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Our Mission:The International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change aims to publish scholarly work that promotes and fosters innovation, creativity and change in all fields of endeavour.  Our focus is on papers that will be influential in their field or across fields and will significantly advance understanding in those fields.

 

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MANUSCRIPT TYPES THAT CAN BE SUBMITTED FOR PUBLICATION

Selected papers should present novel and important data, syntheses, or concepts. They should merit the recognition by the scientific and academic community and more generally the general public.

Authors must read the following before submission

Aim, Scope and Publication Process

Publication Ethics

Publication Terms and Conditions

 Peer Review Policy

IJICC welcomes submissions from all scientific and academic disciplines that have an interested in innovation, creativity and change. IJICC is committed to the prompt evaluation and publication of submitted papers and is published once per year (November-- with special editions March of each year) in print and on-line.

IJICC accepts the following types of papers:

  1. Research Articles (up to ~5000 words, including references, notes and captions, or ~5 printed pages) are expected to present a major advance. Research Articles include an abstract, an introduction, up to six figures or tables, sections with brief subheadings, and upwards of 40 references. Materials and Methods should usually be included in supplementary materials, which should also include information needed to support the paper's conclusions.
  2. Reports (up to 5000 words including references, notes and captions or ~3 printed pages) present important new research results of broad significance. Reports should include an abstract, an introductory paragraph, up to four figures or tables, and about 30 references. Materials and Methods should usually be included in supplementary materials, which should also include information needed to support the paper's conclusions
  3. Reviews (up to 3500 words including references, notes and captions) describe new developments of interdisciplinary significance and highlight future directions. They include an abstract, an introduction that outlines the main theme, brief subheadings, and an outline of important unresolved questions. A maximum of 40 references is suggested. Most Reviews are solicited by the editors, but unsolicited submissions may also be considered.
  4. Commentary (Up to 3000 words)  includes analysis by  experts on issues of interest to readers. With the exception of Letters and Comments, most items in these sections are commissioned by the editors, but unsolicited contributions are welcome.

Our journal is indexed by Scopus®

MANUSCRIPT SELECTION

IJICC is committed to prompt evaluation and publication of submitted papers. Manuscripts and other submissions MUST be submitted on-line via the Submit Article link below.

Authors are notified of decisions by e-mail only. Repeated submissions of the same manuscript will not be acknowledged. Membership of the IJICC or affiliate organisations is not a factor in selection of manuscripts for publication. IJICC treats all submitted manuscripts as confidential documents. IJICC also instructs and expects our Board of Editors and reviewers to treat manuscripts as confidential material.  

Papers are assigned to a staff editor first, who  checks to see that the manuscript 'fits' with the Journal's scope and policies  and that the article is viable for peer review.  If deemed viable, a select committee of the Board of Editors assigns peer reviewers and considers reviews on receipt. Authors of papers that are notified within about 8 weeks.

Papers cannot be resubmitted over a disagreement on novelty, interest or relative merit. If a paper was rejected on the basis of serious reviewer error, resubmission may be considered. Peer Review Policy.  Decisions made by the Board of Editors are final. 

Paper Formatting Guidelines

Manuscripts submitted for consideration to IJICC must conform to the following Paper Formatting Guidlines that will facilitate preparation of the article for publication:

 

Paper Formatting Guidlines

Only one file to be uploaded and as 'complete paper'.

Manuscript length must not exceed 6500 words and 25 pages (including text and

references).

 

 

Plagiarism 

This journal has a zero tolerance to plagiarism and unethical behaviour with respect to publishing. Authors must ensure their paper is of the highest standard and that attributions and citations are accurate and the paper is original in its entirety. All papers are systemically reviewed on submission and any detections mean an immediate rejection.

Third Party Editorial Services

The IJICC understands that authors may use (pay for) academic journal editorial services to maximise the potentials of their papers for acceptance through peer review. This journal works with such third parties to enable authors, specifically those from non-English speaking backgrounds, to present papers of a high standard ready for peer review. Such fees payable are not associated with this journal. Please be advised that using  and paying for such third parties does not guarantee publication in this journal. This journal has a strict peer review process. The journal has become very popular over recent years, due to its relevance and leadership in the fields of innovation, creativity and change. This places significant pressure on our peer reviewer list. This journal therefore welcomes authors to nominate suitably qualified peer reviewers for their papers. Should an issue of quality occur please contact the editor via editor@ijicc.net 

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