Triple Helix

A Journal of University-Industry-Government Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Editors-in-Chief: Yuzhuo Cai and Marcelo Amaral
Triple Helix Conference call for submissions (deadline 15 May 2021)

The Triple Helix of university-industry-government relations is an internationally recognized model for understanding entrepreneurship, the changing dynamics of universities, innovation and socio-economic development.

Run by the Triple Helix Association, the aim of the Triple Helix Journal is to publish research for an international audience covering analysis, theory, measurements and empirical enquiry in all aspects of university-industry-government interactions. The objective is to unite key research on the transformations of universities, capitalization of knowledge, translational research, spin-off activities, intellectual property, knowledge and technology transfer, as well as the international bases and dimensions of Triple Helix relations, their impacts, social, economic, political, cultural, health and environmental implications as they arise from and shape Triple Helix interactions.

Open to all innovation authors, the special mission of the journal is to be an international outlet also for innovation scholars from developing countries.
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Yuzhuo Cai, Tampere University, Finland
Marcelo Amaral, Fluminense Federal University, Brazil

Managing Editor
Anne Rocha Perazzo, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France

Advisory Editors
Carlota Perez, Technological University of Tallinn, Estonia
Hebe Vessuri, Venezuelan Institute of Scientific Research, Venezuela

Associate Editors
Devrim Göktepe-Hultén, University of Lund, Sweden
Annamaria Inzelt, IKU Innovation Research Center Hungary
Riccardo Viale, Fondazione Rosselli, Italy
Girmah Zawdie, Strathclyde University
Alice Chunyan Zhou, International Triple Helix Institute, China

Editorial Board
Justin Axelberg, University of Sao Paulo
Irina Dezhina, Institute of International Relations and World Economy, Russia
James Dzisah, University of Ghana
Loet Leydesdorff, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Liudvika Leysite, Dortmund University
Josep Piqué, International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP)
Ary Plonski, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Tatiana Pospelova, Triple Helix Association, USA
Jarunee Wonglimpiyarat, Thammasat University, Thailand and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
TRIPLE HELIX Journal Review Process

Triple Helix Journal is a double blind peer-reviewed journal. The editor initially screens all manuscripts submitted. A manuscript may be returned without peer review – desk-rejected – if it is judged to be inappropriate for publication in THJ. Manuscripts judged to be consistent with the publication criteria of THJ will be submitted for double-blind review to at least two referees through the submission and peer-review system Editorial Manager at Corresponding authors can expect to receive first-round review feedback via the system within approximately 30 days, moderated by the editor or a guest editor in the case of guest-edited Special Issues. Whenever the reviewers ask for revisions, the manuscript can be processed through up to a total of three rounds of reviews and revisions. After the 3rd round of reviews, the decision is taken by the Editor in Chief.

In their reviews peer-reviewers should ideally consider the below questions:
• What research question(s) do the authors address? Do they make a good argument for why a question is important?
• What methods do the authors use to answer the question? Are the methods the most current available or is there a newer more powerful method available? Does their overall strategy seem like a good one, or are there major problems with their methods? Are there other experiments that would greatly improve the quality of the manuscript? If so, are they necessary to make the work publishable? Would any different data help confirm the presented results and strengthen the paper?
• Were the results analyzed and interpreted correctly? Does the evidence support the authors’ conclusions?
• Will the results advance the research field in some way? If so, how much? Does the importance of the advance match the standards of the journal?
• Will other researchers be interested in reading the study? If so, what types of researchers? Do they match the journal’s audience? Is there an alternative readership that the paper would be more suitable for?
• Does the manuscript fit together well? Does it clearly describe what was done, why it was done, and what the results mean?
• Is the manuscript written well and easy to read? If the manuscript has many mistakes, the reviewers may suggest that the authors have it checked by a native English speaker. If the language quality is so poor that it is difficult to understand, it can be asked that the manuscript be corrected before it is reviewed.

Henry Etzkowitz, Editor in Chief & Anne Rocha Perazzo, Managing Editor