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Welcome to the Spring 2013 Edition

From the Publisher:

Welcome to the Spring 2013 issue of The Coastal Business Journal online. I continue to be pleased and impressed with the level and variety of submissions and with the timely and thoughtful input from our reviewers. Please continue to support this journal as it has a positive impact on our professional and academic lives.   

We continue our efforts to a broad based, academically sound publication.  This can be seen in our expanding the journals presence through the EBSCOHost, Google and ProQuest databases.

I will continue to highlight the fact that we utilize a rigorous double-blind review process. Our excellent editorial board remains committed to providing comprehensive reviews of each manuscript they receive. Each year we continue to receive comments from many of our authors about the quality of reviews they received. With so many college and university faculty members being asked to do “more with less,” it is truly gratifying to see the level of commitment our board continues to demonstrate. I thank them for their timely and thoughtful comments and their efforts on our behalf over the years.

We also continue to enjoy a fairly regular increase in the number of submissions to the Journal. As a result, we continue to remain interested in recruiting new Editorial Board members. If you are interested in being considered for our Board, I would encourage you to contact me or our Editor.

I would like to extend my thanks to the Editor of this publication, Nicholas Twigg.  He is doing an excellent job and has much respect and admiration from his colleagues – both at Coastal and other institutions.

Thank you for taking the time to visit The Coastal Business Journal, and we sincerely hope you continue to consider us as a suitable outlet for your scholarly work. Further, we hope you will make your colleagues aware of us as well.

We hope you have an enjoyable and productive summer!


J. Ralph Byington, Publisher

Spring 2013