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International Journal of Innovation Studies

The International Journal of Innovation Studies (IJIS) is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that seeks to advance theoretical and practical knowledge on innovation.

The Nature of Innovation
Innovation is imperative in today's academic research, but in nature, it defies linear analysis and traditional management methods. What are the characteristics of organizations that stimulate successful innovation? How can managers create an environment in which innovation thrives? How do political leaders and decision makers differentiate between sinkholes and fertile ground when allocating resources for creative work? How can business harness this illogical, unpredictable force that can be as frustrating as it is valuable?

Interdisciplinary Insight on Innovation
During its emerging era, the field of innovation studies was populated by "immigrants" from other disciplines. It thus became intrinsically interdisciplinary in nature - an intellectual "melting pot" characterized by diversity and an eclectic borrowing of cognitive resources from others. In the IJIS, we invite interdisciplinary researchers from economics, sociology, management studies, and psychology to put forth their insights on innovations, so as to promote the incorporation of a broad and heterogeneous mix of research activities, as well as a fruitful intercourse with social scientists from different disciplines and fields.

The Future of Innovation Studies
In the past, we have witnessed how innovation changes the world: an earth flattened by the internet and upheavals in the music industry, reading habits, and social networking by innovative companies such as Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook. Yet, innovation studies as a discipline have largely failed to develop new research methods for understanding innovations of the 21st century. Thus, how can scholars in innovation studies follow up on future technology and its impacts? In this new era, governments may also need to adopt a more entrepreneurial approach towards innovation policy; hence, researchers in innovation studies must provide a better understanding of the interaction between policy-making and innovation activities. The IJIS invites scholars to look forward and discuss future directions of innovation studies.

Main Subjects Covered:

  • The Brain and Innovation
  • Corporate Innovation System
  • Creating Innovators
  • Economics of Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Evolutionary or Schumpeterian Economics
  • History of Innovation
  • Incentives of Innovative People
  • Innovation and Development
  • Innovation and Organizational Change
  • Innovation and Sustainability
  • Innovation Policy
  • Knowledge Management and Innovation
  • Management of Innovation
  • Managing Open Innovation
  • Micro Foundations of Innovation
  • National Innovation System
  • Philosophy of Innovation
  • Project Management of Innovation
  • Psychology of Innovation
  • R&D and Innovation
  • Regional Innovation System
  • Sectoral Innovation System
  • Strategic Management and Innovation
  • Total Innovation Management
  • User Innovation

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Editor-in-Chief: Jin Chen
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Journal Metrics
CiteScore: 5.7
2020: 5.7
CiteScore measures the average citations received per peer-reviewed document published in this title. CiteScore values are based on citation counts in a range of four years (e.g. 2017-2020) to peer-reviewed documents (articles, reviews, conference papers, data papers and book chapters) published in the same four calendar years, divided by the number of these documents in these same four years (e.g. 2017–2020).
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 2.561
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP):
2019: 2.561
SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.557
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):
2019: 0.557
SJR is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and a qualitative measure of the journal’s impact.
Imprint: KeAi
ISSN: 2096-2487
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