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Submission Requirements


The Journal of Transformative Innovation (JTI) is a refereed journal inviting theoretical and applied manuscripts. Because JTI is focused on innovation, it seeks remarkable manuscripts that represent significant new contributions to the understanding of innovation theory and practice. Submissions should be explicitly innovative, thought-provoking, and “edgy,” and are welcomed from any discipline or industry. JTI does not accept summaries of earlier work or reviews of literature. Articles may be conceptual or speculative, but nonetheless must be fundamentally grounded in theory and experience. JTI especially welcomes works that integrate a Christian world view into innovation practice.
Topics for JTI articles include, but are not limited to:
  • Biomimetics
  • Compensatory behavior
  • Corporate entropy
  • Creativity
  • Culture, values, and faith in innovation
  • Customer intimacy
  • Design thinking
  • Empathic research
  • Experimentation
  • Ideation
  • Innovation antibodies
  • Innovation budgeting
  • Innovation competencies
  • Innovation failure
  • Innovation leadership
  • Innovation metrics
  • Institutional learning
  • Leadership of change
  • Leadership of diverse groups and in diverse settings
  • Non-linear solutions
  • Organizational structure
  • Prototyping
  • Simplicity and elegance
  • Social innovation
  • Strategic planning
  • Wicked problems
  • Workplace design
Manuscripts will be screened by the editor for appropriateness and then forwarded to expert reviewers for detailed assessment. Problem-solving and case-study articles are welcomed as long as the problem is applicable to a broad audience and not narrowly crafted to a single industry or company. Manuscripts should be submitted in a word.docx format as an e-mail attachment to
  1. Include correct author identifying information on the title page. If there are multiple authors, please identify the contact author.
  2. Place the title of the manuscript at the top of the abstract page.
  3. The submission should contain all tables, figures, and illustrations in a single file.
  4. Please also include your assurances that the manuscript is original and is not under review at any other journal, newsletter, blog, web site, or other unpublished publication.
  5. Please include in your email three or four keywords that will help us assign the manuscript to appropriate reviewers.
  6. Your submission will be acknowledged by return email when assigned to reviewers (usually within one week of receipt).
Please make certain that:
  • Your submission conforms to the Harvard style (similar to the Harvard Business Review), with appropriate attribution of ALL ideas and quotations made directly in the text. For example, instead of “According to Hamel (2002), ‘Imagination and prudence are not mutually exclusive’” (p. 17), please write, “According to renowned management expert Gary Hamel, ‘Imagination and prudence are not mutually exclusive.’” References, endnotes, and in-line citations will not be used in JTI papers. (Please send an email to if you need assistance with this process.)
  • All text is single-spaced in Arial font with one-inch margins.
  • Your title page includes complete contact information for all authors, including mailing addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers. Please make sure that the title is brief and appropriately descriptive of the article.
  • Your abstract is 200 words or less. The abstract should be a complete summary of the main findings and main points of the manuscript and should serve as a substitute for the manuscript if the reader only has time for the abstract.
  • All writing is understandable in other cultures. Because JTI serves the global innovation community, examples and analogies must be understandable in numerous countries.  
  • No appendices are included. The body of the manuscript must present all pertinent information.
  • The body of the text should be a maximum of 3,000 words. There is no specific minimum word count.
  • You provide proof of copyright clearance for any previously published materials used in the article such as: photographs, tables, charts, graphics, etc.

Authors whose work has been officially accepted by JTI will need to submit the Permission to Publish form [PDF] and a brief author's bio for each author noting name, position title, organization, and email address. Any questions concerning submission requirements should be directed to the editor at