Call for Papers – Journal on Governance

[The following announcement comes from the Centre for
Governance, National Law University, Jodhpur]
Ever since its inception, the Journal on Governance has
highlighted and debated upon the changing face of Corporate Governance in India
while keeping pace with the world. The journal aims to serve as a platform for
analyzing the evolution of the governance scenario in our country. In keeping
with this objective, the Board of Editors is pleased to announce Emerging
Trends in Corporate Governance
as the theme for the Journal‟s
next issue. (Vol. 1 No. 6)
The idea of Corporate Governance in India has outgrown an
oblivion existence and reached a crucial stage in light of the emerging
worldwide country specific trends and the Companies Bill 2011. The Companies
Bill 2011 along with other fundamental changes in India’s Corporate Law
jurisprudence seeks to define a Director’s office, responsibilities, and his
work in a much more comprehensive manner than ever before. The Bill has further
incorporated a varied approach towards governance especially by including
specific provisions for director’s remuneration; reservation on board for women
directors; duties of directors and by discussing the role and scope of
Independent Directors in a greater detail. E-governance and Annual Reports have
also been recognized and institutionalized. Also, in light of the proposed
General Anti Avoidance Rules (GAAR) the connection between tax and governance
has come to the forefront in India.
In light of these changes, developments and emerging concepts
around the world, the Board of Editors invite “Articles”, “Notes” and “Comments”
for the upcoming issue of Journal on Governance on the following sub-themes:
1. Directors Remuneration
2. Reservation for Women Directors
3. Directors‟ Responsibility and Ensuing Liabilities
4. E- Governance
5. Mandatory Regulation versus Voluntary Compliance
6. Implications of the GAAR
Please note that the
submissions must conform to the following requirements:
– The acceptable length of
Articles is 5000 words, and of notes and comments is 3000 words, including
– All submissions must include
an abstract of not more than 300 words, explaining the main idea, objective of
the article and the conclusions drawn from it.
– The Article should be on A4
sized paper, in Times New Roman Font Type, font size 12, 1.5 line Spacing and 1
inch margins on each side. Authors should follow Harvard Blue Book Footnoting
style. Footnotes should be in font size 10 and with single line spacing.
– Authors should provide their
contact details, designation and institutional affiliation in the covering
letter for the submission.
– The submission must be the
original work of the authors. Any form of plagiarism will lead to direct
rejection. The relevant sources should be duly acknowledged as footnotes. The
decision of the reviewers in this regard shall be final.
– Authors are requested to send
an electronic version of their manuscripts (.doc or .docx format) to
[email protected] with the subject as “Submission”. All queries may
be addressed to the Editors on the aforementioned email address.
– Submission deadline for the
Article, Notes and Comments is on the 28th of September, 2012.

About the author

Umakanth Varottil

Umakanth Varottil is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. He specializes in corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions and cross-border investments. Prior to his foray into academia, Umakanth was a partner at a pre-eminent law firm in India.

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