Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Overview

Business, Peace and Sustainable Development (BPSD) is a journal by Greenleaf Publishing.

BPSD aims at understanding the relationship between business, peace and development. Corporate Peace is an umbrella concept that contains business, social and strategic dimensions. It is the capacity of an organization to consider peace and the reduction of violence as a component in its business strategy, and the utilisation of business resources to raise awareness and enhance peace. While research has been published on business and peace and peace through commerce,BPSD aims to be the first journal dedicated to mutual contribution of business and peace.

BPSD will publish papers on, but not limited to, the following topics:

  1. Cases of corporate peace, peace through commerce, and businesses contributing to peace and development
  2. Theoretical articles and models on business, peace and development
  3. Economic metrics on the mutual contribution of business, economy and peace
  4. Social impact of corporate peace
  5. Tools and mechanisms of corporate peace and sustainable development
  6. Tri-sectorial collaborations (governments, businesses and NGOs) to achieve peace
  7. Stakeholders’ perceptions and attitudes on these subjects (e.g. motivations, barriers, attitudes)
  8. Measurements and comparisons of corporate peace in various firms, countries etc.
  9. Business and human rights
  10. Business and disaster reduction

Submit your paper

Papers of between 3,000 and 6,000 words are invited for double-blind peer review.

Please note that BPSD is an online publication, although print issues may be produced for specific events.

Peace Dialogues

Contributions are also invited for BPSDs Peace Dialogues section. This is the non peer-reviewed section of BPSD, designed for publishing short essays and thought pieces on the role of business in enhancing peace and sustainable development. In addition to the main section of BPSD, in which we publish academic papers and empirical articles, essays in the PD section focus on the practice of  business and peace (e.g. tools, examples or case studies) philosophical essay (e.g. new ideas and approaches), as well as on analyses of the role of businesses in contemporary conflicts and current affairs. 

Essays for PD do not need to be long (5-10 pages would be appropriate) and do not need to cite sources at the same level of full academic articles, although it would be useful to refer to some literature and data.

Contact details

Editor: Dr Debbie Haski-Leventhal
Email: debbie.haski-leventhal@mgsm.edu.au

Publisher: Anna Kemball
Email: anna.kemball@greenleaf-publishing.com

 

Section Policies

Articles

Editors
  • Victoria Halliday
  • Debbie Haski-Leventhal
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peace Dialogues

The Peace Dialogues section is the non peer-reviewed section of BPSD, designed for publishing short essays and thought pieces on the role of business in enhancing peace and sustainable development. In addition to the main section of BPSD, in which we publish academic papers and empirical articles, essays in the PD section focus on the practice of  business and peace (e.g. tools, examples or case studies) philosophical essay (e.g. new ideas and approaches), as well as on analyses of the role of businesses in contemporary conflicts and current affairs. 

Essays for PD do not need to be long (5-10 pages would be appropriate) and do not need to cite sources at the same level of full academic articles, although it would be useful to refer to some literature and data.

Editors
  • Victoria Halliday
  • Debbie Haski-Leventhal
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Submissions to Business, Peace and Sustainable Development (BPSD) are subject to a double-blind peer review process. Papers will typically receive two reviews. Papers will receive initial reviews within two months.

 

Publication Frequency

BPSD publishes twice annually, with issues appearing in June and November.

 

Publication Ethics

Greenleaf Publishing and GSE Research uphold the highest standards of publication ethics.

Working with our Editors, Authors and Reviewers, we take all possible measures to prevent publication malpractice and are committed to addressing possible instances of malpractice that we identify or are brought to our attention.

Original work

  • All work submitted for publication in a Greenleaf Publishing journal or book must be original. Contributions must not be copied in whole or in part from other works.
  • Authors must explicitly identify and reference the author and source of any data or material taken verbatim or paraphrased from another work, whether that work is published, unpublished, or available in an open access form.
  • Authors must explicitly cite others' work and ideas both within the text and in the list of references.
  • Submitted journal papers and book chapters must not have been accepted for publication or under consideration with any other journal or edited collection.

Redundant publication/Self plagiarism

  • Verbatim or substantial copying of an author’s own work that is already published or under consideration for publication is not acceptable.
  • Any wording or data that has been included in another work by the author must be clearly identified by the author at the submission stage.
  • It is recognised that research data can be used in different settings, but it is essential that the theme, discussion and conclusions of a journal paper or book chapter is original.

Fabricated data and results

  • Inventing or falsifying data or results, or manipulating images in order to falsify results, can lead to very serious consequences and is strictly forbidden.

Conflicts of interest

  • Authors are required to disclose any support for research, financial or non-financial, at the submission stage.
  • Reviewers are required to inform the Editor of the journal or edited collection if they have recently completed or are currently engaged in competing research to that which they have been asked to review. If a conflict of interest is identified, the work will be sent to an independent reviewer.

Fair treatment

  • All editorial decisions will be based on the quality of the content and without regard to the ethnic origin, citizenship, disability status, marital status, religious belief, gender, age, sexual orientation, or the political philosophy of the authors.

Author contributions

  • All named authors must have made a substantive contribution to the research and the preparation of the written work. It is not appropriate to include the names of supervisors who have not contributed to the work.
  • Any author who has made a substantive contribution to the research and the preparation of the written work must be named (unless otherwise agreed by that author).
  • The ordering of the names of the authors should be agreed prior to the submission of the work.

Defamation and libel

  • Works must not contain defamatory statements about individuals or organisations. Critical studies must be impartial and accompanied by appropriate evidence, references and explanation. The editors and the publishers reserve the right to withdraw papers which could be construed as libellous. Proof of consent will be required for studies of people or organisations.

Confidentiality

  • The content of the paper must not be in breach of any confidentiality agreements binding on the author(s).

Resolution process

  • When an author discovers a significant error in his/her own work (either when it is published or under review), he/she must promptly notify the journal or book editor and cooperate with the editor to correct the paper or prepare a retraction. If the paper is still unpublished, the paper may be removed from the publication process.
  • In serious cases of malpractice, the Editor and publishers may need to post a retraction notice or statement of concern without the consent of the author.
  • In serious cases of malpractice and when the author does not communicate within a stated timeframe, the Editor and the Publishers reserve the right to contact the author’s institution or company to help reach a resolution.

For further guidance please contact the Greenleaf Publishing team at authors@greenleaf-publishing.com.