Call for chapter proposals for a book entitled: Analysis of Science, Technology and Innovation in emerging economies


Alexander Cotte Poveda

Senior Researcher of Colombian Observatory of Science and Technology
Faculty of Economics, University Santo Tomas, Colombia

Clara Inés Pardo Martínez

Executive director of Colombian Observatory of Science and Technology
School of Administration, University of El Rosario, Colombia

Sylvia Fletscher

Project Manager of Colombian Observatory of Science and Technology
Faculty of Economics, University Externado de Colombia

Publisher: Springer and/or Nova Science Publishers, Inc. These editorials are indexed in Scopus.

We would like to invite you to submit a short abstract on your intended book chapter to be published in the above edited book. The abstract should not exceed two pages highlighting the main contributions in terms of:

1. Domain: specifies the real application domain and a clear statement of the investigated issue.

2. Novelty and Contributions: provide clear statements on the advancement of knowledge in the theory selecting some of the following relationship:

  • Investments in science, technology and innovation
  • Indicators in science, technology and innovation
  • Knowledge management and generation
  • Human resources related to I+D+i
  • Scientific culture
  • Education and science and technology
  • Patents
  • Science and technology in the cities
  • The political economy perspective
  • Publications and generation of knowledge
  • Science and technology and information and communications technology
  • The women in the science and technology
  • National policies to promote science, technology and innovation
  • Related topics

3. Strategic and Policy Implications: provide statements on the impact of the results on the public policies.

Selection process

The book editorial team will conduct a quick review of the submitted abstracts in order to invite the authors of the most relevant abstracts to submit by September 10th their full chapters for processing according to the following schedule:

Chapter proposals     September 10, 2017 (closed)

Decisions from editors     October 1, 2017 (closed)

Full submission of chapters     February 15, 2018 (closed)

Feedback of reviews    March 15, 2018 (closed)

Revised chapter submission     May 1, 2018 (closed)

Final acceptance notifications     June 1, 2018 (closed)


  • Effects of expenditures in science, technology and R&D on technical change in countries the Latin American and Caribbean: An analysis using panel data cointegration
  • Evaluation of scientific productivity of researchers and groups in colombian universities, using temporal evolution of Cumulative Distributions.
  • Influence of science, technology and innovation on urban sustainability.
  • Applying a new methodology for the measurement of the investment on R&D and science and technology activities: A developing country case.
  • Science, technology, innovation and access to water in Colombia.
  • Intelligent educational architecture of digital transformation R&D&I, towards the 4th industrial revolution.
  • The inclusion of ecuadorian women in the scientific – technological field.
  • Bioprospecting Model for a new Colombia Drug Discovery Initiative in Pharmaceutical Industry.
  • Global anthropogenic heating and its relation to CO2.
  • Patents for all descriptive and content analysis of an open access dataset of colombian patents 1930-2000.
  • Innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology-based clusters in emerging economies. How can the Madrid aerospace cluster reinforce the mexican aerospace industry?.
  • Group-Based Models: a new approach to studying the innovation performance trajectories.
  • Open access policies in science to promote science, technology and innovation in emerging economies. The case of Colombia.
  • III and IV national survey of perception in science, technology and innovation: a comparative review for the years 2012 and 2015.
  • Strategies for identification of interdisciplinary research subjects: approach, tools and oportunities for sustainable development of agricultural economies.
  • Against all odds: scientific education, scientific competencies and the ideals of an educated country. Colombia 1995-2015.
  • The ecuadorian technological scientific policy in the frame of “Buen Vivir”.

Further details on the call for chapters please contact to editors;;