Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The JBS welcomes manuscript submissions from all social science and business disciplines, as well as border-specific manuscripts from other disciplines. The border emphasis is global. Work from any discipline that illuminates border problems, characteristics, issues and realities in any part of the world is acceptable for manuscript review. It is important that the manuscript deals in a substantive way with the border-related aspects of the topic. It should not just be the results of a study in a border region without significant consideration of transboundary influences and characteristics.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts are blind reviewed by at least two qualified readers. The editors will assume that submission of an article to the JBS indicates that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere.


Publication Frequency

Journal items are published collectively as part of a volume number, with its own table of contents. The Journal is published three times per year.



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Print ISSN: 0886-5655
Online ISSN: 2159-1229