Call for Papers

Journal of Intellectual Property Management (Inderscience)

Special issue on
“University-Industry Collaborations for
Inclusive Innovation and Sustainable Development”


Guest Edited by

Dr Jasmina Berbegal-Mirabent (Universitat Internacional de Catalunya)

Dr Ugo Rizzo (Universita’ di Ferrara)

Dr Federica Rossi (Birkbeck), University of London)

The guest editors welcome articles on topics such as:

  • Opportunities for the engagement of universities and businesses in social entrepreneurship and innovation; collaboration with local agents
  • University-industry initiatives (based on bottom-up, open innovation, co-creation approaches) aimed at addressing sustainable goals
  • Critical issues around the disclosure and commercialisation of the outcomes resulting from university- industry inclusive innovation activities
  • Critical issues around the organisation and management of UICs for the achievement of sustainable development objectives: roles of absorptive capacity, trust, commitment, communication, institutional framework, etc.
  • Design and implementation of instruments (policies, norms, incentives) to encourage academics/businesses to engage in inclusive innovation and sustainable development activities

Case-based, conceptual and empirically-based submissions are encouraged. Strong emphasis should be placed to the managerial and policy implications. Literature reviews are also welcome.
Each submission will be double-blind peer reviewed.
Manuscripts due by:

1 April, 2020

Notification to authors:

1 July, 2020

Final versions due by:

1 September, 2020

All papers must be submitted online:
If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email the Guest Editors:

–  Jasmina Berbegal-Mirabent: *email address protected*

–  Federica Rossi: *email address protected*

–  Ugo Rizzo: *email address protected*


Special Issue of Triple Helix Journal

Triple Helix and the New Production of Academic Knowledge

Main Editor
Henry Etzkowitz, President of the Triple Helix Association
*email address protected*
 Guest Editors
Andréa Paula Segatto, PhD, Stanford University, US
*email address protected*
Alexandre Reis Graeml, PhD, Federal University of Technology, Parana (UTFPR), Brazil, *email address protected*
Karla Rocha Liboreiro, MSc, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil *email address protected*

This Special Issue aims to investigate changes in the production of academic knowledge in Science, Technology, and the Humanities.  The main objective is to extend the analysis of the internal organization of the university, and also will consider both traditional and new organizational structures.  The way universities are spreading academic knowledge through the communication between departments, research centers, research laboratories, and interdisciplinary units to industry and government.  Also, this Special Issue will consider the new roles of Technology Transfer offices, Business Incubators, Science Parks, and Grant Management Unit in connecting academic knowledge to industry.  We approach the topic from the perspective of alternative models for research and innovation like technological consulting, the transition to an entrepreneurial university including innovation, entrepreneurship, and contribution to regional development in its remit.  We will present real cases of university research laboratories and industry interaction for innovation.  The authors will present how the autonomy, heterogeneity, creativity, and leadership of research groups and research laboratories can influence to bring knowledge and technology from university to industry.

This article collection aims to address these broad questions, addressing the following topics:

  1. The Internal organization of academic knowledge and science
  2. Interdisciplinary organization center above the university, and
  3. Hybrid new institutions

We would like to invite you to address these issues, keeping in mind that an ideal article combines theoretical, empirical and policy elements, although the balance may differ.

Abstract Submission (not mandatory)
Authors should submit their abstracts directly to the guest editor(s) by 28 February 2020
Full papers submission to guest editors (for pre-review)
Authors should submit their full paper to the guest editors for pre-review by 28 February 2020
Upon acceptance of the pre-reviewed version by the guest-editors, full papers should be submitted following the submission instructions below through the submission system (where they will undergo double-blind peer-review) at:, by 31 March 2020 

Submission Instructions

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission instructions for Triple Helix at  The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Triple Helix submission system at

Please indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the article collection on the Special Issue of THJ: Triple Helix and the new production of academic knowledge.

All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review, and accepted articles will be published in the journal as a collection.

Additional Information:

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

  • Efficient publication: online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient
  • High visibility and international readership in your field: open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work – anyone with online access can read your article
  • No space constraints: publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage
  • Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed.

For editorial enquiries please contact:

The Editor in Chief, Henry Etzkowitz, *email address protected*

The Managing Editor, Anne Rocha Perazzo, *email address protected*

Selected authors will be invited to have your paper published as a Chapter of the Edited Book: “Triple Helix and The New production of Academic Knowledge”

Book’s chapter timeline:

First Draft Submission 31 May 2020

Reviewing and Revision 30 July 2020

Final Submission 10 December 2020

Publishing of Book February 2021



Published by the Triple Helix Association  –  ISSN 2281-4515


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