The Journal of Supply Chain Management Systems" (JSCMS) tends to develop, promote, coordinate and disseminate the original developments and practices of supply chain management systems. The journal is effectively positioned as a multi-disciplinary journal, focusing on a particular set of study objects rather than a specific discipline. Articles submitted should have a significant impact on SCM theory and practice. The Journal ensures that high quality research is collected and disseminated widely to both academics and practitioners, and provides a forum for debate. It covers all subjects relating to the SCM.
We developed our original plan for the Journal of Supply Chain Management System with the following set of objectives:
- To provide new and helpful information about SCM
- To provide new theory or techniques in SCM
- To provide researched generalizations about thought and practice in the field of SCM
- To provide creative views and syntheses of dispersed concepts in the field of SCM
- To provide papers in subject areas which have significant current impact on thought and practice in SCM and which present challenges for the future.
Together with these goals we will guarantee our readers some policies which will make the Journal more responsive to both the current and changing needs of the SCM area. These policies are:
All of the papers that are submitted to the Journal will receive a blind evaluation by three members of the Editorial Review Board. If a manuscript is unique, on occasion specific outside reviewers will be added to the Board for purposes of review. It is our current plan to include one invited paper in some issues of the Journal. These papers will be identified as "invited papers" and will not be subject to the review process.
In the rapidly changing world of SCM, we must be flexible to meet current challenges and to anticipate future directions. We are not committed to any specific type of paper, methodology, or author, but rather we are committed to addressing all important related issues.
The editors and reviewers judge the papers published in the journal, for their contribution to the improvement of business practices and to close the gap between research and practice. The Journal will attempt to present material at the level of the "thoughtful businessman" and we will carefully attempt to avoid the trap of presenting sophisticated quantitative methodology in a manner whereby only a handful of highly quantitatively skilled individuals can communicate with an equally limited number of highly quantitatively skilled individuals using the Journal as a vehicle. We are committed to developing a Journal which is responsive to the needs of the readership and to the discipline. This will make it easier to maintain a balanced and objective point of view in editorial content and provide content at a level which readers find informative and useful.
Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publication
Furthermore, the editorial board is committed to the fair, thorough, and rapid review of manuscripts.
The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society of society-owned or sponsored journals.
An important role of the publisher is to support the extensive efforts of journal editors, and the often unsung volunteer work undertaken by peer reviewers in maintaining the integrity of the scholarly record. It is a tribute to scholarly practice that the system works well and problems are comparatively rare. The publisher has a supporting, investing and nurturing role in the scholarly communication process and is also ultimately responsible for ensuring that best practices are followed.
We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.
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