Applying Research to Practice

The Miller College of Business is proud to be a founding member of the 10-school consortium that supports and directs the operations of the American Journal of Business.  Ball State University was the managing office from 1985-2010.  Judy Lane (now retired) was the managing editor for the first 25 volumes.

Established in 1985, the American Journal of Business (AJB) is an applied business publication featuring research on contemporary issues.  From accounting to marketing, management to finance, the AJB prominently covers the breadth of the business disciplines as a general business outlet intended for both practitioners and academics.  The journal follows a double-blind review policy by two or more reviewers, with the first review of manuscripts usually completed within 8-10 weeks of submission. The manuscript acceptance rate is approximately 25 percent.

The American Journal of Business is listed as a “Commendable Journal” by Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Management and appears in respected academic journal directories including Cabell's, EBSCO, and RePEc.  The AJB has also been recognized for excellence in publications design by the Association for University Business and Economic Research.  Every business school in the 10-member consortium is accredited by AACSB-International.

Before 2007, the American Journal of Business was known as the Mid-American Journal of Business.

The American Journal of Business can be accessed through and

Contact the American Journal of Business

As of 2011, all publishing and subscription responsibilities are handled by Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. 

Subscriptions and article access:

Hannah Hunter-Kelm, publisher — (Subject: American Journal of Business)

Emerald Group Publishing Limited —

Current consortium lead/managing office:

Richard Reed, co-editor — (Subject: American Journal of Business)

Susan Barnes, co-editor — (Subject: American Journal of Business)

Cleveland State University