Call for Papers



54th International Business Research Online Conference



Conference Dates: 13-14 February, 2021

Location: Monash Conference Centre, Melbourne, Australia



Email Your Abstract or Full Paper:


Submission Deadline: 4 January 2021

Registration Deadline: 29 January 2021



Conference Theme: Research for Progress



Abstracts and or full papers relating to all broad areas of Accounting, Banking, Finance, Economics, Management, Marketing, Information Systems and all other fields of business are invited for the above online conference in Australia. This international conference is organized by Global Research Institute for Business Academics, (GRIBA). Please see The 54th IBRC Online conference is a virtual event rather than a physical event due to Covid-19. Until last year (2019), we organised physical conferences in more than 40 cities over the world. Papers will be presented in this conference virtually and the authors need to have access to a computer with webcam and internet. We will send the online (virtual) presentation guidelines to the registered authors after 4 January, 2021.  This conference involves no other associated cost such as travel and accommodation and as a result, it is very economically viable to attend this conference from the comfort of your home.



Manuscript Submission and Review Process


Manuscripts (either full papers and/or abstracts) should be prepared as per guidelines (please see the link on the top of the conference website). Please include paper title, author title (such as Mr. Ms. Dr.), the name of author(s) and affiliation of the corresponding author, email address and the field/track of research. Please include this information in the paper itself. Papers which do not contain this information will not be considered for this conference. Please send all abstracts/full papers as Microsoft Word file. Please do not send abstracts/full papers as PDF files. If you want to publish your paper in one of the journals mentioned below, you must send us the full paper. Please note that you can send in your manuscript any time before the submission deadline (4 January 2021). All submissions will be professionally double blind peer reviewed and review outcome for each paper will be announced within the nominated time.


Conference Proceedings (Online)


You have the opportunity to publish either your abstract or full paper in the conference proceedings with ISBN. Please see the Proceedings link on top of the conference website.



Publication in International Journals


The following journals are affiliated with this conference:  


  • Journal of Management Sciences (Indexed by Thomson Reuter).

  • Banks and Banking System (Indexed by Scopus). 

  • International Journal of Supply Chain Management (Indexed by Scopus).


Please note that the editorial board of the respective journals will independently consider high quality papers. You need to follow the journal’s policy. For example, while JMS does not charge any fee, BBS asks for submission fee.



Publication in International Journals Rated By ADRIJ


Outstanding papers will be considered for publication in the following journals ranked by the Australian Directory of Ranked International Journals (ADRIJ):


  • Global Review of Accounting and Finance (Ranked by ADRIJ as 3 Star).

  • World Journal of Management (Ranked BY ADRIJ as 3 Star).

  • Global Economy and Finance Journal (Ranked By ADRIJ as 4-Star).

This is subject to compliance to the review report that will be sent after the conference. Submission fee is AUD $200.

Registration Fee, Feedback and Awards

Unlike all other conferences which are mostly predatory, we will provide extensive review report on your paper so that you can revise the paper to make your paper publishable in ABDC and Scopus indexed or ranked journals. This report will be prepared by the experts in the field and authors need to allow approximately three months after the conference to receive this quality report. In order to get this coveted report, authors must send us their full paper either before or two weeks after the conference. Please note that no feedback will be provided for abstract only. The registration fee is AUD $350 (US $250).

Presentation Certificate and Best Paper Award

Presenting authors will receive their certificate online. Best Paper award will be announced in each track and the winning papers will be published in any of the above ADRIJ-ranked journals without any fee and a certificate will also be issued. All awardees will be awarded Fellowship of the Global Research Institute for Business Academics (GRIBA) which will allow them to receive discounts for future conferences and to serve in the International Scientific Committees.

Key Dates and Relevant Information

Submission Deadline: 4 January, 2021.

Early Bird Registration Deadline:  4 December, 2020.

Last day for Registration: 29 January, 2021

Registration Fee: AUD $350



Further Information


Please click on the links provided on the top of the conference website for more information.

For further enquiries please contact Prof. Dr. Mohammad Hoque, Conference Coordinator, via



International Program Committee Members:


Professor Dr. John Okpara, Bloomsburg Uni of Pennsylvania, USA.

Professor Dr. William Lim, York University, Canada.

Professor Dr. Nick Koumbiadis, Adelphi University, USA.

Professor Dr. James Healey, Point Park University, USA.

Professor Dr. Stuart Orr, Deakin University, Australia.

Professor Dr. Pieter Nel, Unitec New Zealand, New Zealand.

Professor Dr. Mazhar Islam, Florida A & M University, USA.

Professor Dr. Ravi Kiran, Thapar University, India.

Professor Dr. Marisol Caamal, Universidad A. Mayab, Mexico.

Professor Dr. Carlos Santos, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Portugal.

Professor Dr. Sarath Nonis, Arkansan State University, USA.

Professor Dr. Uma Kumar, Carleton University, Canada.

Professor Dr. Peter Yannopoulos, Brock University, Canada.

Professor Dr. Alberto Pezzi, University Roma Tree, Italy.

Professor Dr. Mohiddin Othman, UPM, Malaysia.

Professor Dr. Ming-Chang (Mike) Cheng, NCC University, Taiwan.

Professor Dr. P. Sellamuthu, Universidad Del Norte, Columbia.

Professor Dr. Vittorio D’Amato, LIUC-Universita Cattaneo, Italy.

Professor Dr. Pieter Nel, Unitec, New Zealand.