Quarterly Publication

Call for Papers

We proudly announce that the journal of Petroleum Business Review (PBR) has been granted temporary permission for publication from the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of Iran. It should be mentioned that PBR is granted the status of “Academic-Research”. The journal is to be published quarterly in English.

We hereby call for papers in Petroleum Business studies. We invite all scholars to submit their articles for review and publication to the journal. More information about guidelines for submission and the policy of the journal is provided here. Only articles received online through the website will be sent for referees.


Petroleum Business Review journal follows rules and guidelines defined by Committee on Publication Ethics(COPE)


All submitted manuscripts are checked for similarity through a trustworthy software named iThenticate to be assured about its originality and then rigorously peer-reviewed by the international reviewers.



  • Country of Publication: Iran      
  • Publisher: Petroleum University of Technology- Petroleum Faculty of Tehran
  • Format: Online
  • Print ISSN: 2645-4726
  • Online ISSN: 2645-4734
  • Available from: Open access
  • Acceptance Rate: More of 45%
  • Frequency: Quarterly
  • Publication Dates: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
  • Advance Access: open access
  • Language: English
  • Scope: Oil & Gas Management, Financing, Law, Accounting, Economics, Energy
  • Article Processing Charges: Free
  • Type of Journal: Academic-Research
  • Open Access: Yes
  • submission charge: free
  • Indexed & Abstracted: Yes
  • Policy: Double Blind Peer Review Confirmation
  • Review Time: 2 to 3 months
  • Contact E-mail: pbr@put.ac.ir


Original Article Energy Management and Engineering
1. A Review On Contractual Risk Allocation In Usance Finance Contracts Case Study: Iran Petrochemical Usance Finance Contracts After JCPOA

Mohammadreza Asadollahi; Mohammad Mahdi Hajian

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2021


  Oil and Gas projects as are very complicated. A wide range of risks are included in oil and gas projects and contracts. Different aspects of risks can be addressed in a risk management process which assessment, efficient distribution and allocation of contractual risks are of a high importance. Many ...  Read More

Original Article Oil and Gas Economics and Management
2. Explanation the model of Iranian oil products export performance

Zahra Mahdavi Sabet; Mohammad ali Abdolvand; Kambiz Heidarzadeh; Mohsen Khounsiavash

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2021


  Organizations enter international competitive markets because of different motivations such as: gaining international fame, long-term growth, increasing profitability, taking advantages of economies of scale, maturing domestic market, the intensity of competition in a domestic market, governmental rules ...  Read More

Original Article Oil and Gas Economics and Management
3. Identifying the Main and Secondary components Affecting Organizational Agility in the Petroleum University of Technology

Ali Moradi; Mohammad Hosseinpour; Yadolah Mehralizadeh

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2021


  This applied research carried out to identify the main and secondary components affecting organizational agility in the University of Petroleum Industry in Iran. In the qualitative section, by reviewing the researches and using a designed questionnaire, 13 hypotheses affecting the organizational agility ...  Read More

Original Article Oil and Gas Economics and Management
4. Designing an Inter-Organizational Cooperation Management Model in Oil Companies

Ali Porseshbin; Mohammadreza Bagherzadeh; Assadollah Mehrara; Yousof Gholi Pourkanani

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2021


  The validity of the questionnaire was confirmed using CVR index, as well as exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis while its reliability was evaluated using Cronbach's alpha. Data analysis was performed using Delphi technique, one-sample t-test, and structural equation modeling in SPSS and Lisrel ...  Read More

Original Article Law Studies
5. Interaction of Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Law and the Question of Technology Transfer in the Iranian Oil Industry

Mohsen Matour; Faysal Ameri

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2021


  Understanding of the interplay between IP rights and competition law in the context of technology transfer in the Iranian oil industry is a point that is discussed in this article. While intellectual property rights enjoy a historic record and appropriate rules in this regard, the competition rights ...  Read More

Original Article Oil and Gas Economics and Management
6. Designing an Online Advertising Model with an GIF Marketing Approach (Case: Oil and Gas’s Industrial Tourism Hubs of Iran)

Sina Nematizadeh; Samaneh Atayee; Vahidreza Mirabi

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2021


  The purpose of this study is to design and explain the model of online advertising with an image-based marketing approach. In this regard, while reviewing the concepts of online advertising, image-based marketing (GIF marketing) and tourism using confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling, ...  Read More

