About Journal

Journal goals and scope

RIC is dedicated to promoting the distribution of important scholarly work at all levels: faculty/researchers, policy makers, economic professionals and other leading intellectuals’ studying innovation and competitiveness both on the micro and macro levels. The Journal is interested in both theoretical and applied research with an emphasis on topics in international trade, factors conditions, demand conditions, firm strategy, structure and rivalry, human resource endowments, R&D capabilities, new technology adoption, managerial and organizational factors, models and process of innovation, innovation law and policy, innovation networks, technical change, marketing innovation, clusters and networks and other topics falling within the field of economics of innovation.

  • RIC is not tied to any particular strand of theory, academic discipline, or subject of research in the field of economic science investigating economics of innovation and competitiveness.
  • RIC will endeavor to provide concise and accessible review on most important technical, socio-economic factors driving information technology industries.

In pursuit of its program RIC will try to explain what is happening in the race for global innovation advantage, explain economic decline in the most developed economies of the 21st century, change and dynamics in the innovation and innovation polices worldwide, building innovation advantage in order to overcome barriers to innovation.

Open access

Articles are available online to the wide audience. There is no publication fee for the online open access publication.

There is no subscription fee for the Journal's online version. The online version of this Journal is open access. The content is freely available without charge to the user. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author, as long as they cite the source.


Journal is published with the help of Ministry of science and education.

Author's fees

There are no article submission/ publication fee charges for authors. 


Copyright allows authors to protect original material. We use Creative Commons licenses when publishing: Attribution (CC BY).

Others can distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon this work, even commercially, as long as they credit the original creation.

Subscribers are allowed to reproduce parts of the article but only with appropriate reference to the paper/ journal. Other forms of resale, derivative work, publication or compilations as well as translations are not allowed without the credit to the author's and publisher.

Authors are allowed to use their published articles for personal promotion in academic society (such as uploading the paper to academic social networks or formal data bases). If authors wish to replicate parts of their paper published in RIC, they have to include the appropriate reference.

Ethics in publishing

Peer - reviewed process is a base of the current academic community. It reflects the quality of the papers and their authors’ knowledge. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. So, it is important to agree regarding the standards of expected ethics in publishing. The submitted paper must be original authors' work.

Duties of authors: originality of submitted paper, authorship of submitted paper, acknowledgement of sources, avoid disclosure and conflicts of interest (including any financial, personal or other relationships that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to negatively influence other persons or organizations), avoid fundamental errors in papers, avoid multiple/ concurrent submissions and publications, respect reporting standards.

Submitted paper must have not been previously published (except in the form of an abstract or conference abstract), and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Also, the submitted paper must be approved by all authors (if there are more than one author). If the paper is accepted, it will not be published anywhere else in the same form in any language without the consent of the copyright holder. By submitting the paper, authors accept all stated terms.

Duties of reviewers: contribution to editorial decision, check the originality of the paper, check the quality of the paper, submit quality and useful comments for authors, objectivity, confidentiality, avoid the conflict of interest.

Duties of editors: making fair publication decision, assigning reviewers, promptly notify the authors on reviewer’s opinion, involvement in final paper publication adjustments but not more than 10% of the submitted paper, confidentiality.

Double-blind peer review

Review of Innovation and Competitiveness uses double-blind review, which means that the identities of the authors are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa. To enable this, it is necessary to distinguish the Submission template and Final paper template. Submission Template should be submitted without the author’s names (there is a cover letter template which authors should fill in with personal data). Final paper template should be submitted after the author is notified about paper acceptance from the editors. For details, check the templates - pack.

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