About the Journal


Labuan Bulletin of International Business & Finance (LBIBf) offers platform for researchers and practitioners to share their findings and analytical views on issues relevant to international business and finance, both in their general and specific contexts.

We welcome submission of original articles pertaining to business, banking, finance, marketing, management, economics, information technology, e-commerce, law and other topics that related to phenomenon of international business and finance. The journal is fully refereed, with all published articles undergoing a double blind peer-review process of greatest integrity. We accept articles from any country of origin but should hold interest for broad readerships. The readership includes business and finance practitioners, scholars, researchers, policy makers and graduate students.

LBIBf [ISSN: 1675-7262, eISSN: 2600-7894] is published semi-annually by Labuan Faculty of International Finance, Universiti Malaysia Sabah. The LBIBf is indexed and abstracted in Google Scholar, EconLit (American Economic Association), My Jurnal, Malaysian Citation Index (MyCite), Cabell's Directory, Ebscohost, Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE) and Directory of Research Journals Indexing (DRJI).

Our editors work hard to ensure the content we publish is ethically sound. To help us achieve that goal, we closely follow the advice laid out in the guidelines and flowcharts on the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) website. We have also developed our research and publishing ethics guidelines. If you haven’t read it, we urge you to do so – they will help you avoid the most common publishing ethics issues.

  • Authors should refer to Authors Guidelines: Notes to Contributors for preparation of manuscript. Submission of a manuscript to LBIBf will be held to imply that it presents original unpublished work and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere at the same time. Responsibility for opinions and accuracy of information in articles published, needless to say, rests solely with the respective authors. Submission is free of charge. Submission via email is strongly encouraged. 

Open Access Policy

Labuan Bulletin of International Business and Finance is an open access journal. All research articles published in Labuan Bulletin of International Business and Finance provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. 

Copyright and Licensing Policy

All research articles are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY). This license permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction provided that the authors, citation details and publisher are clearly identified. For any reuse or distribution, make clear that the articles is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Articles are published under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Review Policy

Each newly submitted manuscript will first be screened by the editorial team to check its suitability for publication in Labuan Bulletin of International Business and Finance. The manuscript that passed the initial screening will then be sent for a double-blind peer-review process. The final decision for publication will be based on the board’s recommendations. The manuscript submitted by the members of the journal is also subjected to the same review procedure. Each submitted manuscripts will follow the editorial process as illustrated below:

Complaints Policy

The complaints must be made through email at lbibf@ums.edu.my. The complaints must be related to the content or the procedure that falls under the responsibility of Labuan Bulletin of International Business and Finance or our editors. The following outlines the procedure of addressing such complaints:

  1. The complaints must be submitted in writing to the editor of the journal at lbibf@ums.edu.my.
  2. The journal editorial team will respond to the complaints accordingly.
  3. The final decision will be in writing and will be emailed to the authors. 

Publication Charges Policy

There is no submission charges or articles processing charges (APC) in Labuan Bulletin of International Business and Finance.  

Language Policy

Labuan Bulletin of International Business and Finance only accepts manuscripts written in English.