EJBO - Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and 
Organization Studies

ISSN 1239-2685
Publisher: Business and Organization Ethics Network (BON)

ARCHIVES (2004-)
ARCHIVES (1996-2004)

Manuscript Submission and Information for Authors


Authors submitting articles for publication warrant that the work is not an infringement of any existing copyright and will indemnify the publisher against any breach of such warranty. For ease of dissemination and to ensure proper policing of use, papers become the legal copyright of the publisher unless otherwise agreed.


Submissions should be sent as an email attachment and as RTF format to:
Editor in Chief
Professor Tuomo Takala
Jyväskylä University
School of Business and Economics

Editorial objectives

Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies EJBO aims to provide an avenue for the presentation and discussion of topics related to ethical issues in business and organizations worldwide. The journal publishes articles of empirical research as well as theoretical and philosophical discussion. Innovative papers and practical applications to enhance the field of business ethics are welcome. The journal aims to provide an international web-based communication medium for all those working in the field of business ethics whether from academic institutions, industry or consulting.

The important aim of the journal is to provide an international medium which is available free of charge for readers. The journal is supported by Business and Ethics Network BON, which is an officially registered non-profit organization in Finland. EJBO is published by the School of Business and Economics at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland.

Reviewing process

Each paper is reviewed by the Editor in Chief and, if it is judged suitable for publication, it is then sent to at least one referee for blind review. Based on the recommendations, the Editor in Chief decides whether the paper should be accepted as is, revised or rejected. The process described above is a general one. The editor may, in some circum- stances, vary this process.

Special issues

The special issue contains papers selected from

• the spesific suitable conferences or
• based on a certain relevant theme

The final selection is made by the Editor in Chief, with assistance from the EJBOÕs Editorial team or from Conference Editorial team. In the case of conference papers, articles have already been reviewed for the conference and are not subjected to additional review, unless substantial changes are requested by the Editor.

Manuscript requirements

The manuscript should be submitted in double line spacing with wide margins as an email attachment to the editor. The text should not involve any particular formulations. All authors should be shown and author's details must be printed on a first sheet and the author should not be identified anywhere else in the article. The manuscript will be considered to be a definitive version of the article. The author must ensure that it is grammatically correct, complete and without spelling or typographical errors.

As a guide, articles should be between 3000 and 8000 words in length. A title of not more than eight words should be provided. A brief autobiographical note should be supplied including full name, affiliation, e-mail address and full international contact details as well as a short description of previous achievements. Authors must supply an abstract which should be limited to 200 words in total. In addition, maximum six keywords which encapsulate the principal topics of the paper should be included.

Notes or Endnotes should be not be used. Figures, charts and diagrams should be kept to a minimum. They must be black and white with minimum shading and numbered consecutively using arabic numerals. They must be refereed explicitly in the text using numbers. References to other publications should be complete and in Harvard style. They should contain full bibliographical details and journal titles should not be abbreviated. References should be shown within the text by giving the author's last name followed by a comma and year of publication all in round brackets, e.g. (Jones, 2004). At the end of the article should be a reference list in alphabetical order as follows

(a) for books
surname, initials and year of publication, title, publisher, place of publication, e.g. Lozano, J. (2000), Ethics and Organizations. Understanding Business Ethics as a Learning Process, Kluwer, Dordrecht.

(b) for chapter
in edited book surname, initials and year, “title", editor's surname, initials, title, publisher, place, pages, e.g. Burt, R.S. and Knez, M. (1996), "Trust and Third-Party Gossip", in Kramer, R.M. and Tyler, T.R. (Eds.), Trust in Organizations. Frontiers of Theory and Research, Sage, Thousand Oaks, pp. 68-89.

(c) for articles
surname, initials, year "title", journal, volume, number, pages, e.g. Nielsen, R.P. (1993) "Varieties of postmodernism as moments in ethics action-learning", Business Ethics Quarterly, Vol. 3 No. 3, pp. 725-33. Electronic sources should include the URL of the electronic site at which they may be found, as follows: Pace, L.A. (1999), "The Ethical Implications of Quality", Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies EJBO, Vol. 4 No. 1. Available