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

What's New

  1. Strengthening Public Service Production, Administrative Problem Solving and Political Leadership through Co-creation of Innovative Public Value Outcomes? by Tina Øllgaard Bentzen, Eva Sørensen and Jacob Torfing, all of Roskilde University, Denmark.

  2. Understanding Participatory Innovations: A Multiple Streams Account of the Creation of Parents’ Councils in Swiss Schools, by Patricia Buser and Daniel Kübler, University of Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland.

  3. Administrators as Drivers of Democratic Innovations, by Asbjørn Røiseland, Nord University, Bodø, Norway and Signy Irene Vabo, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

  4. Introduction: A Public Innovation Perspective on Change in Local Democracy, by Eva Sørensen, Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark and Nord University, Bodø, Norway and Signy Irene Vabo, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.

  5. OECD Declaration on Public Sector Innovation, May 2019.

  6. Public Sector Innovation: UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab Public Sector Innovation: UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab

  7. Call for Papers, Transatlantic Dialogue. Theme: Strategic Management of Public Sector Transformation: Enhancing Collaborative Governance and Co-Creation of Public Value. For those working on co-creation, collaborative governance, networks and partnerships, and issues in that context like innovation, performance, design, and leadership. TAD conference is June 10-12, 2020, Roskilde, Denmark. Deadline for abstracts: April 1, 2020. Public innovation track chaired by Koen Verhoest and Jodi Sandfort.

  8. Governance and Innovation in the Public Sector, by Eva Sørensen. The Oxford Handbook of Governance, edited by David Levi-Faur.

  9. Call for Papers, Annual Conference of IIAS study group on 'Co-Production of Public Services', May 19-20, 2020

  10. Social Innovation Policies: A Way Through Emerging Innovation Structures, by Martha Leticia Silva-Flores and Melisa Ladrón de Guevara-Jimenez

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 82nd, Q3, worldwide in 2017 among the top 118 public administration journals. Its H Index is 10. Because TIJ publishes in a specialized field, it receives fewer citations than more generalized journals. Nonetheless, it publishes by far more material on public sector innovation than all other public administration journals.

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:

April 3 2020