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. 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

  2. Call for Papers, Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration
    Special Issue: Religion and public administration in Asia Pacific: Guest Editor: Adrian Kay, The Australian National University

  3. Call for Book Proposals, Book Series: Critical Perspectives and Issues in Governance and Public Management

  4. E-PARCC Competition Call for Submissions. The Syracuse University Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC) invites submissions for the E-PARCC Competition to further stimulate the creation of effective and innovative teaching cases and simulations. See attachment for details.

  5. How Innovation Works: And Why It Flourishes in Freedom, by Matt Ridley. HarperCollins, 2020. We need to change the way we think about innovation, to see it as an incremental, bottom-up, fortuitous process that happens to society as a direct result of the human habit of exchange, rather than an orderly, top-down process developing according to a plan. Ridley tells lively stories of scores of innovations, how they started and why they succeeded or in some cases failed. Some of the innovation stories he tells are about jet engines, search engines, coffee, potatoes, vaccines, mosquito nets, fertiliser, zero, dogs, farming, fire, fraudulent blood tests, copyright and even - a biological innovation - life itself. https://www.amazon.ca/How-Innovation-Works-Flourishes-Freedom/dp/0062916599.

  6. For social innovations, see Stuart Conger, Social Innovations, at: https://www.innovation.cc/books.htm

  7. Canada Foundation for Innovation Funded Projects

  8. 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).

  9. No Master of Puppets: Leading Civil Servants in Collaborative Innovation, by Charlotte Van Dijck and Trui Steen, both of Public Governance Institute, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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

  11. Can the PRISMA Protocol be Used to Guide a Systematic Literature Review of Antecedents of Policy Innovation Trailblazing and Adoption? – I, by Eleanor D. Glor, Fellow, McLaughlin College, York University, Toronto, Canada.


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:

January 21 2022