Instruction to Authors

A manuscript should be submitted electronically, in MS Word, to the Editor-in-Chief at or the Associate Editors. Once received, it will be reviewed by the editor handling the submission for suitability. If further review is deemed appropriate, the manuscript will be sent to 2 or more reviewers. When preparing your manuscript, please follow the guidelines below:

  1. We publish high quality papers that contribute significantly to theory and / or practice. Articles maybe of any type: literature review, research papers or short communications.
  2. The paper submitted for consideration for publication in the Operations and Supply Chain Management: An International Journal (OSCM Journal) is not copyrighted, accepted or under review in other journals.
  3. It is the responsibility of the authors to obtain appropriate permissions from copyright owners or authorities of any copyrighted materials from outside parties that are used in the paper.
  4. A paper submitted to the Journal must adhere to the publication ethics (the paper is free from plagiarism and in case of multiple authors, all authors are aware of the submission made by the corresponding author).
  5. The first page of the paper should include a title, the names, affiliations, addresses, and e-mails of the authors, an abstract summarizing the content of the paper of no more than 250 words, and 3 – 6 keywords. The abstract of one paragraph length should not contain formulas and references.
  6. The manuscript should be typed in MS Word, using 12 point-Times New Roman-font. The paper should have 1.5 spacing throughout and written with a single column.
  7. The length of the manuscript should be less than 8000 words or 30 pages.
  8. All figures and tables should have clear captions and inserted directly in the body of the paper (NOT listed in the back of the paper).
  9. Use last name(s) of the author(s) and year of publication in the text. Use et al after the last name of the first author for three authors or more. In the end of the article, list the references in the alphabetical order of the last name of the first authors.
    1. For books: Last name, initials (year), title (italic), publisher, place of publication. For example: Chopra, S. and Meindl, P. (2001), Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning, and Operations, Prentice-Hall, New Jersey.
    2. For journals: Last name, initials (year), article title. Journal Name (italic), volume, number, page numbers. For example: Wang, X., and Liu, L. (2007). Coordination in a retailer-led supply chain through option contract. International Journal of Production Economics 110 (1-2), pp. 115 – 127.
    3. For Conference Proceedings: Last name, initials (year), article title. Conference Name (Italic), Conference Location, page numbers.
    4. For sources from the Internet: Add the URL address and date of access after any possible information such as authors’ name, title of the article, etc.
  10. The use of footnotes and end-notes should be avoided.
  11. Acknowledgement, if any, should be placed before the list of references.