TRIPLE HELIX journal “Call for research idea papers”

TRIPLE HELIX journal “Call for research idea papers”


Besides research papers and response papers, the Triple Helix journal will also publish research idea papers as from 2022. As a pilot, only three research idea papers will be selected for publication in 2022 on a competitive basis. There will be no article processing charge (APC) for the selected papers. Besides having the paper published in the journal, the authors will also receive a certificate of Awarded Best Idea Papers by the TRIPLE HELIX journal. To respond to the call, potential authors should submit their research idea papers by 31 March 2022 via the journal manuscript submission system, selecting the category “Research Idea Papers”.

While having interesting research ideas, many researchers struggle to push them forward and eventually develop them as published work; this may be for many reasons, such as less maturation of the research ideas (especially when the ideas are too innovative), insufficient requested knowledge (when the research requires multi-disciplinary or inter-disciplinary perspectives), and lack of time, funding, or other resources. Publishing research idea papers in the journal will allow to overcome these challenges by using the knowledge and expertise of the Triple Helix research community.

The research idea papers submitted to the journal should be related to the Triple Helix model. Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by the editors of the journal. Once the papers are accepted for publication, the journal editors will suggest potential collaborators or mentors to the authors. Authors can call for potential collaborators when submitting their research idea papers. It is expected that the authors will further develop their research idea papers into full-length research articles.

A research idea paper should count between 1000-1200 words, with the following items included.

  • Title
  • Identification of research problem
  • Motivation
  • Research gap (based on analyzing relevant literature)
  • Research purpose/aim
  • One overarching research question
  • Possible sub-questions
  • Planned conceptual/analytical framework
  • Possible research method and data collection
  • Potential scholarly contributions
  • Preliminary or expected findings
  • The expectation for potential collaborators (Optional)