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Indian Journal of Corporate Governance

Indian Journal of Corporate Governance

Published in Association with Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad

Editor-in-Chief
R K Mishra Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad, India


eISSN: 24542482 | ISSN: 09746862 | Current volume: 12 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Bi-annually

Call for Papers

In a highly complex and competitive world, yet with limited resources that organizations operate in, good governance is the key to their success and long term sustainability. The Indian Journal of Corporate Governance enables companies to achieve good governance by presenting the latest research, laws and guidelines on corporate governance.

Through research articles, conceptual papers, case studies and reports the journal combines the theory and practices of corporate governance from across the world to cater to the interests of practitioners, academics, researchers and policy makers. The journal focuses on bringing out the best in corporate governance practices, strengthen board rooms and increasing effectiveness of corporate boards. Its articles on corporate social responsibility and sustainability reporting highlight how and whether interests of all stakeholders including society is being addressed.

The journal covers a wide range of corporate governance issues including

· Board composition and practices,
· Board Diversity
· Board Performance and Evaluation
· Independent directors
· Regulatory requirements
· Internal Control , fraud prevention and risk management
· Whistle blower policies
· Shareholder activism and role of Institutional Investors
· Media’s role in corporate governance,
· SME governance
· Not-for – Profit Governance
· Islamic Governance
· Disclosure and reporting
· Corporate Ethics and Self Governance
· Corporate social responsibility
· Sustainability

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Indian Journal of Corporate Governance is a bi-annual refereed journal that provides a forum for discussions and exchanging views on a wide range of corporate governance issues ranging from board practices, independent directors, whistle blower policies and shareholder activism on one hand to media’s role in corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and sustainability reporting on the other.

It comprises of research articles, concept papers, case studies and reports providing a blend of theory and practices of corporate governance globally to cater to the interests of practitioners, academics, researchers and policy makers.

Editor-in-Chief
R K Mishra Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad, India
Editorial Board
Chenchu Bathala Cleveland State University, USA
Asish K Bhattacharyya Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, Gurgaon, India
Wolfgang Drechsler Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Sardar M N Islam Victoria University, Australia
Fianna Jurdant OECD, France
John K M Lim Singapore Institute of Directors, Singapore
Stuart Murrin Locke The University of Waikato, New Zealand
Mathilde Mesnard Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development, France
M S Narasimhan Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India
Subhasis Ray Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, India
Zuraidah Mohd Sanusi Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Jai Prakash Sharma Delhi School of Economics, Delhi, India
Robert Smith University of Leicester, UK
Arun Upadhyay University of Nevada, USA
Editorial Support
B Deepa Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad, India
J Kiranmai Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad, India
  • Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC)
  • Cabell's
  • DeepDyve
  • EBSCO
  • Indian Citation Index (ICI)
  • J-Gate
  • OCLC
  • ProQuest
  • RePEc
  • Scopus
  • UGC-CARE (GROUP A)
  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Indian Journal of Corporate Governance 

    Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to: The Editors, Indian Journal of Corporate Governance, Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. E-mail: ipejcg@gmail.com ; Tel.no.: 040-23490919. 

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Indian Journal of Corporate Governance will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope
    1.2 Article types
    1.3 Writing your paper

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy
    2.2 Authorship
    2.3 Acknowledgements
    2.4 Funding
    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    3. Publishing polices

    3.1 Publication ethics
    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement
    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    4. Preparing your manuscript

    4.1 Formatting
    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
    4.3 Supplementary material
    4.4 Reference style
    4.5 English language editing services

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    5.1 Information required for completing your submission
    5.2 Permissions

    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production
    6.2 Online First publication
    6.3 Access to your published article
    6.4 Promoting your article

    7. Further information

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript Indian Journal of Corporate Governance, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article types

    The Indian Journal of Corporate Governance enables companies to achieve good governance by presenting the latest research, laws and guidelines on corporate governance.The journal covers a wide range of corporate governance issues including:

    · Board composition and practices, 
    · Board Diversity
    · Board Performance and Evaluation
    · Independent directors
    · Regulatory requirements
    · Internal Control , fraud prevention and risk management
    · Whistle blower policies
    · Shareholder activism and role of Institutional Investors
    · Media’s role in corporate governance,
    · SME governance
    · Not-for – Profit Governance
    · Islamic Governance
    · Disclosure and reporting
    · Corporate Ethics and Self Governance
    · Corporate social responsibility
    · Sustainability

    • Contributors must provide their affiliations and complete postal and e-mail addresses with their articles.
       
    • All articles should be double-spaced throughout (not only the text but also displayed quotations, notes, references and any other matter). Manuscripts should be submitted to the email address mentioned in Point 1. Contributions should be in MS Word format.
       
    • Authors will be provided with a copyright form once the contribution is accepted for publication. The submission will be considered as final only after the filled-in and signed copyright form is received. In case there are two or more authors, the corresponding author needs to sign the copyright form.
    • The editorial team has the right to modify or edit the work in order to match the standard and style requirement of the journal. Manuscripts are accepted for publication on the understanding that they are subject to editorial revisions. The editors reserve the right to accept or reject any paper without giving any reason.
       
    • All articles must be accompanied by 4–6 keywords and an abstract of 150–200 words. Notes should be numbered serially and presented at the end of the article. Notes must contain more than a mere reference.
       
    • British spellings throughout; universal ‘s’ in ‘-ise’, ‘-isation’ words.
    • Use single quotes throughout. Double quotes only to be used within single quotes. Spellings of words in quotations should not be changed. Quotations of 45 words or more should be separated from the text and indented with one space with a line space above and below.
       
    • Use ‘19th century’, ‘1980s’. Spell out numbers from one to nine, 10 and above to remain in figures. However, for exact measurements, use only figures (3 km, 9 per cent, not %). Use thousands and millions, not lakhs and crores. Avoid saying ‘recently’ but rather give the year.

    There is no limit on the number of references allowed.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable
    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    Indian Journal of Corporate Governance adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties.

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    2.3.1 Writing assistance
    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    2.4 Funding

    Indian Journal of Corporate Governance requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Indian Journal of Corporate Governance encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    Indian Journal of Corporate Governanceand SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Indian Journal of Corporate Governance offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information onfunding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission                                  

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files

    4.4 Reference style

    Indian Journal of Corporate Governance adheres to the APA reference style. View the APA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to: The Editors, Indian Journal of Corporate Governance, Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. E-mail: ipejcg@gmail.com 

    5.1 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.2 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permissionfrom copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos.

    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Indian Journal of Corporate Governanceeditorial office as follows:

    The Editors, Indian Journal of Corporate Governance, Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. E-mail: ipejcg@gmail.com ; Tel.no.: 040-2349 0919.

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