Feedback from the authors
- Hilary Till, Principal, Premia Capital Management, LLC; University of Colorado at Denver - J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities, USA: It was a pleasure working with the editorial team of the Journal of Governance and Regulation. The reviewing/correction process was straightforward and the responsiveness of the team was quick. When edits were provided to the final version, the edits were promptly made and were quickly returned for me to review the revised copy. Overall, it was a great experience!
- Dr. Michael Twum-Darko, Acting Head of the Graduate Center for Management, Faculty of Business and Management Sciences, Cape Town University of Technology, South Africa: My cooperation with Journal and the editorial team has been highly professional. They are very responsive and always come back to you within 24 hours. The review process has been credible and in compliance with their editorial policy. The reviews I always receive have been thorough and recommendations or suggestions have been very helpful to me. Adherence to the policy of quarterly publication have helped many researchers in the field corporate governance and regulations have relied on the Journal of Governance and Regulation to publish their scholarly work. I wish a successful and lasting future for the Journal of Governance and Regulation.
- Annette Borel, LL.M., Attorney at law, Trinidad and Tobago: It was a pleasure working with the team members at Virtus Interpress. The individuals with whom I liaised were very prompt and courteous in their responses to my queries and concerns. The members exhibited a high degree of professionalism in the discharge of their responsibilities and surpassed all my expectations. The efficiency in which my manuscript was reviewed and published was exceptional.
- Dr. Thierry Kirat, Director of Research C.N.R.S., Paris Dauphine University, France: On behalf my co-author, Dr. Frédéric Marty, I want to express our great satisfaction to have our article published in the Journal of Governance and Regulation. We appreciate your reactivity and the efficiency of the Journal editorial process. The review of our article has been made in a timely manner, in conformity with the schedule that has been given to us at the submission stage. The corrections of the proofs have been conducted in a very nice way. We also appreciate the kindness of our communications with the editorial team.
- Kim Wales, Founder and CEO, Wales Capital, USA: I am writing this short letter to express my gratitude toward the professional and pleasurable working relationship we fostered in 2015. It is rare to find a group of people that makes the process seamless, stays focus and deliver on time and quality products. Throughout the publication of my paper for the Journal of Governance and Regulation, Fourth Quarter, I thoroughly enjoyed working with you and the team. I look forward to submitting future papers in 2016 and working with the Virtus Interpress team.letter
- Dr. Christo Ackermann, University of Johannesburg, South Africa: My experience was great since inception. I got quick acknowledgment
of receipt of paper in the journal of Governance and Regulation and
was amazed by the three week turn around time. The report was detailed
explaining why a specific article is good and suitable for
publication, this was readily available. We are given an opportunity
before publication to review the paper once more and I really
appreciated this as it provides one more quality check from the
authors perspective. I will definitely submit future articles for
consideration for publication.
- Dr. Rigard J Steenkamp, Professor, Department of Operations
Management, Unisa, South Africa: Thank you for personalizing the communication to contributors of your journals, journal of Governance and Regulation, and Corporate Ownership and Control. It is my experience that your journals are known for transparency in terms of review lead time and publish ability. Some journals may take months to acknowledge submissions and providing feedback to authors. Contributors do appreciate your style
in terms of the editorial team summary of the reviewer’s report, the date of writing the reviewer’s report, stating the applicable journal and providing summarized notes of the reviewer and/or editor. This is positive because some institutions demand this if articles qualify for government subsidy. I therefore want to conclude by thanking you for your cooperation, clear and prompt communication with contributors and especially your responsiveness. This dimension of your service quality can be regarded as a strategic performance objective of your business. The availability of the reviewers’ report(s) is another distinct competency.
- Dr. Zeleke Worku, Professor, Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) Business School, South Africa: I am sending you this letter appreciation in order to express my sincere appreciation on the quality of professional services that you have provided to students and academic staff of Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) Business School in Pretoria, South Africa. We wish to thank for taking the time to complete the scientific and editorial review of research manuscripts that were submitted to the following journals on the IBSS list: Corporate Ownership and Control Journal; Corporate Board: Role, Duties and Composition Journal; Risk Governance and Control: Financial Markets and Institutions Journal; Journal of Governance and Regulation. Please keep up the good work that you have done in the past. Mr. Solomon Khale, one of my DTech students at TUT Business School, has benefited significantly from your professional leadership and mentorship in the course of working on the valuable comments and inputs that you have given him. We value and appreciate your scholarly inputs, intellectual leadership, scientific insights and technical suggestions. We will be looking forward to working with you in the year 2016.
- Dr. Rebecca Tladinyane, University of South Africa, South Africa: "I want to express my greatest gratitude and pleasure working with the
Journal of Governance and Regulation. You really made the journey of
publishing in an accredited Journal to be very manageable. Your prompt
response to the emails made it easier to liaise with. The peer review
report by the reviewers was of high quality and efficiency in which my
paper was reviewed and published very incomparable."
