Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope


Disseminate intellectual production of technological, organizational and marketing studies in the innovation field by stimulating creative contributions in unpublished academic research.


• to contribute to increasing the knowledge from academic and professional communities in the innovation field.

• to serve as a proper channel to disseminate advances, concepts, methodologies and the experience of innovation in modern society.

• to stimulate the dissemination of knowledge that promotes new theoretical and empirical studies in the innovation field.


IJI Journal  focuses on the publication of scientific contributions in the innovation field, with the preferential theme of the process of innovation in technological. Besides its regular issue, IJI publishes a special issue focusing on the results of research projects or relevant themes.

Target Audience

The IJI Journal is dedicated to a broad audience of researchers, teachers, students, entrepreneurs, consultants and other highly qualified professionals working in the innovation field in public, private and third sector organizations.

The guiding principles of IJI Journal target at: 

- Linking scientific research on innovation and related fields to practice; 

- Innovation processes, strategies, access to and supporting models and instruments to innovation; 

- Intra and inter-disciplinary, multi-functional problem-oriented approach; 

- Integrating innovation to business model and management. 

The International Journal of Innovation accepts the following categories of articles:
  1. Management of Technology and Innovation.
  2. Business and International Management.
  3. Strategy and Management.
  4. Innovation in Emerging Economies.
  5. Innovation.
  6. Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  7. Management of Technology and Innovation
  8. Business Innovation and Business Internationalization via Innovation
  9. Innovation Strategies and Innovation Management.
  10. Innovation in Emerging Economies – Frugal Innovation

The coverage includes the following specific areas:

  • Government policies and regulation in innovation
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship and Technological and Economic Development
  • Process and product innovation and diffusion
  • Innovation Economy
  • Innovation Marketing
  • Corporate Strategies in Technology and Innovation
  • Managing and commercializing intellectual property
  • Management and commercialization of Innovation
  • Cross-cultural management of technology and innovation
  • Managing creativity and creative teams
  • Innovation Environment
  • Management of Technology and Innovation Change


Section Policies


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Innovation and Digitalization Serving Gas Industry

  • Sid Ahmed Gaffour
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

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Peer Review Process

The Evaluation Process by Double Blind Review Process

The evaluation process of papers submitted to the International Journal of Innovation (IJI Journal) is characterized by a dual rating system and involves two sequential steps: the desk review and the assessment by reviewers.

In the desk review, the editors gather and analyze, without author identification, submitted articles to assess their relevance to the journal's scope and their potential to make a significant contribution to the construction of knowledge in the field of study of innovation. When necessary, the editors involve members of the scientific committee in the process.

This evaluation occurs monthly. When an article does not comply with the policy of the journal, the authors are notified of this decision within sixty days of the date of submission. Articles approved in the desk review stage are forwarded to two of the journal’s expert reviewers for evaluation in a Double Blind Review system or to external researchers selected for their knowledge of the field of study of the article. The reviewers are professors and researchers associated to stricto sensu graduate programs of domestic or foreign educational institutions.

Articles are evaluated in a previously defined form, considering the relevance of the theme in question to innovation, the quality of the writing, the logical thread of the theoretical review, the use of appropriate bibliographical references, the suitability of the methodological procedures, the depth and consistency of the analysis, the outline of the conclusions and the relevance of the contributions. This stage of the evaluation process can last up to three months. When it is completed, the authors are notified of the editorial decision. When reviewers request adjustments to the article, the authors, at the discretion of the editor, may be allowed a period of thirty to sixty days for the incorporation of the suggested changes.

After the completion of the requested adjustments, articles are submitted to a spelling check, grammar review, reassessment of their compliance with the norms of the journal and final editing.

The conclusion of this process does not imply the immediate publication of the article. This decision is made by the editors, who determine the editorial policies, guidelines and the appropriate time for publication.

Peer review

The Academic Editor decides whether reviews from additional experts are needed to evaluate the manuscript. After agreeing to review a manuscript, external reviewers are typically granted 10 days to complete the assignment. We will follow up with late reviewers and keep authors informed if there are any delays.

Will authors know who is reviewing their manuscript?

Reviewers’ identities are anonymous unless a reviewer indicates otherwise.

How many reviewers will a manuscript have?

The majority of IJI JOURNAL submissions are evaluated by 2 external reviewers, but it is up to the Academic Editor to determine the number of reviews required.

When reviews have been received, authors may see the status “Required Reviews Complete.” Please note that additional reviews may still be pending after this status is activated.

Editorial decisions

The final decision on a manuscript is made by the Academic Editor. The time to receive a decision depends on how long it takes for the editor to assess the reviews.

While the Academic Editor is entering the decision, authors may see the status “Decision in Process.” When the decision is final, authors will receive the notification by email and see the decision term in the submission system.

What are the possible decision outcomes?

After evaluation, the Academic Editor chooses between the following decisions:

  • Accept
  • Minor Revision
  • Major Revision
  • Reject
See Review Form


Authors who receive a decision of Minor Revision or Major Revision have 45 days to resubmit the revised manuscript.

In most cases, the revised manuscript will be re-assigned to the original Academic Editor. The Academic Editor will determine if additional input is needed from reviewers.


Publication Frequency

2013 - First volume will have a biannual periodicity. The journal will have an increasing periodicity as demands growth.

2014 - As of January 2014, IJI Journal is published biannual periodicity (January-June, July-December).

2017 - As of January 2017, IJI Journal is published Three times per year (January-April, May-August and September-December).


Open Access Policy

This is an open access periodical to all its contents. Readers can read articles directly from the pages of the journal or download them for latter readings, printing and research studies.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits these to create permanent archives of the journal for preservation and restoration. Learn "> http://lockss.stanford.edu/">


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission FREE: 0.00 (USD)

Fast-Track Review FREE: 0.00 (USD)

Article Publication: 0.00 (USD)


Indexing sources

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Ethics Policy

Publishing Ethics and Publishing Malpractice Statement

This journal is committed to ethics and quality in publication. We support standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in publishing in our journal: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer and the publisher. We do not accept plagiarism or other unethical behavior.


Duties of Editors:


  • Publication decision: The journal’s editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor is guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may consult with editorial board or reviewers in decision making.
    • Fair play: The editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

  • Confidentiality: The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
  • Disclosure and Conflicts of interest: The editor must not use unpublished information in his/her own research without the express written consent of the author. The editor should recuse him/herself from considering manuscripts in which he/she has conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers.
  • Involvement and cooperation in investigations: The editor should take reasonable responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.


Duties of Reviewers:


  • Contribution to Editorial Decision: Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.
  • Promptness: Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.
  • Confidentiality: Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others.
  • Standards of Objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively and referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
  • Acknowledgement of Source: Peer reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. The peer reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
  • Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.


Duties of Authors:


  • Reporting standards: Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable..
  • Originality and Plagiarism: The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
  • Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication: An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently and/or publish the same article in different journals constitute unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
  • Acknowledgement of Sources: Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.
  • Authorship of the Paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
  • Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
  • Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Duties of the Publisher


We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.

Our articles are peer reviewed to ensure the quality of scientific publishing and we are also users of CopySpider (plagiarism software).

* This statement is based on Elsevier recommendations and COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

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