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Aims and scope

The Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship is dedicated to exchanging the latest academic research and practical findings on all aspects of innovation and entrepreneurship in spatial context and over time. The central theme of the journal is to explore why some areas grow and others regions stagnate, and to measure the effects and implications in a transdisciplinary context that takes both historical evolution and geographical location into account. The journal addresses such issues as: How does technological advance occur, and what are the strategic processes and institutions involved? How are new businesses created? To what extent is intellectual property protected? Which cultural characteristics serve to promote or impede innovation? In what ways is wealth distributed or concentrated? These are among the key questions framing policy and strategic decision-making at firm, industry, national, and regional levels.

A primary feature of the journal is to consider the dynamics of innovation and entrepreneurship in the context of globalization, with particular respect to emerging markets, such as China, India, Russia, and Latin America. For example, what are the implications of China's rapid transition from providing low-cost manufacturing and services to becoming an innovation powerhouse? How do the perspectives of history and geography explain this phenomenon?

Contributions from researchers in a wide variety of fields will connect and relate the relationships and inter-dependencies among (1) Innovation, (2) Political Regime, and (3) Economic and Social Development. Articles will consider whether innovation is demonstrated differently across sectors (e.g., health, education, technology) and disciplines (e.g., social sciences, physical sciences), with an emphasis on discovering emerging patterns, factors, triggers, catalysts, and accelerators to innovation, and their impact on future research, practice, and policy.

As of late 2016, the Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship also addresses the growing need for scholarly inquiry into the ways that technology and new organizational approaches, often enabled by technology, are impacting the field of education – broadly considered in all of its forms. This broad view includes the range of age-specific (pre-K through post-secondary and career training) and traditional physical structures, as well as online and blended models. The Journal explores new horizons in organizational approach and the roles technologies play. It encourages methodological innovation and trans-disciplinary connections to provide a missing voice in the design of theoretical and empirical research, as well as management and policy decision-making.

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Why publish your article in Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship?

High visibility

Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. 

Speed of publication

Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF; the article will then be available through Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and SpringerOpen.

Flexibility

Online publication in Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).

Promotion and press coverage

Articles published in Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship are included in article alerts and regular email updates. 
In addition, articles published in Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Copyright

Authors of articles published in Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work (for further details, see the copyright and license agreement).

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Open access

All articles published by Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.

As authors of articles published in Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the SpringerOpen copyright and license agreement.

For those of you who are US government employees or are prevented from being copyright holders for similar reasons, SpringerOpen can accommodate non-standard copyright lines. Please contact us if further information is needed.

Article-processing charges

Open access publishing is not without costs. Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship therefore levies an article-processing charge of £695/$1085/€885 for each article accepted for publication. If the corresponding author's institution participates in our open access membership program, some or all of the publication cost may be covered (more details available on the membership page). We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see our article-processing charge page.

Springer Open provides a free open access funding support service to help authors discover and apply for article processing charge funding. Visit our OA funding and policy support page to view our list of research funders and institutions that provide funding for APCs, and to learn more about our email support service.

Indexing services

The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. You can also access all articles published by SpringerOpen on SpringerLink.
We are working closely with relevant indexing services, including Web of Science (Thomson Reuters), to ensure that articles published in Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship will be available in their databases when appropriate.

Peer-review policy

Peer review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help Editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous. The benefit of single-blind peer review is that it is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with, and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript.

Submitted manuscripts will generally be assigned to a Handling Editor. If determined to be suitable for peer review, they are assessed by two or more experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. Based on the Handling Editor's recommendation on the basis of the reviews, the Editor-in-Chief will convey a decision; where necessary, he will consult with members of the Editorial Board.

Editorial policies

All manuscripts submitted to Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship should adhere to SpringerOpen's editorial policies.

Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Citing articles in Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Articles in Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship  should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.

Article citations follow this format:

Authors: Title. J Innov Entrep [year], [volume number]:[article number].

e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. J Innov Entrep 2009, 1:115.

refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.

Appeals and complaints

If you wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint you should, in the first instance, contact the Editor who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure.