Please update your proceedings pdf file to the latest version.... March 9, 2019


Dr. Mateusz Grzesiak and Prof. Katarzyna Bilinska-Reformat have recieved Research Excelence Award within ICCSSB conference for their paper

Young Consumers’ Behaviours in Social Media and Their Impact on Personal Brand Development

About the Conference

The International Scientific Conference on Challenges in Business and Social Sciences is a platform between scholars from various countries to disseminate and discuss their research.


The multidisciplinary research is commonly seen in academia as having the potential for most innovative projects and cutting-edge research, so we encourage researchers from various business and social disciplines to share their research and find new partners with complementary competences. 
As the venue of 2018 conference is Dubai, when “East meets West”, we especially welcome scholars from Asia and Europe, but we are open to scholars from all countries and all kind of academic institutions. 
All papers submitted to the conference will go through  reviewing process and, when accepted, they will be published in peer reviewed conference proceedings and best papers will be selected for the publication in partnering journals.


The conference is organized by Koosha Company in cooperation with 3 academic institutions: Department of Business and Consumer Relationship Management from University of Economics in Katowice, S P Jain School of Global Management in Dubai and Institute of Sociology from University of Silesia in Katowice.

The head of the Scientific Committee, prof. Maciej Mitrega*

Conference scope

*While submitting the full-length manuscript or the structured abstract, the authors will need to choose the appropriate scientific track, which their work belongs to.

Publication opportunities

The preliminary publishing schedule:

March 2018 -  publishing papers in conference peer reviewed proceedings

April-May 2018 – additional reviewing and revising selected papers for partnering journals *

June 2018 ** – sending authors letters of acceptance for their papers to be published in partnering journals *

* Our partnering journals usually have specific editorial requirements, so papers selected for these journals may need to be additionally revised by authors before being reviewed in these journals.

** Due to long-time editorial cycle in some journals and publishing queues, some papers accepted for publication there may be published no earlier than late 2018 or even 2019, however the letter of acceptance will be issued earlier, so that authors would have a chance to report these publications as their scientific achievements.


All manuscripts will go through peer review and on the basis of this process (after acceptance), they will be published in conference proceedings (with ISBN, electronic form). We plan to publish conference proceedings in March 2018.

The best papers will be selected by scientific committee to be published after the conference in partnering journals, including “Journal of Economics and Management” and “Studies in Economics (Studia Ekonomiczne, in PL)”. These papers can be published there without additional publication fee after some additional review and revision.


The selected papers/authors will be offered the possibility for review in “Argumenta Oeconomica (AO)” which is covered in Thomson Reuters services: Social Sciences Citation Index ©, Social Scisearch ©, Journal Citation Reports/ Social Sciences Edition and Scopus (Elsevier). If the review process is positive, the authors may be accepted for publication by AO Editorial Committee. The authors interested in publication in AO should be ready to pay additional review/publishing fee (see more here:

The best papers concerning theoretical and empirical findings in different sociological areas will be published after conference in the special issue of “The Upper Silesian Sociological Studies. New Series”. It is a periodical not only for sociologists, but also for representatives of other social sciences and humanities and anyone who is interested in social problems. The best papers can be published there without additional publication fee after some additional review. The publication is also available online: Central and Eastern European Online (see more here:

The selected papers/authors will be offered the possibility for publication in the conference associated journal: “International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues”. These authors would need to pay additional fee (300 $) to publish full papers in (IJEFI). Usual journal policies and peer-review policies apply.( See more here: )