About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Field of knowledge of the journal: The IJI concentrates on the field of Applied Social Sciences, predominantly innovation, with a focus on emerging markets.

Predominant field: Innovation with a focus on emerging markets

Mission: To serve as a vehicle of periodical publication of scientific and technological works in the field of innovation with a focus on emerging markets and which study individuals, organizations, ecosystems and policies.

Objectives: To publish original and previously unpublished works with a view to promoting scientific production and the dissemination of science and technology in the field of innovation with a focus on emerging markets.

Target audience: Researchers, scholars, academics, professionals and students who are interested in the diverse themes related to innovation with a focus on emerging markets, and their concepts related to thinking, planning and management.


  • Theoretical articles and empirical research that make advances in the understanding and variety of innovation with a focus on emerging markets, both in terms of improving their efficiency and in terms of critical approaches. In this sense, the development of new challenging theories is prioritized, along with clear explanations of existing theories and the identification of new theoretical issues.
  • Empirical investigations or applied tests that, based on theories or reference frames, present the state of the art and practical application in the field of innovation with a focus on emerging markets; unpublished technological contributions and the importance to research in the field are prioritized.
  • Perspectives that demonstrate an advance in established and emerging methodologies that are used in the field of innovation with a focus on emerging markets, such as Experimental and Technometric methods, Text Mining, Data Mining, Modeling, Bibliometrics, Netnography, Neuroscientific Methods, Design Science Research, and Grounded Theory.

Topics of Interest

  • Innovative Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation and Learning
  • Innovation and Sustainability
  • Internationalization of Innovation
  • Innovation Systems
  • Emerging Themes of Innovation
  • Digital Transformation

Peer Review Process

The review process of articles submitted to the International Journal of Innovation (IJI) is characterized by a dual evaluation involving two sequential stages: the desk review and peer review.

In the desk review, without knowing the identity of the authors, the editors gather and analyze submitted articles to determine whether they fit the scope of the journal and the possibility that they will make a significant contribution to knowledge in the field of strategy. When necessary, the editors involve members of the scientific committee in this process.

When a submitted work does not comply with the journal’s policies, the authors will be informed of this decision within sixty days following the submission date. Articles that are approved during the desk review stage are forwarded to three specialists who are part of the journal’s team of reviewers for a double blind review, or to outside researchers who are chosen because of their knowledge of the article’s research field.

The reviewers are professors and researchers associated with stricto sensu graduate programs in Brazilian or overseas higher learning institutions. Articles are assessed considering the relevance of the theme they address to innovation, the quality of the writing, and the logical development of their theoretical review with the use of appropriate references. The adequacy of the methodological procedures, the depth and consistency of the analyses, the outline of the conclusions and the relevance of their contributions are also taken into account. All of these aspects are considered, using a pre-defined form provided to the reviewers beforehand. This stage of the review process may last up to three months, at the end of which the authors will be informed of the editor’s decision.

What are the possible outcomes?
Following the review process, the editor will make one of the following decisions:

  • Accepted;
  • Minor corrections;
  • Corrections required;
  • Rejected.

When the reviewers request adjustments to an article, at the editor’s discretion the authors are given a deadline of thirty to sixty days to incorporate the reviewers’ suggestions and make the required corrections. After the adjustments have been made and verified by the reviewers and editors, the article is proofread to check for grammar and spelling mistakes and to ensure that it is in compliance with the norms of the journal prior to the final editing process. The conclusion of this process does not guarantee immediate publication of the article. It falls to the editors to set the guidelines and decide the right time for publication.

Observation: If the reviewers have diverging opinions, the editor may select a third reviewer or reject the manuscript.

Publication Frequency

Three issues of the IJI are published per year (January-April; May-August; September-December) - continuos flow.

The IJI accepts submissions in Portuguese, English, and Spanish, with the publication in English, Portuguese, or Spanish.

Authors with approved papers are responsible for reviewing and translating the final version of the manuscript into English – the official language of the IJI, and into the second language.

Open Access Policy

 This journal allows open access to all of its content, and articles can be read, downloaded, copied, distributed, printed and/or researched.


Editorial policy

The decisions and actions of the Editorial Board are guided by the ethical principles that support scientific journals, and the editors must keep up with the most recent scientific editorial advances at the international level. In operational terms, based on the steps followed by the Open Journal Systems (OJS), submitted articles are evaluated by the Editorial Board with regard to their scientific merit and their compliance with the requirements of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the other editorial principles. The submitted texts are then forwarded to at least two reviewers in a blind review system. Based on the evaluations of these reviewers, the Editorial Board will decide whether or not to publish the articles and may also suggest changes to be made to make the text acceptable. All the submitted texts should be accompanied by a letter of authorization for publication (whether in electronic or print form). This letter should also state that the text is unpublished and has been submitted exclusively to the journal for consideration. None of the editorial bodies, teaching and research organizations or individuals involved in the journal’s boards, committees or publishing and management process are responsible for the content of the articles, whether in the form of ideals, opinions or concepts. The authors of the respective texts are solely responsible for their content.

Boards and Committees

  • Editorial Board: The Editorial Board comprises academic representatives for different learning and research institutions. Its members work preferentially, but not exclusively, in the field of innovation research. The work of the Editorial Board is not necessarily done collectively. There is no provision for regular meetings to address issues. The members of the Editorial Board are not formally involved with the entity legally responsible for the publication of the journal. Each member participates in the work of the journal in a more individual manner, with guidance from the Scientific Committee or the Editor. Indeed, each member acts as an adviser to the Scientific Committee and the Editor, interpreting and suggesting improvements in the Editorial Policy, publicizing the magazine, positioning themselves as arbiters regarding strategic issues of the IJI’s involvement in the academic and professional environment. The Editorial Board does not supervise or interfere in the editorial process and does not take part in the article arbitration process. It is involved in important matters such as the consistency of editorial policy and publications and their quality, in addition to ethical issues with regard to editorial management. Each member also acts as an “ombudsman” of the scientific community and is active in the field, ensuring the academic credibility and the posture expected from a scientific journal.


