Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Pakistan Business Review (PBR) aims to provide an academic forum to researchers and scholars on emerging issues related to business in general and serve as a medium for dissemination of advanced and high quality research that fulfill the literary requirements of the present era.

  • Pakistan Business Review encompasses all subject areas of relevance to business management.
  • Synonymous with its mission, PBR publishes cutting edge research in the areas of Marketing, HR, Finance, Management, Governance, Organizational Behavior, Hospitality and Tourism, Business Economics and other areas related to Business Management.
  • PBR encourages research studies that lead to significant, yet meaningful practical results contributing to a bigger picture of challenges at hand in academia and industry.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts are read by the editorial staff. Only those papers that seem most likely to meet our editorial criteria are sent for formal review. 

PBR is double blind peer review Research Journal.  Manuscripts judged to be of potential interest to our readership are sent for formal review, typically our paper review process is divided into two parts Internal review process which normally takes about a month and the external review process takes about six months. For peer review we select two reviewers. The editor then make a decision based on the reviewers' advice whether to:

  • Accept,
  • Accept with changes (Revise the manuscript to address specific concerns before publication)
  • Reject, Not suitable for publication


Publication Frequency

First Issue : April

Second Issue : July

Third Issue : October

Fourth Issue : January


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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Pakistan Business Review (PBR)

Pakistan Business Review (PBR) is Institute of Business Management (IoBM’s) multidisciplinary journal in continuous publication since April 1999. It is Pakistan’s first refereed academic business research quarterly. PBR is an HEC approved X category journal. It is abstracted and indexed by the American Economic Association in the ECONLIT and the Journal of Economic Literature, USA. It is supervised by an International Advisory Board of Business Academics from national and international organizations such as the London School of Economics, the University of Sussex, the University of San Diego and Indiana University, USA, Bochun University, Germany, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the International Association for Clean Technology, Austria. International advisory board members are also drawn from China, Spain, Columbia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Lithuania, and Nepal. Other respectable national bodies such as the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan, etc are also represented on the board. All full time faculty members at IoBM contribute research papers on a regular basis. Pakistan Business Review is in its fifteenth year of continuous publication.


Statement of Ethics

The paper published in PBR will be the property of Pakistan Business Review. The policy of Pakistan Business Review (PBR) prohibits an author from submitting the same paper to two or more publications at different places for consideration. It also prohibits the publication of any manuscript which has already been published either in whole or a substantial part elsewhere. Furthermore, the publication of a manuscript that has been published in full or portion elsewhere in any proceeedings etc is similalry prohibited


Submission Fee

Pakistan Business Review is instituting a fee which authors must here forth pay for their submission. The research journal is recognized by HEC as  X category journal, and the journal is undergoing advancement to come at par with international standards of acceptability in research publications.

Ensuring that only quality research by authors is submitted and hence published, a submission and processing fee has come into effect by October 25, 2018. Only serious authors with research work deemed worthy of submission would surface.


The fee structure is listed here forth:

Processing Fee (PKR 3,000) - To be paid upon the submission of an article to PBR as an initial fee

Publication Fee (PKR 10,000) - To be paid later once the article has been accepted after Peer Review for publication.

Note: The fee is non-refundable.


The fee must be paid in favor of “Institute of Business Management", mandated by a proof of payment.



(1)Bank details for direct payment are:

Standard Chartered Bank Limited,

Al-Tijarah Centre Islamic Branch,

Shop No.S6-7 Plot No. 32-1-A

Block 6, P.E.C.H.S.


Branch Code      :               182

Swift Code          :               SCBLPKKX

IBAN                :       PK97SCBL0000001326020801

Account No.:            01326020801


 (1)Pay order will be made in favor of "Institute of Business Management “for the above amounts and may be sent to the "The Managing Editor, Institute of Business Management".

 (2) Deposit cash at any Branch of Standard Chartered Bank or pay online in the following Bank Account

   A/C# 01326020801

   Standard Chartered Bank

   Institute of Business Management


The finance department of the Institute of Business Management requires deposit evidence i.e. screen shot of deposit slip or transfer confirmation message to the following email addresses;

muhammad.asim@iobm.edu.pk ; aslam.ali@iobm.edu.pkeditorpbr@iobm.edu.pk;abid.ali@iobm.edu.pk

Please Note the Disclaimers: The Processing Fee must be paid within 06 days of submission. Failure to do so, will result in the paper not being assigned for editorial processing, while being out rightly rejected. The policy applies similarly to the Publication Fee, which must be paid within 15 days after your paper has been accepted for publication.Submission of processing fee does not guarantee publication.