Japan Social Innovation Journal
Online ISSN : 2185-9493
ISSN-L : 2185-9493
About the 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.

Published by 1) Institute for Policy Analysis and Social Innovation, University of Hyogo 2) Graduate School of Disaster Resilience and Governance, University of Hyogo  

Our Editorial team
Katsuo TOHMA

Editors
University of Hyogo

Yoshiteru MUROSAKI

Editors
University of Hyogo

  • Yoshimasa KATOH

    Editors
    University of Hyogo

  • Shinichi KUSANAGI

    Editors
    University of Hyogo

  • Hiroya HIRAKIMOTO

    Editors
    University of Osaka

  • Asuka TACHIBANA

    Editorial Assistant
    Mobile yell. Ltd

  • Hiroko MAKITA

    Editorial Assistant
    Japan International Cooperation Agancy

  • Patricio ABINALES 

    JSIJ Advisory Board
    University of Hawaii-Manoa

  • Ryosuke AOTA 

    JSIJ Advisory Board
    University of Hyogo

  • Chris GIBBONS 

    JSIJ Advisory Board
    Business/Industry Affairs, City of Littleton, Colorado

  • Pegram HARRISON 

    JSIJ Advisory Board
    University of Oxford

  • Masao HATA 

    JSIJ Advisory Board
    University of Hyogo

  • Maria M. IKEDA

    JSIJ Advisory Board
    Kyoto Sangyo University 

  • Toru ISHIDA 

    JSIJ Advisory Board
    Kyoto University

  • Alan KAY 

    JSIJ Advisory Board
    Community Business Scotland (CBS) Network

  • Makoto KOSAKA 

    JSIJ Advisory Board
    Kansai University of International Studies

  • Geoff MULGAN 

    JSIJ Advisory Board
    National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA)

  • Takashi NOTSU 

    JSIJ Advisory Board
    University of Hyogo

  • Maria Socorro G. BAUTISTA 

    JSIJ Peer Review Board
    University of the Philippines

  • Jan CAPEK 

    JSIJ Peer Review Board
    University of Pardubice

  • Maria Reinaruth CARLOS 

    JSIJ Peer Review Board
    Ryukoku University

  • Katsuhiko CHIKA 

    JSIJ Peer Review Board
    Osaka City University

  • Ramune CIARNIENE 

    JSIJ Peer Review Board
    Kaunas University of Technology

  • Yasuhiro GINTANI 

    JSIJ Peer Review Board
    Kanto Gakuin University

  • Barbara GOLDOFTAS 

    JSIJ Peer Review Board
    Clark University

  • Lilian Terumi HATANO

    JSIJ Peer Review Board
    Kindai University

  • Ryusuke IHARA 

    JSIJ Peer Review Board
    Asia University

  • Roki IWAHASHI 

    JSIJ Peer Review Board
    University of the Ryukyu

  • IWASE Maomi 

    JSIJ Peer Review Board
    University of Hyogo

  • Yoshihiro KAMEYAMA 

    JSIJ Peer Review Board
    Saga University

  • KHOO Boo Teik 

    JSIJ Peer Review Board
    National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

  • Ivana KRAFTOVA 

    JSIJ Peer Review Board
    University of Pardubice

  • Kazuhiro KUMO 

    JSIJ Peer Review Board
    Hitotsubashi University

  • Yoko MATSUDA 

    JSIJ Peer Review Board
    University of Hyogo

  • Hidenobu MATSUMOTO 

    JSIJ Peer Review Board
    Kobe University

  • Tadayuki MIYAMOTO 

    JSIJ Peer Review Board
    Kindai University

  • Masahiro NAKANO 

    JSIJ Peer Review Board
    Takasaki City University of Economics

  • Viengrat NETHIPO 

    JSIJ Peer Review Board
    Chulalongkorn University

  • Hiroyuki NISHIYAMA 

    JSIJ Peer Review Board
    University of Hyogo

  • Cornelia POP 

    JSIJ Peer Review Board
    Babes-Bolyai University

  • Wahyu PRASETYAWAN 

    JSIJ Peer Review Board
    State Islamic University of Indonesia

  • Halim SALLEH 

    JSIJ Peer Review Board
    Universiti Sains Malaysia (retired)

  • Yoshinori TAKAHASHI 

    JSIJ Peer Review Board
    Kindai University

  • Sadayoshi TAKAYA 

    JSIJ Peer Review Board
    Kansai University

  • Natasa URBANCIKOVA 

    JSIJ Peer Review Board
    Technical University of Kosice

  • Mariko WADA

    JSIJ Peer Review Board
    University of Hyogo

  • Masao YAMAGUCHI 

    JSIJ Peer Review Board
    Osaka University of Economics

  • Kazuhiro YAMAMOTO 

    JSIJ Peer Review Board
    Osaka University

  • Takashi YAMAMOTO 

    JSIJ Peer Review Board
    Takushoku University

  • Josef T. YAP 

    JSIJ Peer Review Board
    University of the Philippines

  • Yukiko YOKOYAMA 

    JSIJ Peer Review Board
    University of Hyogo

Subject Area
  • Information Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary Sciences
  • Economics, Business & Management
  • Sociology
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  • TitleJapan Social Innovation Journal
  • Publisher1) Institute for Policy Analysis and Social Innovation, University of Hyogo 2) Graduate School of Disaster Resilience and Governance, University of Hyogo
  • Address1) 8-2-1 Gakuen Nishimachi Nishi-ku Kobe, Hyogo 651-2197 Japan 2) 1-5-2 Wakihamakaigantori tyuo-ku Kobe, Hyogo 651-0073 Japan
  • Contact email addressips-cio(at)gk.u-hyogo.ac.jp
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