About the Journal

Pakistan Business Review (PBR) is Institute of Business Management (IoBM’s) journal in continuous publication since April 1999. It is Pakistan’s first refereed academic business research quarterly. PBR is an HEC approved Y category journal. It is abstracted and indexed by the American Economic Association in the ECONLIT and the Journal of Economic Literature, USA. It is supervised by an International Advisory Board of Business Academics from national and international organizations such as the London School of Economics, the University of Sussex, the University of San Diego and Indiana University, USA, Bochun University, Germany, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the International Association for Clean Technology, Austria. International advisory board members are also drawn from China, Spain, Columbia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Lithuania, and Nepal. Other respectable national bodies such as the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan, etc are also represented on the board. Pakistan Business Review is in its fifteenth year of continuous publication.

Current Issue

Vol. 23 No. 2 (2021): PBR
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Article Publishing Charges

The Article Publishing Charge (APC) of PBR covers various operational costs related to the peer-review process, copyediting, typesetting, publication on our website and indexing in major databases. The PBR also ensure the integrity of the publication process.

The fee structure is listed here forth:

Processing Fee (PKR 3,000) - To be paid upon the submission of an article to PBR as an initial fee

Publication Fee (PKR 10,000) - To be paid later once the paper has been accepted after Peer Review for publication.


  • The fee is non-refundable.
  • The fee must be paid in favor of “Institute of Business Management", mandated by a proof of payment.


(1) Bank details for direct payment are:

Standard Chartered Bank Limited,

Al-Tijarah Centre Islamic Branch,

Shop No.S6-7 Plot No. 32-1-A

Block 6, P.E.C.H.S.


Branch Code: 182

Swift Code:  SCBLPKKX

IBAN : PK97SCBL0000001326020801

Account No :  01326020801


 (1) Pay order will be made in favor of "Institute of Business Management “for the above amounts and may be sent to the "The Editor".

 (2) Deposit cash at any Branch of Standard Chartered Bank or pay online in the following Bank Account

   A/C# 01326020801

   Standard Chartered Bank

   Institute of Business Management


The finance department of the Institute of Business Management requires deposit evidence i.e. screenshot of deposit slip or transfer confirmation message to the following email addresses;

muhammad.asim@iobm.edu.pk ; aslam.ali@iobm.edu.pkeditorpbr@iobm.edu.pk; abid.ali@iobm.edu.pk; masood@iobm.edu.pk

Please Note the Disclaimers: The Processing Fee must be paid within 06 days of submission. Failure to do so will result in the paper not being assigned for editorial processing while being outrightly rejected. The policy applies similarly to the Publication Fee, which must be paid within 15 days after your paper has been accepted for publication. Submission of processing fee does not guarantee publication.