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Business Systems Research Journal

The Journal of Society for Advancing Business & Information Technology BIT

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    Business Systems Research (BSR) is a scientific journal focusing on reserach findings in economics and business systems. Additionally, BSR considers research that combines business and economics with other fields of scientific enquiry, e.g. information systems, mathematics and social sciences. BSR examines a wide variety of business decisions, processes and activities within the actual business setting, as well as within the systems approach framework. Theoretical and empirical advances in perceiving businesses as systems are evaluated on a regular basis.
    In this respect, the BSR journal fosters the exchange of ideas, experience and knowledge between regions with different technological and cultural traditions, in particular in transition countries. Papers submitted for publication should be original theoretical and practical papers. The journal also publishes case studies describing innovative applications and critical reviews of theory.

    Aims and Scope

    Why subscribe and read

    Business Systems Research (BSR) is a scientific journal focusing on research findings in economics and business systems. Additionally, BSR considers research that combines business and economics with other fields of scientific enquiry, e.g. information systems, mathematics and social sciences. BSR examines a wide variety of business decisions, processes and activities within the actual business setting, as well as within the systems approach framework.

    Why submit

    Business Systems Research is a good opportunity for publication of research that describes and explores ecnomics and business systems. Our policy is to give feedback to authors as fast as possible. After receiving the paper that is prepared to Author instructions, editorial board will inform the author on appropriateness of the paper to the journal within two weeks. First review will be delivered as fast as possible, but not later than two months. Reviews that we provide are thorough and give author clear directions on how to improve the paper.

    Rejection Rate

    • 20%

    Similarity Check Plagiarism Screening System

    The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

    Detailed description of the Similarity Check System can be found at:


    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    Submit to the Journal

    Online submission system is available at the web address: http://www.editorialmanager.com/bsr

    Uploading instructions:
    1. Prepare the Manuscript on the template without author information
    BSR Paper Template (docx) 
    2. Prepare the Open Access Licence (pdf)
    3. Upload the Manuscript and the Open Access Licence to the system:

    Processing fee

    There is a processing fee for this journal. The processing fee will be charged only to those authors whose papers will be accepted for publication.

    The fee is :

    • 100 EUR if it is paid by the author as a private person
    • 200 EUR if it is paid by the University, company, non-profit organization, or other legal person

    Processing fee is used only for covering the costs of the journal, since it is published by the non-profit research non-government organization Society for advancing business and information technology – BIT.

    Authors who does not have the access to the funds for paying the processing fee may request the a waiver after acceptance of the paper.

    ​For further information, please send an e-mail at bsreditors@gmail.com

    Review Process

    Editor reviews each paper and, if it is judged suitable for publication in Business Systems Research Journal, paper is sent to at least two independent reviewers for blind peer review. After the consultation with the relevant members of the Editorial Board, taking into account reviewer's recommendations, the editor decides whether the paper will be accepted as is, revised or rejected. 

    Manuscript Requirements

    BSR paper template should be used for preparing the paper. Maximum length of the paper is 6.000 words. Maximum title length is 10 words. 

    • Abstract (max 200 words) should consist on the following parts (formatted in Bold) described with one or two sentences: Background; Objectives; Method; Results and Conclusion.

    Example Abstract
    Background: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut fringilla gravida risus ac tempor. Objectives: Quisque id ipsum neque, vestibulum scelerisque nulla. Nulla sed mauris et justo viverra porttitor. Method/Approach: Aenean est velit, egestas vel varius sit amet, pharetra blandit leo. Nulla tincidunt nulla id risus viverra vitae vehicula massa malesuada. Results/Findings: Aliquam tellus tellus, ultricies et auctor in, laoreet ac felis. Maecenas sed purus magna. Quisque ut metus nec justo ornare dapibus. Conclusion: Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Nulla aliquet eros quis massa ultricies lobortis. Nunc fringilla enim vel leo vulputate quis adipiscing augue pulvinar.

    Paper should be formatted according to the instructions of the BSR Paper template (docx).

    Introduction should describe the nature of the problem and current state of knowledge; give the statement of the purpose, scope and general methods, and present hypothesis and/or research goals. Paper should demonstrate an adequate understanding of the relevant literature in the field and cite an appropriate range of literature sources. Any significant work should not be ignored. The introduction should state clearly the objective of the paper as well as context of the investigation. The literature review should be limited to the articles, books and other items that are relevant to specific research questions addressed. The theoretical framework of the research may contain a full section explaining motives of the research, identifying a gap in the existing literature of the research, and potential usefulness of proposed theoretical basis.

    The empirical section should provide appropriate citations to the methodology used. Paper's argument should be built on an appropriate base of theory, concepts, or other ideas. The research or equivalent intellectual work on which the paper is based should be well designed. Methods employed should be appropriate.

    Full details of the analyses and results must be included in the paper itself. Results should be presented clearly and analysed appropriately. Conclusions should adequately tie together the other elements of the paper.

    Authors should provide brief discussion. The research question should be answered. Authors should note limitations of the study. Results should clearly express its case, measured against the technical language of the field and the expected knowledge of the journal's readership. Attention has to be paid to the clarity of expression and readability, such as sentence structure, jargon use, acronyms, etc.

    Authors should note limitations of the study. Conclusion should be based on answering research questions and/or should include results of hypothesis investigation. Further research directions should be proposed.

    At the end of the paper a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied. Use Harvard style for reference (link). References should not be numbered or bulleted. Use Times New Roman, 11 pt for reference. Citation not older than the last decade should be used as much as possible.

    Author, Initials., Year. Title of book. Edition. (only include this if not the first edition), Publisher, Place of publication (this must be a town or city, not a country).
    e.g. Scheer, A. W. (1998). Business Process Engineering Study Edition: Reference Models for Industrial Enterprises, New York, Springer.

