Research Policy and Strategic Management publishes innovative, theory-driven, policy-oriented research about the rapidly changing environment for research and development. The specialty section provides a platform for scholarly dissemination, effective communication and direct outreach as well as dialog with decision makers.
Research and development drives economic growth, improves health and social life, and provides for the tools of a common defense. Effective management of the resources that are invested in R&D – within public and private sectors – is crucial to outcomes. Better causal theories are needed, as are improved models of the innovation process. Emerging data sources are aiding scholarly advances in understanding the dynamics of R&D; these enhanced inquiries need a home where theory and practice can be presented rigorously. It is critical, too, to quickly transfer scholarship into the hands of practitioners to aid evidence-based decisions. Moreover, many more countries of the world than was the case 20 years ago now participate in research and development. This global resource presents new opportunities for scholarship and the active participation by new actors. The timeliness and quality of scholarship and its associated data is increasingly important scholars and scholarship, to research managers, and planners and evaluators. Addressing these needs is central to this journal’s mission.
Relevant topics include but are not limited to the following:
• Science and technology policy
• Research and development management
• Research and development budgeting
• Effective program implementation
• Network analysis and complexity
• Government-industry cooperation
• Risk management
• Collaboration and teaming
• Gender and geographical inclusion
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Research Policy and Strategic Management welcomes submissions of the following article types: Brief Research Report, Conceptual Analysis, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge, Systematic Review and Technology and Code.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Research Policy and Strategic Management, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Research Policy and Strategic Management will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Research Metrics and Analytics.
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