  • Scientific Committee: This is an interinstitutional collegiate, composed of representatives of the research groups that most directly support the journal’s development. It works in a collegial manner, with collective and democratic decisions. The main mission of the group is to strive to ensure the credibility of the editorial procedures and assume scientific responsibility for the journal. The Scientific Committee appoints the Scientific Editor who becomes its natural member. In addition, its duties are of a scientific nature in order to ensure that the Journal’s mission is fulfilled. This committee must be permanently active in complying with the general definitions of the journal’s editorial policy and also with the expected editorial procedures, particularly with regard to ensuring the consistency and quality of publications. Special editions and other scientific contributions are discussed and defined by the committee. One of its tasks is to discuss and develop its own regulations for various subjects, such as: rules and formatting of articles; criteria for evaluation and acceptance of texts for publication; acceptance of new research groups to participate in the committee; budget approval; accreditation of reviewers; and definition of circulation policy and subscriptions. The Scientific Committee is not involved in the editorial operations of the IJI, which is the responsibility of the Editor and his operational team.


  • Scientific Editor: The scientific editor is responsible for setting the Editorial Policy, editorial management and supervision of the Editorial Secretariat, which operates the entire workflow, with the aid of the Open Journal System (OJS). The Editor works specifically with the prior selection of articles forwarded to the journal and the distribution of articles to the reviewers who will evaluate them. If the articles meet the journal’s requirements for quality, they will be published. Furthermore, the editor should play an active role in the work of the Scientific Committee and the articulation of actions of the Editorial Board. A flowchart of the activities involved in the scientific publication process is available on the OJS platform, in the menu under de menu “About/About the e-journal publishing system”.

Article search engine: users of the IJI can use the search engine for articles available on the SEER (Sistema Eletrônico de Editoração de Revistas – Electronic Journal Publishing System) platform, which allows searches through diverse research arguments.

Availability of online indexers: The IJI is an open access journal that allows all of its content to be consulted or downloaded through the databases in which it is indexed and also through direct access to its website.

Indication of statistical control of access to the site/articles: The platform that hosts the IJI has control over access to the site and articles. Furthermore, it is synchronized with the download control of the SPELL – ANPAD website.

ORCID registration: As a form of standardization of authorship, the Committee of the RDBCI made the inclusion of the ORCID iD compulsory when submitting articles. After the first analysis, before they are forwarded for evaluation, authors of manuscripts that are not registered in the ORCID system will be asked to include this iD, and, when registering, should provide info on their academic qualification and affiliation (job, if they have one). The ORCID iD can be obtained free of charge at: https://orcid.org/register. You must accept the standards for the presentation of the ORCID iD, include the complete URL, including the expression “http://”, in your registration, followed by your e-mail (e.g.,: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1825-0097). You can see a tutorial for registration here. Registering with ORCID is compulsory for all authors.

Institution: The journal is maintained by Universidade Nove de Julho (UNINOVE/SP).

Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission FREE: 0.00 (USD)

Fast-Track Review FREE: 0.00 (USD)

Article Publication: 0.00 (USD)

Anti-plagiarism Policy

All articles submitted to the IJI will undergo a similarity checking process via Oxsico. The Journal follows international norms regarding plagiarized works, completely rejecting any forms of plagiarism and publishing only articles whose authors guarantee the originality of their work.

The editors will also be alert to any processes of self-plagiarism and, whenever deemed necessary, will make recommendations to authors in this respect.

Should an author submit to the IJI a work that is totally or partially plagiarized, this author will permanently be denied any opportunity for publication in the journal. Authors will automatically be informed of this directive and will be guaranteed a right to reply.

Crossmark Policy

Crossmark é uma iniciativa de vários editores da Crossref para fornecer uma maneira padrão para os leitores localizarem a versão atual de uma parte do conteúdo. 

Ao aplicar o logotipo da Crossmark, Internacional Journal of Innovation (IJI) se compromete a manter o conteúdo que publica e a alertar os leitores sobre as mudanças, se e quando elas ocorrerem. Clicar no logotipo da Crossmark informará o status atual de um documento e também poderá fornecer informações adicionais de registro de publicação sobre o documento.

Policy for Authors - Authorship Policy

CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy)

In February 2022, the IJI adopted the Contributor Role Taxonomy (CRediT) for all its articles to convey transparency and recognition of all authors involved in conducting research and to eliminate possible authorship conflicts.

The contribution information will be provided by the author when submitting the supplementary document. All CRediT items must be marked and, when not applicable, a dash should be used.

Before an article is published, every author will be notified by the system so that they can validate their contribution. Should an author not reply within the stipulated deadline, the information provided by the author who made the submission will be considered true.

Author order: the presentation of the authorship order in the metadata and the version in .pdf format is the responsibility of all authors. The final check will take place at the proofreading stage.

In the published .pdf version, an item will be included with the title Authors’ Contributions and shown in the form of a table.

In articles submitted before the implementation of this policy, that is, prior to February 21, 2022, the CRediT request will be made at the editing stage. If it is not sent, the article may be shelved. The final decision in this respect falls to the Editors, as do any decisions concerning exceptional cases.

The requested items are listed in Column 1

Source: Adapted from Elsevier.

In the .pdf file of the article, the following table will be published in Portuguese and English.

Authors’ contributions