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 and related fields 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.

The journal is devoted to the problems in the corporate governance appearing as a result of both well-known "separation of ownership and control" problem and new ones such as privatization of the state property, globalization of capital market and other macroeconomic processes.

Key-topics of the journal

  • Ownership structure
  • Mergers, acquisitions, restructuring
  • Bankruptcy, liquidation procedures
  • Corporate social responsibility and compliance
  • Disclosure and transparency issues
  • Corporate governance in family firms
  • Corporate governance in financial institutions
  • Corporate control
  • Earnings management
  • Managerial incentives
  • Payout/dividend policy
  • Financial reporting
  • Auditing
  • Board of directors’ practices
  • Shareholders’ rights
  • Shareholder activism
  • Corporate political involvement and corporate governance
  • Corruption, corporate governance and firm performance
  • Corporate governance and firm performance
  • Corporate Governance and performance of family firms
  • Corporate governance and performance of the global firms
  • International and comparative corporate governance
  • ESG and ratings
  • Governance, bitcoin index and returns
  • Stock market, company value and stock return
  • Accounting, reporting and disclosure
  • Family firm governance
  • AI and governance

Frequency of publishing

The journal is published quarterly.

Reading audience of the journal

The journal is aimed at researchers, lecturers, students pursuing a research in the field of corporate governance and related fields, practitioners.

Journal’s Open Access statement

Corporate Ownership and Control journal adheres to the BOAI definition of open access: that users have the right to "read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles".

We’ve uploaded in OA some issues of the journal in previous years, but starting with September, 2018 the journal became completely open access. In this way we address respect to our network and provide an opportunity to our authors to publish their papers in OA.

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 2022 is 28%.

‘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 (the first report of the paper reviewer). Turnaround time for articles submitted in 2022 is 44 days.

History of the journal

The title of the journal reflects the oldest principle of corporate governance discovered by A. Berle and G. Means - the principle of separation of ownership and control.

New millennium has greeted the citizens of the corporate world - shareholders, executives, employees and others - with bankruptcies of Enron and other monsters of the most developed segment of the corporate world - the market of the USA. Corporate America which was seen as a model to follow has discovered a lot of disadvantages in the existing systems of corporate governance instruments. This has sufficiently inflated the trust of shareholders in the present principles and concepts of corporate governance.

From this perspective, academics and practitioners have to reconsider many economic postulates. This particularly concerns corporate governance models and major practices. Nowadays we have to reconsider or investigate more thoroughly even the postulates of the pioneers of corporate governance – A. Berle and G. Means. The corporate world, transforming very fast, is attacked by corporate scandals and bankruptcies which are the real threat to the most important principle of corporate governance - the principle of balancing shareholder (stakeholder) interests.

These postulates can be reconsidered and investigated by scholars through sophisticated research in the field of corporate governance to be beneficial for the reputation of the scholars too and contributing to the theory and practice of corporate governance.

In this context the function of periodical publications is growing rapidly as scholarly, peer reviewer journals are important for disseminating the results of the academic research worldwide and securing the quality if the research publication through a rigorous peer reviewing or the papers.

To reach these goals an international group of scholars headed by Dr. Alex Kostyuk addressed the idea of the journal to publishing house Virtus Interpress assuming a responsibility to establish a new corporate governance journal "Corporate Ownership & Control" that was finally established in May 2003.

ISSN - 1727-9232 (printed version)

ISSN - 1810-3057 (online version)

Registered by Ministry of Justice of Ukraine № 788І

The journal ownership

Corporate Ownership and Control 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, reprints, institutional/organizational support, etc.


Corporate Ownership and Control journal does not allow any sort of advertisement on the journal pages. The journal publishes just scholarly papers and related content (Editorials).

Direct marketing

Any direct marketing activities, including solicitation of manuscripts that are conducted on behalf of the journal, are appropriate, well targeted, and unobtrusive. Information provided about the Publisher or journal is truthful and not misleading for readers or authors.

Other important information

This journal is a member of, and subscribes to the principles of, the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

Virtus Interpress as a Publisher of the journal is a signatory of ORCID since 2018.

Our depositing, copyright policies & self-archiving policies are registered with SHERPA/RoMEO.