About The Coastal Business Journal
The mission of The Coastal Business Journal is to support the practice and teaching of business administration through the timely distribution of applied scholarly papers. The Coastal Business Journal gives preference to papers that specifically focus on issues pertaining to business administration and business development within coastal geographic regions, although more far reaching topics of academic and/or practitioner interest will be considered as well.
The Coastal Business Journal is published in an on-line format only. Although it is possible that the Journal may occasionally publish, in hard copy, a set of selected articles in a "Best Of” format, contributors should be aware that most articles submitted to the Journal will only be available online.
Examples of Appropriate Topics
• Business and economic development within coastal geographic regions
• Administration of coastal regional business activities such as tourism, hospitality
and resort management, retirement living, water sports, etc.
• Economically-relevant societal issues specific to coastal regional economies
such as beach erosion, pollution, and infrastructure development
• Developments in the general practice of business administration such as new
management techniques, changes in regulations, technological innovations, etc.
• Developments in the teaching of business administration such as new
classroom teaching methods, incorporating new technologies in the classroom,
on-line instructions, etc.
The Coastal Business Journal is intended for both academicians and practitioners, and the ideal topic would be of interest to both groups. Due to the nature of the intended readership, articles should be written so as to be accessible to a well-informed practitioner and yet still contribute to the advancement of the academic discipline of business management. Any complex statistical analysis required in an article should be presented in a such a way that those without advanced preparation in quantitative methods would still be able to access the main themes and findings.
Submission of Articles
The Coastal Business Journal is published annually in electronic format by the Wall College of Business at Coastal Carolina University. The Journal is referenced in Cabell’s and currently has an acceptance rate of approximately 35 percent. All papers accepted for publication have undergone a double blind review process. Please see the Guidelines for Authors link on this web site for more information concerning formatting and submission of articles.
The Coastal Business Journal Editorial Board assists the editor with the review and selection of papers for the journal and is comprised of individuals with expertise in various areas of business administration. If you are interested in being considered for Editorial Board membership for The Coastal Business Journal, please contact the Managing Editor.
Current members of the Editorial Board are listed on the Editorial Board link on this website.