Business and Society Review

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Edited By: Robert E. Frederick

Online ISSN: 1467-8594

Author Guidelines

Instructions for Contributors

Business and Society Review publishes articles that address a wide range of ethical and social issues concerning the relationship between business, society, and the public good. Articles in the Review present original research, analysis and commentary from business people, academics, members of the legal profession, government administrators, and many others. The multidisciplinary approach of the journal is intended to encourage contributors to explore fully the origins, implications, and possible resolution of the immense variety of issues surrounding the value dimensions of business in the contemporary world.


Manuscripts may be submitted in either hard copy or as an e-mail attachment. If submitted in hard copy, three (3) copies of the manuscript should be sent to:

Robert E. Frederick, Editor
Business and Society Review
c/o Center for Business Ethics
Bentley University
175 Forest Street
Waltham, MA 02154

Soft copy submissions should be sent to:

All submissions should be double-spaced with standard margins. The journal prefers articles of no more than 10,000 words. The journal prefers but does not require endnotes rather than footnotes or references in the text, following the form in The Chigaco Manual of Style. If an author chooses not to use endnotes, then references should conform either to the Academy of Management Review style guide, or The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. Data, tables, and illustrations should conform to the Academy of Management Review style guide. References should be kept to a minimum and should be double-spaced on a separate page or pages at the end of the article. All submissions should include a separate abstract and the full name, affiliation, and address of the author or authors.

All submissions will be peer reviewed. The reviewers' recommendations is subject to approval by the editor. Authors whose articles are accepted for publication will be expected to submit a final electronic copy of the article in a standard word-processing format, e.g., Word or WordPerfect. Manuscripts that are not accepted will not be returned to authors.

Manuscripts submitted for publication should be clearly written and accessible to a wide readership and are accepted for consideration with the understanding that they represent original work that is not being considered for publication elsewhere. On occasion papers will be invited by the editor.

NEW: Online production tracking is now available for your article through Blackwell’s Author Services.
Author Services enables authors to track their article – once it has been accepted – through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The author will receive an e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

Online Open

OnlineOpen is available to authors of primary research articles who wish to make their article available to non-subscribers on publication, or whose funding agency requires grantees to archive the final version of their article. With OnlineOpen, the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited in the funding agency's preferred archive. For the full list of terms and conditions, see

Any authors wishing to send their paper OnlineOpen will be required to complete the payment form available from our website at:

Prior to acceptance there is no requirement to inform an Editorial Office that you intend to publish your paper OnlineOpen if you do not wish to. All OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.