Journal of Governance and Regulation: New feedback from the authors

The editorial team of the Publishing House Virtus Interpress continues to implement its transparency policy in terms of communication with the key stakeholders – authors. In this regard, we would like to present new feedback from the authors who have recently published their papers in the Journal of Governance and Regulation.

Osama Samih Shaban, Faculty of Business, Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan: “I would like to have this opportunity to thank the chief editor for his efforts and timely response to our papers, coordinating with reviewers, and finally publishing our paper. I would also like to appraise the policy of open access adopted by the Journal, which makes our published papers more accessible by readers. It was a great experience by dealing with Virtus Journals, and wish them all the best”.

Prof. Dr, Abdulnaser Ibrahim Nour, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine: “I want to express my greatest gratitude and pleasure working with the Journal of Governance and Regulation and publishing our paper in the Journal. You really made the journey of publishing in an accredited Journal to be very honorable and greet. Your prompt response to the emails made it easier for me, and cooperation with you and your team is smooth and credible. Best wishes and more progress in the future”.

Prof. Muhammad Mahboob Ali, PhD, Post Doctorate, Dhaka School of Economics, Constituent Institution of the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh: “I express my deep gratitude to the Managing Editor of the Journal of Governance and Regulation, Olha Lytvynenko, who was professionally highly skilled, sound, possesses high zeal and helpful to the authors as it was evident from the start of the submission process to the completion of the publication process. After submission of my article, I was astonished how quickly I received an email from the Managing Editor of the journal who informed me that at their end they received the article and started the evaluation process blindly without any sort of prejudice and unbiased manner. I waited for the blind reviewers’ comments. Within 6/7 weeks, I received the reviewers’ report. I worked on the report as per their guidelines. After finishing the revised article, I was a little bit nervous whether again it will take a lengthy process. With my greater satisfaction, I received within 15 days’ time what I should do more in the process of rectifying the article to publish. And when I finished the modifications, I was so happy that the Managing Editor of the journal works like a speed of an E = MC² (where e = energy, m = mass, c2 = the speed of light squared). Her working speed makes me glad to publish the article in the Journal. I am also indebted to the entire editorial team and support services who helped to publish the article nicely taking a lot of pain and stress during the pandemic. I am also expressing my gratitude to the learned reviewers of the article who were anonymous. Thanks, and best wishes to the editorial team members of the Journal of Governance and Regulation for their continued support in the process of quality assurance publication”.

Dr. Amrie Firmansyah, Senior Lecturer of Polytechnic of State Finance STAN, Indonesia: “The publications in the Journal of Governance and Regulation has been a valuable experience in my research journey. I always obtain positive feedbacks and challenges from the reviewers. The reviewer comments were easy to understand so that It made me excited to conduct manuscript revisions as much as I could. I realized that these revisions aimed to improve my articles’ quality because I expect that my articles, which have been published in this journal, can benefit international readers. I would like to express my highest appreciation to the editorial team who has responded quickly regarding correspondence so far and always provide the opportunity to recheck on the final editing of my manuscripts before publication. Besides, I have obtained the international learning processes that are beneficial for publishing articles in the future, which is increasingly dynamic and challenging”.

Jameel Aljaloudi, Department of Planning and Project Management, College of Business, Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan: “I found your cooperation with me friendly and fruitful. The reviewing process is objective, responses are quick and patient. Regarding the reviewer’s report, it is very clear and systematic. It’s my honor to cooperate in the future with the managing editor of the journal (Olha Lytvynenko). Thank all staff working on the Journal and the blind reviewer”.

Dr. Ahmed Eltweri, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom: “The submission experience we had with the Journal of Governance and Regulation was excellent in various aspects, timing, reviewer’s constructive feedback and its clarity, and their professionalism. The communications and response with the editor and the team are highly appreciated. The overall experience is highly recommended”.

David Isaac Ntimba, Department of People Management and Development, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa: “I would like to say that it was for the first time for me to publish either a paper or article with Journal for Governance and Regulation (JGR). However, what I experienced with JGR was absolutely different from the roller-coaster which I went through while trying to publish with other journal platforms. I was very impressed with the level of JGR’s professionalism and perfectionism when it comes to communication, review process as well as the review feedback. I can say without any hesitation that JGR is very strict, which I am 100% comfortable with – as JGR cannot be expected to accept any low-level quality paper or article referred to it by authors who are just taking chances. I was also very impressed with the qualitative, accurate and consistent communication which the Managing Editor of JGR displayed and practiced throughout our engagement. This kind of communication kept me fully informed with each and every step of the publication process. At no point whatsoever, have I felt kept in the dark with regard to the steps leading to the publication of my paper. Finally, the review process was really amazing, as it was on time and never delayed like is the general practice in other journal platforms. The content of the Reviewer’s Report was very educative, empowering and honest. It has also taught me a lot with regard to what JGR expects from any of its authors. I would like to conclude by saying, I am very pleased to have published my paper with JGR and would definitely not hesitate to publish with this journal in future”.

More comments of authors and reviewers of the Journal of Governance and Regulation are available here.