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International Journal of Innovation Science

Author's Instructions

Submission of an Article

We love new submissions at IJIS. Remember your contributions are helping to grow the emerging area of innovation science!
Please place your submitted articles in our journal template (see download section below).
Sorry, we currently only accept articles in English.

As of October 2015 you can submit your article only through our online submission system (scholasticahq is accessed via the submission button on the left).
Although we charge a $10 (US) administrative fee, this only covers the cost of processing. If it is a hardship to any author, ' please contact the Editor-in-Chief at prof.trusko@innovationscience.org.

Editing Services

We also offer editing assistance for a nominal fee. Editing includes line editing for spelling, grammar, punctuation, usage, sentence structure and length, as well as tone, voice, redundancy, consistency and flow. Our excellent Copy editor, Nina Fazio, offers a very low rate of US$25.00 per hour and can be paid via PayPal. She has tremendous experience with ESL/non-native English-speaking authors, provides a fast turnaround time, and is quick to answer questions. Contact the Copy editor at Nina.Fazio@InnovationScience.org for an exact (not to exceed) price estimate.


We Accept Different Articles Formats

Research Articles - Between 6,000 and 14,000 words, averaging 9,000 to 10,000 words. This article type presents research study(s) performed by the authors. The discussion and conclusions are based on the results of the research study and a review of the literature presented within.

Point of View Articles - Between 2,000 and 6,000 words, averaging 4,000 words. This article presents the authors directed argument toward a certain set of conclusions. They use the literature, logic, data, and other augments to justify their conclusions; however, they do not conduct a research study of their own.

Case Study Articles - Between 6,000 and 10,000 words, averaging 7,000 words. This article presents an author directed first hand study of particular company(s), organization(s), group(s) or event(s). The paper details the need for the study, the methods of observation or recording, method of analysis, and details of the case(s). A discussion and conclusions for the case(s) are also provided.

Teaching Case Study Articles - Between 6,000 and 12,000 words, averaging 8,000 words. This article presents a theory, method, process, or the like, then discusses an organization in a particular situation where that new information can be applied. Students answer questions at the end of the case study. Sample answers to questions are placed at the end of the case study. Unfortunately, there is a huge shortage of teaching case studies for innovation.

Please review the IJIS case Study Writing Guide below.

IJIS_case_study_writing_guide.docx

More information on writing teaching case studies can be found at
JACR_Submission_Guidelines.pdf

HowToWriteAGoodCase.pdf

Downloads

Publishers Agreement *.Dotx Last updated Oct 2012
Publishers_Agreement_IJIS_7-2012.docx

Journal Article Template *.Dotx Last updated Oct 2012
IJIS Template v 7-2012 v3.dotx

It may also help to look over the form that our Editors use to review a article.
Reviewer_form_IJIS_7_18_12.docx


Topics for Articles

Innovation articles can include:
- Innovation processes, methods, techniques,
- Individual's role in Innovation
- Improvements in HR, marketing, finance, or others disciplines that enable innovation
- Innovation practices in specific industries or countries
- Innovation centers, incubators, labs...
- Regional or national economic development/policies related to innovation
- Innovation competency, skills
- Innovation conventions, competitions, or training
- Innovation for entrepreneurs
- Regional impacts on innovation
- Growing innovation through university programs
- Attracting Innovative companies and entrepreneurs
- A number of other topics (see our list of articles at the bottom of this page)

Checklist of Questions for Authors when Planning an Article,

When planning or writing a research article for publication, we suggest reviewing these guiding questions:

R = Requirements: These attributes make for an acceptable article.
S = Superior: The qualities of these attributes make the difference between a regular article and a superior article.

Planning the article
S - Does the topic of the article address a problem relevant to our readers?
S - Does solving the problem posed in the article help an industry at large?
R - Does the article topic fall within the Innovation areas relevant to the International Journal of Innovation Science?
S - Does locating a new problem or need raise any significant research opportunities?
R - How well is the problem understood and are solutions presented in the literature? Keep in mind that academics may have solved the problem that industry is still struggling with; even so, most academic journals would not consider that a worthy problem.

Performing the research
S - How can the research be made more rigorous or academically justifiable?
R - Are the proposed research methods well planned out so to avoid introducing error and bias?
R - How can I extend the research to a larger population, or across countries?

Writing the article
R - How can I organize the article so that it makes the most sense to the largest number of readers?
R - How can the different sections be made to flow better and build upon each other?
R - How can I reduce the size of the paper while keeping vital information present?
R - Are the grammar, spelling and sentence structure issues all resolved?
R - What figures and tables can I include that also summarize theories, findings, or results of the paper for visual thinkers? Can the figures and tables be used to better present or summarize complicated information?

Discussion sections & conclusions
S - How persuasively can I make my argument with the data and findings presented?
R - How far can I reasonably push my discussion and conclusions before they become un-justified?
R - Has multiple relevant perspectives been discussed?
R - Has limitations of the research methods and their impact on the conclusions been discussed?
R - What future research can be based on these new findings and why is it relevant?
S - Does the research uncover an underlining finding, behavior, or theory that was previously un-seen and potentially ground-breaking?
S - Depending on the journal, what applications or changes should result from this research in industry practices?

 

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Index Locations

Thomson Reuters / JCR / Web of Knowledge

In review for acceptance into Thomson Reuters / JCR / Web of Knowledge

ProQuest

ProQuest (and all of its 26 databases)

EBSCOhost

Academic Search Complete, 9/01/2013
Academic Search R&D, 9/01/2013
EBSCOhost EJS, 03/01/2009-9/01/2013
EBSCOhost EJS Enhanced, 9/01/2013
TOC Premier (Table of Contents), 9/01/2013

MetaPress

MetaPress Complete, 9/01/2013
Multi-Science Publishing, 9/01/2013
Multi-Science Publishing
Multi-Science Publishing, 9/01/2013

National Science and Technology Library

NSTL Full-text (National Science and Technology Library), 9/01/2013
Swets
ALPSP Learned Journals Collection - 2011 - CRKN, 2013
ALPSP Learned Journals Collection - Science - 2011, 2013
ALPSP Learned Journals Collection - Technology - 2011, 2013
SwetsWise Online Content, 2013
Further more, here are the sources that are full abstracting and indexing (I.e., not full text per-say)

Elsevier BV

Compendex (Computerized Engineering Index)
ProQuest (and all of its 26 databases)

In review for acceptance into Thomson Reuters / JCR / Web of Knowledge