Call for Papers: Scientometrics Special Issue
Updated 27 October, 2012
Mapping Triple Helix Innovation for Developing and Transitional Economies: Webometrics,
Scientometrics, and Informetrics
Guest Co-editors: Dr. Chung Joo Chung & Dr. Han Woo Park
Since Etzkowitz and Leydesdorff (1995) introduced the Triple Helix (TH) model of university–
industry–government (UIG) relations to explain structural developments in knowledge-based
economies, many scholars, entrepreneurs, and administrators have attempted to extend the TH
model. According to the recent special issue of Scientometrics (edited by Khan and Park in
2012), the cumulative employment of the TH model in the study of knowledge-based economies
and the application of new webometric, scientometric, and informetric research methods have
provided many opportunities for stimulating intellectual discussions on the direction of the TH
model and its methods. The growing importance of the TH model has led to the emergence of a
rich body of theoretical and empirical research discussing new methods for knowledge creation.
In particular, the emergence of research on the TH model in Asian contexts has been noteworthy
(Meyer, 2012). The beauty of TH research lies in its diversity and innovativeness, reflecting the
dynamic characteristics of the approach.
The TH model and its indicators have been evolving and thus have invited scholars to suggest
new ways to operationalize UIG relations in various contexts. In this regard, the social network
analysis (SNA) method has been effective in mapping and measuring relationships
within/between academic (U), market (I), and political/regulatory (G) systems. Under the SNA
framework, one may raise the question of what roles the three institutional actors (UIG) play in
TH innovation and how they are related to one another. Further, the emergence of data-driven
research methods has enabled researchers to examine the roles of actors beyond UIG through TH
relations. That is, analyses can be more specific than generalized TH analyses. Therefore, one
can discover the emergence of Quadruple Helix or n-tuple helix relations, which can be extended
from “mode 2” to “mode 3” knowledge production systems through the use of public, social, or
local-global components for the fourth (or higher) dimension. All these important questions have
not been systematically raised and made to attempt to address beyond North America and
This may lead to a global gap in the literature on science divide. This special issue attempts to
fill this gap and contributes to the growing body of TH knowledge by considering developing
and transitional economies. Deadline and submission
· Paper submission deadline: November 1, 2012 (Extended to December 30, 2012)
· Review and acceptance: March 1, 2013
· Anticipated publication: Spring/Summer 2013
Guidelines for submitting papers
· Authors must discuss their findings by comparing them with previous findings in
Scientometrics on the topic of their paper (if any).
· In preparing the manuscript, authors should consult “Instructions for Authors”
11192) for the journal guideline.
Please direct all inquiries and submissions to Dr. Chung Joo Chung
Etzkowitz, H., & Leydesdorff, L. (1995). The Triple Helix---University-Industry-Government
Relations: A Laboratory for Knowledge Based Economic Development. EASST Review
Khan, G. F., & Park, H. W. (2012). Editorial: Triple Helix and Innovation in Asia Using
Scientometrics, Webometrics, and Informetrics. Scientometrics, 90, 1-7.
Meyer, M. (2012). Triple helix indicator: A bibliometric perspective. The Triple Helix
Association Newsletter, 1(2), 4-6.