The issue „is dedicated to research that focuses on (the well-being) of people“, as our editor Marco Wedel explains in his editorial and brings together diverse papers with topics ranging from inclusion in higher education to the monitoring of the good life in cities. Read the open access editorial here: And the whole issue...
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The Issue 2/2021 has its focus on innovation in regional development in urban and rural regions. The five articles from the last two years are brought together by the editorial „Smart urban–smart rural: innovation in local and regional development“ by our Associate Editor Professor Saša Božić. „The effects of new approaches to development and innovation...
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In collaboration with our journal the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin invites researchers to submit their papers for the special issue People and Nature. Send your abstract until May 3 to The climate crisis and the loss of biodiversity are among the greatest challenges of our time. To address these problems, we must – together...
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Our first issue of the year has been published online. Being the first issue after Brexit became effective in January 2021 this open issue combines 7 articles from the last three years with the topics European identity, integration and immigration. Read the introductary editorial by our Editor-in-Chief Professor Dienel for free here: You can...
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Our new Special Issue „Enhancing the Cultural Industries in Europe“ with a focus on the European film industry is published online! The topic is especially relevant right now, as cultural institutions and the film industry are heavily affected by the effects of the current pandemic. Guest editors are Jimmyn Parc from the Seoul National University...
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Our Journal very recently joined Twitter. We’re late in the game but, nevertheless are looking forward to getting engaged with our community of authors, readers and social sciences enthusiasts. If you want to stay updated about recent articles, calls for papers and other information follow us @InnoEuJnl. See you there! Tweets by InnoEuJnl
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Last week, the editorial team of Innovation – The European Journal of Social Science Research met in Vienna to welcome two new team members and discuss the future of the journal. Valentina Vava – newly appointed assistant professor at the University of Venice – and Saša Božić – professor at the department of sociology, University...
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Our Issue 3 (Volume 33, 2020) is published online. The issue contains five articles that are brought together by an editorial focusing on social change and innovation for times of crises. This is, of course, especially relevant right now, as we are all affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and its social, political, and economic consequences....
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Great news: Innovation’s Impact Factor increased in 2019 from 1.055 to 1.279! Our Journal is ranking now as 79/150 in the category of Sociology journals. The Impact Factor, which is published by Clarivate Web of Science, is an influential metric that measures how much a journal is being cited. In other citation rankings Innovation has...
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Explore our
Special Issues!

Innovation: The European Journal
of Social Science
publishes a selection of diverse special issues.
These are our special issues from the last five years:


Enhancing the Cultural Industries in Europe (33/4)
Guest Editors: Jimmyn Parc, Patrick Messerlin


20th anniversary of the
Bologna Process:

Europeanization through
Soft Governance (32/4)
Guest Editors: Christiane Dienel

Memory Wars (32/3)
Editor: Ronald J. Pohoryles

New insights on regional
innovation policies (32/1)

Guest Editors:
Manuel González-López,
Bjørn Terje Asheim,
María del Carmen Sánchez-Carreira


Education, Europeanization and
Europe’s social integration (31/4)
Guest Editors: Sören Carlson,
Monika Eigmüller, Klarissa Lueg

New insights on regional
innovation policies (32/1)

Guest Editors:
Manuel González-López,
Bjørn Terje Asheim,
María del Carmen Sánchez-Carreira


30th Anniversary Issue: The structural change of
knowledge & the future of social sciences (30/1)

Conflicts, (De-)Politicization, and Power Relations (33/2)
(Guest) Editors: Ronald J. Pohoryles, Andrew Sors



Energy, society, and culture –
transforming the order of energy (29/3)

Guest Editors: Thomas Pfister,
Mirko Suhari, Sarah Glück

European Society (29/1)
(Guest) Editors:
Saša Božić,
Ronald J. Pohoryles

Public Procurement (28/3)
Guest Editors:
Max Rolfstam

We are always looking for new
ideas and innovative research!

Please send your proposal for a special
issue to

Find all our Volumes and Special
Issues of the past 20 years here.

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