Leshner AI. Innovation needs novel thinking. Science 2011;332(6033):1009
Science, technology and innovation are critical drivers of economic growth and national well-being of a country. Investing in them has become a hope for many countries, both rich and poor. But innovation demands that novel ideas are pursued, and to attract them some long-held traditions and modes of operation need to be reexamined. Some issues are highlighted to foster innovation and economic success. Among them, the peer review process, the evaluation timeline and criteria for judging and rewarding performance, the increase in number of young researchers and diversity of scientific human resource pool.