Noti 1 ID health issue

Call for papers Special Issue: Towards building a healthy health innovation system in developing countries


Noti 2 ID health issue

Special Issue Guest Editors: José Miguel Natera; Cecilia Tomassini; Alexandre O. Veracruz.

This issue aims at analysing knowledge generation and application for healthcaresolutions in developing countries. We invite contributions analysing this broad topic in terms of the following aspects:

  • How does research and technologies for improving healthcare conditions take place indeveloping countries?
  • What incentives are present for actors to generate STI solutions for healthcare problems in developing countries?
  • What are the main barriers to link knowledge production and application in the area of health in developing countries?
  • What are the links among the actors of the health system and the actors within the innovation system? How could we study these types of interactions and their effects on the production and application of STI in health?
  • How does the institutional setting affect the generation of new knowledge for healthcare activities and its applications?
  • What is the contribution of the STI in healthcare activities in the achievement of inclusive development goals?
  • How can we use STI solutions to alleviate health problems? What kind of mechanisms allow to link and complement the use of STI to improve health?


Submit an abstract of no more than 400–800 words by 29 January 2018. It should clearly state (i) the purpose of your study, (ii) the particular topic of your study, (iii) the empirical and theoretical context in which you examine this particular topic and (iv) the relevance of your study for practitioners, academic scholars and I&D readership. You can decide to send a first draft of your paper along with your abstract; however, this is not mandatory.

All abstracts must indicate:

  • Title of the proposed manuscript
  • Research problem with an explicit connection to the Special Issue Theme
  • Conceptual Approach and Methodology
  • Author details – including institutional affiliation, email and physical mail addresses

We particularly encourage scholars studying the knowledge production and application in the Asian context to be part of this effort.

The guest editors of this Special Issue will inform the authors of selected paper proposals by 5 February 2018.


You are invited to submit your paper. Full manuscripts should be submitted no later than 1 April 2018 following the standard guidelines of Innovation and Development, which can be found on the journal’s website. The papers will be selected competitively according to their intrinsic quality and fit to the special issue, all resulting papers going through a double-blind refereeing process.

Submissions should be sent electronically in word format to the guest editors to these addresses:,,

The email should carry two attached files:

The first will contain the full paper (no longer than 8000 words) with:

  • Title;
  • Abstract (approximately 80 words);
  • Keywords (JEL);

The identity of the author(s) should NOT be included here.

The second will contain only one page including:

  • Title;
  • Abstract;
  • Authors’ identification: names, position, department, name of institution, full postal and e-mail addresses;
  • Biographical notes: approximately 100 words per author.



Abstract submission: 29 January 2018

Abstract selection: 29 January 2018–5 February 2018

Notification of selected abstracts: 5 February 2018

Full papers

Paper first drafts: 1 April 2018

1° External peer-review: 1 April 2018–1 June 2018

Paper second draft: 1 June 2018–1 August 2018

2° External Peer-review: 1 August 2018–1 October 2018

Papers’ final version: 1 November 2018

Delivery to Journal: 1 November 2018


Deja un comentario

Tu dirección de correo electrónico no será publicada. Los campos obligatorios están marcados con *