Current Issue
Invention Disclosure

Articles in Press

There are no results at this time

Issue Highlights


Invention Disclosure

Invention Disclosure is an open access journal that provides an outlet for inventors, researchers, and technology transfer professionals to easily share and advertise inventions.

The journal aims to publish invention disclosure forms that:
  • Thoroughly describe the invention and its intended use or application potential
  • Make inventions easier to find by potential investors, collaborators, licensing experts and patent examiners, opening up doors for new collaborations
  • Increase traffic towards associated research articles and data, leading to more citations
  • Bridge the gap between the scientific discovery process and the commercialisation of research.

Invention Disclosure welcomes submissions that disclose inventions from all research areas and with relevance for all industries.

We define an invention as an innovation that has recently been patented, or could have been patented, in which case the inventor has decided to create prior art and prevent the invention from being patented. This journal discloses inventions using a specific short format, also known to the industry as an Executive Summary, (Technology) Marketing Sheet, Non-confidential information deck, Tech Pitch or a Technology Flyer.

In case of unpatented or defensive disclosure the author must realise that submitting an invention to the journal constitutes 'prior art' under most jurisdictions and therefore prevents successful patenting. Elsevier will not be liable if this happens unintentionally or against the wishes of patent owners.

Editorial Board


Justin Kok

Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands
Area of expertise - Intellectual Property, Tech Transfer

Editorial advisory board

Rudi Bekkers

Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Area of expertise - Standardisation and Intellectual Property

Peter M. Bican

Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
Area of expertise - Intellectual property strategy, entrepreneurship

Matthew S Clancy

Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America
Area of expertise - Economics of innovation

David Fernandez Rivas

University of Twente Mesoscale Chemical Systems, Enschede, Netherlands
Microfluidics, Cavitation, Bioengineering (jet injection), Electrochemistry, Process intensification

Rubén Darío Flores-Saaib

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Commercialization, Innovation, Research, Partnerships, Industry

View editorial board


Article Publishing Charge

OA $800 (Free*)

* This discount is valid for all authors who wish to publish Open Access and submit their article by April 29, 2022.

Author Resources

Whether you are planning a research project or working on your next manuscript, Elsevier's author resources are there to help.

View all resources and services

Most Read (Last 30 Days)