Paper Selection and Publication Process

Aim and Scope


The Journal of Innovation and Creativity Research publishes scholarly work that promotes and fosters innovation, creativity and  change in  all  fields  of social  sciences.  The focus  is on papers that will be influential in their field or across fields and will significantly advance understanding in the following topics: anthropology, sociology, politics, culture, history, philosophy, economics, education, management, arts, laws, linguistics and psychology. It provides an academic platform for professionals and researchers to contribute innovative work in the field.

Paper Selection and Publication Process


Step 1: Submission Acknowledgement – Manuscripts are to be submitted through the online submission function. You will receive an email of acknowledgement from the editorial team within 48 hours.

Step 2: Basic Review- The editor or production editor determines whether a manuscript fits the journal’s aim and scope. Then, the manuscript is checked for its similarity index by CrossCheck, powered by iThenticate.

Step 3: Notification of Acceptance - Successful submission will receive an acceptance email from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Unsuccessful submission will be referred to third party academic support services.1

Step 4: Peer Review- We use a double-blind system for peer-review. Both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. A manuscript will be peer-reviewed by at least two academic experts. The review process may take 20 working days.

Step 5: Editorial Decision- The decision to accept or reject a manuscript is based on suggestions from members of the editorial board and the suggestions of reviewers.

Step 6: Notification of the result of review to the corresponding authors by E-mail.

Step 7: Online Publication- Manuscripts will be shortly published online upon final approval by the editorial board and payment of the publication fee.

All submissions undergo blind peer review and are now being indexed by Scopus.

NOTE: Payment of any/all publication fees does NOT guarantee publication. All final publications are subject to approval by the JICR Editorial Board.


1 This journal works with third party academic support services to enable authors, specifically those from non-English speaking backgrounds, to present papers of a high standard ready for peer review. Third party services charge their own fees. Such fees payable are not associated with this journal. Please be advised that using and paying for such third-party services does not guarantee publication in this journal.