Focus and Scope
The CBAR is a blind peer-reviewed spring publication of the Christian Business Faculty Association. The CBAR is devoted to promoting Christian business education through publication of faith-based articles that focus on Creative Instruction (cases, innovations in pedagogy, materials, and methods for teaching undergraduate and graduate business students), Curriculum Development (book reviews, ideas for and experience with the creation of new courses and programs of study), Professional Issues (the role of business programs and faculty in assessment, accreditation, compensation, teaching loads, and professional development), and Research in Business Education (original empirical studies and surveys dealing with the evaluation of teaching methods, learning attitudes, and assessment techniques).
The CBAR aims to publish manuscripts which add to the body of knowledge. These manuscripts will represent both good scholarship and good pedagogical thinking. The authors must establish an academic context for their ideas. Authors should include a section with some discussion of other people’s work in the area in order to place their efforts in the larger context of a growing pedagogical scholarship. The aim is to publish the combination of scholarly skills (literature reviews, informed thinking, building on previous research, etc.) and pedagogical exploration (new ways of teaching – or thinking about – the subjects and materials in which CBAR readers are most interested).
The suggested page limit varies by focus area. Creative Instruction manuscripts should be shorter (5 to 10 pages double-spaced) and do not necessarily need to have quantifiable results. Curriculum Development and Professional Issues manuscripts should vary in length depending on the level and depth of the literature review and whether or not a hypothesis is being tested. Manuscripts in Curriculum Development and Professional Issues should be between 5 and 20 pages double-spaced. Research in Business Education manuscripts should include a literature review and some form of quantifiable support for or against a hypothesis. Research in Business Education manuscripts should be about 20 pages double-spaced.
The Christian Business Academy Review is listed in Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Management and is indexed by both the EBSCOhost Business Source International and the Christian Periodicals Index.
Peer Review Process
Each article is sent to 3 reviewers. It usually takes 7 weeks to complete the initial review process.
Listed below are the instructions sent to the reviewers:
Attached is a manuscript for publication consideration in the ____ section of the CBAR. Please acknowledge receipt of this message and let me know if you will be able to complete a review by ____.
I would like for you to do 2 things. First, in a few paragraphs, summarize the major contribution of this paper to the field of business education. Comment on the strengths of the paper. Comment on the areas of weakness and areas for improvement. You may wish to use the following outline to guide your review:
A. Contribution to the Field of Christian Business Education
A1. Interest of the Topic to Christian Business Educators
A2. Faith-based Emphasis
B. Strengths and Weaknesses
B1. Clarity of Objectives
B2. Adequacy of Literature Review and References
B3. Conceptual Rigor
B4. Organization and Presentation
B5. Writing Quality
Second, classify this manuscript into one of the following categories:
_____Accept as is, no areas of improvement.
_____Accept with revisions, the manuscript could be improved with minor revisions before publication (please list these revisions).
_____Revise and resubmit, the manuscript needs to make major revisions before it would be acceptable for publication (please list these revisions).
_____Reject, the manuscript is not publishable.
Authors will get an anonymous copy of your comments.
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.
Membership and Renewal
Membership (with voting privileges) in the Christian Business Faculty Association is open to college and university faculty members who agree with the following tenets:
- That Jesus Christ is the Son of God and through His atonement is the mediator between God and man.
- That the word of God expressed in the Bible is inspired by God and is authoritative in the development of Christian faith and practice.
- That the Christian faith has significant implications for the structure and practice of business.
- That developing Christian education for business practice should be undertaken as a cooperative venture of this organization.
Kevin Hughes, CBFA Treasurer, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Board of Review
Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
The statements for the Christian Business Academy Reivew are based on the Code of Conduct and Best- Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors from the Committee on Publication Ethics (2011).
The editor is responsible for deciding which articles will be published and is accountable for everything published in the journal. The editor will inform readers about who has funded research and what role the funders had in the research and publication. The editor will evaluate manuscripts for intellectual content, originality, importance and clarity. Unpublished manuscripts will be kept confidential and will not be used for personal advantage. The editor will take appropriate measures to prevent academic misconduct and when necessary retract affected manuscripts.
Peer reviewers will provide recommendations to the editor and suggestions for improvement to the author(s). If a reviewer is unable to complete their review within the specified period of time or due to a conflict of interest they should promptly notify the editor. Reviewers should keep all manuscripts confidential and not use them for their own benefit. Reviewers should objectively evaluate manuscripts in a fair and unbiased manner. Reviewers should identify other relevant publications that could be included in a manuscript and notify the editor when concerned about conspicuous overlap with previously published material.
Authors should submit original work that accurately describes their findings and significance. The work of others should be appropriately cited and acknowledged. Authors should not submit their manuscript to more than one journal at a time. Authors should disclose funding sources and any conflicts of interest. If an error in their published work is found the author should promptly notify the editor.
Committee on Publication Ethics (2011). Code of Conduct and Best- Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Retrieved from http://publicationethics.org/files/Code_of_conduct_for_journal_editors_Mar11.pdf
Christian Business Faculty Association: https://www.cbfa.org