Quarterly Publication
Volume 6 (2022)
Volume 5 (2021)
Volume 4 (2020)
Volume 3 (2019)
Volume 2 (2018)
Volume 1 (2017)

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Number of Volumes 7
Number of Issues 22
Number of Articles 139
Article View 44,404
PDF Download 32,384
View Per Article 319.45
PDF Download Per Article 232.98
Acceptance Rate 49
Time to Accept (Days) 103
Number of Indexing Databases 13
Number of Reviewers 192
Impact Factor (ISC)-2019 0.167




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 Oil and Gas Economics and Management
Explaining the functional Components of third generation university in regional progress (Case studies of colleges, and scientific, research and technological centers in the Iranian oil industry)

Peiman Farahani; Alireza Moini; Ruhollah Akbari

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 1-25


  Paying attention to special opportunities and trying to enumerate existing capabilities at the heart of regions by using the scientific and technological capacities available to them are some of the instances in which the shortfalls in development programs can be eliminated and the way can be paved for ...  Read More

Original Article Oil and Gas Economics and Management
The Identification of the Frontline Employees Cognitive Appraisal in the Face of the Customers Aggression in Oil Industries Business Management (Case Study: Iran Petroleum Products Distribution Company - Tehran region)

Hamid Alizadeh; Kambiz Heidarzadeh; Mohsen Khounsiavash; Rouhollah Zaboli

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2023


  One of the main strategies in oil industries management is the evaluation of the relationships between the customers and employees. To do so, the interpretive paradigm, the qualitative approach, and the Grounded Theory Approach have been used. As for the qualitative approach, snowball sampling has been ...  Read More

Original Article Law Studies
Investigating the Impact of the Structure of Iran's Oil Contracts on Technology Transfer

Javad kashanei; mohsen matour; faysal ameri

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2023


  the formation of the current legal system is a function and is influenced by a basic element called time. An element that influences not only the formation of the legal system, but also its evolution.so, the legal system in the Iranian oil industry began with a contract and not with the legislation of ...  Read More

Original Article Oil and Gas Economics and Management
A study to identify career anchors in the National Iranian Oil Company: The application of a mixed-methods approach

Maria Hamidian; Hasan Darvish; Mohammad Javad Hozoori; Mojtaba Rafiei

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2023


  The world is presently witnessing a shift in approach to organizational jobs and structures towards temporary and flat structures. Accordingly, people’s careers and how they are managed are changing in organizations. Understanding career anchors as a way to discover self-image and external feedback ...  Read More

Original Article
Investigating the Reasons behind the Failure of Iran’s Gas Export through LNG Employing the Fuzzy Delphi Method

Mehryar Dashab; faysal ameri; Ali Emami Meibodi; Mohammad Rahbar

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2023


  In the 2000s, some projects were defined to export Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in order to increase Iran’s presence in gas export markets.However, despite the initial planning until 2020, when this research was conducted, none led to a result, and Iran could not play a role in this market. Delay ...  Read More

Original Article Law Studies
Regulatory Authority in Awarding Petroleum Exploration and Production Rights

Abdolhossein Shiravi; mahin falahati

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2023


  Oil and gas industry play a crucial role in the developed and developing countries’ financial and economic development. Resource rich countries are extremely dependent on oil companies for the extraction of petroleum resources. Governments decide which company has the right to extract the petroleum. ...  Read More

Law Studies
The Taking Over of a Foreign Investor’s Property by the Host State in International Petroleum Agreements: How International Arbitration Practice Responds

Hamid Reza Younesi

Volume 5, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 75-86


  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

Law Studies
Indirect Expropriation in the Petroleum Industry: The Response of International Arbitrations

Hamid Reza Younesi

Volume 5, Issue 4 , October 2021, , Pages 1-10


  The present article aims to argue indirect expropriation in international petroleum agreements and analyze 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 ...  Read More

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

Seyed Mohammad Javadi; Abbas Alimoradi; Mohammad Reza Ashtiani

Volume 1, Issue 1 , November 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

