Focus and Scope


The Journal of Innovation Management (JIM) is the open-access (no publication fee), multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal hosting a cutting-edge debate on innovation and its management, whatever form and facet it takes, and embracing the technological features, managerial processes, and impacts of innovation.

This journal encourages the submission of papers addressing the multidisciplinary nature of the innovation process combining principles and concepts originating from a myriad of scientific areas, from social sciences to technology research and development. The journal encompasses all phases of the process of technological innovation from the conceptualization of a new technology-based product/service, process through commercialization.

The multidisciplinary perspective associated with JIM means that papers should combine, though restricted to, the following areas:

  • Economics and Social Sciences (e.g., Business Anthropology; Business; Creativity and Improvisation; Cross-cultural Issues; Design Thinking; Education; Entrepreneurship; Innovation; Economics; Management; Market Research; Marketing; Research Methods; Strategy).
  • Technology and Science. Focusing on Innovation in whatever form it may take (product, service, process, business model, social, strategic, experience, marketing, environmental, organizational, ...). 

Peer Review Process

This Journal Accepts:

Full research papers; Short research papers; Book reviews; Paper reviews.


Paper eligibility for this journal:

This Journal accepts papers addressing the multidisciplinary nature of the innovation process combining principles and concepts originating from social sciences and from technology research and development. In this context, technology should be looked upon as an enabler or as a trigger of the innovation process that resulted in the development of a new concept for a product or service.

The Peer Review process is a very important step in any academic journal, and critical for its success and prestige. This publication is no exception and, to this end, we build on the competence of each associate editor as well as on the competence of each member of the editorial board. We require a blind review process by at least two reviewers. Upon submission, the authors will be asked to provide the name of four possible reviewers for their paper.

Another factor for success is the response time for the double-blind peer-review process. We aim at having the lead-time of 8 weeks, from the submission date to the peer-review result delivery.

Open Access Policy

The Journal of Innovation Management (JIM) is an "Open Acces Journal" and according to the Budapest Open Access Initiative that refers to "its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited."