Call for Papers for Special Issue of Triple Helix Journal

Measuring Triple Helix Synergies and Innovations using Scientometric, Technometric, Informetric, Webometric, and Altmetric Data


Guest Editor-In-Chief:

Prof. Han Woo Park, YeungNam University, South Korea

President of World Association of Triple Helix & Future Strategy Studies (WATEF)

Associate Editors: Managing Guest Editors (MGE)

Dr. Jiang Li, Zhejiang University, China, *email address protected*

Miyoung Chong, University of North Texas, USA, *email address protected*


Important Dates

Abstract: June 2017

Full paper submission: December 2017

Review & Revision period: May 2018

Publication: Fall/Winter 2018


* We are also open to non-conference submissions to the special issue. However, the priority will be given to papers presented at its associated seminars.


The Triple Helix of university-industry-government relations is an internationally recognized model for understanding cross-sphere entrepreneurship and the changing dynamics of universities (especially the advent of entrepreneurial universities), innovation and socio-economic development. The contemporary era of knowledge economy demands further enhancement of the Triple Helix of university-industry-government relations (Etzkowitz and Leydesdorff 1995) within Innovation Systems at various dimensions, such as National Innovation Systems and Sectoral Innovation Systems. Among various actors, universities, industries, and governmental agencies can be considered as the three most crucial ones which are becoming increasingly interconnected in innovative activities, which lead to the formation of the Triple Helix relations (Etzkowitz and Leydesdorff 1997). Therefore, the Triple Helix of university-industry-government relations has naturally become the de facto core subsystem of an innovation system.


This special issue focuses on the following questions:

  • How Triple Helix model can help solve social, economic and even political problems at various levels in case studies?
  • What kind of indicators should be adopted for measuring Triple Helix synergies?
  • How to measure Triple Helix synergies in countries/territories’ innovation system?
  • What are the important concerns in measuring Triple Helix Synergies and Innovations through Scientometric, Technometric, Informetric, Webometric, and Altmetric Data?
  • How have Open Data been applied to facilitate Triple Helix synergies or innovations?
  • What are the identified barriers to facilitate Triple Helix synergies or innovations?
  • What are the ways to strengthen and improve the communicative relationships among entities of Triple Helix to maximize the synergies?
  • How can information flow of institutions of Triple Helix be measured to assess the effectiveness of collaboration?
  • What are the ways to measure the effectiveness of data exchange between cross-sector institutions?
  • How can cross-sector collaboration be measured?
  • What are the best ways to share ongoing Triple Helix projects and successful cases in a global scale to collectively enhance Triple Helix agenda?


We would like to invite you to address these questions or pose your own. An ideal article combines theoretical, empirical and policy elements, although the balance may differ. Submission of papers will be done through journal online submission system at Authors should follow the Instructions for Authors found on the Journal homepage.



Etzkowitz, H., & Leydesdorff, L. (1995). The TripleHelix—University-Industry-Government relations: a laboratory for knowledge based economic development. Easst Review, 14(1), 14-19.

Etzkowitz, H., & Leydesdorff, L. (1997). Universities and the global knowledge economy: a triple helix of university-industry-government relations. London: Pinter.

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