Editorial Policies


Focus and Scope

  1. Airlangga Journal of Innovation Management (AJIM) aims to link the research and practice of innovation management. AJIM adopt a multidisciplinary approach to addressing the many challenges of managing innovation.
  2. AJIM encourages the submission of papers addressing the multidisciplinary nature of the innovation process combining principles and concepts originating from a myriad of scientific areas, from social sciences to technology research and development. AJIM encompasses all phases of the process of technological innovation from conceptualization of a new technology-based product/service process through commercialization.

The multidisciplinary perspective associated with AJIM means that papers should combine, though not being restricted, to the following areas:

  • Product Innovation Management, including Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy, Cross-cultural Issues; Design Thinking; Education Management, Start-Up Management
  • Economic and Management; Market Research; Marketing; Research Methods;Economic Innovation on Theory and Practice
  • Islamic Business and Management: Islamic Business and Marketing, Islamic Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, Halal Supply Chain
  • Economic Engineering and Environmental Economics
  • Technology and Science Innovation.

Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts are read and evaluated by the editorial staff. Those manuscripts that are inappropriate to journal criteria are rejected promptly without external review. Manuscripts that potentially interest our readership are sent to at least two reviewers in the form of double-blind review. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewer’s recommendation from among several possibilities: accepted, need minor revision, require major revision, or rejected.

Review Process in Airlangga Journal of Innovation Management includes:
1. Submission of Manuscript in OJS
2. Screening by Editor
3. Review
4. Editor Decision
5. Final Editing
6. Final Checking
7. Publishing

Detail information about the flow of manuscript submission (author) to the acceptance by the editor is shown in the following figure: 

  • Checking if there is any manuscript submission in the website
  • If there is available, download the original file and supplement files (usually consists of cover page & declaration page)
  • Original file is forwarded to the admin secretary for Turnitin aplication (check plagiarism). If author does not include the supplement files, it must be requested to the author via email (request email is sent along with pre-review in route 2. Note: author declaration is not compulsory). Meanwhile, if author already includes the supplement files, forward files the files to admin journal for archive
  • Checking the quality content of the manuscript (based on manuscript template of AJIM guide for author)
  • Checking the plagiarism percentage of the manuscript by the admin secretary and SECTION EDITOR appointment
  • Assigning a checklist for pre-review whether the manuscript is compatible with manuscript template of AJIM guide for author
  • Send back the pre-review to the author for revision along with cover page request (if there is not any), tables, and figures in jpg/jpeg format with HD quality for layout need. Deadline for pre-review revision is 3-4 days based on whether it is minor or major revision. Note: if it is already due date, remind the author every day
  • If the author already sends the revision, editor team gets to decide whether to accept, reject or revised the manuscript again before forwarding to the reviewers
  • Revised the manuscript again before forwarding to the reviewers
  • SECTION EDITOR looks for the reviewers. SECTION EDITOR usually already has their own reviewer, but if SECTION EDITOR is having a hard time to choose the reviewers, it can be helped by looking at the reviewers recommendations whom the author gives in cover page form
  • Reviewers consist of 2 people in minimum, one of which is Asia and the other one is foreigner or all reviewers are foreigner
  • Review process is conducted in 10 days maximum. Reminder is done in D-3 and D-day
  • Monitoring the email flow between SECTION EDITOR and reviewers to help reminding the reviewers if SECTION EDITOR forgets or has another business
  • After the review process is done, SECTION EDITOR sends the manuscript back to the author for revision (make sure to wait until 2 reviewers are done reviewing). The deadline for author to revise the manuscript is 10 days
  • Make sure the reviewers already complete the form review from SECTION EDITOR since this form will be used to submit the data in website and to list the reviewers for archive
  • After the manuscript is revised by author, SECTION EDITOR sends it back to the reviewers to check if it is really revised accordingly
  • SECTION EDITOR forwards the manuscript to the editor to decide through internal meeting by editorial team of AJIM and based on the consideration from reviewers whether it is worth to be published, it needs revision again or it is fully rejected
  • If the manuscript needs to be revised again, the due date is 5 days maximum
  • The accepted manuscript is final edited by the copyeditor
  • The manuscript is proofread by professional proofreader(s) then sent back to the author for revision
  • After that, the manuscript is through layout process based on AJIM's publication standard, galley changes to PDF file, and make link the references in content PDF
  • Final checking is done by author and AJIM crew to double check the manuscript before it is published
  • Final checking is done by author and AJIM crew to double check the manuscript before it is published
  • If the manuscript does not need a revision, it will be grouped into Issue in Publish (the manuscript published is in accordance with the volume and issue)

All reviewing process are in double blind peer review and managed by editor in the Open Journal System (OJS).


