Regulation & Governance

Cover image for Vol. 8 Issue 4

Edited By: Tim Bartley, Cristie Ford, David Levi-Faur and Walter Mattli

Impact Factor: 1.351

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 12/46 (Public Administration); 29/139 (Law); 32/157 (Political Science)

Online ISSN: 1748-5991



Author Guidelines


1. MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION

Please read the complete Author Guidelines carefully prior to submission, including the section on copyright.

Submission implies that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. If your submitted paper does not comply with the Author Guidelines it may be returned to you for alteration, delaying the peer review process.

Once you have prepared your submission in accordance with the Guidelines, manuscripts should be submitted online at the journal's ScholarOne manuscripts site.

2. EDITORIAL AND CONTENT CONSIDERATION

Aims and scope

Regulation & Governance aims to serve as the leading platform for the study of regulation and governance by political scientists, lawyers, sociologists, criminologists, psychologists, anthropologists, economists and others.

Research on regulation and governance, once fragmented across various disciplines and subject areas, has emerged at the cutting edge of paradigmatic change in the social sciences. Regulation & Governance seeks to advance discussions between various disciplines about regulation and governance, promote the development of new theoretical and empirical understanding, and serve the growing needs of practitioners for a useful academic reference.

Regulation & Governance reaches an international audience. It showcases research addressing the world’s most pressing audit and risk challenges, across all fields of regulation. It addresses issues that transcend both intellectual and geographic boundaries and reports empirical results with broad implications. With guidance from an outstanding editorial board and carefully selected reviewers, Regulation & Governance includes significant new studies of regulatory governance, review articles on major lines of research in the field, and occasional shorter essays exploring new insights and directions for study.

Editorial review and acceptance

The acceptance criteria for all papers are the quality and originality of the research and its significance to our readership. Except where otherwise stated, manuscripts are double-blind peer-reviewed by anonymous reviewers in addition to the Editors. Final acceptance or rejection rests with the Editors, who reserve the right to refuse any material for publication.

Manuscripts should be written so that they are intelligible to the professional reader who is not a specialist in the particular field. They should be written in English in a clear, concise, direct style. Where contributions are judged as acceptable for publication on the basis of content, the Editors and the Publisher reserve the right to modify typescripts to eliminate ambiguity and repetition and improve communication between author and reader.

Ethical Considerations

The journal is committed to integrity in research and recognizes the importance of maintaining the highest ethical standards.

Plagiarism Detection. The journal employs a plagiarism detection system. By submitting your manuscript to this journal you accept that your manuscript may be screened for plagiarism against previously published works.

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

3. PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS

Optimising Your Article for Search Engines

Many students and researchers looking for information online will use search engines such as Google, Yahoo or similar. By optimising your article for search engines, you will increase the chance of someone finding it. This in turn will make it more likely to be viewed and/or cited in another work. We have compiled these guidelines to enable you to maximise the web-friendliness of the most public part of your article.

Word count

Submissions to Regulation & Governance will not normally be accepted if they exceed 10,000 words (including abstract, references, endnotes, tables and appendices). For shorter articles and notes to be considered for the Journal's Research Forum section, the word limit is 6,000.

Style of the manuscript
  • Spelling. Regulation & Governance uses US spelling and authors should therefore follow the latest edition of the Merriam–Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.
  • Abbreviations. In general, terms should not be abbreviated unless they are used repeatedly and the abbreviation is helpful to the reader. Initially use the word in full, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Thereafter use the abbreviation only.

Parts of the manuscript

Manuscripts should be presented in the following order: (i) title page, (ii) abstract and keywords, (iii) text, (iv) acknowledgments, (v) references, (vi) endnotes, (vii) appendices, (viii) figure legends, (ix) tables (each table complete with title and footnotes) and (x) figures. Footnotes to the text are not allowed and any such material should be incorporated as endnotes.

Title page
As articles are double-blind reviewed, material that might identify authorship of the paper should be placed only on the title page of the manuscript; this title page will be detached before the paper is sent to referees.

The title page should contain (i) the title of the paper, (ii) the full names of the authors and (iii) the addresses of the institutions at which the work was carried out together with (iv) the full postal and email address, plus facsimile and telephone numbers, of the author to whom correspondence about the manuscript should be sent. The present address of any author, if different from that where the work was carried out, should be supplied in a footnote on the title page.

The title should be short, informative and contain the major keywords. Do not use abbreviations in the title. A short running title (less than 40 characters) should also be provided.

Abstract and keywords
All articles must have a brief abstract that states in 150 words or fewer the major points made and the principal conclusions reached. The abstract should not contain abbreviations or references.

Five keywords (for the purposes of indexing) should be supplied below the abstract in alphabetical order.

Text
The text should be organized into an introductory section, conveying the background and purpose of the paper, and then into sections identified with headings and subheadings.

Acknowledgments
The source of financial grants and other funding must be acknowledged, including a frank declaration of any authors’ industrial links and affiliations. The contribution of colleagues (comments and research assistance) or institutions should also be acknowledged. Previous presentations of the paper at conferences or seminars should be listed.

