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Management and Policy of Technological Innovation in Indonesia

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

Management and Policy of Technological Innovation in Indonesia

Guest Editors

Mohammad Nabil Almunawar (Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei), Onno W. Purbo  (IBI Darmajaya, Indonesia) and Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos (The University of Oviedo, Spain)

About the journal

The Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management (formerly known as Journal of Science and Technology Policy in China) considers high quality academic articles in the field of policy and management of innovation, R&D, science and technology relative in emerging economies. Submitted papers can be literature reviews, empirical studies, theoretical frameworks, and case studies. All papers are double-blind peer reviewed. Read more at


Indonesia is the largest economy in South-East Asia Economic Community and a member of the G-20. The Indonesian economic growth is supported by a large population (260 million, the 4th largest in the world) in which the majority is productive and expanding middle-class income. With a relatively stable and strong economic growth, Indonesia is now the world’s tenth-largest economy in purchasing power parity terms and is predicted to become the fourth-largest economy by 2050. Although Indonesia is a developing country, the development of science and technology are strong and supported by thousands of universities and research centers. Nevertheless, in terms of the Global Competitive Index, Indonesian’s rank is rather good (rank 45 out of 140 countries, 2018), but a rather low position in Global Innovation Index (rank 85 out of 129 countries, 2019). Indonesia has full of creative and innovative millennials that can quickly adapt and develop science and technology for the country need. It seems the country needs better policy and management of science and technology development to tap and strengthen the creative and innovative of Indonesian academics, researchers and millennial. Indonesian Universities and research institutes push their academic staff and researchers to publish paper is Scopus indexed journal. This issue will be the interesting and most likely to be cited by many Indonesia scholars if they publish similar topics.


The aim of the special issue is to provide a research progress and critical analysis of the state of the art of technological innovations in Indonesia, especially in terms of policy and management and related issues so that readers can have clear insights about them from this important country. It will cover different topics, from development, management, and policy of technological innovation in Indonesia


Topics of interest

The following are topics to be included in this special issue on Indonesian Technological Innovation (but are not limited to):
• Agricultural and Agroindustry innovations
• Biotechnology, nanotechnology and converging technologies (BNCTs)
• Climate change and sustainability
• Digital transformation
• Food security management/policy
• E-commerce/E-business/E-government
• E-health technologies
• Innovations in energy productions or consumption
• Green growth
• Industrial policy
• Industrial Revolution 4.0
• Innovative engineering
• Innovation and entrepreneurship
• Innovation ecosystems
• Innovation, higher education and research for development
• Innovation management/policy/strategy
• Innovation policies for space and oceans
• Knowledge-based economy and innovation
• Knowledge management (creation, transfer, exploitation, etc.)
• Learning and innovation
• Manufacturing strategy/policy management
• Open and inclusive collaboration in science
• Open innovation
• Science and technological capacity building
• Skills for innovation and research
• Smart and intelligent cities
• Sustainability innovation and strategy
• Sustainable production and consumption
• Technology management/policy/strategy/evaluation
• Transport innovation


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


•    Full manuscript submission: March 31st 2020
•    Results of the review process: June 30th 2020
•    Revised manuscript submission: July 31st 2020

Submission details

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

Submission link

Queries can be addressed to:

Mohammad Nabil Almunawar, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei  [email protected]
Onno W. Purbo, IBI Darmajaya, Indonesia [email protected]
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, The University of Oviedo, Spain [email protected]