ESIR - European Social Innovation Review

31. Dec. 2015

ESIR is an interdisciplinary European Journal on social innovation knowledge and practices, launched 2016

The European Social Innovation Review (ESIR) is edited by

  • Alfonso Unceta, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian
  • Javier Castro Spila, Sinnergiak Social Innovation, San Sebastian

assisted by an international editorial board, including leading experts in the field of social innovation:

  • Sharam Alijani, NEOMA Business School, France
  • Steven Dhondt, University of Leuven, Belgium
  • Josef Hochgerner, ZSI - Centre for Social Innovation, Vienna
  • Christoph Kaletka, sfs - Sozialforschungsstelle, TU Dortmund
  • Francesca Rizzo, Department of Architecture and Territorial Planning, Univ. of Bologna
  • Julia Wittmayer, DRIFT - Dutch Research Institute for Transitions, Rotterdam

ESIR is fully open access and its mission is to research and facilitate social innovation in the business sector, non-profit organisations, knowledge organisations, and public sector organisations by serious theoretical and methodological inquiry, exploring implications for innovation policies as well as of social innovation management.

ESIR publishes three types of theoretical and practical articles, in order to disseminate knowledge, practices and experience in social innovation:

  • Research articles, presenting conceptual, empirical and methodological articles on social innovation (papers up to 6,000–7,500 words)
  • Case studies, presenting practices in context, methods applied, impact and experiences (3,000–4,500 words)
  • Provocative papers, presenting speculative ideas, critical approaches, futures and perspectives that may be used to explore and understand upcoming or overlooked issues concerning social innovation (2,000–2,500 words)

The first volume of ESIR (deadline for submission of papers is 31st of March 2016) focuses on the following key topics in social innovation research:

  • Measuring social innovation
  • Social impact
  • Social value

All papers will be double-blind reviewed.

Attached is the first call for papers.

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Tags: social innovation