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, 2019, Public Administration)

What's New

  1. Introduction to Volume 26(2) 2021, by Regina Lenart-Gansiniec, Institute of Public Affairs, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland.

  2. The Productivity-resilience nexus: What is the role of innovation? - OECD OECD Spatial Productivity Lab and Gran Sasso Science Institute (Italy) invite submissions to the special session “Productivity-Resilience Nexus: What is the Role of Innovation?” at the 6th Geography of Innovation Conference to be held at Bocconi University in Milan (Italy) from 26th to 28th January 2022. Call for papers (deadline 5 September 2021).

  3. Creating Value in Public Services: The Struggle between Private and Public Interests? by Siv Magnussen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Gjøvik and Rolf Ronning, both of The Centre for Innovation in Services, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Lillehammer, Norway.

  4. Transforming E-government in Kazakhstan: A Citizen-Centric Approach, by Baurzhan Bokayev, Zhuldyz Davletbayeva, Aigerim Amirova and Zhanar Rysbekova, all of National School of Public Policy, Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan; Zulfiya Torebekova, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, USA; and Gul Jussupova, Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

  5. The Role of Universities in the Development of Innovations, by Sergei Polbitsyn, School of Public Administration and Entrepreneurship, Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg, Russia.

  6. An Innovation Overlooked, yet Vital: The Institutional Arrangements of Democracy in Thought and Practice, a review of Arguing with Zombies, by Paul Krugman, essay by Jos C.N. Raadschelders, The Ohio State University, USA and University of Leiden, Netherlands.

  7. Public Policy Handbooks, by Eleanor D. Glor, Fellow, McLaughlin College, York University, Toronto and Editor-in-Chief, The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal, Ottawa, Canada.

  8. Comment on Review Essay Public Policy Handbooks, by Donald R. Officer, The Intention Coach, Carrying Place, Ontario, Canada.

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

  10. Women in the Tech Industry


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. 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 in 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

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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. Email change

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 2021