Dutch journal of Accountancy & Business Economics MAB finds an Open Access home in ARPHA

MAB journal is the first Dutch academic journal on new developments in accountancy, business economics and related disciplines to go fully open access

Launched back in 1924, the then monthly periodical for Accountancy and Business Economics (MAB), also known under its original Dutch title Maandblad voor Accountancy en Bedrijfseconomie, has been publishing articles on auditing, external reporting, management information, management accounting, financing and organization and management ever since.

Now, having taken advantage of the white-label journal publishing solution provided by ARPHA Platform, not only is the renowned title transitioning to Open Access, but it also adopts a long list of technologically advanced user-friendly innovations, while preserving its well-known expertise and devotion along with a strong position within the portfolio of Amsterdam University Press.

The first MAB issue in collaboration with ARPHA is already live on the journal’s new website.

Thanks to the fast and convenient publishing workflow provided by ARPHA, each manuscript makes it through all stages from submission and reviewing to dissemination and archiving without ever leaving the platform’s singular online environment.

Furthermore, all publications are available in three formats (PDF, XML, HTML), complete with a whole set of semantic enhancements, so that the articles are easy to find, read and collect by both humans and machines.

“It is great to see the MAB journal presented on the ARPHA platform and I am confident that the move to Open Access will greatly enhance the journal’s readership. The ARPHA team did a great job in incorporating the wishes of the journal editors into the new website,” says Dr. Max Haring, publisher at Amsterdam University Press.

“I’m delighted to welcome both MAB journal and Amsterdam University Press to the family of ARPHA,” says Prof. Lyubomir Penev, founder and CEO of the platform and its developer – Pensoft Publishers.

“It wasn’t long ago that at Pensoft we decided to offer our publishing platform to external journals who find our services matching their own vision for modern and innovative publishing, but wish to remain with their current publisher. Now, having authoritative names like MAB and AUP take advantage of this offer has definitely come to show us that we have done a good job.”