Submitting to IJIEOM
Submissions to the International Journal of Industrial and Operations Management are made using the online submission and peer review system ScholarOne Manuscripts. Registration and access is available at https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/ijieom.
Registering on ScholarOne Manuscripts
To register on ScholarOne Manuscripts, you can follow the instructions below:
- Log on to: https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/ijieom
- Click on “Create Account”
- Follow the instructions shown in the screen
- Username will be your email address. You will need to input a password of at least 8 characters in length and containing two or more numbers
- Click Finish to complete the creation of the account
Submitting an article to the International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Operations Management on ScholarOne Manuscripts
- Log on to the International Journal of Industrial and Operations Management (https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/ijieom) with your username and password. This will take you to the Welcome page
- Click on the Author Centre button (top left-hand corner of the page)
- Click on the ‘start new submission’ link. This will direct you through to the Manuscript Submission page
- Complete all fields in all sections by following the on-screen instructions and browse to upload your article and other requested material (if applicable)
- When all required sections are completed, preview your .pdf proof to ensure that you are entirely happy with the manuscript and other submitted documents. This will be the version revised by the editor and reviewers
- Submit your (anonymous) manuscript
Manuscripts submitted to the International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Operations Management for its potential publication in this outlet must strictly adhere and follow the IJIEOM template. Manuscripts which do not do this will be unsubmitted and returned to the authors, which will delay the review process. The official IJIEOM manuscript template can be obtained from: http://ieomsociety.org/journals/. Manuscripts must be anonymous, making sure that the authors’ names do not appear anywhere in the manuscript or in the file’s name.
Each paper is reviewed by the editor and, if it is judged suitable for potential publication in the IJIEOM, it is then sent to at least two independent referees for double blind peer review. Based upon the recommendations of the reviewers, the editor will accept, return to the authors for further corrections and improvements or reject the article. The editor reserves the right to decide the number of review cycles needed for every article and the final acceptance/rejection decision.
Key words are becoming an increasingly important part of academic research dissemination. You are therefore encouraged to make every effort to carefully select the most suitable key words for your article. Key word searches in electronic databases, e.g. Google Scholar, have a relative impact on the subsequent identification of the article by peer researchers. For this reason, key words such as “operations management”, “industrial engineering”, “technology”, “manufacturing”, etc. are too generic to bring your research study to the target audience.
Articles submitted to the IJIEOM should not be under consideration for publication with another journal or have been published before in their current or substantially similar form. Furthermore, papers submitted for publication should not infringe any existing copyright as authors may be required to indemnify the IEOM Society against any breach of such warranty. To facilitate the dissemination of articles and their policing, accepted for publication papers and contributions will become the legal copyright of the IEOM Society, unless otherwise agreed. The editor may make use of, at his discretion, a plagiarism detection software for checking the originality of submissions received.
Third party copyright permissions
Authors should, previously to submitting their article, clear permission to use any content that has not been created by them. The lack of this may lead to long delays in the publication of accepted articles. IJIEOM will not publish articles which have outstanding permissions. The required rights by the IJIEOM are:
- To have non-exclusive rights to reproduce the material
- Rights of the printed and electronic versions of the article
- Rights of English language worldwide
- Not to have time restrictions on the re-use of material, i.e. to be able to use the material for the life of the work
Authors should pay particular attention to the production tables, figures and/or excerpts. When reproducing these over 250 words from another source, authors should:
- Gain, in advance, any necessary written permission(s) from third party owners of copyrighted material used in the article either in electronic or printed formats. These may include text, graphics, illustration, or other material. Minor adaptations of any work not created by the authors must also be cleared.
- Obtain any relevant proof of consent statements.
- Avoid assuming that any content that is freely available in the web is free to be used. It is important for authors to check the website to identify potential copyright holders, from whom permissions for re-use must be sought.
- Acknowledge the source in table and figure captions and include the source in the referencing list.
- Inform the copyright holder of the original work, if any of his/her material has been used after it has been significantly modified and adapted.
Publication Ethics and Malpractice
The International Journal on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management publishes peer-reviewed articles in the field of Industrial Engineering (IE) and Operations Management (OM) to advance the theory and practice as well as to identify major trends in IE and OM areas. The IJIEOM expects all parties participating in the publication of its issues to commit to the policies of publication ethics established by the IEOM Society. The IEOM Society and the IJIEOM do not tolerate plagiarism or other unethical behavior. Best practices are followed on ethical matters, errors, and retractions. Any manuscript that does not meet these standards will be removed from the IJIEOM publication.
The IJIEOM will expect all parties to adhere to the following responsibilities for authors, reviewers and our Editorial Board developed by the IEOM Society.
- Authors oblige to participate in the peer review process.
- Authors must certify that their manuscripts are their original work and that all authors have significantly contributed to the research.
- Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere.
- Authors must certify that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.
- Authors must notify the IJIEOM of any conflicts of interest.
- Authors must identify all complete reference sources used in the preparation of their manuscript.
- Authors are obliged to provide proper acknowledgment of the work of others used in a research.
- Authors must report any errors they discover in their manuscript to the IJIEOM and correct the results.
- Authors agree to transfer the copyright to IEOM Society International.
- If the reviewers recommend extensive revisions, authors may be asked to revise their work and then to resubmit the article.
- Author must not use any fabricated research data in their work, which might lead to deceived outcomes
- Reviewers must notify the IJIEOM of any conflicts of interest.
- Reviewers must keep information pertaining to the manuscript confidential.
- Reviewers must bring to the attention of the editor any information that may be reason for rejecting the publication of a manuscript.
- Reviewers must evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content (objective).
- Reviewers should point out relevant published work which is not yet cited.
Editorial Board Responsibilities
- Editors must keep information pertaining to submitted manuscripts confidential.
- Editors must disclose any conflicts of interest.
- Editorial Board must evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content.
- Editors are responsible for making publication decisions (accept or reject) based only on the paper’s importance, originality, clarity, and the study’s relevance to the IJIEOM.
- Editors must preserve anonymity of reviewers.
- Editors must ensure the quality of the publish material
- Editors should be responsible for champion freedom of expression.
- Editors must maintain the integrity of the academic record.
- Editors must always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.
- Editors should publish a description of peer review processes, and should be ready to justify any important deviation from the described processes.
- Editors reserve the right to edit text for clarity, style and length of the accepted manuscripts.
- Manuscripts will be evaluated for their content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy.
- Articles published become the property of IEOM Society International and may not be reproduced without permission.
If an article is accepted for publication, authors will be asked to submit a copyright form. Information about this will be sent to the authors after the article has been accepted for publication. It is the responsibility of the authors to make sure that this form is accurately filled and sent back to the administrator of the IJIEOM in a timely manner. Articles will not be published unless this form has been submitted and the copyrights of the article have been transferred to the IJIEOM.
Author must ensure that the manuscript is complete, grammatically correct and without spelling or typographical errors. It is the responsibility of the authors to make sure that that all these quality points are met. The IJIEOM will format the articles but will not edit these for grammar, spelling, typographical and accuracy errors. Final submission must strictly follow the IJIEOM’s article template, please, refer to: http://ieomsociety.org/journals/.
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