About Us

The Clute Institute was founded in 1985 for the purpose of disseminating the latest academic research on various business and economics-related topics. The scope of our mission now includes the dissemination of academic knowledge within a broad range of topics.

To accomplish this mission, The Clute Institute publishes academic journals and sponsors multiple annual academic conferences.

Beginning with the Journal of Applied Business Research in 1985, The Clute Institute has become known for publishing quality academic research, as well as hosting great conferences.

The Team

Ronald C. Clute, Ph.D., Founding Director

Ron is the current and founding director of The Clute Institute. Professor Clute holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the California State University at Northridge, a master’s degree in economics with a public finance concentration from the California State University at Long Beach, and a doctor of philosophy in economics with a public finance concentration from the University of Notre Dame. He published 33 academic research articles during his 25 years of teaching. He taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Loyola University of Chicago, University of Wyoming, and Metropolitan State College of Denver.

Diane Pielat, Administrative Director

Diane has a Master’s degree in education from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.

The Clute Institute is firmly committed to pursuing responsible business practices for the benefit of our employees, authors, the wider academic community in which we operate, and the environment in which we all live. We celebrated our 25th anniversary in 2010 and since our establishment over a quarter of a century ago, we have attempted to promote the greater good of all of our stakeholders.

We provide our authors with the best possible journal publication and conference presentation service while keeping publication and conference fees affordable. We are serving the broader academic community by making all of our academic journals available open access to all researchers, as many universities around the globe do not have funds to pay for this valuable resource.

We recognize that we have additional responsibilities to society.  To that end, we are saving paper by making our journals and conference proceedings paperless and available online with open access. Finally, the Clute Institute has a policy of donating to the Wounded Warrior Project and the Denver Rescue Mission. The Denver Rescue Mission is a non-profit organization that serves over 600,000 meals each year to the poor and homeless in Denver.

The Clute Institute is committed to upholding the highest standards of journal publication and conference presentation ethics. The Clute Institute, its editors, and members of all editorial teams are committed to objective and fair double-blind peer reviews of submitted manuscripts for journal publication and conference presentation and will evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy.

Authors submitting their manuscripts must attest that it is their original work and has not been plagiarized. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently is unethical and unacceptable. Our authors, editors, and members of all editorial teams must comply with the Clute Institute Code of Ethics in all respects.

As a condition of publication, the authors must grant the Clute Institute the right to disseminate their manuscript to the widest possible readership in print and electronic format. Authors must also agree to our open access policy, which is to provide immediate open access to our journals on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, remix, tweak, build upon, print, search, or link the full text of the articles in this journal provided that appropriate credit is given.

The Clute Institute is dedicated to the preservation of all manuscripts we publish. We believe that preserving the ground-breaking research published in our journals is not only good for the authors, but also for the next generation of researchers and scholars.

All of our previously published manuscripts are stored on multiple servers around the globe via our Internet Service Provider. We are working with a dark archiving service to provide our authors with another way of ensuring the longevity of everything we publish. Under this arrangement, our published research will be available online and open access even if The Clute Institute were to cease operations.

Authors should avoid submitting a paper for journal publication or conference presentation with text that is duplicated elsewhere without appropriate credit. The plagiarism of the works of another author is unethical, not to mention damaging to the reputation of the publisher, author, and the author’s institution. Articles containing plagiarism will be removed from publication and will be reported to the proper authorities.

Equally serious, but less obvious, is unintentional electronic copying and pasting of text without appropriate credit. Being found guilty of intentional plagiarism can negate a lifetime of achievements and needs to be taken very seriously. The Clute Institute recommends that authors use plagiarism detection software to ensure such errors do not occur.

Alleged cases of plagiarism will be reviewed and retracted as necessary.