Publication Frequency

This journal is published two times, June and October every year


Open Access Policy

The journal allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and allow readers to use them for any other lawful purpose and other than commercial use. 

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.

AJIM by Unair is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.



This journal utilizes the CLOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.


Article Processing Charge

All articles published in our journals are free Article Processing Charge (APC), open access and freely available online, immediately upon publication. This includes provision of online tools for editors and authors, article production and hosting, liaison with abstracting and indexing services, and customer services.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)

There is no article submission and publication charge in Airlangga Journal of Innovation Management (AJIM)


Publication Ethics

AJIM and its Editors are fully committed to ethical publication practice.

AJIM is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (www.publicationethics.org) and supports the development of, and practical application of consistent ethical standards throughout the scholarly publishing community.

Ethical Issues arising in scholarly publishing

  • Plagiarism
  • Redundant publication (dual publication)
  • Self-plagiarism (sometimes known as text recycling)
  • Authorship issues
  • Coercive citation
  • Defamation/libel
  • Fabricated data
  • Unethical research and testing
  • Conflicts of interest

Basic principles

Authors submitting works to AJIM warrant the following:

  • Their article/chapter is original;
  • The work has not been submitted elsewhere, and is not under consideration with any other publication;
  • The work does not include libellous, defamatory or unlawful statements;
  • Permission has been cleared for any third party material included;
  • Proof of consent has been obtained for any named individuals or organisations;
  • Authorship has been agreed prior to submission and that no one has been ‘gifted’ authorship or denied credit as an author (“ghost authorship”)

Authors submitting works to AJIM publications do so on the understanding if it is discovered that these basic principles have not been adhered to, action will be taken following the COPE guidelines and may result in one of the following Correction notices.

Erratum: This generally refers to a production error, which has been introduced during the publication process. If an erratum is issued, it will appear on the abstract of the online version of the paper to ensure full visibility. The erratum will also appear in the hard copy of the next volume or issue of the publication.

Corrigendum: This generally refers to an author error or oversight, prior to the paper’s submission to the publication. If a corrigendum is issued, it will appear on the abstract of the online version of the paper to ensure full visibility. The corrigendum will also appear in the hard copy of the next volume or issue of the publication.

Retraction notice: A retraction notice will be issued in serious cases of ethical misconduct or where the research is seriously flawed and misleading. In normal circumstances, the paper will remain in the online version of the journal or book. A retraction notice will appear on the online version of the paper. The retraction notice will also appear in the hard copy of the next volume or issue of the publication.

Note of clarification: A note of clarification will be used when a point needs to be emphasized or clarified in the text but it does not constitute a correction. Please note that any correction has to be highlighted as a stated erratum, corrigendum or note of clarification and the text cannot be amended. This is to make sure that the reader is aware of any changes to the text which they might have cited or referred to in their subsequent research or practice.

Expression of concern: In cases where a conclusion is unclear or where we are unable to make a fair decision due to conflicts of interest or lack of information, we will publish an expression of concern regarding the paper. An expression of concern will appear on the online version of the paper at the abstract level in order to ensure visibility for all readers, including non-subscribers.

Please note that for legal reasons or when an article or chapter forms evidence in an independent hearing, we may not be able to take action until all matters have been fully resolved.

Please also note that AJIM reserves the right to not proceed with a case if the complainant presents a false name or affiliation or acts in an inappropriate or threatening manner towards AJIM editors and staff.



One of the AJIM core values is originality, therefore we did not tolerate any article that has plagiarism issues. We use Turnitin as our plagiarism screening tool to ensure that our article is free from plagiarism issues. The manuscript is passed if the similarity is less than 30%. The result of the preliminary check for plagiarism is forwarded to the Section Editor.  Plagiarism may also be identified during the review and revision processes. So, the final plagiarism will be done after the author finalized their reviewed manuscript. 

When plagiarism is identified, the Section Editor is responsible to review the manuscript and the Editor-in-Chief will agree on measures according to the plagiarism detected in the manuscript in agreement with the following guidelines.  The Editor-in-Chief has the authority to deviate from these guidelines on a case-by-case basis. 

Redundant publication (also known as dual publication)

Authors are expected to submit original, previously unpublished content to AJIM publications. It is an unacceptable academic practice to submit to more than one journal at the same time – authors are expected to wait until receiving a decision from one journal before submitting to the next.

AJIM will follow the Committee on Publication Ethics' flowcharts in cases of alleged redundant publication in submitted or published articles.

