Editorial Policies

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 Planning/Scheduling/Inventory, Logistics/Supply Chain, Quality Management, Operations Management 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
  • Innovation in Engineering/Management Education
  • Total Productive Maintenance
  • How to manage workforce in operations
  • Logistic in general


Section Policies

Production, Logistics, Operations Management, Quality and Operational Research

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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 at least two members of the Reviewer/Editorial Board (external evaluators) 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.


Publication Frequency

Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management is published three regular issues a year (from 2017 onwards). 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.


Publication Fee

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.
Since 2021-01-01, the fee of the journal is EURO 495 (VAT or similar tax, when applicable, not included) per accepted article. This fee is applicable for all articles submitted after December 31st, 2020 and finally accepted per publication. The fee is not applicable in rejected papers.
To make the payment, once the article is accepted, OmniaScience will contact with the authors. Following author's request, the payment can be split between different authors or institutions that fund the research.


Payment per review

From March 1, 2017 JIEM will pay for the revisions.

All reviews ordered to reviewers from March 1, 2017 will be paid. The fixed amount is € 20 per revision whenever this is delivered in the prefixed term and with the required quality.

To become a member of the JIEM reviewers team is necessary to fill the application form (https://forms.gle/rFafgWpCjuqTsytf9). The JIEM editor will notify if you have been accepted or not. Once accepted as a reviewer, the editor will assign you the articles of your knowledge area and whether the revisions are made with the required quality by the journal and within the terms established (such as checking the improvements suggested in major or minor revisions), JIEM make the payment, revenues will be paid at the end of the following month from the time they accrued € 100.


Publication Ethics

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is a very crucial task in disseminating knowledge and contributes for the scientific development. As a peer-reviewed journal, the rigor of scientific publication is expected to be observed in the course of evaluating papers that are submitted. Therefore, ethical behavior is expected for all parties involved during the publishing process: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer and the publisher. 
Click here to read the duties for authors, editors and reviewers according to the Omnia Publisher Publication Ethics statement.


Plagiarism and originality

Authors or contributors are required to properly cite and quote sources of literature that they used in their research articles. Plagiarism may be manifested in variety of ways such as using another’s paper as the author’s own paper, intentional or unintentional copying or paraphrasing parts of another’s paper without citation, claiming results from research conducted by others.

In order to minimize the reception and mainly the publication of plagiarized papers, JIEM is going to check the papers received from March 2017.

Crossref Similarity Check is a service that helps editors to verify the originality of academic papers and manuscripts. CrossCheck is powered by the Ithenticate software from iParadigms, known in the academic community as providers of Turnitin.

Over 200 Crossref members donate full-text journal articles and book chapters to create the widest similarity check database available, including more than 50 million documents. This database may not be exhaustive, as it may not include papers from non-Crossref members.

The content of JIEM is added to the Crossref anti-plagiarism database, allowing other publishers to detect plagiarism in papers and manuscripts through iThenticate software.


Complaints Policy

OmniaScience is committed to provide a quality service, and to work in an open and accountable way that builds the trust and respect of all our stakeholders. One of the ways in which we can continue to improve our service is by responding positively to complaints, and by putting mistakes right. 
Click here to read the full text of our complaint policy or claiming.


General data protection regulation

As a scientific publisher, we are fully committed to upholding the highest standards of ethical and legal compliance, including compliance with the data protection laws and regulations that govern the responsible use and dissemination of personal information.