Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

JOTMI is a quarterly indexed electronic journal, refereed and edited by Business and Economy Faculty at Alberto Hurtado University. Its mission is to publish original and novel literature in the fields of technology management and innovation; putting emphasis in topics relevant in a global fashion, remarking in Latin-Ibero-America and the Caribbean. The objective of the journal is to analyze the impact that global technological change has on society and to disseminate the best management practices of companies and organizations.


The readers for whom JOTMI is intended are mainly academic and governmental agents, public policy managers, business managers and/or professionals.

Subject Coverage:

The Journal of Technology Management & Innovation accepts the following categories of articles:

  1. Management of Technology and Innovation.
  2. Business and International Management.
  3. Strategy and Management.

The coverage includes the following specific areas:

  • Science, technology and innovation policies
  • Responsible research and innovation
  • Ethics and emerging technologies.
  • Innovation economy
  • Gender and technology studies
  • Innovation of the public sector
  • Innovations marketing.
  • Technological strategy
  • Collaboration and competence
  • Intellectual property
  • Entrepreneurship and regional development (Latin America)
  • Sustainable entrepreneurship and sustainable innovation
  • Management of creativity
  • Environments harnessing innovation
  • Management of technological change and emerging companies

Selection criteria:

Criteria for the article selection includes: that the article need to be novel, relevant, concise, practical, informative and useful to readers of the respective sections of the Journal: Articles, Review, cases studies.


Section Policies

Research Articles

Research articles are empirical or conceptual papers that present the results of research or new theories which integrate existing literature.  A research article represents a substantial advance in understanding of the technology management & innovation.  They do not normally exceed 12 pages of JOTMI and have no more than 30 references. (One page of undiluted text is about 1,500 words.)

Articles have a summary, separate from the main text, of up to 250 words, which does not have references, and does not contain numbers, abbreviations, acronyms or measurements unless essential. It is aimed at readers outside the discipline.

This summary contains a paragraph (2-3 sentences) of basic-level introduction to the field; a brief account of the background and rationale of the work; a statement of the main conclusions (introduced by the phrase 'Here we show' or its equivalent); and finally, 2-3 sentences putting the main findings into general context so it is clear how the results described in the paper have moved the field forwards.

Articles are typically 4,000 - 7,000 words of text, beginning with up to 500 words of referenced text expanding on the background to the work (some overlap with the summary is acceptable), before proceeding to a concise, focused account of the findings, ending with one or two short paragraphs of discussion. The text may contain a few short subheadings (not more than six in total) of no more than 40 characters each (less than one line of text in length).

Articles typically have 4 or 5 display items (figures or tables).

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Case Studies

Case Studies should be about work carried out on a national, regional or local basis. They are likely to include the following: a background scenario; a clear statement of the purpose of the work; a relationship to past or current work; who was involved; what happened; what happened; what deductions can be made; a critical review of the work; how the case study has implications for others.

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Reviews are articles that summarize and analyze a topic of importance to Journal of Technology Management & Innovation for those who are not specialists in the topic area of the review. Readers should be able to learn what is known and what questions remain unresolved about the subject.  Reviews should include an introduction to the problem or issue including why the topic is of interest and a discussion of the issues or new information as it relates to Technology Management & Innovation.

The body of the review may be subdivided using headings that describe the major ideas being discussed. Reviews should cite suitable references to document statements that are not considered general knowledge and may also provide a list of printed and/or electronic resources for further information.

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Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to Journal of Technology Management & Innovation are subjected to peer-review. The editors also can participate as qualified editors. Upon submission, the manuscript to be reviewed is distributed to 2 qualified reviewers. Reviewers have 2 weeks to review the submission and to recommend to the Editor the acceptance, acceptance with modification, or rejection of the article. If the manuscript is accepted with revision, the Editor returns the manuscript to the corresponding author. Authors should then make any suggested changes in the article and return it to the Editor by email. Finally the editors send back the article reviewed and corrected to the Editor-in-Chief, and also delivers the articles to the different editors. The editor-in-Chief coordinates the editorial procedure and distributes the articles submitted to the journal.


