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Special Issue Calls for Papers from Industry and Higher Education
Other sites of interest:
Institute of Knowledge Transfer
TII - Technology Innovation International
University Industry Innovation Network
Industry and Higher Education focuses on the multifaceted and complex relationships between higher education institutions and business and industry. It looks in detail at the processes and enactments of academia-business cooperation as well as examining the significance of that cooperation in wider contexts, such as regional development, entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems. While emphasizing the practical aspects of academia-business cooperation, IHE also locates practice in theoretical and research contexts, questioning received opinion and developing our understanding of what constitutes truly effective cooperation.
Selected key topics
- Knowledge transfer - processes, mechanisms, successes and failures
- Research commercialization - from conception to product
- 'Graduate employability' - definition, needs and methods
- Education for entrepreneurship - techniques, measurement and impact
- The role of the university in economic and social development
- The third mission and the entrepreneurial university
- Skills needs and the role of higher education
- Business-education partnerships for social and economic progress
- University-industry training and consultancy programmes
- Innovation networks and their role in furthering university-industry engagement
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|Richard A. Bendis||Innovation America, USA|
|Alistair Anderson||The Robert Gordon University, UK|
|Elias G. Carayannis||George Washington University, USA|
|Mike Clements||Staffordshire University, UK|
|Manlio del Giudice||Link Campus University, Rome, Italy|
|David E. Allnut||Cartesian, USA|
|David Edwards||Birmingham City University, UK|
|Henry Etzkowitz||International Triple Helix Institute, Palo Alto, CA, USA|
|Piero Formica||National University of Ireland, Irleland, Ireland|
|Pat Frain||University College Dublin, IrelandUniversity College Dublin, Ireland|
|Chris Friedrich||University of Applied Sciences, Germany, and University of the Western Cape, South Africa|
|Laura Galloway||Heriot-Watt University, UK|
|Christiane Gebhardt||Malik Management Institute, Switzerland|
|Thomas Gering||Intellectual Asset Management Corp., USA|
|Keith Gilchrist||Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, Canada|
|Dr David Higgins||University of Liverpool, UK|
|Brian Holland||DC Department of Employment Services, USA|
|Michael J. Lynskey||Komazawa University, Japan|
|Denise Jackson||Edith Cowan University, Australia|
|Professor Paul Jones||Swansea University, UK|
|Brian K. Fitzgerald||Business-Higher Education Forum, USA|
|John Kirkland||National Institute of Economic and Social Research, UK|
|Glenda Kruss||Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa|
|Loet Leydesdorff||University of Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|George M. Papadourakis||Technological Institute of Crete, Greece|
|Harry Matlay||Global Independent Research, UK|
|Dr. Diego Matricano||Università degli Studi della Campania “L. Vanvitelli”, Italy|
|Gerard McElwee||University of Huddersfield, UK|
|Pauric McGowan||University of Ulster, UK|
|Arno Meerman||University Industry Innovation Network, Netherlands|
|Jay Mitra||University of Essex, UK|
|Hiromitsu Muta||International Development Center, Japan|
|Andy Penaluna||University of Wales Trinity St David, UK|
|Chris Prince||Leeds Beckett University, UK|
|David Rae||De Montfort University|
|Marina Ranga||European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Belgium|
|Ed Robson||Oxford, UK|
|Robert Ronstadt||Former Vice President of Technology Commercialization, Boston University, USA|
|Howard Rush||University of Brighton, UK|
|Paul Smith||University of Hull, UK|
|Professor Emanuela Todeva||St Mary's University, UK|
|Peter van der Sijde||Free University Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Urmas Varblane||University of Tartu, Estonia|
|Hebe Vessuri||Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico|
|Aaron W. Hughey||Western Kentucky University, USA|
|Mary Walshok||University of California at San Diego, USA|
|Andrew Webster||University of York, UK|
Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Industry and Higher Education
This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics
Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ihe to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned..
Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Industry and Higher Education will be reviewed.
There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.
As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.
Please supply a title, short title, an abstract of around 100 words, and keywords to accompany your article.
- What do we publish?
1.1 Aims & Scope
1.2 Article types
1.3 Writing your paper
- Editorial policies
2.1 Peer review policy
2.4 Declaration of conflicting interests
- Publishing policies
3.1 Publication ethics
3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
3.3 Open access and author archiving
- Preparing your manuscript
4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
4.3 Supplementary material
4.4 Reference style
4.5 English language editing services
- Submitting your manuscript
5.2 Information required for completing your submission
- On acceptance and publication
6.1 SAGE Production
6.2 Online First publication
6.3 Access to your published article
6.4 Promoting your article
- Further information
Before submitting your manuscript to Industry and Higher Education, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.
Papers should be between 4,000 and 8,000 words long. These should be analytical and evaluative in approach and not simply descriptive.
Other contributions include opinion or 'viewpoint' pieces (1,500-3,000 words); case studies of specific ventures or programmes (1,500-3,000 words); brief factual summaries of reports, agency programmes, educational institutions, etc. (1,000-2,000 words); and letters to the editors.
The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.
1.3.1 Make your article discoverable
When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online
For submissions other than research notes, reports, and personal opinion pieces, Industry and Higher Education adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties. Papers by authors who are not academics (eg submissions from industry) will also be subject to review before acceptance, but their distinct nature and aims will be fully taken into account.
The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for possible publication in the journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor/Board member will have no involvement in the decision-making process.
As part of the submission process you will be asked to provide the names of peers who could be called upon to review your manuscript. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below:
• The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
• The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
• Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted
You will also be asked to nominate peers who you do not wish to review your manuscript (opposed reviewers).
Please note that the Editors are not obliged to invite/reject any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.
All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.
All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.
Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.
2.3.1 Writing assistance
Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance. It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.
Industry and Higher Education encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.
SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway
Industry and Higher Education and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.
3.1.2 Prior publication
If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.
Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway
Industry and Higher Education offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.
The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. Word templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.
Please note that the templates are a recommended format for the submission process, but will not represent the final look of published articles: accepted articles are edited and typeset according to the journal’s style.
For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines
Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.
This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files
Industry and Higher Education adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. View the SAGE Harvard guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.
Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.
Industry and Higher Education is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ihe to login and submit your article online.
Please supply a title, short title, an abstract of around 100 words, and keywords to accompany your article.
IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.
As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognised.
We encourage all authors to add their ORCIDs to their SAGE Track accounts and include their ORCIDs as part of the submission process. If you don’t already have one you can create one here
You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).
Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway
Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.
Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.
SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.
Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos.
Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Industry and Higher Education editorial office as follows:
Editor, Industry and Higher Education
Mabledon Place, Bloomsbury