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Technological Innovation Systems in Iran

Special issue call for papers from Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management

Patricia Ordoñez de Pablos
Professor, Department of Business Administration,
The University of Oviedo, Spain

Guest Editors:
Abdol S. Soofi
Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin, Platteville,
[email protected]
Sepehr Ghazinoory
Professor of STI Policy, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
[email protected]

Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management (ISSN: 2053-4620) a peer-reviewed journal is published by Emerald Publishing LTD, calls for papers for a themed issue on “National Innovation Systems of Iran.”

Despite the comprehensive economic sanctions against Iran, the country has gone through a significant industrial transformation during last three decades.   All indicators point to the industrial "takeoff" of the country, even though Iran still lags many emerging economies technologically.  Most if not all the advances in industrialization and technological growth was the result of Iranian government’s mobilization of resources. However, despite two books and one Special Section in a leading journal on the topic of science and technology in Iran a significant number of contributions on the national, regional, and sectoral innovations of the Iranian economy remain to be investigated and published. 

To inform the  English speaking readers about the technological development and the role of innovation systems in Iran, a Special Issue of   Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management has been  devoted to contributions on the topic of “ Technological Innovation Systems in Iran.” 

We are especially interested in contributions on the following topics:
1. National Innovation system of Iran: Experiences and Achievements
2. Regional subcultures and innovation system in Iran
3. Sectoral innovation systems in Iran: The successful and failed models
4. Technological innovation systems in Iran: Excellence in some technologies
5. The successful and failed enterprises in the Iranian innovation system
6. Innovation survey in Iran
7. The impact of economic sanctions on the development of technology in Iran
8. The role of Iran-China cooperation on development of science & technology in Iran
9. Technological advances in  the key industries such as  defense, petrochemical, and petroleum industries
10. Other related topics

Among other important indices, Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management is indexed in Emerging Sources of Citation Index and Scopus.

•    Full manuscript submission: September 21, 2018
•    Results of the review process: January 30, 2019
•    Revised manuscript submission: April 30, 2019

Procedure for paper selection
Submissions can be made online:
The selection of papers for inclusion in the Special Issue will be based on a regular blind, peer review process. Due to the paucity of published research papers on the subject, at least in English, the Guest Editors will also consider a developmental approach in paper selection. We will guide contributors’ research so that contributions meet the high standard of JSTPM for publication.

Submission details
Academic papers should be between 9,500 and 10,500 words in length. See submission guidelines at

Submissions to Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management are made using ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer review system. Registration and access is available at Full information and guidance on using ScholarOne Manuscripts is available at the Emerald ScholarOne Manuscripts Support Centre:

Further Information:
For questions regarding this Call for Papers, please contact the Guest Editors at the following e-mail address: Soofi, Abdol: [email protected]; or Ghazinoory, Sepehr: [email protected]

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