Welcome to The Innovation Journal

The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal (TIJ) is an independent, blind peer-reviewed, Internet-based journal devoted to building knowledge about public sector innovation. It publishes scholarly and practitioner-oriented papers, books, case studies, review essays, and book reviews. It has a French site, La Revue de l'innovation. Contributions of articles on government and non-profit sector innovation and your comments about this site are welcome.

The Innovation Journal has been linked from a number of Internet sites and has been listed as one of the ten best public administration sites on the world wide web by both the Australian Public Administration Association and ASPANET. The American Society for Public Administration is the largest public administration organization in the world.

The Innovation Journal is indexed/aggregated by:
1. Ulrich’s International Periodicals Directory (Proquest)
2. CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (Proquest)
3. Political Science full text (ProQuest)
4. Ebsco
5. Cabell's Directory
6. Scopus
7. Elsevier

What's New

  1. Factors and Factor Clusters Most Influential in Introduction and Global Fate of Innovations and their Organizations – IV, by Eleanor D. Glor, Editor-in-Chief

  2. Trade Openness and Innovation, by Ignacio Munyo and Victoria Dotta

  3. Energy Transformation, by Howard A. Doughty

  4. Why are American Politics Extreme? by Eleanor D. Glor

  5. Administrative Burden: Policymaking by Other Means, by Pamela Herd and Donald P. Moynihan, reviewed by Donald R. Officer

  6. Key Organizational Climate Elements Influencing Employees Creativity in Government, by Mohamed Sherief, Johnson Shoyama

  7. The Innovation System of Kazakhstan in the Context of the Global Innovation Index, by Yelena Stavbunik and Martin Pelucha

  8. The Devil Redux, by Howard A. Doughty

  9. Growing Pains: The future of democracy (and work), by Donald R. Officer

  10. Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress, by Steven Pinker, reviewed by Howard A. Doughty

  11. Calls for Papers Volume 24 Issue 3 September 1 2019

  12. (PUBSIC) the 5th Innovation in Public Services and Public Policy Conference Jan 29-31, 2020. Submit Abstracts at: (PUBSIC) Call for Papers

For the Visually Impaired
If you are visually impaired, The Innovation Journal would be happy to send you an electronic copy of the original word processed document that has been published in Acrobat on our site.

Impact Factor

Scopus SC Imago ranks public administration journals by citations. Its SJR indicator measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, expressing how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is. The measure Cites per Doc. (2 years) measures the scientific impact of an average article published in the journal within two years of publication; it is computed using the same formula as Journal Impact Factor ™ (Thomson Reuters). It also measures the impact within three years. TIJ ranked 82nd, Q3, worldwide in 2017 among the top 118 public administration journals. Its H Index is 10. Because TIJ publishes in a specialized field, it receives fewer citations than more generalized journals. Nonetheless, it publishes by far more material on public sector innovation than all other public administration journals.

If you would like to receive announcements of new material being published in The Innovation Journal, please send a request to the Editor-in-Chief. Announcements are sent out approximately three times per year.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorship opportunities are available for The Innovation Journal as a whole, on an annual basis, and for each of the issues and special issues. For more information on these opportunities, contact us at glor@magma.ca. The Innovation Journal also accepts advertising.

Invitation to Submit Papers
You are invited to submit material to The Innovation Journal. Before doing so, please review our information for authors. Please submit papers to glor@magma.ca

Eleanor Glor
Editor in Chief


Last updated:

September 20 2019