Japan Social Innovation Journal
The Japan Social Innovation Journal (JSIJ) Objectives

The Japan Social Innovation Journal (JSIJ) is Japan’s first peer-reviewed journal on Social Innovation published online in English. It was launched in April 2011 by the Institute for Policy Analysis and Social Innovation (IPS), University of Hyogo. 
The JSIJ stimulates and encourages research that cover in-depth analysis of problems and solutions with socio-economic impacts in urban and rural development, business, industry and finance, government, organizations and civil society and that positively contributes to the enhancement resource mobilization towards sustainable development. 
JSIJ aims to develop and enhance the knowledge base of the international community working in various fields related to social innovation and development. It disseminates the innovative ideas and practices of individuals in the academe, government, business and the not-for-profit sector in the hope of contributing to the improvement of current practices as well as developing and applying emerging practices related to the implementation of socially innovative activities.


JSIJ Scope
The coverage of the journal includes, but is not limited to:
• Social enterprises and organizations – best practices of social responsibility, transparency, accountability in local governments, businesses and organizations; philanthropy, online giving marketplaces 
• Development policy and planning – impact and analysis of business and industrial policies, urban policies, revitalization of communities, demographic issues such as aging, labor migration 
• Drivers of social innovation and sustainable development – institutions affecting wealth creation and distribution, education, governance, politics, laws, finance, entrepreneurship, etc.
• Human capital development, resource mobilization – role of education, research and scholarship in social service development 
• Social collaborative networks — creativity and learning in communities, knowledge management, culture and computing, disaster management, information sharing networks in culturally diverse societies


JSIJ Key Audience
• Academics in the fields of economics, business administration, industrial organization, sociology, cultural anthropology, urban planning, law, linguistics, etc. 
• Social entrepreneurs, managers and practitioners especially from mutuals, cooperatives, not-for-profit sector, non-government organizations, voluntary groups and other similar forms of organizations with a social purpose 
• Policy makers in the national, regional, city and community levels of government


JSIJ Free Open Access
The JSIJ is the first open-access electronic journal specializing in the multidisciplinary field of social innovation. All articles published by the JSIJ are made freely accessible online immediately upon publication, without any need for subscription or registration fees. The JSIJ does not levy any processing fees for articles submitted and/or accepted for publication.
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(updated on December 11, 2017)
Online ISSN : 2185-9493
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  • The JSIJ invites authors to submit original manuscripts that provide an analysis of social innovation related to a wide range of topics such as job creation, regional development and innovative approaches to sustainable growth and development of communities and/or regions. 

    Deadline for submission of manuscripts is on Wednesday, August 30, 2017.

    For submission guidelines, please see the [Instructions to Authors] section.
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