Information for Authors


Our Mission:The International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change aims to publish scholarly work that promotes and fosters innovation, creativity and change in all fields of endeavour.  Our focus is on papers that will be influential in their field or across fields and will significantly advance understanding in those fields.


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Selected papers should present novel and important data, syntheses, or concepts. They should merit the recognition by the scientific and academic community and more generally the general public.

Authors must read the following before submission

Aim, Scope and Publication Process

Publication Ethics

Publication Terms and Conditions

 Peer Review Policy

IJICC welcomes submissions from all scientific and academic disciplines that have an interested in innovation, creativity and change. IJICC is committed to the prompt evaluation and publication of submitted papers and is published once per year (November-- with special editions March of each year) in print and on-line.

IJICC accepts the following types of papers:

  1. Research Articles (up to ~5000 words, including references, notes and captions, or ~5 printed pages) are expected to present a major advance. Research Articles include an abstract, an introduction, up to six figures or tables, sections with brief subheadings, and upwards of 40 references. Materials and Methods should usually be included in supplementary materials, which should also include information needed to support the paper's conclusions.
  2. Reports (up to 5000 words including references, notes and captions or ~3 printed pages) present important new research results of broad significance. Reports should include an abstract, an introductory paragraph, up to four figures or tables, and about 30 references. Materials and Methods should usually be included in supplementary materials, which should also include information needed to support the paper's conclusions
  3. Reviews (up to 3500 words including references, notes and captions) describe new developments of interdisciplinary significance and highlight future directions. They include an abstract, an introduction that outlines the main theme, brief subheadings, and an outline of important unresolved questions. A maximum of 40 references is suggested. Most Reviews are solicited by the editors, but unsolicited submissions may also be considered.
  4. Commentary (Up to 3000 words)  includes analysis by  experts on issues of interest to readers. With the exception of Letters and Comments, most items in these sections are commissioned by the editors, but unsolicited contributions are welcome.

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IJICC is committed to prompt evaluation and publication of submitted papers. Manuscripts and other submissions MUST be submitted on-line via the Submit Article link below.

Authors are notified of decisions by e-mail only. Repeated submissions of the same manuscript will not be acknowledged. Membership of the IJICC or affiliate organisations is not a factor in selection of manuscripts for publication. IJICC treats all submitted manuscripts as confidential documents. IJICC also instructs and expects our Board of Editors and reviewers to treat manuscripts as confidential material.  

Papers are assigned to a staff editor first, who  checks to see that the manuscript 'fits' with the Journal's scope and policies  and that the article is viable for peer review.  If deemed viable, a select committee of the Board of Editors assigns peer reviewers and considers reviews on receipt. Authors of papers that are notified within about 8 weeks. Current trends (to 2018)  indicate 18% of articles are accepted. 

Papers cannot be resubmitted over a disagreement on novelty, interest or relative merit. If a paper was rejected on the basis of serious reviewer error, resubmission may be considered. Peer Review Policy.  Decisions made by the Board of Editors are final. 


Paper Formatting Guidelines

Manuscripts submitted for consideration to IJICC must conform to the following requirements that will facilitate preparation of the article for publication:

(1) Manuscript requirements (Only one file to be uploaded and as 'complete paper').

– Double-spaced text, tables, and references.

_ No paragraph indenting 

– 12-point Times New Roman typeface.

– All pages numbered.

Manuscript length must not exceed 6500 words and 25 double-spaced pages (including text and


– Number of figures and tables combined must not exceed 10.

-- All diagrams a MUST be converted to JPEG files and embeded in document

– Manuscripts  that exceed these guidelines will be subject to reductions in length.

(2) Title page

– Maximum length of title: 10 words.

– List author names as they should appear in print complete with association (i.e. University, institute, etc)

(This page will be deleted by the editor when sent to reviewers)

(3) Abstract

– Maximum length: 150 words.

– State the paper's purpose, methods or procedures, new results, and conclusions.

(4) Text

– Write in the third person ("the author concludes . . .").

– Headings should be uppercase and appear flush left on a separate line.

– Cite references in the text in parentheses. Style them according to the examples

given in the "References" section below.

– Refer to specific products or services by generic names in the text. Cite the trade

name, the manufacturer or consultant, and the manufacturer's or consultant's

location (city and state or country) in a numbered footnote. List all footnotes in

numerical order at the end of the paper after the references.

– Spell out all initialisms, acronyms, or abbreviations (not units of measure) at first use.

Put the initialism or abbreviation in parentheses after the spelled-out version.

– Place equations on separate lines, centered, and numbered in parentheses at the

right margin.

– Conclude the text with a summary or conclusion section.

 -The paper must conform to a high level of English language. 


– The acknowledgment should give essential credits, but its length should be kept to a

minimum; word count should be <100 words.

(6) References

– Cite references by the author name and date of publication. General examples of

reference style are provided below. Preferred style is APA 6. 

 For single authors of single studies: The findings of this study (Smith, 2000)

showed that .............

 For single authors of multiple studies in the same year: The findings of these

studies (Smith, 2000a; Smith, 2000b; Smith, 2000c) showed that........


 For multiple authors of single studies: The findings of this study (Smith et al,

2000) showed that ..........

 For multiple authors of different studies, list the references in order of year,

with the most recent one first: The findings of these studies (Smith et al, 2000;

Doe, 1998; Jones et al, 1997) ...........

– Provide an alphabetical list of references at the end of the paper.

(7) Footnotes

– All footnotes should be numbered sequentially and appear at foot of associated page. 

(8) Tables

– All tables must be referenced in the paper BUT located before Reference List at paper's end. NOT in the Paper

– Tables should be numbered with Arabic numerals in the order in which they are mentioned in the text.

– The table number should be followed by a table title. (The table number and title willalso be requested for the online manuscript submission form; you may copy and paste this information into the proper fields on the form.)

(9) Figures

– all figure mustbe referenced in the paper BUT located before Reference List at paper's end. NOT in the Paper.

– The figure number should be followed by a figure title. (The figure number and title

will also be requested for the online manuscript submission form; you may copy and

paste this information into the proper fields on the form.)


(10) Photographs

– Submission of photographs or other illustrative material is appreciated.

– Color photos are preferred.

– Photos will be treated as figures 

– Photos should be saved as .jpg or .tif files; high resolution of 300 dpi or greater; 4 x 5 in. or larger.

– Each photo should be identified and explained by a photo caption.



This journal has a zero tolerance to plagiarism and unethical behaviour with respect to publishing. Authors must ensure their paper is of the highest standard and that attributions and citations are accurate and the paper is original in its entirety. All papers are systemically reviewed on submission and any detections mean an immediate rejection.

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