General information

Major aim of the journal

The major aim of the journal is the publishing of the papers in the field of corporate governance with a focus on corporate board issues with prior securing the high standard of quality of the papers through managing the peer and blind reviewing of the papers and further dissemination of research results to make it beneficial both for the reading audience and the reputation of the authors of the papers.

Key-topics of the journal

  • Board models
  • Directors’ duties and liabilities
  • Directors’ independence
  • Internal control
  • Board leadership
  • Board size and continuity
  • Board reporting and accountability
  • Board practices and auditing
  • Remuneration and compensation issues
  • Conflict of interests
  • Board committees
  • Board performance
  • Gender diversity of the board
  • Board ethics
  • Board information issues
  • The board’s role in the risk governance process
  • Board of directors` strategy
  • Board policies
  • Board evaluation
  • Board decision-making process (asymmetry information issue)
  • Islamic governance
  • The role of the board in the presence of shareholder activism and in the related party transactions

Frequency of publishing

The journal is published three times a year.

Reading audience of the journal

The journal is aimed at researchers, lecturers, students pursuing a research in the field of corporate governance with focus on corporate board issues.

Journal’s Open Access statement

Corporate Board journal adheres to the BOAI definition of open access: that users have the right to "read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles".

We’ve uploaded in OA some issues of the journal in previous years, but starting with March 15th, 2018 the journal became completely open access. In this way, we address respect to our network and provide an opportunity to our authors to publish their papers in OA.

Acceptance rate and turnaround time

Acceptance rate is the ratio of the number of articles submitted to the number of articles published. The acceptance rate for articles submitted in 2022 is 30%.

‘Turnaround time’ is defined as the date from when a manuscript was first received by the journal to the date the author of the manuscript was provided with a first decision (the first report of the paper reviewer). Turnaround time for articles submitted in 2022 is 37 days.

History of the journal

Corporate governance reforms have been initiated toward a boardroom at the beginning of the third millennium. Initial efforts, undertaken by Derek Higgs, Alyson Tyson, Turnbull and others activists of corporate movement, have been supported by many promoters and followers worldwide. Shareholders, especially those whose rights have been violated for many years, realized that board practices are very inefficient and provoke a conflict of interests.

Therefore, board practices must be sufficiently reviewed. Practitioners have already moved toward shareholders. They have developed many codes of best board practices both in developed and developing countries. The US and UK promoters are leading here. But their efforts must be supported by academics who should undertake many investigations to consider the most vital problems in board practices from different points of view.

To support the initiatives made by practitioners in the field of reforming the board practices with an academic research, in 2004 an initiative group scholars and practitioner activists consisting of Shann Turnbull, Ann-Maree Moodie and Hideki Takei, Alex Kostyuk addressed these ideas to publishing house Virtus Interpress which assumed responsibility to establish a new corporate board journal "Corporate Board: role, duties & composition". As a result, the journal was established in January 2005.

ISSN - 1810-8601 (print)

ISSN - 2312-2722 (online)

Registered by Ministry of Justice of Ukraine № 22641-12541Р

The journal ownership

Corporate Board: role, duties & composition journal is owned and published by the publishing house "Virtus Interpress".

Methods of journal’s finance and revenue sources

Methods of journals’ finance and revenue sources of the journal are article processing charges, reprints, institutional/organizational support, etc.


Corporate Board: role, duties & composition journal does not allow any sort of advertisement on the journal pages. The journal publishes just scholarly papers and related content (Editorials).

Direct marketing

Any direct marketing activities, including solicitation of manuscripts that are conducted on behalf of the journal, are appropriate, well targeted, and unobtrusive. Information provided about the Publisher or journal is truthful and not misleading for readers or authors.

Other important information

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

Virtus Interpress as a Publisher of the journal is a signatory of ORCID since 2018.

Our depositing, copyright policies & self-archiving policies are registered with SHERPA/RoMEO.