Can we use peer reviewed journal even if it’s not Top tier or Q1? Am an Industry practitioner using the optional criteria as my base company is considered a service company. I have published a paper in Q2 journal and using commercialisation plan and a patent filed as evidence. please advise. Additionally, i have 3 renowned professors who are providing me a letter of support as I bridge the gap between Industry and Academia.
or is it better to apply as innovation in Optional criteria 1?