1. Relationship between Financial Leverage and Firm Growth in the Oil and Gas Industry: Evidence from OPEC

Sayed Mohammad Javadi; Abbas Alimoradi; Mohammad Reza Ashtiani

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 9-21


  Recent theories of firm dynamics emphasize on the role of financial variables as determinants of firm growth. Most of the technical literature shows that there is a positive relationship between financial leverage and firm growth. The purpose of this paper is to examine whether such relationship exists ...  Read More

2. The Taking Over of the Foreign Investor’s Property by the Host State in International Petroleum Agreements: How International Arbitration Practice Is Responding

Hamid Reza Younesi

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2021


  The present article aims to examine the risk of host governments’ interference with the property of foreign investors (expropriation) in the petroleum industry. Host states have the police power to make regulatory changes. The ‘police power’ is defined as the inherent and plenary power ...  Read More

Oil and Gas Economics and Management
3. The Effects of Green Tax Implementation on Labor Demand in Iranian Industry Sector

Mohammad Reza Lotfalipour; Elmira Zohourian; Mohammad Ali Falahi; Malihe Ashena

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 61-73


  Environmental tax reform can be used in a fundamental transformation towards a green economy. Green tax may reduce the energy consumption and pollution emissions, as well as other economic benefits. This study mainly focused on the effects of green taxes on labor demand in Iranian industry sector during ...  Read More

Energy Management and Engineering
4. Evaluating and Prioritizing Asset Management Excellence Model Based on Critical Criteria Using the Combination of DEMATEL and ANP Techniques

Manoucher Vahedi; Mohammad Mehdi Movahedi

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 56-65


  Today for installations management in equipment-based industries, such as oil and gas industry, the physical asset management development based on the ISO-55000 requirements is generally the most common issue in the world and particularly in Iran. Since this standard only expresses the requirements, ...  Read More

5. The effect of crude oil futures price on risk premium volatilities in the futures market

Mirhossein Mousavi; Mohammad Mazraati

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 3-8

  This paper explores the impact of crude oil futures prices on risk premium volatilities in the NYMEX futures market. For this purpose, the ARCH and GARCH methods are used to model risk premium volatilities and explore how crude oil futures prices influence the risk premium volatilities in futures contract ...  Read More

Original Article
1. Assessment of Asymmetric Oil Price Shock, Tax Revenues, Resource Curse, Stock Market, and Business Cycles of Iran using Structural Vector Autoregression (SVAR) Model

Marjan Daman keshideh; hamid reza modiri; hooshang momeni; amirreza keyghobadi; ali esmailzadeh maghari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 03 July 2021


  This study was conducted to determine the effect of the asymmetric oil price shock, tax revenues, resource curse, stock market, and business cycles of Iran by using the structural vector auto regression model (SVAR) for the 1984-2018 period. According to results of the estimated SVAR model, an impulse ...  Read More

Original Article
2. Indirect Expropriation in the Petroleum Industry: The Response of International Arbitrations

Hamid Reza Younesi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 03 July 2021


  The present article aims to argue indirect expropriation in international petroleum agreements and to analyse the response of international arbitrations. In particular, international arbitral awards by the Iran-US Claims Tribunal, the Yukos case as an Energy Charter Treaty Arbitration and certain North ...  Read More

Original Article
3. Determining and estimating the effective factors on the export of urea petrochemical product to export destinations (UAE, Turkey, China and India) using auto-regression with distributive lag model (ARDL)

ali fakour; vida varahrami; shahram Gohari Far

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 03 July 2021


  Iran, as the fifth country in the field of crude oil production and the second largest gas producer in the world, is apt to the growth and development of the petrochemical industry, as the largest exporter of non-oil products, has a significant role in economic prosperity. In this respect, considering ...  Read More

Original Article
4. Evaluation of Key Factors Influencing Technological Innovation Management in Petrochemical Industry; Focusing case in Chemical Companies

Hamid Doulabi; Abbas Khamseh; Taghi Torabi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 03 July 2021


  Special attention to the relative advantages of the economy is the best way toward economic development of the country. The chemical sector, due to the country's advantage, owing to its considerable natural oil and gas resources, high variety of products, technology and market, has a significant charm ...  Read More

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