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. The Canadian Association of Learned Journals and the Journal Scholarly & Research Communication SRC/CALJ Journal Innovation Award for 2021

  2. Women in the Tech Industry

  3. National Braille Press’s Touch of Genius $10,000 Prize for Innovation promotion of braille & tactile literacy for blind & deafblind people worldwide, extended to March 12th 2021!

  4. Mixed responses: Councillors’ attitudes towards citizens’ participation, by Katarzyna Radzik-Maruszak, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland and Arto Haveri, Tampere University, Finland.

  5. Living Labs as an Innovation Tool for Public Value Creation: Possibilities and Pitfalls, by Anne Vorre Hansen, and Lars Fuglsang, both of Department of Business, Communication and Information Technologies, Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark.

  6. Design matters: Tensions between democratic quality and productive collaboration, Elizabeth Toft Kristjansen, Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University, Denmark.

  7. Innovating local representative democracy: How citizens evaluate new roles of elected and non-elected representatives, by Bas Denters, Department of Public Administration, University of Twente, Twente; Hans Vollaard, Utrecht University School of Governance, Utrecht; and Hester van de Bovenkamp, Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management, Rotterdam, all of the Netherland

  8. GOVTRUST Jan 8 2021: The YUFE consortium, of which the University of Antwerp is part, has vacancies for 7 post-docs in the area of European identity.

  9. Canada to have free, automatic tax filing system for simple returns. Thirty-six countries, including Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom, permit return-free filing for some taxpayers. Canada is to join them. Speech from the Throne, 2020.

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

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.

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:

February 19 2021