Regulation & Governance
© 2013 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd
Edited By: Tim Bartley, Cristie Ford, David Levi-Faur and Walter Mattli
Impact Factor: 1.625
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 5/47 (Public Administration); 18/157 (Political Science); 25/138 (Law)
Online ISSN: 1748-5991
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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. If extensive alterations are required, the manuscript will be returned to the author for revision.
Submission of manuscripts
Manuscripts should be submitted online at ScholarOne Manuscripts. Authors must supply an email address as all correspondence will be by email. Two files should be supplied: the cover letter and the manuscript (in Word or rich text format (.rtf)). The cover letter should be uploaded as a file not for review in keeping with the double-blind review process.
Except on the title page as noted below, submitted manuscripts 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.
All articles submitted to Regulation & Governance must comply with the following further instructions. Failure to do so will result in return of the manuscript and possible delay in publication.
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References in articles
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Papers are accepted for publication in Regulation & Governance on the understanding that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. This must be stated in the cover letter.
The cover letter must also contain an acknowledgment that all authors have contributed significantly, and that all authors are in agreement with the content of the manuscript.
Authors must declare any financial support or relationships that may pose any conflicts of interest.
If tables or figures have been reproduced from another source, a letter from the copyright holder (usually the Publisher), stating authorization to reproduce the material, must be attached to the cover letter.
Author material archive policy
Authors who require the return of any submitted material that is accepted for publication should inform the Editorial Office after acceptance. If no indication is given that author material should be returned, Wiley-Blackwell will dispose of all hardcopy and electronic material two months after publication.
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Style of the manuscript
Regulation & Governance uses US spelling and authors should therefore follow the latest edition of the Merriam–Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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).
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 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.
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 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.
All illustrations (line drawings and photographs) are classified as figures. Figures should be cited in consecutive order in the text.
Line figures should be sharp, black and white graphs or diagrams, drawn professionally or with a computer graphics package. Lettering must be included and should be sized to be no larger than the journal text.
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 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.
It is essential that corresponding authors supply an email address to which correspondence can be emailed while their article is in production.
Notification of the URL from where to download a Portable Document Format (PDF) typeset page proof, associated forms, and further instructions will be sent by email to the corresponding author. The purpose of the PDF proof is a final check of the layout, and of tables and figures. Alterations other than the essential correction of errors are unacceptable at PDF proof stage. The proof should be checked, and approval to publish the article should be emailed to the Publisher by the date indicated; otherwise, it may be signed off on by the Editors or held over to the next issue.
A free PDF offprint is available to the corresponding author via Author Services.
Regulation & Governance is covered by our Early View service. Early View articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their publication in a printed issue. Articles are therefore available as soon as they are ready, rather than having to wait for the next scheduled print 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. The nature of Early View articles means that they do not yet have volume, issue or page numbers, so Early View articles cannot be cited in the traditional way. They are therefore given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before it is allocated to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article. More information about DOIs can be found at http://www.doi.org/faq.html.
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Editorial Office Address
David Levi-Faur, Corresponding Editor
Regulation & Governance
Kolleg-Forschergruppe (Research Group)
Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science
Freie Universitat Berlin
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