- Dr. Patricia Crifo, University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense - Economix, Ecole Polytechnique and CIRANO Ecole Polytechnique Department of Economics, France: "To give you some small feedback concerning my cooperation with your journal, I found that the communication with the editorial team of the journal was very good (efficient in time and response), the responsiveness of the editorial team was optimal (responses received within 48h at most), and the reviewing process very fast and efficient."
- Dr. Tamer A. El Nashar, The American University in Cairo, Egypt: "It was my pleasure to cooperate with your journal for publishing two papers. I found the communication with the editorial team of the journal is very effective , which was clear in the rich feed back for my inquires. The responsive of the editorial team is more than perfect as none of the feed back came late more than few hours. The reviewing process has a value added to improve my papers and learning for further opportunities. The Website of the journals and your overall institute is very fruitfull to help guide and add to the fields of studies. Analysing a sample of papers published by your website gave me a cornerstone for future papers whether empirically or narratively. Thanks and looking forward for future cooperation."
- Dr. Sankarshan Acharya, Director, Research Center on Finance and Governance, India & University of Illinois at Chicago (http://www.pro-prosperity.com/About.html) "The very foundation of the Journal of Governance and Regulation is seminal, peerless and paramount to attain the unanimously agreeable and universally desired individual freedom. JGR has uniquely fostered independent scholarly research - not funded
by vested interests - which rationally challenges the academically
pervasive dogmatic presumption of other established journals that
rules of law ordained by democratically elected leaders are holy cows
which should not be discoursed or published.
JGR has published my papers on unanimously agreeable rules of
governance - which are profoundly necessary and sufficient for
unanimously longed individual freedom - that other established
academic journals have refused to even review. It seems the other
established academic journals do not care for individual freedom.
This seems ironical because individual freedom is vital for enterprise
and perseverance necessary for creation of wealth needed to fund these
journals. But it is not surprising because these journals are funded
by systemically robbed wealth. By returning papers on unanimously
agreeable rules of governance without review, these journals show deep
anxiety about a sudden stop to systemic robbery and their funding with
propagation of the unanimously rules of governance which singularly
dismantle even surreptitious robbery. This is why JGR will shine as a
leader in publication of unanimously agreeable and universally longed
rules of governance."
- Rui P. N. Santos, author of “The Dynamics of Deflation in a Growing Economy”: "My interaction with the journal was very easy - editor and general staff were always very solicitous and with rapid answers. A very clear deadline was established for the subimission of the paper in case this were to be published in the next issue and a average reviewing time period was also indicated at the beggining. The review by the editor happened to be timely (although I think the editor had a first contact with the paper though an early version in SSRN) and it came with a report indicating a clear and objective suggestion for improvement in a part of the paper. As soon as the change was made and the paper was definitley accepted for publication I was sent a formal letter of acceptance by the Journal saying that the paper were to be published in the current year. In general I can say there was an excellent cooperation with the Journal of Governance and Regulation."
- Dr. Andrea Lippi, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy: "The journal is characterized by a streamlined editorial structure that allows easy communication with the editor. Rapid decision-making is a very important element. The submission fee is adequate."
- Ryan Jacildo, Asian Development Bank, of Ms. Niny Khor and Ms. Ruth Tacneng, School of Economics and Management, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Portugal): "We would like to express our gratitude to the editorial staff of the Journal of Governance and Regulation. The editorial staff of JGR coordinated the review proceedings efficiently. The comments were precise and reasonable. The correspondence was personalized, which we appreciate. The review process itself and the turnaround time after we responded to the comments were relatively swift. It was a good experience working with Virtus Interpress."
- Dr. Sven Larson, Economist and Public Policy Researcher with Hill City Skunkworks, The USA: "The Journal of Governance and Regulation is a well-run, quality-driven journal. It covers important topics outside of the traditional academic disciplines. There is a high need for this type of journals, since modern academic research is mostly problem oriented and topic driven. The journal management is professional and very good at interacting with authors. I was especially impressed with the peer-review process, which was detail-oriented and informative. Definitely helped me improve my paper. If you have a paper that falls within their field, I do recommend you submit it to them."
- Nesrin Benhayoun, Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Morocco; James Fogal, Notre Dame de Namur University, USA: “I was, indeed, very lucky to publish with the distinguished accredited Journal of Governance and Regulation. The kindness of the team members of Virtus Interpress has made the reviewing/publishing process fluid, very manageable and highly professional. The reactivity and the efficiency of the Journal editorial process were proved and too appreciated by both of us: co-authors Prof. James Fogal, Notre Dame de Namur University, USA and I) Actually, I am looking forward to submitting future papers to Virtus Interpress. Warm wishes for more success!"