Academic journal article Innovation: Organization & Management

From the Retiring Editor-in-Chief

Academic journal article Innovation: Organization & Management

From the Retiring Editor-in-Chief

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I had no idea when I started this journal in 1998 I would be in the job of Editorin-Chief for nearly 18 years. The journal is now well established. It has a first-rate publisher in Taylor and Francis, with excellent distribution, and is included in ISI Web of Science. The number and quality of the submissions continues to improve from its already strong base.

As so many of the articles in this journal argue, innovation is a long-term concern, and assessing its achievements requires a long-term perspective. Looking back over its past 17 volumes, the journal has published over 400 articles on a wide diversity of research about innovation, from all around the world. Its special editions have been especially impactful, for example those on sustainability, China, Latin America, biotechnology, networks and eco-innovation. It has been a great pleasure to report such scholarship, but perhaps the most rewarding aspect of the journal has been the opportunity provided to first-time authors to have their work published. There is a bias in academic publishing towards those experienced academics with established reputations, and it is vital that early career scholars are given the prospect of publishing their work. …

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