Virtus InterPress

Instructions to Authors

The Journal of Governance and Regulation is a platform for publishing your high quality theoretical and empirical studies in governance and regulation with application to both macro and microeconomic issues. We welcome original rigorous research in the corresponding areas.

Papers must be written in English. Submit a paper to the editor by e-mail: The paper must be submitted in a form of MS word or LaTeX file.

Upon acceptance of a paper, authors will be asked to grant the copyright of the article to the publisher so we will have a possibility to publish the paper. However upon request we allow authors to upload their papers to various repositories, use them in the educational process, in their research etc.

According to the policy of the journal the formatting is made by the representatives of Publishing House “Virtus Interpress”. Our skilled formatters will ensure that your manuscript is formatted according to the style guide of the journal. It allows researchers to save valuable time by having a skilled expert format their manuscript. All figures and tables are moved to the correct location in the manuscript, and figure titles and legends are standardized according to your journal’s specifications. At the same time we have established standards of article structure, which are listed below.

Publication ethics

Submissions to the journal should be original unpublished work and should not be under review with any other journal. Manuscript reviews are blind so authors names need to be removed from all submitted manuscripts.


Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these).


Submissions should be sent in *.doc, *.docx, *.rtf, *.tex or any other editable format. We also accept papers in *.pdf. The submission should consist of the entire paper without author affiliations or acknowledgements and a one page document with that information included.

Cover page

The cover page of manuscript should contain

  • Title – concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems;
  • Name(s) and institutional affiliation(s) of the author(s) – please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. Present the authors’ affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author’s name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author;
  • Name, address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of the corresponding author – clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication;
  • Abstract – in order to enhance both the review and eventual reading process of published manuscripts, please provide a structured abstract for each submission. Specifically, we are looking for an abstract (150 word maximum) that highlights the key features of your manuscript;
  • Keywords – immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, ’and’, ’of’). These keywords will be used for indexing purposes;
  • Classification codes – please provide up to 5 standard JEL codes.

Structure of the paper

The editors generally look for papers between 5000-10,000 words or 25-40 typed pages in length. The paper should be divided into separate parts. Each part should have a short and clearly defined heading, which should be numbered. Usually a paper includes the following headings: Introduction, Literature review, Methodology, Results, Conclusion, References.

Tables and illustrations quality

Figures should be of clear quality, in black and white and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Tables should be typed and included as part of the manuscript. There should be a possibility to edit the tables.


Equations should be numbered consecutively beginning with (1) to the end of the paper, including any appendices. The number should be enclosed in parentheses and set flush right in the column on the same line as the equation. It is this number that should be used when referring to equations within the text. Equations should be referenced within the text as "Eq. (x)." When the reference to an equation begins a sentence, it should be spelled out, e.g., "Equation (x)."

Formulas and equations should be created to clearly distinguish capital letters from lowercase letters. Care should be taken to avoid confusion between the lowercase "l"(el) and the numeral one, or between zero and the lowercase "o." All subscripts, superscripts, Greek letters, and other symbols should be clearly indicated.

In all mathematical expressions and analyses, any symbols (and the units in which they are measured) not previously defined in nomenclature should be explained. If the paper is highly mathematical in nature, it may be advisable to develop equations and formulas in appendices rather than in the body of the paper.

Please use Microsoft Equation add-in or the Math Type add-in in the MS Word. Equations should be editable.


References to other publications must be in APA (American Psychological Association) 6th addition style and carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency. This is very important in an electronic environment because it enables your readers to exploit the Reference Linking facility on the database and link back to the works you have cited through CrossRef. You should include all author names and initials and give any journal title in full. You should cite publications in the text: using the first author’s last name (Adams, 2006), or both names for works by two authors (Adams and Brown, 2006), or the first author’s last name followed by “et al. “for works by multiple authors (Adams et al., 2006).

At the end of the paper, there should be supplied a reference list in an alphabetical order:

  • For books: Author, A.A. (Year of Publication). Title of work. Publisher City, State: Publisher., e.g. Sayre, Rebecca K., Devercelli, A.E., Neuman, M.J., & Wodon, Q. (2015). Investment in early childhood development: Review of the world bank’s recent experience. doi: 10.1596/978-1-4648-0403-8
  • For journals: surname, initials, (year). title of article. journal name. volume (number), pages, e.g. Esen, E., & Collison, J. (2005). Employee development survey report. Society For Human Resource Management, 5(1-4), 4-25.
  • For electronic sources: if available online the full URL should be supplied at the end of the reference.

Editorial assistant:

  • Daria Denisova, Editorial assistant for the Journal of Governance and Regulation - daria.denisova[at]
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