Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice

Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice

The International Journal for Innovation Research, Commercialization, Policy Analysis and Best Practice

'Innovation' is the generation and application of new ideas and skills to produce new products, processes and services that improve economic and social prosperity.

Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice (ISSN 1447-9338) is an international peer-reviewed journal, with a scope that encompasses innovation research, policy analysis and best practice in large, medium and small enterprises, public and private sector service organizations, local, state and national government, urban, rural and regional societies and economies with special emphasis on linking academic research to future practice. Original articles within this scope - particularly from developing, medium and small economies - are welcomed.

Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice's readership includes academic researchers; university lecturers; innovation graduates; management students; professional development trainers; research scientists; engineer managers; industry economists; public policy developers and analysts; public and private sector research and laboratory managers; company directors, financial officers, marketing, human resources and operations managers.

Cited   SSCI (2-Yr)   SSCI (5-Yr)

2013   0.439             0.734
2012   0.529             0.664
2011   0.380                               
2010   0.362                               
2009   0.379

Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice publishes original research, literature and book reviews, methodology, policy analyses, case studies, education and training approaches, strategy, tactical and finance approaches, practice reports, and research notes across all fields of innovation.

Editor-in-Chief Managing Editor Associate Editors
Mark Dodgson Tim Kastelle Wilfred Dolfsma
    Mei-Chih Hu
    Elicia Maine
    Jane Marceau
    Jason Potts

Special Issues

Special issues are also released as books with their own ISBN and eISBN for library collections and course reader adoptions. Special issues are available in hardcopy for separate sale (e.g., as course readers) directly from eContent Management. Special issues are also available as eBooks online from Ebook Library to institutions and from to individuals.

Author Guidelines

Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice follows APA 6th edn referencing style. Authors are requesting to submit original manuscripts following the journal's Guidelines.

Book reviews should:
- position the book in the literature
- contain a synopsis of each chapter
- critically compare the book's contribution to teaching this subject
- contain 5-8 citations of scholarly work as part of their critical analysis
- be contained to 1500 words (three printed pages)

Advances in Innovation Research

Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice special issues are available as an annual subseries: Advances in Innovation Research. This subseries is dedicated to advances in topic areas of central interest to innovation, management and policy. See right column on this page for Title and article abstracts of special issues in this series.

Selection Criteria

Criteria for selection are that articles are original, novel, relevant, concise, practical, informative and useful to readers of the respective sections of the Journal: Feature Articles; Management Education; East Asian and Developing Economy Management Research in Industry, Innovation and Technology; Innovation Case Studies; Innovation Education; Policy Analysis; Literature Reviews; Technology Transfer Tactics; Research Notes; Book Reviews and Booklists; Conference Reports.

Price and Availability

Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice is available as an 'online plus print-on-demand' subscription. Institutional subscribers receive access to current and back issues online through Supplementary print copies may be ordered directly from eContent Management's archives. Multi-campus, multi-user licenses and single user password access may be arranged by subscribers through their subscription agent or with the publisher. Online access is available to subscribers through EBSCOhost, SwetsWise, ProQuest, CNPIEC and CELDES.

Discounted hard copy subscriptions are available to non-profits and NGOs.

Pay per View (PPV) access for individual articles is available from Atypon. Special issues are available in hardcopy for seperate sale (e.g., as course readers) directly from eContent Management. There are significant discounts for books bought in bulk and for students. Special issues are also available as eBooks online from Ebook Library to institutions and from to individuals.

Abstracting and Indexing

Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice (ISSN 1447-9338) is abstracted and indexed in:

  • Thomson Reuters Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
  • Thomson Reuters Social Scisearch

  • Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition

  • Scopus
  • PsycINFO
  • IBSS (London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • Atypon
  • CSAIllustrata
  • ARC Register of Refereed Journals
  • Cabell's and Ulrich's Periodical Directories

Copyright Ownership

To track copyright compliance each article has a unique Digital Object Identifier (DOI).

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