UKZN Academic Appointed to Retail and Marketing Review Editorial Board
School of Management, Information Technology and Governance academic, Professor Debbie Vigar-Ellis, has been appointed to serve on the Retail and Marketing Review editorial board.
The board serves as an international and interdisciplinary scholarly forum for sharing insightful and original research and promoting debate in the rapidly developing and converging fields of marketing and retailing.
Vigar-Ellis’s duties include review research contributions in the Marketing discipline to ensure that it conforms to the academic standards in terms of content, methodology and reference technique.
‘Being part of the board enhances my academic standing as it provides networking opportunities with senior national and international academics in my Discipline. It also provides me with an opportunity to give back to my discipline by participating in the process of quality assurance in research outputs.’
International Retail and Marketing Review Editor, Professor Michael Cant, said Vigar-Ellis’s qualifications, academic standing, community engagement and fields of interest made her the perfect candidate for the position.
‘Professor Vigar-Ellis meets these criteria and exceeds some of them. She is highly qualified and a publisher of note with her 16 articles in accredited journals.
‘She also has an understanding of the responsibility that goes with such an appointment and is dedicated to her role as a board member. Her wisdom in terms of guidance to submitting authors can assist these authors to excel in their publications in time,’ said Vigar-Ellis.
- Thandiwe Jumo