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A Journal of University-Industry-Government Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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

Call for papers

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 article collection 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.

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.

Abstract submission
Authors should submit their abstracts directly to the guest editors by 30 June 2017

Full paper submission
Full papers should be submitted using the submission instructions below by 31 December 2017

Lead Guest Editor
Prof. Han Woo Park, YeungNam University, South Korea

Guest Editors
Dr. Jiang Li, Zhejiang University, China
Miyoung Chong, University of North Texas, USA

Submission instructions
Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the Instructions for Authors for Triple Helix. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Triple Helix submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct article collection please select the appropriate section in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the article collection on "Measuring Triple Helix Synergies and Innovations using Scientometric, Technometric, Informetric, Webometric, and Altmetric Data". All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

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

  • Rapid 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
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