DRUID is associated with the journal Industry and Innovation, published by Routledge. Industry and Innovation is an international refereed journal presenting high-quality original scholarship of the dynamics of industries and innovation. Interdisciplinary in nature, Industry and Innovation is informed by, and contributes in turn to, advancing the theoretical frontier within economics, management, sociology, and economic geography. Currently in its 22nd year and with 8 annual issues, Industry and Innovation's 2014 5-year impact factor in Thomson Reuters' Social Science Citation Index was 1.094.
What is DRUID
The start-up workshop which took place at "Hoejstrupgaard" in Elsinore, December 1-2, 1995 had two objectives. First it should serve as an outlet for on-going work in DRUID and speed up the process of moving papers in a draft form into papers to be published in journals. Second it was to be a kind of training seminar making all DRUID staff and especially the PhD students less reluctant to go for publishing in international journals.
Five international experts (Jacques DeBandt, Giovanni Dosi, Dominique Foray, Brian Loasby and Morris Teubal) were asked to act as referees in relation to 8 papers produced by DRUID members and all participants including PhD students were given tasks as commentators of the papers. The 2 day-workshop was closed by a panel discussion regarding the experiences of the international panels as authors, referees and editors (Dosi and DeBandt are both chief editors for important journals in industrial economics) in relation to publishing in international journals.
The workshop was successful in several respects. First the contributors got a useful feed back often giving them the advice to focus their papers more narrowly. Second, the process of publishing was demystified by the international experts and practical advice was given in this context. Third, the workshop increased the mutual insight in what individual DRUID scholars are working on. Finally, the contributions by the PhD students were well prepared and quite qualified and the event must have contributed to give them more self-confidence in relation to acting in an international context.