The Review of Business: Interdisciplinary Journal on Risk and Society

This is a peer-reviewed journal. The Journal publishes basic research on how business manages and engages with risk or uncertainty, and basic research on the resulting effect on society, so as to produce evidence-based quality knowledge that can impact the practice of business.

Much of the spectrum of how business engages with risk, and how such engagement, in turn, impacts society is opaque. Thereover, this journal is sensitive to the conceptual and practical considerations imposed on scholars of business by this opaqueness.

The Journal was first published in 1964 as a business publication of St John’s University to encourage the practical and applicative side of inquiry on the New York economy. It has evolved into an impactful academic journal.

In a 2008 report, titled “Impact of Research: A Guide for Business Schools," the AASCB International, a prestigious accreditation body of business schools,  defines high-impact research for a typical faculty at a school of business. In this report, publishing in an established discipline-specific journal, and receiving a high citation count, is a clear indicator of high impact. Of note is the argument in the literature that the construction of any research evaluation metric incurs significant costs and thus, what is popularly used to measure the impact of research, implicitly depends on how the costs and benefits of producing that metric are apportioned. This AASCB report continues to explain that integrative research across management disciplines or research that reaches beyond the business school is consistent with the spirit and intent of what constitutes high-impact research.  This is the framework within which this journal defines its impact.


This journal (ISNN 0034-6454) is on the Web of Science, Cabell's Whitelist, ProQuest (Global Collection), EBSCO (Business Source Primer), Gale (Academic One and Business Collection) and International Scientific Indexing (ISI). The journal is a signatory of the The San Francisco Declaration of Research Assessment (DORA)

The Journal is not a profit-making endeavor. It has no submission fee. It is supported by voluntary contributions and donors.

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St John’s University publishes the Journal in hard copy form in January and June.

Address inquires to the editor, Dr. Yun Zhu, at [email protected].

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Click here (PDF) to view the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement (PEMS) 

The January 2020 (PDF) is now available online.

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Please note that the Main Library of St. John’s University in New York maintains a complete archive of the Journal’s issues.

June 2019 issue

January 2019

June 2018

January 2018

This Editorial Board endows the journal’s review process with impeccable expertise, deep knowledge and broad insights from the risk/uncertainty universe.  This Editorial Board reflects the diverse ways we engage with risk/uncertainty, both here at the Tobin College of Business and across the global community of scholars.


Bernard Arogyaswamy
Le Moyne College, USA

Qian Long Kweh
Canadian University Dubai, UAE
William Reisel 
St. John’s University, USA

Jason P. Berkowitz
St. John’s University, USA

Andre P. Liebenberg
University of Mississippi, USA
Ralph Rogalla
St. John’s University, USA

Turanay Caner
North Carolina State University, USA

Jacek Lisowski
Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Joseph Ruhland 
Georgia Southern University, USA

David Y. Chan
St. John’s University, USA

Yuji Maeda
Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
Manuel G. Russon
St. John’s University, USA

Aaron Doyle
Carleton University, Canada

Franz Peren
Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University, Germany

Victoria Shoaf
St. John’s University, USA

Patrick Flanagan
St. John’s University, USA

Cynthia Phillips
St. John’s University, USA
Yohihiko Suzawa
Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan

William Fergusson
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA

Kevin Pon
Lyon Catholic University, France

Ahmad F. Vakil 
St. John’s University, USA

Sylwia Gornik-Tomaszewski
St. John’s University, USA

Maurizio Pompella
University of Siena, Italy
Raluca Vernic
Ovidius University of Constanta, Romania

Sven Ove Hansson
Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

David M. Pooser
St. John’s University, USA
Krupa Viswanathan
Temple University, USA

Annette Hofmann
St. John’s University, USA

Steven W. Pottier
University of Georgia, USA

Ping Wang
St. John’s University, USA

Gianpaolo Iazzolino
University of Calabria, Italy

Puwanenthiren Pratheepkanth
University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Jiuchang Wei
University of Science and Technology, China

Konstantinos Kirytopoulos
University of South Australia, Australia
Sridar Ramamarti
University of Dayton, USA

Noriyoshi Yamase
Tokyo University of Science, Japan



Ethical Standards:

The Review of Business endorses the responsible research standards for both its authors and editors/reviewers promulgated by the World Conference on Research Integrity ( The Review of Business subscribes to both the Singapore statement on research integrity and the Montreal statement  on research integrity in cross-boundary research collaborations. This journal affirms that the word ‘boundary’ includes national, cultural, institutional, disciplinary and knowledge demarcations. Both the Singapore statement and the Montreal statement seek to affirm and preserve the integrity of both the research published in a journal and the process that resulted in that publication. Furthermore, the Editor of the Review of Business seeks to avoid criticisms of the research publication process as documented by  Grassmann (1986, Interfaces, 16.2: 43-51) and by Macdonald (2015, Journal of Management Inquiry, 24.3:264-279).

Publishing Agreement:

When an author submits a contribution for publishing consideration to the Review of Business, the author, upon acceptance of the contribution for publication, assigns to the Review of Business the copyright in the contribution and any tables, illustrations or other material submitted for publication as part of the contribution. This assignment of rights means that the author has granted to the Review of Business the exclusive right to publish and reproduce the contribution in print and other media of the journal’s choosing, and the right to license others to do the same, effective upon the acceptance of the contribution for publication. Notwithstanding this assignment of rights, the contributor retains all proprietary rights other than the copyright in any processes, procedures or articles described in the contribution. The Review of Business licenses back the following rights to the contributor in the version of the contribution as originally accepted for publication: The right to self-archive the contribution, the right to transmit, print and share copies of the contribution provided that there is no fee charged or the distribution is not widespread or systematic. The Review of Business also licenses back to the author the personal right of the contributor to send or transmit individual copies of the published version to colleagues upon their specific explicit request provided no fee is charged, and the right to include/post the published version in normal teaching or professional duties.

When an author submits a contribution for publishing consideration to the Review of Business, the author represents the following: The contribution is original work written by the stated authors,  it  has been prepared in a personal capacity and not on behalf of a government or institution,  it has not been previously published, will not be submitted to any other journal, does not infringe any copyright or violate any other person’s or entity’s rights, or contain any unlawful matter, it does not violate the Singapore statement on research integrity, it does not violate  the Montreal statement  on research integrity in cross-boundary research collaborations. The contributor represents that he or she or they obtained written permission from copyright owners for any excerpts from copyrighted works that are included and credited those sources in the contribution. The contributor further represents that he or she or they informed any co-author(s) of the terms of this publishing agreement and that the contribution is submitted on behalf and on the authority of all authors that appear on the contribution.