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Vol 3 No 1 (2020): International Journal of Small and Medium Enterprises
Published: 2020-03-12
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International Journal of Small and Medium Enterprises

International Journal of Small and Medium Enterprises (IJSMEs) is a refereed international, double-blind peer-reviewed journal which is published semiannually.

Aims & Scope

The subject areas include, but are not limited to the following fields:

  • Business
  • Joint Venture
  • Organizational Design and Rules
  • Banking
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Capital Formation
  • Family-Owned Businesses
  • SMEs Banking
  • Deposit Mobilization and Credit Financing
  • Performance Measurement and Business Improvement
  • Innovation in International SMEs
  • Business Models
  • Women Entrepreneurship
  • Branding of SMEs Products & Services and Other Relevant Issues

International Journal of Small and Medium Enterprises currently has an acceptance rate of 18%. The average time between submission and final decision is 20 days and the average time between acceptance and publication is 30 days.


Author Guidelines

1. Authors must ensure that their papers are free of spelling and grammatical errors and typos.

2. Research papers should not exceed 8,000 words.

3. A separate title page of an article should contain the title of the paper, name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s).

4. The first page of an article should contain an abstract not exceeding 250 words and a maximum of eight keywords.

5. Equations in the text should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals within simple brackets and aligned against the right margin.

6. All appendices should be numbered consecutively using uppercase roman numerals and shown after the list of references.

7. References should be cited within the text as follows: According to Wickremasinghe (2005), foreign exchange market … These results are inconsistent with those of other studies (Perera, 1995; Silva, 2000)

8. List of references should show each citation in alphabetical order and follow the style of APA

9. Author should register with the journal before submitting manuscripts.

10. Page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author. The corrected manuscripts should be submitted, and the publication fee should be paid within 10 working days.

11. The Article Processing Charge-Online-(Formatting and Hosting) is 100 EUR. 



The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”. We check the plagiarism issue through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (

All submissions will be checked by turnitin before being sent to reviewers.

Keep a Similarity Index <30% and single source matches are not >6%


IJSMEs "COPE - Committee on Publication Ethics" and "Publication Integrity and Ethics" has made application for membership.


For the latest news:-

Professor Dr. Werner Krings  Named Editor-in-Chief of IJSMEs

Centre for Research on Islamic Banking & Finance and Business is pleased to announce that Professor Dr. Werner Krings , Framingham State University, USA has been named the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Small and Medium Enterprises.