Dear JBE Readership:

Welcome to the official website for the Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship. There is GREAT NEWS to announce!! The Journal has been officially accepted into the international ranking system of SCOPUS. This involved a two year process of quality review by SCOPUS culminating in our selection. What does this mean for the future?

First, all of the hard work in making this happen will result in providing our loyal authors—those that took a chance on using us as their publishing option—greater support in their promotion and tenure aspirations. It also provides considerable national and international exposure thus increasing the number and quality of the submissions to follow. Finally, it is a great reward for all of those that have given their time and energy to maintain the quality of our 27 year existence.

Other exciting news includes the repositioning of the headquarters for JBE from the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg to its new home at Stetson University. We are tremendously excited about the support this great university is providing and are looking for a long term relationship with Stetson.

Also, if you haven’t submitted a manuscript to JBE recently (or ever) please consider us as a potential research outlet for your next manuscript. While we are excited about being a part of SCOPUS, we see this as only the beginning of our future growth.

JBE continues to strive to increase the quality and impact of the journal, and many who have followed the journal recently have noted the upward trajectory. More submissions are coming in and it’s already become more competitive to publish in JBE. It is worth noting that our acceptance rate remains the same, 20-25%, despite the increase in submissions. This is not fuzzy math, rather it’s a direct reflection of increased publication frequency to keep up with the increased submission volume.

As always you remain our top priority as we continue to grow JBE into a highly respected outlet for scholarly and professional discourse. If we can better serve you in any way please do not hesitate to contact us.


William T. Jackson (Bill)        Mary Jo Jackson          Jeff Vanevenhoven
Managing Editor                     Editor                              Editor