have a new submission and online publication system, which will provide a more user-friendly interface and updated look. AIB Insights articles will now be published online ahead of their assigned issue, which will mean quicker time to publication and increased visibility for articles.

Additionally, all AIB Insights articles will now have 100-word abstracts and keywords to increase digital searchability. Scholastica will use these new features to automatically index AIB Insights with Google Scholar and also to automate Digital Object Identifier (DOI) registration with Crossref in an Open Access format. These new features enable searchability on prominent article databases and will dramatically increase the exposure of AIB Insights articles.

Please check out the new journal site, both for uploading submissions and reading published articles.

PEER-REVIEW PROCESS

Third, we now employ a peer-review process, which began with the 2020 3rd Quarter special issue on “COVID-19 and International Business.” In addition to independent submissions, which are always welcome, we have calls for papers for two open special issues, on “IB Research Methods” and “Engaging with Oceania”.

NEW ISSUE AND ISSUE ARCHIVE

Fourth, we are happy to announce the first issue published on the new platform, focused on “Responsibilities of Educators in International Business”. This issue was developed in cooperation with the AIB Teaching and Education Shared Interest Group and the Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE). Insights in these eight articles help us to better understand the responsibilities of educators in international business, while also prescribing actions we can pursue to help us achieve this important goal.

Lastly, we are adding abstracts and keywords to previously published AIB Insights articles to provide past articles with the same digital searchability features as all of our new articles. Please look for these articles to be added to the new site by the end of 2020.

TABLE OF CONTENTS