    Book chapters
    Surname, Initials (year), "Chapter title", Editor's Surname, Initials, Title of Book, Publisher, Place of publication, pages.
    e.g. Pejic-Bach, M., Draganic, M. (2009), „Some Aspects of Implementing Always-On It-Solutions and Standards in Banking Sector: The Case of Croatia“, in Bajgariæ, N. (Ed.), Always-On Enterprise Information Systems for Business Continuance, Hershey, IGI Global, pp.149-175.

    Surname, Initials (year), "Title of article", Journal Name, Vol. XX No. XX, pages.
    e.g. Al-Mashari, M. (2003), „A process change-oriented model for ERP application“, International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, Vol. 16 No.1, pp. 39-55.
    If the original version of a non-english article is cited in References, please give the original title and put the English translation in bracket

    Published conference proceedings
    Surname, Initials (year of publication), "Title of paper", in Surname, Initials (Ed.), Title of published proceeding which may include place and date(s) held, Publisher, Place of publication, Page numbers.

    Conference proceedings available at internet
    Surname, Initials (year), "Title of paper", paper presented at Name of Conference, date of conference, place of conference, available at: URL / (accessed date)

    Working papers
    Surname, Initials (year), "Title of article", working paper [number if available], Institution or organization, Place of organization, date.

    Encyclopedia entries (with no author or editor)
    Title of Encyclopedia (year) "Title of entry", volume, edition, Title of Encyclopedia, Publisher, Place of publication, pages.
    (For authored entries please refer to book chapter guidelines above)

    Newspaper articles (authored)
    Surname, Initials (year), "Article title", Newspaper, date, pages.

    Newspaper articles (non-authored)
    Newspaper (year), "Article title", date, pages.

    Internet sources
    Surname, Initials (year), „Title of article“, available at: http://www.fulladdress.com/ (accessed date)
    e.g. Kulkarni, U., St. Louis, R. (2003), „Organizational Self Assessment of Knowledge Management Maturity“, available at http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi= / (12 November 2012)

    In case of any questions, please send an email to Editor in Chief:

    Mirjana Pejic-Bach, Full professor

    Faculty of Economics & Business - Zagreb

    E-mail: mpejic@efzg.hr

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    Editorial Information

    Mirjana Pejić Bach, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics & Business, Department of Informatics, Croatia

    Associate Editors
    Ksenija Dumičić, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics & Business, Department of Statistics, Croatia
    Josip Stepanić, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Department of Non-destructive Testing, Croatia
    Nataša Šarlija, University of Osijek, Faculty of Economics in Osijek, Croatia, Croatia

    Advisory Board
    Sarunas Abramavicius, ISM University of Management and Economics, Lithuania
    David Al-Dabass, Nottingham Trent University, School of Computing & Informatics, United Kingdom
    Jakov Crnkovic, University at Albany, School of Business, USA
    Martin Fieder, University of Vienna, Rector's Office, Austria
    Anita Lee Post, University of Kentucky, School of Management, Decision Science and Information Systems Area, United States
    Gyula Mester, University of Szeged, Hungary
    Matjaž Mulej, International Academy of Cybernetics and Systems, Austria, University of Maribor and IRDO Institute for development of social responsibility, Slovenia
    Olivia Par-Rudd, OLIVIAGroup, United States
    Ada Scupola, Department of Communication, Business and Information Technologies, Roskilde University, Denmark
    Tadas Šarapovas, ISM University of Management and Economics, Lithuania
    Ajay Vinze, Arizona State University, WP Carey School of Business, United States

    Editorial Bord
    Nahed A. Azab, School of Business, American University in Cairo, Egypt
    Sheryl Buckley, University of South Africa, School of Computing, South Africa
    Terence Clifford-Amos, Université Catholique de Lille, France
    Josef Basl, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
    Nijaz Bajgorić, University of Sarajevo, School of Economics and Business, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Rajeev Dwivedi, Institute of Management Technology, India
    Inês Dutra, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
    Francisco Garcia, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
    Mojca Indihar Štemberger, Computer Science Department, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Božidar Jaković, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics & Business, Department of Informatics, Croatia
    Mira Krpan, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics & Business, Department of Economic Theory, Croatia
    Helmut Leitner, Graz University of Technology. Institute for Information Systems and Computer Media (IICM), Austria
    Sonja Sibila Lebe, Faculty of Economics and Business, Maribor, Slovenia
    In Lee, School of Computer Sciences, Western Illinois University, USA
    Olivera Marjanović, University of Sydney, Faculty of Economics & Business, Department of Business Information Systems, Australia
    Marjana Merkač Skok, Faculty of Commercial and Business Sciences, Celje, Slovenia
    Sanja Pekovic, University Paris-Dauphine, France
    Markus Schatten, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Organization and Informatics, Croatia
    Ivan Strugar, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics & Business, Department of Statistics, Croatia
    Ana Šafran, Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Croatia
    Vanja Šimičević, University of Zagreb, Croatian Studies, Department of Sociology, Croatia
    Ilko Vrankić, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics & Business - Zagreb, Croatia, Croatia
    Jovana Zoroja, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics & Business, Department of Informatics, Croatia
    Zhang Wei-Bin, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan
    Berislav Žmuk, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics & Business, Department of Statistics, Croatia

    Language Editors
    Abstract Editing: Andrea-Beata Jelić, Poliglossa Language Centre, Croatia

    Managing Editors
    Karmen Abramović, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics & Business, Croatia
    Ljubica Milanović Glavan, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics & Business, Department of Informatics, Croatia

    Graphic Design
    Cover & Page layout: Petra Kontušić, Zagreb, Croatia

    Editorial Office
    e-mail: bsreditors@mail.com
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