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1. Editorial Strategy


Asian Journal of Innovation and Policy (AJIP) publish papers that meet following criteria:

  = Original research contributions

  = Neither too narrow nor too technical

  = Neither too short nor too long



2. Formal Conditions of Acceptance


A. Submission of Papers

1. Papers will only be published in English. Manuscripts should be submitted to the Homepage via internet.

2. Submission of a paper 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 designation should be submitted with manuscript. All communication will be through the corresponding author.

4. It is our policy to hold the review process within 2 months. Please contact us if you do not receive an acknowledgment of receipt within 2 business days of submission, or if you receive no further feedback 8 weeks after submission.

5. Manuscripts which require changes should be resubmitted in two months to the Editor-in-Chief.

6. No fees for review and publication.

7. Submission needs cover letter having 3 information such as the title and author information, abstract with keywords, and the lists of 4 experts related to your paper. The experts are not in your institutions, not in the editorial board of our journal, and at least two of whom must be from different countries.  

  = over page: title, names, affiliations, and email addresses

  = 150±10% words abstract with keywords

  = 1 page highlight in case of articles

  = 4 experts in the subject: names, affiliations, and email addresses


B. Style of Submitted Papers

1. Style of submitted manuscripts should be double-spaced, 11-point font written in one single column format.

2. Papers should be 15-30 pages including everything except the abstract and title page.

3. Prepare your manuscript using a word processing program and save it as a .doc and .pdf. Any of these file types will be converted to .pdf format.

4. Refer to all illustrations (tables and figures) in the text.

5. If you have footnotes, they should be numbered and typed at the bottom of the page on which they occur. Acknowledgment of financial support should be given as a footnote.

6. The number of contents in your paper should be unified. AJIP numberings are four stages; Ⅰ. → 1. →  1.1 → a)

7. Books and articles should be referred to in the text by the author's name(s) and date of publication,

    e.g. Pavitt, K. (1984). Full references should be included at the end of the paper in 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 behaviour, in Dosi, G. et al. (eds.) Technical Change and Economic Theory, London: Francis Pinter, 38-66.

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 peer-blind review process is used to assure the anonymity of authors and reviewers in which reviewers are not informed of who is authoring the paper    as well as the authors not knowing who the reviewer is.

  = Submitted papers are first considered by the AJIP Editor to whom papers are submitted. Papers that do not fall within the scope of AJIP are desk-rejected. In addition, papers that fail to meet a minimum threshold for quality and originality will be rejected without being sent out to reviewers.

  = Papers passing through this initial editorial scrutiny are then typically sent out 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 the handling. Editor can make a decision as to whether to accept, reject, or ask for a 'revise and resubmit' of the submitted paper.


D. Page Proofs

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


E. Copyright

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


F. Contact details for submission

Submission to AJIP now proceeds completely online. (http://www.ajip.org) This review system provides detailed guidance to authors submitting papers as well as to referees invited to submit a review. Authors in need of assistance should contact the Editorial Assistant:





AJIP Editorial Office



Asian Society for Innovation and Policy


50309 Hannam University, 70 Hannamro, Daedeok-gu, Daejeon, 34430, Korea


E-mail: ajip.journal@gmail.com; ajip.journal@outlook.com; htbmail@hnu.kr

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