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. Please Contact Editor in Chief Eleanor Glor.

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. Google Scholar
9. Scimago Journal and Country Rank (2nd page, 2020, Public Administration)

What's New

  1. 2022 Journal Innovation Award: 2022 Journal Innovation Award: The 2022 Scholarly & Research Communication & Canadian Association of Learned Journals 4th Annual Award. Deadline May 31, 2022. Call for Nominees - 2022 SRC/CALJ 4th Annual Journal Innovation Award. Appel à candidatures - Le prix d’innovation pour les revues savantes 2022.

  2. Social Inventions, by Stuart Conger

  3. Top 100 Inventions Made in Canada

  4. List of Canadian inventions and discoveries

  5. Schuurman, Dimitri & Piret Tõnurist. 2016. Innovation in the Public Sector: Exploring the Characteristics and Potential of Living Labs and Innovation Labs. - OpenLivingLab Days 2016.

  6. GOVTRUST Summer School on A Multi-Level Perspective on Trust and Public Governance. Course relates to public governance, regulation, politics and technology.
    Programme includes sessions on:
    • Defining and theorising trust,
    • Research methods on trust,
    • Biological and economic foundations of interpersonal trust,
    • Trust-based governance within public organisations,
    • Trust and regulation,
    • Trust and communication in a digital era,
    • Trust and multi-level governance in the EU,
    • Trust and judicial governance.
    And includes:
    • A paper development workshop.
    • A half-day excursion to a government organisation.
    Location: University of Antwerp, Belgium. Lecturers include international speakers and Koen Verhoest, Frédérique Six, Esther van Zimmeren, Karolien Poels, Carolyn Declerck, Peter Bursens, Patricia Popelier. Please apply by April 30, 2022. For more information and programme details:

  7. Fuglsang, Lars, Anne Vorre Hansen, Ines Mergel, & Maria Taivalsaari Røhnebæk. 2021. Fuglsang, Lars, Anne Vorre Hansen, Ines Mergel, & Maria Taivalsaari Røhnebæk. 2021. Living Labs for Public Sector Innovation: An Integrative Literature Review. Administrative Sciences, 11: 58.

  8. De Vries, H.A., Bekkers, V.J.J.M., Tummers, L.G. 2014. Innovations in the Public Sector: A Systematic Review and Future Research Agenda. Ottawa, Canada: IRSPM conference.

  9. Cole, Lindsay. 2021. A framework to conceptualize innovation purpose in public sector innovation labs. Policy Design and Practice

  10. 2022 ISPIM, Sponsored by RMIT University, Innovation Management Dissertation Award, The PhD research scientific panel selects three authors with best path-breaking dissertations from the field of innovation management. Runners-up receive EUR 1250 & three best authors receives EUR 2000 plus free attendance of ISPIM Conference (June 2022) Copenhagen. Submission deadline Feb. 18th 2022 https://www.ispim-innovation.com/dissertation-award


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 85th, Q3 (4 short of a Q2 rating) worldwide in 2021 with a SJR of 0.371 and an H-index of 17 (was 15) among the top 160 public administration journals that met the Scimago criteria. In 2019 TIJ ranked 97th, Q3 among the 164 public administration journals that met the Scimago criteria. It received a two-year average of 0.33 (was 1.67) cites per article and total cites of 106, 5.6 per article within three years. Because TIJ publishes in a specialized field, it receives fewer citations than more general journals. Nonetheless, it publishes most of the material on public sector innovation worldwide. 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.

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:

May 16 2022