Focus and Scope
The aim of Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management is to publish theoretical and empirical articles that are aimed to contrast and extend existing theories, and build new theories that contribute to advance our understanding of phenomena related with industrial engineering and industrial management in organizations, from the perspectives of Production, Logistics, Operations Management, Quality and Operational Research. The contributions can adopt confirmatory (quantitative) or explanatory (mainly qualitative) methodological approaches. Theoretical essays that enhance the building or extension of theoretical approaches are also welcome. JIEM selects the articles to be published with a double bind, peer review system, following the practices of good scholarly journals. JIEM is published quarterly (on-line and printed versions), following an open access policy. On-line publication allows to reduce publishing costs, and to make more agile the process of reviewing and edition. JIEM defends that open access publishing fosters the advance of scientific knowledge, making it available to everyone.
Main topics of interest but not limit to:
- Supply chain
- Lean manufacturing
- Operations improvement
- Innovation management in operations
- Operations in service industry
- Operational Research
- Total Quality Management
- Total Productive Maintenance
- How to manage workforce in operations
- Logistic in general
Peer Review Process
The Editors-in-Chief will perform an initial appraisal of each submitted manuscript based on its fit with the focus and scope of the Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management. If the submitted manuscript complies with these criteria, the Editors-in-Chief perform a second appraisal of the manuscript based on the scientific merit and validity of the article and its methodology, the relevance of the article, the interest of the topic to the reader, and the presentation and understandability of the article itself.
If the submitted manuscript is suitable to be sent to a peer review, the Editor-in-Chief send the paper to the Section Editor who is responsible to assign two members of the Reviewer Board without potential conflicts of interests, to review the manuscript. If Section Editor do not find a specific reviewer for the submitted manuscript, he will search other specialist of the topic of equal repute and based on his/her expertise and standing in his/her field. The peer-review process is double blinded.
The reviewers will return their recommendations and reports to the Section Editor, providing general comments to the editor and both general and specific comments to the author(s). Constructive comments that might help the authors improve their work are passed on anonymously (even if editor do not accept the submitted manuscript). After that, editor assesses them collectively, and then makes a decision, either on his or her own or in consultation with other editors on whether to reject the manuscript. The final decision on acceptability for publication lies with the Editors-in-Chief.
The Editors-in-Chief will communicate the overall result of the evaluation (rejected, accepted or accepted with modifications), including the reviewer's comments. Revised manuscripts may be subject to further peer review if appropriate.
Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management is published four regular issues a year. All issues of one year belong to the same volume. Occasionally, JIEM can publish special issues about specific research themes. These special issues can have specific editors. For these special issues, specific calls for papers will be announced.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
This journal uses the LOCKSS system to create a file distributed among the participated libraries, allowing these libraries to create permanent files of the journal with goals of preservation and restoration. More Information...
Dynamic Journal Issue
JIEM aims to facilitate and enhance research and professional career of our authors, implementing a new model of Dynamic Journal Issue designed to reduce the time of publishing those articles that meet the standards of the journal.
Through this system, and always faithful to Open Access policy, JIEM will immediately publish accepted articles in our website, creating a new model of Dynamic Journal Issue, always open to new contributions, and skipping the usual waiting times in traditional publication systems. Thus, authors with accepted contributions will promptly see their articles being part of the current Dynamic Journal Issue of JIEM. This system accelerates the impact of authors' contribution and also brings the possibility of referencing the article in future research as soon as it is accepted by our reviewers and editors. Throughout this system we aim to promote the spread of knowledge, making our accepted and validated contributions available even before the issue closing.
Unlike other journals, whose business model is based in making readers pay and therefore their contents are closed to the public, Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management is published on an open access basis, which allows authors reach a wider audience and foster the international and social impact of their contributions. To make this open access policy sustainable, Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management does charge authors a fee per accepted article to be published. The fee will be destined to the editing and publication process of the article.
The current fee* of the journal is EURO 295 per accepted article. This fee is applicable for all articles submitted after December 31st, 2015 and finally accepted per publication. The fee is not aplicable in rejected papers.
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