Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The journal has a wide scope in terms of the subject areas it covers, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Law: Banking law, business law, comparative legal system, constitutional law, corporate law, consumer law, criminal law, energy law, environmental law, international law, human rights law, Islamic and Sharia law, legal history, maritime law, mercantile law.

  • Ethics: Business ethics, governance and ethics.

  • Governance: Administration and governance, behavioral corporate governance, board diversity, board leadership, board of directors, concentration of power, corporate board practices, executive compensation, family business governance, global governance and corporate responsibility, Governance & Competitiveness, governance and public policy, governance and stability, industrial governance, IT governance, management and governance, ownership structure, private governance, public administration, public governance, regulation.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

  • Each submission will be reviewed by 2 anonymous reviewers. Reviewers are expert in the relevant field and have track record of publications. Referees can give the decision as "accept", "reject" or "revision". When there will be an extreme disagreement between 2 reviewers, editor may refer the paper to a third reviewer.

  • Reviewers usually get 28 days to prepare and send their report. A reviewer can get a 2 weeks grace time if such request is received in writing.

  • An editorial decision is made purely based on the review reports.

For more information please see the Editorial Policy


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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Editorial Board

Dr Afzalur Rashid
Senior Lecturer (Accounting)
School of Commerce
University of Southern Queensland


Editorial Advisory Board Members

Professor Mohamad Ali Abdul-Hamid
Universiti Utara Malaysia

Professor Jai Prakash Sharma
University of Delhi

Dr. Nirmala Dorasamy
Durban University of Technology
South Africa

Dr. Angus Young
University of Western Sydney

Dr. William W. Kirkley
Massey University
New Zealand


Editorial Board Members

Associate Professor Idris Md. Noor
University of Malaysia Perlis

Associate Professor Umar Aimhanosi Oseni
International Islamic University

Dr Mia Mahmudur Rahim
School of Law, University of South Australia

Dr Yuan Yuan Hu
Massey University
New Zealand

Dr Sa’id Adekunle Mikail
INCEIF (The Global University of Islamic Finance)

Dr Janice L.H Nga
Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Dr Loganathan Krishnan
Monash University