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Research-Technology Management Seeks Submissions

Research-Technology Management, the award-winning journal of the Industrial Research Institute, seeks articles that connect theory to practice in the management of innovation. 

RTM is a journal for practitioners by practitioners. We publish articles that map the cutting edge in R&D management, illustrate how management theory can be applied to real situations, and give R&D managers the tools to promote innovation throughout their organizational cultures. We are interested in case studies, practical models, frameworks, and tools covering a wide range of innovation and technology management. Prospective topics include:

  • Managing open innovation
  • Intellectual property
  • Product development processes and strategy
  • R&D portfolio management
  • Managing technical and creative people
  • Technology roadmapping
  • Strategy and innovation
  • Innovation and design

We are particularly interested in articles about open innovation, design-driven innovation, user-centered innovation, and other trends in innovation strategy and R&D management.


RTM articles are concise and practice centered. We prefer submissions at around 3,500 words, although we will occasionally publish truly groundbreaking pieces as long as 5,000 words.  For more information about submission instructions, please visit the author guidelines page of the IRI webiste.  

Research-Technology Management has been publishing peer-reviewed articles covering the entire spectrum of technological innovation since 1958. RTM is a leading source of knowledge and best practices on innovation management, from research and development through product development to marketing, for leaders of research, development, and engineering worldwide.


See also our latest Call for Contributors!

  • Seeking RTM Peer Reviewers

    We are looking for dynamic individuals from IRI member organizations to help on the RTM Board of Editors team!  We are seeking individuals to assist in the peer review process to help maintain the high quality of RTM articles.  Are you interested in discussing issues of importance in technology management and gaining an edge on valuable practitioner oriented strategies and techniques?  Do you want to be part of a group of R&D leaders engaged in publishing the latest in R&D and innovation management?

    If you answered 'yes' to either of these questions, please contact MaryAnne Gobble,  Managing Editor, today to find out how you can help!