Triple Helix 2012

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 
Western Europe 
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” 
(http://www.springer.com/computer/database+management+%26+information+retrieval/journal/
11192) for the journal guideline. 
Please direct all inquiries and submissions to Dr. Chung Joo Chung 
(chungjoochung@gmail.com). 
References
Etzkowitz, H., & Leydesdorff, L. (1995). The Triple Helix---University-Industry-Government 
 Relations: A Laboratory for Knowledge Based Economic Development. EASST Review 
 14, 14-19. 
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.
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