Regulation & Governance

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Edited By: David Levi-Faur, Jodi Short and Benjamin Van Rooij

Impact Factor: 2.724

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 3/47 (Public Administration); 8/163 (Political Science); 10/147 (Law)

Online ISSN: 1748-5991


Regulation & Governance serves as the leading platform for the study of regulation and governance by political scientists, lawyers, sociologists, historians, 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. Through the peer-reviewed journal Regulation & Governance, we seek 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.

Aims and Scope

Regulation & Governance reaches an international audience, and 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 publishes 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.

Published quarterly by Wiley-Blackwell, Regulation & Governance is essential reading for academics, regulators, and legal experts working in business and civil society. The editorial team is committed to open and critical dialogue and encourages scholarly papers from different disciplines, using diverse methodologies, and from all areas of the world.

Submission procedures
You can submit your paper online at ScholarOne Manuscripts. For more information, please read the journal's aims and scope and author guidelines.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

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  • Social Sciences Citation Index (Thomson Reuters)