For open innovation researchers, a new editor (Keld Laursen) and associate editor (Joel West) are associated with open innovation, while Henry Chesbrough continues as an advisory editor.
Research Policy is unusual in that it lacks a single editor, but instead is run by 11 nominally equal editors. Authors submit to one of these editors, who then assign reviewers and make the editorial decision.
Although there are 11 editors,
Here is the new lineup of 11 editors:
- Ashish Arora: Duke University (USA)
- Maryann Feldman: UNC Chapel Hill (USA)
- Martin Kenney: UC Davis (USA)
- Stefan Kuhlmann: University of Twente (Netherlands)
- Keld Laursen: Copenhagen Business School (Denmark)
- Kenneth Lee: Seoul National University (Korea)
- Ben Martin: SPRU, University of Sussex (UK)
- Kazuyuki Motohashi: Tokyo University (Japan)
- Paul Nightingale: SPRU, University of Sussex (UK)
- Ed Steinmueller: SPRU, University of Sussex (UK)
- Marie Thursby: Georgia Institute of Technology (USA)
- Laursen and Motohashi were promoted from the Advisory Board;
- Nightingale was previously book editor (a position that appears to be vacant); and
- Feldman became an editor directly.
To deal with the increasing number of submissions, RP editors have also created a new position of Associate Editor, and appointed four people to this new position:
- Anna Bergek: Linköping Institute of Technology (Sweden)
- Alex Coad: SPRU, University of Sussex (UK)
- Elisa Giuliani: University of Pisa (Italy)
- Joel West: Keck Graduate Institute (USA)
Additional associate editors are expected to be named in coming years.
RP continues its system of Advisory Editors, who (as at many journals) commit to providing regular reviews. In the current update, RP has appointed 41 new Advisory Editors:
With Laursen, West and (of course) Chesbrough on the editorial board, the opportunities for publishing OI research in Research Policy seem better than ever. Meanwhile, Eric von Hippel and two of his regular co-authors (Dietmar Harhoff and Joachim Henkel) remain on the Advisory Board to review user innovation manuscripts.
I'm also proud to note that one of the 41 new advisory editors is my colleague and boss, Steve Casper (interim dean at KGI). He is an oft-cited scholar on topics such as biotech spinoffs and high-tech clusters. This means that 50% of the business faculty of KGI are on the RP editorial board, which I think is an unusual ratio for RP (or any journal). In fact, a third faculty member, Jay Chok, has also published in Research Policy, bringing our RP publication rate up to 75%.
By comparison, SPRU has 6 editorial board members (3 editors, 1 associate editor and 2 advisory editors) out of 49 faculty (or 28 if you only count the lecturers, senior lecturers and professors). After SPRU, the next largest concentrations of RP editorial board members are
- Five: Bocconi
- Four: Berkeley and MIT
- Three: Georgia Tech and Toronto
- Two: Boston U., Colombia, Duke, Harvard, KGI, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, NUS