Publication Frequency

Submission Deadline: Open until August 31, 2019 (reopen in January 2020) 

February Vacation -- JOTMI is Closed

Notification: 10-20 weeks of submission approximately.

Final manuscript due: By 6 weeks after notification approximately.

Publication date: April, July, October and December.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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Correction and Retraction Policy

It´s Journal of Technology Management and Innovation policy not to alter or remove the published scientific record. "Articles that have been published should remain extant, exact and unaltered to the maximum extent possible"

We will respond to suggestions of scientific misconduct or to convincing evidence that the main substance or conclusions of a published manuscript is erroneous, usually through consultation with the author and an editorial committee. This may require the publication of a formal retraction or correction. An editorial concern note may be published by the Editor whilst an investigation into alleged misconduct or publication of erroneous data is ongoing. This editorial concern note will be published if its received inconclusive evidence of research or publication misconduct by the authors; evidence that the findings are unreliable but the authors' institution will not investigate the case; an investigation into alleged misconduct related to the publication either has not been, or would not be, fair and impartial or conclusive; or an investigation is underway but a judgement will not be available for a considerable time.

We will not usually publish a correction that does not affect the contribution in a material way or if the issue does not significantly impair the reader's understanding of the contribution, e.g. a spelling mistake or grammatical error. The correction is free to view and is linked to the article of record which it corrects.

Publishable amendments requested by the authors of the publication are represented by a formal printed and online notice in the journal because they affect the publication record and/or the scientific accuracy of published information. Where these amendments concern peer-reviewed material, they fall into one of four categories: errata, corrigenda, retraction or addendum, described here, in which an additional PDF will be attached to the original document.

Errata is published when mistakes are introduced or not recognized in the article during editing or production, like significant typographical errors, errors in figure or table numbers or their legends, proof corrections submitted but not included in the article during editing, wrong details in the address or email of the author.

Corrigenda is published when errors are detected by the authors after publication of the paper which compromises the validity of the scientific content, its accuracy and reproducibility. If the readers detect an error in any paper, they are requested to submit their comments as 'Letter to the Editor' following the prescribed article format. These articles submitted as 'Letter to the editor' will be peer reviewed and will also be sent to original authors for their comments. On acceptance for publication, the 'Letter to the editor' and comments of the original authors will be published in the same issue. Corrigenda are judged on their relevance to readers and their importance for the published record. Corrigenda are published after discussion among the editors (typically including the editors who handled the published contribution), often with the help of peer-reviewers. All coauthors must sign an agreed wording.

Addenda are notifications of a peer-reviewed addition of information to a paper,are judged on the significance of the addition to the interpretation of the original publication. Addenda do not contradict the original publication, but if the authors inadvertently omitted significant information available to them at the time, this material will be published as an addendum after peer-review and after discussion among the editors usually in response to readers' request for clarification. Addenda are published only rarely and only when the editors decide that the addendum is crucial to the reader's understanding of a significant part of the published contribution.

Retractions are judged according to whether the main conclusion of the paper no longer holds or is seriously undermined as a result of subsequent information coming to light of which the authors were not aware at the time of publication. Readers wishing to draw the editors' attention to published work requiring retraction should first contact the authors of the original paper and then write to the journal, including copies of the correspondence with the authors (whether or not the correspondence has been answered). The editors will seek advice from reviewers if they judge that the information is likely to draw into question the main conclusions of the published paper.

We will consider issuing a retraction notice if: we have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g.data fabrication) or honest error (e.g.miscalculation or experimental error); the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross-referencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication); the publication constitutes plagiarism the publication reports unethical research.

In the case a retraction proceeds the article of record will be digitally watermarked RETRACTED.


Article Submission Charges

JOTMI is an Open Access Journal (OAJ) and has no article submission charges (ASCs).


Article Processing Charges

JOTMI is an Open Access Journal (OAJ) and has no article processing charges (APCs). The published articles can be downloaded freely.