Guide for Authors

Rapid response to authors

 In the process of arbitration in the journal of Innovation Management, each manuscript is examined prior to entering the arbitration process by the secretariat, and if, due to reasons such as non-communication, non-research, or serious structural and methodological problems, the manuscript will be failed to enter to the next stage. The maximum time of process lasts a couple of weeks.

The speed of reviewing manuscripts that have passed the process of arbitration, over the past years, is shown in below.




Research Domains of Journal

Evaluation of innovation and its indicators.

Ecosystem and innovation culture (barriers, challenges and opportunities);

  • Incentives and innovation support;
  • Barriers to Innovation.

Policymaking and management of science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship and the needed evaluation.

Capacity and ability to innovate and learn.

Innovative project management.

Models and processes of innovation.

  • Product/technology commercialization;
  • New technology development;
  • Product, service and process development;
  • Creativity and innovation;
  • Trends and technologies of innovation support;
  • The legal infrastructure of the flourishing innovation;
  • Structures and processes supporting innovation;
  • Innovative human resources & organizational management;
  • Obsolete existing products and replace them / renovate them;
  • Innovative innovation and innovation networks.

Innovation systems.

Innovation, economics and creation of wealth

  • Investing on innovation.
  • Managing venture capital.

Strategic innovation and power creation

Innovation and Knowledge Management

Manuscript Writing Guide

Note: The initial draft of manuscripts should be based on the following pattern and up to 8000 words.

How to prepare manuscripts for the Journal of Innovation Management (title)

(Font: B titr, Bold, pt14 size)

First name and surname of the authors 1 *, Hossein Hosseini, the name of the other authors (Font: B Lotus size pt 11)

Scientific title of the first author, the name of the institute (Font size pt 10); the author's first e-mail address (Font: Times New Roman size pt 9)

Academic title of second author, Institute Title (Font B Lotus size pt 10); second author's e-mail address (Font: Times New Roman size pt 9)



Abstract: (Font: B Lotus size pt 14);

Abstract should be written in one or two paragraphs and not exceed 200 words, while states the topic, the methodology of the research, the main conclusions of the research and the method of evaluation explicitly; in other words, conveys what was done, how it was achieved, for what purpose and what was the result. The abstract should not contain any details, table, form or formula. English abstract should be inserted along with the English keywords at the end of the article using font Times New Roman, size pt 10. (Font B Lotus size pt 10)

Key words: At least four and a maximum of ten words, or a combination of two or four words (Font B Lotus size pt 10)


1- Introduction (B-Lotus font bold pt 12)

In the introduction, after summarizing the subject under discussion, a summary of the history of the subject and the research work carried out along with their characteristics are expressed; follows a description about an attempt to resolve existing shortcomings, opening nodes, or moving toward new findings in one or two paragraphs. Note that in this section, the new idea and research achievements should be presented explicitly in a clear way so that the innovation dimensions of the research work could be clearly compared with the others.

2- Theoretical basis of Research:

In this section, the concepts needed to be defined.

3. Research Background

The researcher should review the literature and studies have been done on the subject in a way that reaches to a summary of the approach that wants to take. The review of literature focuses on other researchers' ideas related to the topic and the vacuum exists considering the research question.

4- The Conceptual Model of Research (or Research Hypotheses)

The model or hypotheses that the researcher proposes based on the research background.

5-Research Method

In this section, the author must provide an explanation for methodology and its application.

6-Analysis of the Findings

The research results should be expressed and further analyzed. The author should also discuss the evaluation and validation of the results.

 7- Conclusion

At first, the author must write a brief introduction to the subject and briefly discuss the purpose of the research, as well as address the issue that sought to resolve it. Second, need to summarize the important points in the work and review the results. Third, scientific contribution of the article should be specified. Note that the same abstract content should not be included in this section. Also, the results section can refer to research applications, point out ambiguous and new researchable points, or extend the subject matter to researchers in related fields.



• Considerations about how to insert shapes, tables and mathematical formulas

The shapes must be clearly marked with enough explanation and inside the same text box in the article and have enough space before and after the rows. The label for each shape should be written underneath and insert the number inside the crescent. Never use a scanned printed form. If you use forms in other sources in your manuscript, it is necessary to refer to the reference number in the referral directory. As an example, figure (1) illustrates how the settings and explanations are needed to be provided for a shape.


Note: in case of manuscript acceptance, the author will be required to prepare all the figures and charts in Microsoft PowerPoint template and send it to the journal separately.

The label on the tables should be highlighted above and insert the number in the crescent.

Mathematical relationships should be written using the Equation Editor tool in Microsoft Word software. The description of all new variables, parameters and symbols in relationships, if not already described, should be expressed without spaces after the relationship. As:



in which, the estimated density and X (.) P is the distribution function is possible. If the number of variables and parameters is too large to define the length of the text, use the list of symbols in the appendices section or define the list below the relationship.

  • The face and size of the font used in the various sections of the article:

 Table (1), shows the face and size of needed fonts in the various sections of the manuscript.

Table (1): Size and face of fonts



Position   of use


B Lotus

Author's Specifications,   References, Footnotes


B Lotus   Highlights

Table titles   and shapes


B Lotus

Abstract and   keywords, text of tables and figures and references


B Lotus

Authors name


B Lotus   Highlights

Section   titles


B Lotus



B Lotus Highlights

Article Title



Appreciate whom you think helped the work.

9-References Written references should be provided using (citations & bibliography tab in) Microsoft Word / End note software in accordance with the Harvard-Anglia style.

 10-Appendices Matters related to the manuscript that fall into one of the following categories are needed to be including in the appendices: • Data and sample case data (Case Study) if long, • Results of others' work, if needed, • Set of definitions of variables and parameters (list of symbols), if long and were not mentioned in the text.


 English Abstract for the Manuscripts Sent to the Journal of Innovation Management

Author’s Name

Author’s affiliations (optional)



The abstract and keywords should be translated into English (British or American not a mixture). The English abstract is limited to 200 words in one or two paragraphs. It cannot contain equations, figures, tables or references. It should concisely state the subject or the problem, problem solving procedure, the methodology, principal results, and the significances.

Keywords: Approximately 10 keywords could be provided as index terms.



End notes: Inside the manuscript, except at the first page, there should not be footnotes. Instead, provide notes at the end of the script.