Established business journals merge to form Schmalenbach Journal of Business Research (SBUR)
The two largest business research associations in the German-speaking world, the German Academic Association of Business Research (VHB) and the Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft (SG) merge their established business journals to form Schmalenbach Journal of Business Research (SBUR) from January 2021.
Starting from 1 January 2021, the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB) and the Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft (SG) will jointly publish the Schmalenbach Journal of Business Research (SBUR) as part of Springer Nature's portfolio.
The aim of the cooperation is to create a new leading high-quality academic journal with international appeal covering all areas of Business & Management. SBUR commits to open science and will be published as a fully open access journal (Gold OA).
With the creation of SBUR, the English-language journals Business Research of VHB and Schmalenbach Business Review of SG will merge into one strong international outlet. The previous Editors-in-Chief, Thomas Gehrig of the University of Vienna, and Alfred Wagenhofer of the University of Graz, will jointly take over the editorial management of SBUR.
The cooperation of the two largest business research associations with a long tradition in the German-speaking world provides a broad and strong foundation to SBUR. The journal will build on ZfbF (Schmalenbachs Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung), one of the oldest and most renowned business journals in German, and will turn it into a forward-looking, international format. The first volume of SBUR will therefore start with Volume 73. Articles will be published in English language only.
As the world’s most comprehensive open access publisher, Springer Nature supports SBUR with its expertise and international reputation. Moreover, the journals merged to form SBUR were already part of Springer Nature’s strong portfolio of Business & Management publications. SBUR will be published Open Access open access model of BuR and thus fits well into the framework of the recently concluded DEAL agreement for Germany.
https://www.springer.com/gb/about-springer/media/press-releases/corporate/business-journals-merge-to-form-sbur/17833646 Press Release by Springer Nature
https://www.vhbonline.org/vhb4you/business-research/aktuelles Editors-in-Chief talking about SBUR (in German)