Journal of Responsible Innovation: An Open Access Journal

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Journal of Responsible Innovation

An Open Access Journal

Journal of Responsible Innovation is converting to Open Access from its 2021 volume.

Launched in 2014, JRI offers humanists, social scientists, policy analysts, legal scholars, natural scientists and engineers with a forum to articulate, strengthen, and critique the relations among approaches to responsible innovation, and thus has given shape to an emerging community of research and practice.

The efforts of the Editor-in-Chief, Founding Editor, Associate Editors, Editorial Board members, and JRI’s wider community of authors, readers and reviewers, has led to JRI’s success in publishing traditional research articles alongside innovative perspectives, discussion papers and pedagogy and a number of highly-cited special issues.

Listening to the considerations of Plan S and JRI readers has given us the confidence that JRI will continue to thrive as an Open Access title with the benefits that increased readership and visibility will inevitably bring.

As part of this transition, all manuscripts received after 4th August 2020 will proceed through JRI’s new Open Access submission portal. Authors who submit after this date will be required to pay an article publishing charge (APC) which can be covered by an author’s funder or institution. The standard article publishing charge will be $1,500 with shorter perspectives at a lower APC of $600.

Interested authors should visit the Routledge/Taylor & Francis Open Access Members and Open Access Agreements pages in case they are based at an institution that may have funds available to authors wishing to publish in JRI. Interested readers may also want to consider signing up to receive latest article alerts to JRI to keep up-to-date with the latest research.

We look forward to receiving your submissions and hope you join us to embrace JRI’s Open Access future.

"JRI's unique and inclusive OA format is designed to retain our current authorship and article genres as well as continue to expand into globally and economically diverse scholarly regions, all while increasing JRI's access, visibility and circulation."

Erik Fisher, Editor-in-Chief


More about the journal

Journal of Responsible Innovation provides a forum for discussions of the normative assessment and governance of knowledge-based innovation. 

The Journal of Responsible Innovation (JRI) offers a platform for professionals and researchers to assess, strengthen and evaluate current approaches to responsible innovation, building on developments and refining practices.

The journal welcomes submissions that assess the broader and more subtle human and social dimensions and conceptual comparisons of responsible development and sustainable development.

Go to The Journal of Responsible Innovation homepage

Journal of Responsible Innovation is particularly interested in receiving manuscripts on:


  • Innovation ethics
  • Technology assessment
  • Governance
  • Sustainability
  • Socio-technical integration
  • Social risk 

JRI invites three kinds of written contributions: research articles that primarily are empirical or theoretical in nature; perspectives that communicate novel or timely findings or opinions; and pedagogy, communicating in appropriate length experience or teaching.

Submit to our special issues

Journal of Responsible Innovation publishes frequent special issues.

Click to find out more about our latest special issue call for papers.


Why publish open access?

  • Increase the visibility and readership of your research by publishing in a fully open access journal.
  • Make an impact beyond the academy by making your article accessible to anyone, anywhere (including readers in industry and even policy-makers).
  • Benefit from format-free submission, saving you more time for your research.
  • Freely share your work with no restrictions or paywall.
  • Retain ownership of your research through our unrestrictive publishing agreements.
  • Discounts and waivers for researchers in developing countries are available. The journal will also consider requests for discretionary APC waivers. Find out if your institution or country has an open access agreement to publish with us.

Journal of Responsible Innovation welcomes submission of original manuscripts with a focus on strengthening and developing the understanding of the normative assessment and governance of knowledge-based innovation. 


Read the latest research

Navigate the links below to read a selection of popular recent open access articles from the journal for free.

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Questions about open access?

Find out more about the publishing process for open access journals at our dedicated site for the step-by-guide to publication.

Ready to submit?

JRI is welcoming submissions. Find out how to submit your paper by reading the Instructions for Authors.

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