Scientometrics Special Issue

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Call for Papers: Special Issue of the Scientometrics Journal
Triple Helix and Innovation in Asia: Putting University, Industry, and Government (UIG) relations in Context
Guest editors
Dr. Gohar Feroz Khan
International Research Professor
Dept. of Media & Communication, YeungNam University, South Korea

Dr. Han Woo Park
Associate Professor
Department of Media & Communication
YeungNam University
There is a burgeoning interest among academic scientists and policy-makers, in the development of TH (Triple-Helix) and WSI (Webometrics, Scientometrics, and Informetrics) research methods around the world. However, the international literature has not systematically examined TH and WSI approaches in Asian context. Furthermore, previous literature published in international journals does not adequately address the social forces shaping TH development in Asia.
In order to investigate the TH or university-industry-government (U-I-G) relations in Asia, it is essential to consider the idiosyncratic properties of national innovation system in developing and catch-up countries. Therefore, on the one hand, we can identify the national variations of U-I-G relations in this region. On the other hand, the common patterns of U-I-G relations different from that of developed countries can be explored. Moreover, as an emerging research technique of science policy and innovation studies, WSI methods have a huge potential to proliferate massive quantitative findings. For example, by measuring linkages between main actors (e.g. universities, industries and government) in national innovation system, the WSI methods enable us to search the structure of the network existing in the system in a quantitative way. In this vein, the development in the WSI methods (e.g. visualization technique and new formula calculating linkage) is one of the important tasks for the researchers in this field.
However, insight from the existing studies on the U-I-G relations in Asia as well as research methods such as WSI is not sufficiently shared to boost up the research on the TH or UIG relations in our region. Therefore, Asian researchers and policy-makers need to actively discuss and to initiate research projects addressing this issue together by adopting TH and WSI approaches.

Original research papers are invited to be part of this special issue. Sample topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Triple Helix development and innovation in Asia
Triple Helix models in Asia: drivers, dynamics, public policy
Government, industry, and university roles in Triple Helix interactions in Asia
Policies and strategies for Triple helix relations
Relevance of the Triple Helix model for sustainable development challenges
Triple Helix ecosystems and regional development
Triple Helix indicators for measuring Asian knowledge-base
Transferability Triple helix models (from developed to developing country, region, innovation system, development stage): replication vs. adaptation to local conditions
Enabling conditions for transfer of TH models: organizational context, financial and human resources, legal framework, intellectual property regimes, leadership and vision, culture, economic history, etc.
Paper submission deadline: 30th June, 2011
Review and Acceptance: 30th September, 2011
Anticipated publication: Spring 2012
Guidelines for paper submission
· Papers submitted to this special issue should relate in some way to the TH or university-industry-government (U-I-G) relations in Asia.
· Authors must discuss their results by comparing them to previously published results in Scientometrics on the topic of their paper (if any).
· In preparing the manuscript, authors should consult with the Information for Authors on Scientometrics journal home page which describes the standard format of papers. Information for Authors is available here:
Inquiries and submissions can be directed to “G.F. Khan” gohar.feroz[at]


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