The Journal of the Knowledge Economy is the first journal to focus on the dynamics of the knowledge-based economy, with an emphasis on the role of knowledge creation, diffusion, and application across the spectrum of organizations, industries, nations, and regions. The journal incorporates insights from the fields of economics, management, law, sociology, anthropology, psychology, and political science to shed new light on the evolving role of knowledge and its economic implications. Articles emphasize empirical studies, underscoring a comparative approach, and, to a lesser extent, case studies and theoretical articles. The journal balances practice/application and theory/concepts.

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  • The first journal to focus on the social, technological and economic aspects of knowledge and innovation, combining theory/concepts and practice/application

    The journal will promote a global, multi-disciplinary approach that reflects the dynamic nature of knowledge and innovation, encouraging collaboration among authors from different disciplines

    Topical coverage across the spectrum of micro (firm-level), meso (industry-level), and macro (regional/national/international-level)

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  • Elias G. Carayannis
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107 days
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352 days
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112,814 (2020)

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  • Now Accepted to the Social Sciences Citation Index

    We are pleased to announce that the Journal of the Knowledge Economy has been selected for the 

    Social Sciences Citation Index in the Web of Science and will receive its first Impact Factor in 2021.

  • JKEC in Context

    The Journal of the Knowledge Economy is an integral part of an ecosystem of publications developed in collaboration between Elias Carayannis and Springer Nature. 

  • Interview with the Editor-in-Chief

    “The old ways have worn themselves out. We are having both a crisis of democracy and a climate crisis. They are both the result of a limited way of thinking.” Professor Elias Carayannis, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Knowledge Economy, the Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and numerous other Springer Nature projects, expounds on this idea in a 2020 interview with Riconfigure. Professor Carayannis welcomes correspondence regarding the ideas discussed here, especially as it relates to journal content, via

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