Friday, September 23, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS: Tshwane University of Technology – Journal of Creativity, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (TUT – JCISE)

Tshwane University of Technology – Journal of Creativity, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (TUT – JCISE)

The first  workshop leading to the publication of the Tshwane University of Technology Journal of Creativity, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (TUT – JCISE) will be held on January 19, 2017.

Tshwane University of Technology - Journal of Creativity, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (TUT-JCISE) is a peer-reviewed annual publication of the South African Research Chair Initiative (SARChI) in Innovation Studies, Research & Innovation (R & I) Directorate and School of Management Sciences of Tshwane University of Technology (TUT). The values of Africa encourage Social Entrepreneurship where creating novelty is not just for Economic gain but also Social and Environmental gains. This journal will serve to stimulate and inspire Knowledge Creation on how Social Entrepreneurship will promote human and nature well-being and development to make a better future for all.
TUT-JCISE will be a strong scholarly publishing outlet mainly but not exclusively for TUT graduates and doctoral candidates to develop their publishing skills. Soon it will include scholarly works from researchers of South Africa, rest of the Africa and the Global South.

TUT-JCISE can publish papers dealing with Basic and Applied Research in
the areas of Creativity, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship. The following types of papers are invited in TUT-JCISE:
  1. Original Research Papers;  
  2. Topical and relevant, research notes;
  3. Book Reviews;
  4. Unique Innovative Entrepreneurial Case Study Reports;
  5. Dissertation abstracts;

TUT-JCISE calls for papers for its first Issue Schedule to be published before March, 2017 under the following themes and the subthemes.


Creativity, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship for Inclusive Economic Development


  • Social Innovation for inclusive Development;

  • Social Entrepreneurship to Eradicate poverty, unemployment and inequality;
  • From Linear Stages of Growth economics to Evolutionary Economics;
  • Wealth creation with social and environmental benefits and gains;
  • Frugal Innovation for Economic Development;
  • Creativity, innovation  and  Social Entrepreneurship to promote additive and                                                    multiplicative  human and nature wellbeing;
  • Social Innovation for  linking the quadruple helices: Government, private sector, universities and civil society and communities;
  • Innovation for validating economic gain through the inclusion of social and
    environmental gain;
  • Innovation Systems for  Economic Development through
    Social Entrepreneurship;
  • Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering Design for Sustainable development
  • Social Entrepreneurship  as a  new road for diffusion Creativity, Innovation and Technology in Low Income Economies
  • Social Entrepreneurship and African Values for Integrated African Development.
Closing dates for the submission of full paper: January 5, 2017
JCISE Inaugural Workshop                            :  January 19--20, 2017
Venue: TUT Main Campus Pretoria.
For more detailed information contact:    Dr Paul Marivate; Mobile: +27-822168937 / Dr. Ajebush Argaw email:  mobile  +27-845045747
Instructions will be uploaded on the Sarchi website :

Chief Editors:
Prof. Mammo Muchie, DST/NRF Research Chair on Innovation and Development Prof. Zeleke Worku:;
Dr. Paul Marivate: Mobile: +27-822168937

Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts are accepted from any individual/institution. Manuscript, with a complete set of figures and tables, should be submitted with a cover letter. The corresponding author(s) should indicate in a cover letter, namely:
  1. the manuscript is being submitted for consideration publication in JCISE;
  2. a manuscript with substantially the same content has not been submitted or published elsewhere;
  3. all the authors have made contributions to the study described in the manuscript and are responsible for its content; and
  4. all authors have approved the manuscript.
Only manuscripts written in English are accepted. Each manuscript will be peer reviewed by two or more referees for its acceptability in terms of scientific quality and originality. The journal reserves the privilege of returning the manuscript to the author for revision to make it suitable for publication in the journal.

Manuscripts should be written concisely and typed on one side of white
paper (A4 size), with margins of at least 2.5 cm. Type manuscripts
double-spaced throughout, including references, tables, figure legends
and footnotes. All pages must be numbered consecutively.

Original research reports (8,000-10,000 words) may are divided into the following sections; Title page, including the title, the author(s) and affiliation(s), abstract, introduction, literature review, research questions, Objectives, materials and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgments, and references.

A.      Title page: The title should contain the fewest words that adequately describe the work. The authors' names should be typed in full. The department and institution where the investigation was made, including the complete postal address, should be named. The telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address (if available) of the corresponding author should be indicated.
B.      Abstract:  Manuscripts of original papers must begin with a structured abstract of not more than 300 words. It should state the background and purposes of the study; materials and methods (basic procedures on selection of study participants; observational and analytical methods); results (main findings); and conclusion(s).
C.      Keywords: Below the abstract, 3 to 5 key words or short phrases
that should be sufficient to describe the content of the text should be provided.
D.      Introduction: The introduction outlines the purpose, rationale, scope and methods of the investigation and its relations to other work in the same field.
E.      Research Question(s) should be clearly defined as it determines the
methodology, review of literature and leads different stages of inquiry, analysis, and thesis writing.
F.      Literature Review should be clear and concise reflecting the current scholarly debates in the field including conceptual and theoretical frameworks
G.      Materials and Methods: Author(s) are expected to clearly describe how the study was conducted showing the tools, process and procedures
are used in the collection and analysis of data. This section may also contain the limitations of the study.
H.      Results: author(s) are expected to present their key findings in the form of text, tables, and illustrations.
I.      Discussion: section should be in conformity with the research questions and objectives of the study. Authors are encouraged to discuss the future implications of the study and its limitations.
J.      Acknowledgements: One or more statement(s) should specify:
  1. contributions that need acknowledging but do not justify authorship, such as general support by a departmental chairman;
  2. acknowledgements of technical help;
  3. acknowledgements of financial and material support, specifying the nature of support; and
  4. Financial or other relationships that may pose a conflict of interest.
K.      Tables and figures: All tabular materials, flow charts, etc. should be typed on separate pages of the same size as the text and consecutively numbered with the reference in the main text. Headings of the tables and figures should be concise, clearly present the subject matter.
L.       Abbreviations and symbols: Only standard abbreviations should be used.
M.      References: References should be cited by number in parentheses in the text in order of their appearance and listed in numerical order at the end of the manuscript. References to journals and books should be written in APA 6 style as in the following examples:
Baskaran, A., & Muchie, M. (2006). Bridging the digital divide: innovation systems for ICT in Brazil, China, India, Thailand and   Southern Africa: Adonis & Abbey Publishers Ltd.

Edited Book
Muchie, M. (2003). Gammeltoft, and Lundvall, B.(eds.)(2003). Putting Africa First. The making of African innovation systems.

Journal Article
Demissie, H. T., & Muchie, M. (2014). Re-inventing the GM debate: The Ethiopian Biosafety Law and its implications for innovation and knowledge production on emerging technologies. Science Technology & Society, 19(1), 109-125.

Tang, M. F., Baskaran, A., Yan, H., & Muchie, M. (2015). Strengthening regional integration/cooperation with the Neighbourhood System of Innovation conceptual framework: the case of China and ASEAN. Asian Journal of Technology Innovation, 23(2), 205-229. doi: 10.1080/19761597.2015.1074511

Online Articles
Muchie, M., & Hui, Y. (Monday 27 April 2015). Spirit of Bandung Conference 60 years ago offers solutions to 21st-century global ills. Shanghai Daily.

Unpublished data or personal communications should not be included in
the reference list but may be cited in the text, with permission for
personal communications.


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