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 (3rd page, 2021, Public Administration)

What's New

  1. Creative Ways to Reuse Plastic See also: Environment - Sustainability

  2. Re-thinking Public Innovation, Beyond Innovation in Government by Jocelyne Bourgon

  3. Henry Giroux on pedagogy on YouTube, 10 minutes. In 2004 Dr. Giroux moved to Hamilton, Ontario, where he was named the Global Television Network Chair in Communications at McMaster University. In 2014, he became Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest and continues as the Director of the McMaster Centre for Research in the Public Interest.

  4. Improved Health Services to Northern Manitoba, Canada. Improved Health Services to Northern Manitoba, Canada. From 2011 to 2016, after becoming head of the Section of First Nations, Inuit and Métis health at the University of Manitoba, Dr. Marcia Anderson implemented a plan that reduced the physician vacancy rate in Northern Manitoba from 50 percent to 5 percent. In 2017, she worked on a leadership team to develop the Ongomiizwin Indigenous Institute of Health with a mandate to provide leadership and advanced excellence in research, education, and health services in collaboration with First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities. In 2018, she served as a member of the Cardiovascular and Thoracic provincial clinical team to build Manitoba’s first provincial clinical and preventative services program.

  5. Taïeb Hafsi, Luc Bernier, Mehdi Farashahi. 2007, January. Institutional Entrepreneurs in the Public Sector: Towards a Contingency Theory Institutional Entrepreneurs in the Public Sector: Towards a Contingency Theory. Cahier de recherche N° 07-30-01. La Chaire de management stratégique international Walter-J.–Somers, HEC Montréal. ISSN: 1711-6309. Available from ResearchGage.

  6. 2022 IIAS-EUROMENA 2022 Joint Conference on Next Generation Governance and Young Global Public Administration, 27 - 30 June, 2022 (Rome, Italy). Final programme: Track: Social Innovation, Commons and Administration, Tuesday, 28 and Wednesday, 29 June.

  7. The GOVTRUST Centre of Excellence, together with the research groups Politics & Public Governance and Government & Law at the University of Antwerp (Belgium), is looking to fill three study vacancies in the field of crisis governance and trust. First deadline August 15, 2022.

  8. Pragmatism-based Co-Inquiry in Public Service Innovation, by Rasmus Pedanik, PhD Student, Founder and CEO; Marko Uibu, Lecturer, Founder and Research Expert, both of University of Tartu; Kaie Koppel, Public Service Expert. All of Estonian Social Innovation Lab, Tartu, Estonia.

  9. 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
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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. In 2022, TIJ ranked 125th, Q3 worldwide with a SJR of 0.246 and an H-index of 18 among the top 177 public administration journals, the ones that met the Scimago criteria. In 2021, TIJ ranked 85th, Q3 (4 short of a Q2 rating) with a SJR of 0.371 and an H-index of 17 among the top 172 public administration journals. In 2019, TIJ ranked 97th, Q3 among the top 164 public administration journals. 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:

September 19 2022