Text recycling (sometimes known as self-plagiarism)

Authors are expected to submit original content to AJIM publications. It is only acceptable for research to be repeated if it leads to different or new conclusions or for comparisons with new data. In all cases, it is important to reference the previously published work.
If any element of the work has been published previously, you must ensure that this work is fully referenced and state it at the point of submission so that the Editor may make a fully-informed decision.

Authorship issues

In multi-authored papers, it is important that all authors that have made a significant contribution to the paper are listed. Those who have provided support but have not contributed to the research should be acknowledged in an Acknowledgements section.

Authorship issues fall into three main types:

  1. The exclusion of a contributor from the list of authors
  2. The inclusion of a named person who has not contributed to the paper or does not wish to be associated with the research
  3. The order of the authors on the paper and the level of contribution that they have made to the paper.

AJIM will endeavour to facilitate a resolution to an authorship dispute. However, as the research process is undertaken prior to the paper being submitted to AJIM, it is not possible for AJIM or the editors to comment on the level of contribution by each author. Please refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics' flowcharts for the processes that AJIM follows in cases of authorship disputes in submitted or published articles.

If the matter cannot be resolved, AJIM will refer the matter to the authors' institutions.

If all authors agree to a change to authorship on a paper, this will be presented as a corrigendum. A retraction notice will only be published when requested by all authors.

Coercive citation

During the peer review process, it is typical for authors to be directed by reviewers to papers which further develop and improve the author’s ideas.

Whilst there may be legitimate occasions where it is necessary to reference other publications, AJIM regards ‘coercive citation’ (i.e. where a reference is included as a condition of acceptance or without academic justification) as unethical and does not condone this kind of behaviour.


AJIM requires that authors obtain written "proof of consent" for studies about named organizations or people.

If inaccurate, unsubstantiated or emotive statements are made about organizations or people in a submitted paper, AJIM reserves the right to request changes to the text from the author or to reject the paper prior to publication.

Critiques and reviews of products and services are acceptable but comments must be constructive and must not be made maliciously.
If statements have been made in a paper that is published by AJIM and found to be defamatory, a retraction notice will be published. In some cases and when legally required, the paper will be withdrawn from the online version of the journal or book. An apology will be published in a forthcoming issue of the journal or volume of the book.

AJIM will advise all authors of case studies to inform the subject (person or organization) and to seek permission. If AJIM considers that the study could be potentially libellous, we will require written proof of consent before placing the paper into the production process.

Fabricated data

Please refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics' flowcharts for the processes that AJIM follows in cases of fabricated data in submitted or published articles. As the research is conducted prior to the paper being submitted to an AJIM journal or book, it is not possible for AJIM or the editors to adjudicate in all cases. We will endeavour to facilitate a resolution and will refer the matter to the authors' institutions when appropriate.

Conflict of interest

All conflicts of interest should be declared by the author, editor or reviewer.

In all cases, AJIM will:

  1. Act professionally and efficiently
  2. Be fair and objective
  3. Always approach the accused party to establish their position before making a decision or committing to a course of action.
  4. Ensure that we provide sufficient time for all parties to respond
  5. Keep all parties informed of decisions, including the copyright owners, editors and authors
  6. As members of the Committee on Publication Ethics, follow the processes highlighted in the flowcharts presented by COPE
  7. It is AJIM responsibility to protect authors' moral rights (to be acknowledged as the author and not to be misrepresented) and to ensure the correct record of the literature.

AJIM reserves the right to withdraw and rescind any acceptance should a case of ethical misconduct be discovered prior to publication.

It will not be possible to please all parties in every case. Following a fair and considered process, the final decision in any disputed case will rest with the editor and AJIM.

Grievance procedure

The following complaints procedure outlines the process for addressing grievances by authors whose articles are rejected for publication, or who have concerns about the way their paper has been handled:

  1. The grievance must be submitted in writing to the editor of the journal;
  2. The grievance will be considered by the journal editorial team.
  3. The grievance will be acknowledged with 10 days of receipt, and aimed to be resolved within 30 days.
  4. The decision will be in writing and will be final.


Article Submission Charge

Article submission in Airlangga Journal of Innovation Management is free of charge; there are no article submission charges (ASCs). Both of submission and publication for author(s) are free of charge.


Copyright Transfer Form

Please complete and sign this form and send it back to us with the final version of your manuscript. It is required to obtain written confirmation from authors in order to acquire copyrights for papers published in Airlangga Journal of Innovation Management (AJIM)

The copyright transfer form can be downloaded here.