Oil and Gas Economics and Management
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 , March 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

Oil and Gas Economics and Management
Nord Stream 2 and the Strategic Balance of Power

Abed Akbari; Tahere Moghri Moazen

Volume 4, Issue 1 , March 2020, , Pages 1-11


  The pipeline project, Nord Stream 2 (NS2), has been an issue of controversies. Russia and Germany consider the project an economic contract, but the United-States and Eastern European countries have concerns about its geopolitical effects. These disputes have created a divide in Europe and have posed ...  Read More

Original Article Accounting
Effects of Key Contingent Financial Factors on Stock Price Volatility of Iranian Petroleum Companies

Seyed Mohammad Javadi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 15 October 2022


  It has always been a challenging question for financial analysts, investors and activists in the capital market that what factors affect stock price of companies. Furthermore, how such factors cause stock price fluctuations over time in the capital markets. Therefore, the aim of this research is to determine ...  Read More

Original Article Oil and Gas Economics and Management
A Technological Learning Model in Joint R&D Projects in Petroleum Industries

Maryam Ayoubi; Mohammad Naghizadeh; Seyyed Habibolah Tabatabaeian; Jafar Towfighi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 October 2022


  Technological learning and the drive to self-sufficiency in different industries emphasize the role of companies in the knowledge acquisition from external sources. Iran's petroleum industry is also a suitable case to study in this area, given the large firms on the one hand and the long-term historical ...  Read More

Original Article Accounting
Effectiveness of the Green Tax Sustainability Consequences based on Themes of Pluralistic Decision (Case study: National Iranian Petrochemical Industries)

Mohsen Arabyarmohamadi; mohammad reza adboli; Asghar Karami; Maryam Shahri

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 09 January 2023


  The purpose of this research is Effectiveness of the Green Tax Sustainability Consequences based on Themes of Pluralistic Decision in Petrochemical Firms. The methodology of this research is a mix methodology and it has been used by Meta-synthesis, Delphi and Rough Theory. The target population was the ...  Read More

Original Article Oil and Gas Economics and Management
Developing a Mathematical Programming Model to Determine the Optimal Portfolio of Capital Projects in Oil and Gas Companies to Achieve the Strategic goals

Ali Panahi; Amin Habibirad; Saeed Safari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 18 January 2023


  Project portfolio management is a comprehensive framework for decision making and selecting the portfolio of projects to achieve the goals of the organization by considering resource constraints. The importance of this issue in Iran's oil and gas industry is even more remarkable than ever due to ...  Read More

Original Article Oil and Gas Economics and Management
A Fuzzy Hybrid Approach to Prioritize Transnational Capabilities for International Markets Entry

Reza Ashtari; Maryam Darvishi; Ghasem Bakhshandeh; Mohammad Hemati

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 February 2023


  Considering the limited resources available, firms must rank their most distinctive capabilities in order to succeed in entering international markets. This research aimed at prioritizing transnational capabilities including marketing, managerial, human resources, production, financial, logistics, research ...  Read More

Original Article
A New Step-by-step Itemized Model for Assessing Patent Portfolio & Commercialization in Petroleum Incubators

Ahmad Mousaei; Mohammad ali Hatefi; Seyyed Abdollah Razavi

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 27 February 2023


  Today, Research and Development (R&D) activities in petroleum incubators are of vital importance and it is necessary to investigate different ways of commercializing the patents of these activities. The formulation of petroleum incubator strategy and coordinating it with technology strategy and corporate ...  Read More

Original Article Accounting
Geographical Locations and Technology Capacities of Petrochemical Companies

Gholamhossine Babamohamadi; Majid Ashrafi; Jamadori Gorganli Davaji; Maryam Bokharayan

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 06 March 2023


  Technological orientation is one of the competitive functions in the capital market, which can be considered as a basis for evaluating the advantages of companies in achieving strategic goals. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of geographical location on the technology capabilities. ...  Read More

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