A meeting was held in the Springer Head Office in the City of Heidelberg, Germany attended by Springer Executives, Chairholder of the UNESCO Chair in Entrepreneurship and Dean of the Faculty of Entrepreneurship

On September 01, 2014, a meeting was held in the Springer Head Office in the City of Heidelberg, Germany, attended by Ms. Simin Kambakhsh Fard, Manager of Springer Middle East Office, other Springer specialists ,Prof. Dr. Nezammedin Faghih, editor-in-chief of Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research (JGER), and chair holder of the UNESCO Chair in Entrepreneurship of the Faculty of Entrepreneurship, Prof. Kani Bert Raffer from Austria, Mrs. Pooran Wynarczyk of member of the Journal Editorial Board and Dr. Mohammad Reza Zali Dean of the Faculty of Entrepreneurship.

The meeting aimed to discuss the opportunities and challenges for the enhancement of the JGER. The following main areas were discussed at this meeting:

1- exchange of views on the weaknesses of the JGEP current website platform;

2 - change of the platform relating to the mechanism or system for receipt, judgment/refereeing and final approval and open access publication of articles for user-friendly access;

3- review of the reports on the Journal marketing and advertising campaign via internet, various conferences, virtual social networking and other methods deemed proper;

4-   ways of enhancing the level of cooperation between the Journal's referees;

5- ways of achieving standards already defined for ISI and Scopus reviews;

6- more interestingly, the experts and specialists of the Springer publication acknowledged that the JGER is experiencing comfortable growth and average period of time for refereeing its articles less than that of other magazines published by the Springer. It is further noted that volumes 1 and 2 of JGER were published by the Faculty of Entrepreneurship in 2011 and 2012 and this responsibility has been assigned to the Springer since April 2014. Kindly visit the Journal website on http://www.journal-jger.com

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