Virtus InterPress

General information

Major aim of the journal

The major aim of the journal is the publishing of the papers in the field of corporate governance with a focus on corporate board issues with prior securing the high standard of quality of the papers through managing the peer and blind reviewing of the papers and further dissemination of research results to make it beneficial both for the reading audience and the reputation of the authors of the papers.

Key-topics of the journal

  • Board models
  • Directors’ duties and liabilities
  • Directors’ independence
  • Internal control
  • Board leadership
  • Board size and continuity
  • Board reporting and accountability
  • Remuneration and compensation issues
  • Conflict of interests
  • Board committees
  • Board performance
  • Gender diversity of the board
  • Board ethics
  • Board information issues
  • The board’s role in the risk governance process
  • Board of directors` strategy
  • Board policies
  • Board evaluation
  • Board decision-making process (asymmetry information issue)
  • The role of the board in the presence of shareholder activism and in the related party transactions

Frequency of publishing

The journal is published three times a year.

Reading audience of the journal

The journal is aimed at researchers, lecturers, students pursuing a research in the field of corporate governance with focus on corporate board issues.

A concept of open access

Starting with 2017 the journal became an open access with two options of publication: gold (immediate) or delayed (one year embargo period) open access. In this way we address respect to our network and provide an opportunity to our authors to publish their papers in OA.

Delayed open access is a temporary measure to be available in 2017 in order to prepare our network of authors and subscribers for the complete move towards open access by 2019.

Acceptance rate and turnaround time

Acceptance rate is the ratio of the number of articles submitted to the number of articles published. The acceptance rate for articles submitted in 2016 is 22 per cent.

‘Turnaround time’ is defined as the date from when a manuscript was first received by the journal to the date the author of the manuscript was provided with a first decision. Turnaround time for articles submitted in 2016 is 54 days.

History of the journal

Corporate governance reforms have been initiated toward a boardroom at the beginning of the third millennium. Initial efforts, undertaken by Derek Higgs, Alyson Tyson, Turnbull and others activists of corporate movement, have been supported by many promoters and followers worldwide. Shareholders, especially those whose rights have been violated for many years, realized that board practices are very inefficient and provoke a conflict of interests.

Therefore, board practices must be sufficiently reviewed. Practitioners have already moved toward shareholders. They have developed many codes of best board practices both in developed and developing countries. The US and UK promoters are leading here. But their efforts must be supported by academics who should undertake many investigations to consider the most vital problems in board practices from different points of view.

To support the initiatives made by practitioners in the field of reforming the board practices with an academic research, in 2004 an initiative group scholars and practitioner activists consisting of Shann Turnbull, Ann-Maree Moodie and Hideki Takei, Alex Kostyuk addressed these ideas to publishing house Virtus Interpress which assumed responsibility to establish a new corporate board journal "Corporate Board: role, duties & composition". As a result, the journal was established in January 2005.

The journal ownership

Corporate Board: role, duties & composition journal is owned and published by the publishing house "Virtus Interpress".

Methods of journal’s finance and revenue sources

Methods of journals’ finance and revenue sources of the journal are article processing fees, subscriptions, reprints, institutional/organizational support, etc.

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