References
Regulation & Governance uses the parenthetical (author date) system of referencing - examples are given below. In the text, give the author’s name followed by the year in parentheses: Smith (2000). If there are two authors, use ‘and’: Smith and Jones (2001); but if cited within parentheses use ‘&’: (Smith & Jones 2001). When reference is made to a work by three or more authors, the first name followed by et al. should be used: MacDonald et al. (2002). In the reference list, references should be listed in alphabetical order. Page numbers must be included after the year for quoted material; for example, (Smith & Jones 2001, p. 77).

In the reference list, cite the names of all authors when there are six or fewer; when seven or more, list the first three followed by et al. Do not use ibid. or op cit. Reference to unpublished data and personal communications should not appear in the list but should be cited in the text only (e.g. Smith A 2000, unpublished data). All citations mentioned in the text, tables or figures must be listed in the reference list.

Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references.

Journal article
Choe YS, Jeong J (1993) Charitable Contributions by Low- and Middle-Income Taxpayers: Further Evidence with a New Method. National Tax Journal 46, 33–39.

Online article not yet published in an issue
An online article that has not yet been published in an issue (therefore has no volume, issue or page numbers) can be cited by its Digital Object Identifier (DOI). The DOI will remain valid and allow an article to be tracked even after its allocation to an issue.
Murphy K, Tyler TR, Curtis A (2009) Nurturing regulatory compliance: Is procedural justice effective when people question the legitimacy of the law? Regulation & Governance doi: 10.1111/j.1748-5991.2009.01043.x

Book
Fujita M, Krugman P, Venables AJ (2001) The Spatial Economy: Cities, Regions, and International Trade. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

Chapter in a book
Anderson K, Tyers R (1990) How Developing Countries Could Gain from Agricultural Trade Liberalization in the Uruguay round. In: Goldin I, Knudsen O (eds) Agricultural Trade Liberalization: Implications for Developing Countries, pp. 387-424. Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris.

Citing cases
Cases should be cited in the text or in endnotes by case title and year as follows: ‘…in Hammer v. Dagenhart (1918)...’; ‘…in the Commerce Clause (Hammer v. Dagenhart 1918)...’.

All cases cited in the text or in endnotes should then be listed with full details in a separate section, ‘Cases cited,’ located after the reference list. Cases in this section should appear in alphabetical order. For example:
Environmental Defense Fund v. EPA, 465 F.2d 528 (D.C. Cir. 1972).
Roybal v. Martinez, 92 N.M. 630, 593 P.2d 71 (Ct. App. 1979).
Schiffman v. Corsi, 182 Misc. 498, 50 N.Y.S.2d 897 (Sup. Ct. 1944).
United States v. Nixon, 418 U.S. 683 (1974).

Citing laws
All laws cited in the text should be listed separately under 'Laws cited' following the References and Cases cited. When not cited in parentheses, give the name in full; when in parentheses, abbreviate according to the style set forth in A Uniform System of Citation. For example:
National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 102 U.S.C. 4332 (1970).
Parking Authority Law, Pa. Stat. Ann. tit. 53, 342 (Purdon 1974 & Supp. 1985).

Endnotes
Endnotes should be placed as a list at the end of the paper only, not at the foot of each page. They should be numbered in the list and referred to in the text with consecutive, superscript Arabic numerals. Keep endnotes brief; they should contain only short comments tangential to the main argument of the paper.

Appendices
These should be placed at the end of the paper, numbered in Roman numerals and referred to in the text. If written by a person other than the author of the main text, the writer’s name should be included below the title.

Tables
Tables should be self-contained and complement, but not duplicate, information contained in the text. Number tables consecutively in the text in Arabic numerals. Type tables on a separate page with the legend above. Legends should be concise but comprehensive – the table, legend and footnotes must be understandable without reference to the text. Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Column headings should be brief, with units of measurement in parentheses; all abbreviations must be defined in footnotes. Footnote symbols: †, ‡, §, ¶ should be used (in that order) and *, **, *** should be reserved for P-values. Statistical measures such as SD or SEM should be identified in the headings.

Figures
All illustrations (line drawings and photographs) are classified as figures. Figures should be cited in consecutive order in the text. Each figure should be supplied as a separate file, with the figure number incorporated in the file name.

Information about preparing electronic figure files for publication can be viewed on Wiley’s Electronic Artwork Guidelines page: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/illustration.asp

Figure legends. Type figure legends on a separate page. Legends should be concise but comprehensive – the figure and its legend must be understandable without reference to the text. Include definitions of any symbols used and define/explain all abbreviations and units of measurement.

Equations
Equations should be numbered sequentially with Arabic numerals; these should be ranged right in parentheses. All variables should appear in italics. Use the simplest possible form for all mathematical symbols.

