Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The scope of the STI Policy and Management Journal includes science capabilities, technological capabilities and management studies, innovation capabilities and policy studies. The journal focuses on a variety of STI dimensions; it can be at the firm level, industrial level and national level. The journal encourages the use of alternative perspectives or interdisciplinary approaches in STI studies. Each STI dimension are detailed as follows.

Science capabilities and policy studies includes: science policy; development of human capital as well as financial capital of research institutions; funding mechanisms to support and develop capabilities; collaboration between different kinds of research organizations; patents and bibliometrics analysis; building science capabilities in strategic areas of science and technology for the future, such as food, energy, water, new materials, health sciences, etc.

Technological capabilities and management studies includes: learning capability; R&D capability; manufacturing capability; marketing capability; resource exploiting capability; organizational capability, strategic capability, and technology management.

Innovation capabilities and policy studies includes: innovation capability-building; innovation management;  innovation policy; creation of new (innovation) capabilities; evaluation of innovation capability; organizational innovation; user innovation; user-production interactions; market innovation; innovation effectiveness and efficiency; diffusion and adoption of innovation, affordable (frugal) innovation, etc.

 

THEORITICAL Review

A theoretical article can be accepted including article which uses existing scientific literatures to advance theory. A new theory may be developed, or an existing theory may be scrutinized to reveal its flaws, or showing the advantage of one theory over another.

 When a new theory or framework is proposed, the paper should follow standards set by STIPM Journal, namely: 

  • to trace the theory or theories upon which the proposed theory/framework is developed,·  to explain why new theory/framework is needed
  • to clarify why it is better than the previous theories/frameworks, and
  • to describe its differences from the others in terms of its assumptions, paradigms, approaches, basic theoretical sources, and theoretical constructs.

 

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to STI Policy and Management are subjected to blind peer review. The editors can also participate as qualified editors. Upon submission, the manuscript to be reviewed is distributed to two qualified reviewers (Editorial Board). Reviewers have two weeks to review the submission and to recommend to the Editor the acceptance, acceptance with modifications or rejection of the article. If the manuscript is accepted with modifications, the Editor returns the manuscript to the corresponding author. Authors should then make the suggested changes in the article and return it to the Editor by email. Finally, the editors send back the corrected and reviewed article to the Editor-in-Chief. The other editors also go through a similar process. The Editor-in-Chief coordinates the editorial procedure and distributes the articles submitted to the journal.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Correction and Retraction Policy

It is the policy of the STI Policy and Management Journal to not alter or remove the published scientific record: Articles that have been published should remain extant, exact and unaltered to the maximum extent possible.

We will respond to suggestions of scientific misconduct or to convincing evidence that the main substance or conclusions of a published manuscript is erroneous, usually through consultation with the author and an editorial committee. This may require the publication of a formal retraction or correction. An editorial concern note may be published by the Editor whilst an investigation into alleged misconduct or publication of erroneous data is ongoing. This editorial concern note will be published in the event of:

  • receipt of inconclusive evidence of research or publication misconduct by the authors;
  • receipt of evidence that the findings are unreliable but the authors' institution are unable or unwilling to investigate the case;
  • an investigation into alleged misconduct related to the publication either has not been, or would not be, fair and impartial or conclusive;
  • an investigation is underway but a decision will not be available for a considerable time.


We will not usually publish a correction that does not affect the contribution in a material way or if the issue does not significantly impair the reader's understanding of the contribution, e.g. a spelling mistake or grammatical error. Corrections are free to view and will be linked to the article whose record is being corrected.

Publishable amendments requested by the authors of the publication are represented by a formal printed and online notice in the journal because they affect the publication record and/or the scientific accuracy of published information. Where these amendments concern peer-reviewed material, they fall into one of four categories: errata, corrigenda, retraction or addendum, in which an additional PDF will be attached to the original document. They are described as follows.

Errata is published when mistakes are introduced or not recognized in the article during editing or production, like significant typographical errors, errors in figure or table numbers or their legends, wrong details in the address or email of the author and where proof corrections submitted but not included in the article during editing.

Corrigenda is published when authors detect errors post-publication that compromises the validity of the scientific content, its accuracy and reproducibility. If readers detect an error in any paper, they are requested to submit their comments as a 'Letter to the Editor' following the prescribed article format. Articles submitted as letters to the editor will be peer-reviewed and will also be sent to the original authors for their comments. Upon acceptance for publication, the letter to the Editor and comments of the original authors will be published in the same issue. Corrigenda are judged on their relevance to readers and their importance for the published record. Corrigenda are published after discussion among the editors, typically including the editors who handled the published contribution and often with the help of peer-reviewers. All co-authors must sign on an agreed wording.

Addenda are notifications of a peer-reviewed addition of information to a paper and are judged on the significance of the addition to the interpretation of the original publication. Addenda do not contradict the original publication, but if the authors inadvertently omitted significant information available to them at the time, this material will be published as an addendum after peer-review and after discussion among the editors usually in response to readers' requests for clarification. Addenda are published only rarely and only when the editors decide that the addendum is crucial to the reader's understanding of a significant part of the published contribution.

Retractions are judged according to whether the main conclusion of the paper no longer holds or is seriously undermined as a result of subsequent information coming to light of which the authors were not aware at the time of publication. Readers wishing to draw the editors' attention to published work requiring retraction should first contact the authors of the original paper and then write to the journal, including copies of the correspondence with the authors whether or not the correspondence has been answered. The editors will seek advice from reviewers if they judge that the information is likely to draw into question the main conclusions of the published paper.

We will consider issuing a retraction notice if:

  • we have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error);
  • the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross-referencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication);
  • the publication constitutes plagiarism;
  • the publication reports unethical research.


In the case a retraction proceeds the article of record will be digitally watermarked "RETRACTED".

 

Plagiarism Check

Plagiarism screening will be conducted by STI Policy and Management Editorial Board using Grammarly® Plagiarism Checker and Crossreff Similarity Check plagiarism screening service (powered by iThenticate).

 

Publication Frequency

Journal STI Policy and Management is a Journal published online twice a year, with minimum 6 articles for each publication. The journal is published in the middle of the year (July) and at the end of the year (December). 

 

Article Processing Charges

Every article submitted to Journal STI Policy and Management will not have any article processing charges. This includes submission, peer-reviewing, editing, publishing, maintaining and archiving, and allows immediate access to the full text versions of the articles.

 

References Management

Every article submitted to  Journal STI Policy Management shall use reference management software e.g. EndNote® or Mendeley.