You are invited to participate in The 2014 Costa Rica Global Conference on Business and Finance (GCBF) – San Jose, Costa Rica. The Conference, sponsored by Institute for Business and Finance Research (IBFR), will be held from May 27 – 31, 2014 in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Theoretical and empirical papers in all areas of business, finance, marketing, management, accounting, MIS, public administration, economics, business education and related fields are welcome. Papers do not need to be global in nature. English and Spanish language sessions will be offered. An Internet Session will be offered for those unable to make the trip to San Jose, Costa Rica.
Journal Publication Opportunities
The Conference is affiliated with eight peer-reviewed journals:
- The International Journal of Business and Finance Research
- International Journal of Management and Marketing Research
- Global Journal of Business Research
- Accounting and Taxation
- Business Education and Accreditation
- Review of Business and Finance Studies
- Revista Internacional Administración & Finanzas (Spanish Language)
- Revista Global de Negocios (Spanish Language)
The journals are distributed in print and through EBSCOHost, ProQuest ABI/Inform and SSRN. Please visit our website for journal specific distribution, indexing and ranking information, including JEL, Cabell’s, Ulrich’s and others. Papers honored with the Outstanding Research Award at the conference will be offered publication in one of our journals. In addition, papers receiving the Best Paper in Session Award are reviewed for possible journal publication.
Publication in the Refereed Conference Proceedings (Optional)
Publishing in the refereed Conference Proceedings is optional and free to registered and paid conference attendees. Submission of your paper for proceedings publication implies the paper is your own work, is not copyrighted, and you have obtained the appropriate consent from all co-authors for publication. Conference proceedings are published under the title “Global Conference on Business and Finance Proceedings.” The conference proceedings are distributed on online, on electronic media and through EBSCOHost and ProQuest ABI/inform.
The conference proceedings are indexed by EBSCOHost, Unrich’s Periodical Directory and Index Copernicus. You can publish a 2 to 5-page version of your paper or a full paper (not to exceed 10 properly formatted pages). We encourage you to publish a short version of your paper in the proceedings. All proceedings submissions must be in MS Word and must be formatted according toour proceedings guidelines.
Proceedings submissions must be in the same language as the initial submission. The IBFR will not publish one-page abstracts, papers exceeding ten pages, or papers that do not follow the proceedings publications guidelines.
Outstanding Research Award
Registered and paid attendees may submit their paper for award consideration and possible publication in one of our journals. Only registered and paid authors of award winning papers will receive a certificate, award plaque, reviewer comments, and official journal publication acceptance letter.
Award winners are required to properly format their document and make any other changes required by the reviewers and/or editor prior to journal publication. Submissions to the award competition are treated in the same fashion as a journal submission. Thus, all award-winning submissions are subject to a blind review process. Submitting a paper for award consideration implies that your paper has not been published elsewhere, is not copyrighted, and is not under publication consideration elsewhere. It also implies that you are prepared to pay the publication fee if your paper wins an award. Award submissions must be in the same language as the initial submission.
Best in Session Award
Based on a peer-review process, one paper will be selected as the best paper in each session for an award. Only registered and paid authors of Best in Session Award Winners will receive a certificate. Certificates will be awarded at the luncheon or banquet. Authors of Best in Session Award Winning papers are invited to submit their papers to our regular review process for possible publication.