Supporting Information

Supporting information is not essential to the article but provides greater depth and background and may include tables, figures, videos, datasets, etc. This material can be submitted with your manuscript, and will appear online, without editing or typesetting. Guidelines on how to prepare this material and which formats and files sizes are acceptable can be found at: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/suppmat.asp Please note that the provision of supporting information is not encouraged as a general rule. It will be assessed critically by reviewers and editors and will only be accepted if it is essential.

4. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A cover letter should be included in the ‘Cover Letter Field’ of the ScholarOne system. The text can be entered directly into the field or uploaded as a file. The covering letter must contain: i) An acknowledgment that all authors have contributed significantly; ii) A statement that all authors are in agreement with the content of the manuscript; iii) Authors must declare any financial support or relationships that may pose conflict of interest.
  • Two Word-files need to be included upon submission: A title page file and a main text file that includes all parts of the text in the sequence indicated in the section 'Parts of the manuscript', including tables and figure legends but excluding figures which should be supplied separately.
  • The main text file should be prepared using Microsoft Word, doubled-spaced, on one side only of A4 paper. The top, bottom and side margins should be 30 mm. All pages should be numbered consecutively in the top right-hand corner, beginning with the first page of the main text file.
  • The main text file should be devoid of all information identifying the author or authors, including information embedded in the file. Please remove any identifying information from the beginning page of the text, headers or footers, abstract, and acknowledgments. Omit references in the text or footnotes that clearly indicate the identity of the author or authors. Please also make sure that the file you submit does not include any embedded information identifying the author of the manuscript. Manuscripts submitted with any such identifying information will be sent back to the author and the review process will be delayed until a fully anonymous manuscript is submitted.
  • Each figure should be supplied as a separate file, with the figure number incorporated in the file name. For submission, low-resolution figures saved as .jpg or .bmp files should be uploaded, for ease of transmission during the review process. Upon acceptance of the article, high-resolution figures (at least 300 d.p.i.) saved as .eps or .tif files should be uploaded. Digital images supplied only as low-resolution files cannot be used.

5. PUBLICATION PROCESS AFTER ACCEPTANCE

Accepted papers will be passed to Wiley’s production team for publication. The author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Wiley’s Author Services, where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be asked to complete an electronic license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper. More details on both Author Services are below. Information on Copyright and Licencing options is set out in section 6.

Wiley’s Author Services

Tracking your paper’s progress Author Services also enables authors to track their article through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The corresponding author will receive a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit http://www.authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/eachecklist.asp for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

E-annotation Proof Corrections

Once your paper has been typeset the corresponding author will receive an e-mail alert containing a link to a website from which the proof can be downloaded as a PDF. Authors will need to ensure that they have Acrobat Reader version 7.0 or above, or Acrobat Professional in order to use the annotation functionality. This software can be downloaded (free of charge) from the Adobe website. This will enable the file to be opened, read on screen, and any corrections to be added in electronically using the annotation toolbar. Electronic annotations can be used to cross out, replace or insert text, and even insert an attachment (such as a new abstract or figure). Detailed instructions and links to the Adobe website will be sent with the proof. It is therefore essential that a working e-mail address is provided for the corresponding author.

Early View

The journal offers rapid speed to publication via Wiley’s Early View service. Early View articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their publication in a printed issue. Early View articles are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised and edited for publication, and the authors' final corrections have been incorporated. Because they are in final form, no changes can be made after online publication. Early View articles are given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before allocation to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article.

Offprints

A PDF reprint of the article will be supplied free of charge to the corresponding author.

6. COPYRIGHT, LICENCING AND ONLINE OPEN

Accepted papers will be passed to Wiley’s production team for publication. The author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Wiley’s Author Services, where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be asked to complete an electronic license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper. Authors may choose to publish under the terms of the journal’s standard copyright transfer agreement (CTA), or under open access terms made available via Wiley OnlineOpen.

Standard Copyright Transfer Agreement: FAQs about the terms and conditions of the standard CTA in place for the journal, including standard terms regarding archiving of the accepted version of the paper, are available at: Copyright Terms and Conditions FAQs. Note that in signing the journal’s licence agreement authors agree that consent to reproduce figures from another source has been obtained.

OnlineOpen – Wiley’s Open Access Option: OnlineOpen is available to authors of articles who wish to make their article freely available to all on Wiley Online Library under a Creative Commons license. With OnlineOpen, the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made open access. Authors of OnlineOpen articles are permitted to post the final, published PDF of their article on their personal website, and in an institutional repository or other free public server immediately after publication. All OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.

OnlineOpen licenses. Authors choosing OnlineOpen retain copyright in their article and have a choice of publishing under the following Creative Commons License terms: Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY); Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (CC BY NC); Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial-NoDerivs License (CC BY NC ND). To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright Terms and Conditions FAQs.

Funder Open Access and Self-Archiving Compliance: Please click here for more information on Wiley’s compliance with specific Funder Open Access and Self Archiving Policies, and click here for more detailed information specifically about Self-Archiving definitions and policies.

7. EDITORIAL OFFICE ADDRESS

David Levi-Faur, Corresponding Editor
regandgov@mscc.huji.ac.il

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