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Asian Society for Innovation and Policy

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About The Journal

Asian Journal of Innovation and Policy (AJIP)



The Asian Journal of Innovation and Policy is an open-access journal listed in EBSCO Host and Korea Citation Index that is now available from the Web of Science.


  1. Focus and Scope

The Asian Journal of Innovation and Policy (AJIP) is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to innovation and policy of science and technology (S&T), flag-shipped with the Asian Society for Innovation and Policy (ASIP).


Numerous journals have focused on S&T innovation and policy. However, AJIP aims to understand how underdeveloped and developing countries have experienced catch-up and post-catch-up activities. While the regional scope started from Asian countries, AJIP is now expanding the regional coverage to Africa and E.U. countries as well as countries located in America. AJIP mainly encompasses various innovation and policy issues found and reported from academia, business, and public sectors. Based on the journal’s foci, AJIP includes six sub-fields as shown below and a general innovation field:


  • Economics of Technology that deals with various economic issues associated with the development and use of new technologies
  • Management of Technology that includes management disciplines in organizations when managing new technological fundamentals for competitive advantage
  • Science and Technology Policy that concerns various policy issues affecting society due to new introduction associated with technology, science, and innovations
  • Regional Innovation and Technology that identifies and analyzes various innovative issues in urban and regional boundary stemming from new technological innovation
  • Technological and System Innovation that reveals system innovation associated with new technologies
  • Environment and Health Innovation that investigates how new technologies have been associated with various environmental and health issues   


AJIP accepts three types of manuscripts for publication as follows:


  • Original research articles: empirical or conceptual studies with new findings, new theories that integrate existing literature and/or an innovative, cutting-edge model in S&T.
  • Practice-based articles: studies that describe significant applications in innovative experiences and/or case studies experienced when implementing existing concepts or methodology in S&T.
  • Book reviews: manuscripts that provide detailed peer review of recently published or theoretically and empirically essential books that can deliver innovations in S&T.



  1. Editorial Strategy


AJIP publishes manuscripts that satisfy the following criteria:


  • Manuscripts should have original research contributions
  • Manuscript topics should be neither too narrow nor too technical
  • Original research and practice-based articles should be neither too short nor too long



  1. Formal Conditions of Acceptance


    A. Submission of Manuscript

  1. The final manuscript will be published in English only. Manuscripts should be submitted to the AJIP homepage via the internet. If a system error is experienced, authors can contact via journal email.
  2. Manuscript submission to AJIP implies that the manuscript has not been copyrighted nor accepted for publication (or published) by any other journal, nor is it being refereed elsewhere.
  3. One corresponding author; if you have more than one author, the designated author should submit a manuscript. All communications will be made through the corresponding author.
  4. AJIP holds the review process within 2 months. Please contact us if you do not receive acknowledgment of receipt in 2 business days nor any feedback in 8 weeks after submission.
  5. Manuscripts that require any changes should be resubmitted in 2 months to the Editor-in-Chief.
  6. There is no fee for review and publication.
  7. Submission needs to follow the format below:  
  • The cover page includes title, author information, abstract with keywords, and the list of 4 experts who can contribute to reviewing the submitted paper with name, affiliation and email address
  • Abstract has 150±10% words
  • An article type should include 3 to 5 sentences that highlight the article
  • An expert should not be affiliated in the author institution nor the AJIP editorial board, and at least 2 experts must be from different countries


     B. Manuscript Style Submitted

  1. Manuscript style submitted should be double-spaced with 11-point font written in one column format of the layout.
  2. A manuscript should be 15-30 pages in total but the cover page.
  3. A manuscript is converted to the .pdf format while the author(s) prepare it using a word processing program and submit it as .doc and .pdf format to the system.
  4. In the main text, all illustrations (tables and figures) should be mentioned.
  5. Footnotes should be numbered and typed at the bottom of the page where they occur. Any acknowledgment, including financial support, should be given as a footnote.
  6. The number of contents in a manuscript should be unified; AJIP numberings are four stages; Ⅰ. → 1. →  1.1 → a)
  7. Books and articles should be cited in the main text by the author name(s) and date of publication, e.g., Pavitt, K. (1984) and the full references should be included at the end of the manuscript in the alphabetical order using the following convention:


Pavitt, K. (1984). Sectoral patterns of technical change: towards a taxonomy and a theory. Research Policy, 13(6), 343-373.

Price, D.G. (1993). Little Science, Big Science. New York and London: Columbia University Press.

Freeman, C. and Perez, C. (1988). Structural crises of adjustment: Business cycles and investment behavior. In Dosi, G. et al. (Eds.), Technical Change and Economic Theory (pp. 38-66). London: Francis Pinter.

Dosi, G. Freeman, C. Nelson, R. Silverberg, G., and Soete, L.L. (Eds.). (1988). Technical Change and Economic Theory. London: Francis Pinter.


     C. Review Process

  • A double peer-blind review process is used to assure the anonymity of authors and reviewers; neither reviewers nor authors know each other's information
  • The submitted manuscript is first screened by the AJIP editors and the Pre-review Board Committee (PBC), where it can be desk-rejected if it is out of AJIP scope and fails to meet a minimum threshold for quality and originality without being sent out to reviewers.
  • A manuscript that passes through the initial review screen, the manuscript is typically sent to referees. If at least one turns down the invitation to provide a review, other referees will subsequently be appointed. Normally, reviews are needed before handling. The Editor-in-Chief can decide the manuscript to be ‘accepted,’ ‘rejected,’ or ‘revised and resubmitted’ for the submitted paper.


D. Page Proof

Pages proofread sent to the principal author of the paper before its publication. Minor and typographical errors should be corrected according to the instructions enclosed with the proofreading. In general, major changes in the original manuscript are not permitted at this stage. To avoid the need for such changes, authors are strongly recommended to proofread their manuscripts carefully before the final submission.


E. Copyright

It is the AJIP policy to own the copyright of the published manuscript. To comply with Copyright law, authors are required to sign the copyright transfer form before the publication. The form is returned to authors giving full rights to reuse their material for their purposes.


F. Contact details for submission

Submission to AJIP proceeds completely online. ( The review system provides detailed guidance to authors who submit their papers as well as referees invited. Authors in need of assistance should contact AJIP Editorial Office below:



AJIP Editorial Office

Asian Society for Innovation and Policy

245, Hannuri-daero, SR Parkone #709, Sejong-si, 30127, Republic of Korea

Tel: +82 (0)44-865-7608 E-mail:;


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