Call for papers

                                                   INNOVATION LABS: THEORY AND PRACTICE

                                                Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020


Innovation labs have gained increasing importance to address complex societal problems. In the current international context, there are various experiences, interpretations, and applications of this concept with similarities and differences but all of them are based fundamentally on the establishment of new forms of participation and collaboration between governments and civil society.

This call is focused on theoretical, methodological, and empirical approaches from different academic and practical perspectives, including cases studies. We therefore invite contributions that respond to the following criteria:

  • State-of-the-art review of Innovation Lab concepts and their usage
  • Case studies and best practices
  • Research methods in innovation labs
  • Types of innovation labs
  • Stakeholder engagement in innovation labs
  • Relations between innovation labs and public service delivery

Manuscript Submission Information

Papers should ideally have a maximum length of about 6,000 words and should be submitted in Microsoft Word.

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All manuscripts must be in English or Spanish.

Accepted papers will be published in December 2020. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Author Guidelines page.


Contact Information

 If you have any questions about this, please contact us, Natalia Restrepo - European Public and Social Innovation Review (EPSIR). E-mail: