Welcome to The Innovation Journal

The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal (TIJ) is an independent, blind peer-reviewed, Internet-based journal devoted to building knowledge about public sector innovation. It publishes scholarly and practitioner-oriented papers, books, case studies, review essays, and book reviews. It has a French site, La Revue de l'innovation. Contributions of articles on government and non-profit sector innovation and your comments about this site are welcome.

The Innovation Journal has been linked from a number of Internet sites and has been listed as one of the ten best public administration sites on the world wide web by both the Australian Public Administration Association and ASPANET. The American Society for Public Administration is the largest public administration organization in the world.

The Innovation Journal is indexed/aggregated by:
1. Ulrich’s International Periodicals Directory (Proquest)
2. CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (Proquest)
3. Political Science full text (ProQuest)
4. Ebsco
5. Cabell's Directory
6. Scopus
7. Elsevier
8. Scimago Journal and Country Rank (2nd page, 2019, Public Administration)

What's New

  1. Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor, by Virginia Eubanks, reviewed by Howard A. Doughty, Faculty of Arts, Seneca College, Toronto, Canada.

  2. The Plague, by Albert Camus, reviewed by Howard A. Doughty, Faculty of Arts, Seneca College, Toronto, Canada.

  3. The Sport and Prey of Capitalists: How the Rich Are Stealing Canada’s Public Wealth, by Linda McQuaig, reviewed by Donald Officer, The Intention Coach, Carrying Place, Ontario, Canada.

  4. Theories of Social Innovation, by Danielle Logue, reviewed by David Barrows, semi-retired Guru, Ottawa, Canada.

  5. A Qualitative Study of Innovation Processes between Public and Private Actors regarding follow-up Procedures for Patients after Treatment and Rehabilitation in the Health Sector, Norway, by Kari Bjerke Batt-Rawden, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Gjøvik, Norway and Victoria H. Batt-Rawden, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Lillehammer, Norway.

  6. Sous les Pavés, l’Université : Renouer avec l’Innovation Collective pour Repenser nos Pratiques, par Philippe Dufort, professeur associé et Anahi Morales Hudon, professeure adjointe, les deux à l’École d’innovation sociale Élisabeth-Bruyère de l’Université Saint Paul, Ottawa, Canada.

  7. The role of soft skills to leverage co-creation in living labs: insights from Spain, by David Gago, Department of Economics, San Pablo CEU University and Luis Rubalcaba, Department of Economics and Business Administration, University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain.

  8. Thirty-Six Countries, including Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom, permit return-free filing for some taxpayers. Canada is to join them.

  9. Canadian Government: Recherche sites et publications

  10. Australian Innovation System Monitor September 2020

For the Visually Impaired
If you are visually impaired, The Innovation Journal would be happy to send you an electronic copy of the original word processed document that has been published in Acrobat on our site.

Impact Factor

Scopus SC Imago ranks public administration journals by citations. Its SJR indicator measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, expressing how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is. The measure Cites per Doc. (2 years) measures the scientific impact of an average article published in the journal within two years of publication; it is computed using the same formula as Journal Impact Factor ™ (Thomson Reuters). It also measures the impact within three years. TIJ ranked 97th, Q3, worldwide in 2019 among the top 164 public administration journals. Its H Index is 15. Because TIJ publishes in a specialized field, it receives fewer citations than more generalized journals. Nonetheless, it publishes most of the material on public sector innovation. See Scopus SC Imago

If you would like to receive announcements of new material being published in The Innovation Journal, please send a request to the Editor-in-Chief. Announcements are sent out approximately three times per year. times per year.

Canadian Agriculture Living Laboratories Initiative: Collaborative Program
The goal of the Living Laboratories Initiative is to establish a nation-wide network of sites where groups both in and outside of government can collaborate to co-develop, assess and implement innovative solutions to address persistent agri-environmental issues. This is a novel approach to agricultural innovation, with farmers working directly with scientists and other partners to conduct experiments right on their farms. Essentially, the goal is to get best-management practices and technologies into the hands of farmers faster by working together.
As part of this initiative, there is a five-year, $10 million program called Living Laboratories Initiative: Collaborative Program (LLI:CP). The goal of this program is to establish collaborative innovation projects managed by not-for-profit organizations in identified ecosystems, called Living Laboratories. These Living Laboratories will be the first of a network within Canada.
More information on the program, such as the application process, eligibility requirements, funding, deadlines and assessment criteria is available in the Applicant guide.

What you could receive
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canadas (AAFC), contribution for a project will not exceed $600,000 per year. The program ends March 31, 2023.

See also The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal , 25(1) and 25(3), 2020 http://www.innovation.cc/all-issues.htm

Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorship opportunities are available for The Innovation Journal as a whole, on an annual basis, and for each of the issues and special issues. For more information on these opportunities, contact us at glor@magma.ca. The Innovation Journal also accepts advertising.

Invitation to Submit Papers
You are invited to submit material to The Innovation Journal. Before doing so, please review our information for authors. Please submit papers to glor@magma.ca

Eleanor Glor
Editor in Chief


Last updated:

November 21 2020