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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
    The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Manuscript preparation

General guidelines

  • The manuscript should be prepared using Word.
  • Language: manuscripts are accepted only in English (British or American).
  • Manuscript length: a full manuscript (including tables, references and appendices) should not exceed 9000 words.
  • Manuscripts elements and order:
    • Title page
    • Abstract and keywords
    • Main text including tables and figures
    • Author and/or contributor statement (more here)
    • Acknowledgements (should be added, if applicable, after acceptance)
    • References
    • Appendices
  • Abstract and keywords
  • Main text including tables and figures
  • Contributor statement (should be added, if applicable, after acceptance)
  • References
  • Appendices
  • Datasets

Manuscript style

  • Title page: the title page should include the authors full names, affiliations, address (postal and email). The corresponding author should provide a telephone number.
  • Abstract and keywords: all manuscripts should have an abstract of maximum 200 words, and 8 keywords.
  • Main text: the main text should contain: Introduction, Literature review, Methodology, Results, Discussion, Conclusion and future research. The tables and figures should appear at their right place and should not be placed at the end of the manuscript. MathType should be used for typing the mathematical equation. All the tables and equations should be editable. The figures should have high quality. All the tables and figures should be sequentially numbered (e.g. Table 1, Table 2, Figure 1, Figure 2).
  • Contributor statement: authors should acknowledge the financial support or any other help they have received in conducting their research and preparing their manuscript. The Contributor Statement can only appear at the last stage of publication.
  • References: the standard Chicago author-date style should be used for the references. 
  • Appendices: large tables should be provided as appendix.
  • Datasets: authors are encouraged to register their data in a recognised research data repository.

Once a paper is accepted for publication, the author receives a Word template to prepare the paper for publication.

Review policy

JSCMS operates under a double-blind model (both author and reviewer unknown to each other). Papers are sent to review if the Editor-in-Chief determines that the paper meets the appropriate quality and relevance requirements. A paper that is considered suitable is then typically sent to a minimum of two independent reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the final decision regarding the acceptance or rejection of a paper. The Editor-in-Chief or Editorial Board members of the journal are not involved in decisions on papers written by themselves.

The standard period for reviewers for a single review round is 3 to 4 weeks to have a balance between high-quality thorough reviews and sufficiently fast publication.

Publishing fees

There are no publishing fees for the Journal of Supply Chain Management Science (JSCMS).

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