The journal “Business Studies” is an academic journal. It has been published annually since 2009 in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS).  Since 2015 it has been published in BCS and in English. The publisher is The University of Business Studies Banja Luka. The journal has a general orientation and aims to cover a wide range of disciplines that are being studied at the University of Business Studies: economics, law, ecology, tourism and information technology and design. The journal encourages the publication of high-quality research papers, both theoretical and empirical, with the tendency to bridge the gap between them and contribute to new theoretical knowledge and expand existing theoretical knowledge in the field covered by the journal. The International Editorial Board particularly welcomes the contributions that explore economic, legal, ecological, tourism and information issues in a comparative perspective, and in particular, related to: developing markets, transition economies and improving the business environment, more efficient application of legal institutes, the promotion of sustainable development, and ecotourism and the advancement of computing and informatics.


All papers submitted for the publication are included in the Editor’s Evaluation. Only the papers that follow the standard publication procedures [Instructions for authors], the journal`s policy and are at the adequate quality level proceed into the Review process. The Editor`s evaluation process can take up to 2 months. After this period, the authors receive the editor’s response, with the results of the evaluation of the Editor-in-Chief.

Papers under review

After the preliminary evaluation, the papers that are considered suitable for publication are transferred to the review stage. All papers are subject to a double anonymous review process that includes both an internal and an external review. Papers can only be published in the journal if they have two positive reviews. The review process can take up to a month.
Only original papers that have not previously been published or are being reviewed for publication may be submitted. The paper already published in a scientific journal cannot be published in the Business Studies journal, i.e it cannot be reprinted or published under a similar title in an amended form. All authors whose papers are accepted after technical and reviewers` evaluation must sign a copyright agreement.

The journal is indexed in EBSCO, ERIH PLUS, SJIFactor,,,, and other world databases.

The papers should be submitted electronically as an attachment – open document (Word format), at, within the prescribed period.