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Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance News
Article Type: Publisher's note From: Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, Volume 16, Issue 2.
As you may have read in the first issue of 2008, Dr Oonagh McDonald has stepped down from her position as Editor of the journal. On behalf of everyone at Emerald Group Publishing, I would like to thank Oonagh for her hard work over the years on the journal and for the extremely healthy position she leaves the journal in. We would also like to wish her well in her future endeavours.
From the next issue of this volume, the journal will be under new editorship. I am delighted that Professor Kevin Keasey will be stepping up from Deputy Editor to take over as Editor of the journal. Kevin will be detailing his vision for the journal in the next issue and I believe that under his editorship the journal will continue to go from strength to strength.
As well as changes to the editorial team, there are further changes planned for the journal with the introduction of a new online submission system. As part of Emerald's commitment to improving procedures for authors and editors, submissions to the Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance should now be made via ScholarOne'sw Manuscript Centrale. This will allow authors to keep track of their manuscript throughout the submission process and should ensure a more efficient peer review system. Information regarding this new system can be found by visiting the journal's homepage at www.emeraldinsight.com/jfrc.htm
I am also pleased to inform contributors to the journal that the number of people using the journal continues to increase. In 2006, just over 9,000 full-text articles were downloaded. This has increased by nearly 40 per cent in 2007 with the year-end figures showing over 12,500 articles being downloaded during the course of the year. Early indications for 2008 suggest that usage of JFRC continues to increase and we expect the 2007 download figure to be eclipsed by usage in 2008.
The journal aims to publish the latest expert analyses, reviews and case studies, as well as applied research on major developments in the field of regulation and compliance. With this in mind, there are plans for a special issue of the journal later this year focusing on the global credit crunch. Submissions to this issue are welcomed and further details about this special issue can be found on the call for papers at the back of this issue or on the journal's web page at www.emeraldinsight.com/jfrc.htm
Finally, I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who reads, writes or reviews for JFRC. I am confident that with your ongoing support, 2008 will be an extremely productive year for the journal.