Naval Research Logistics (NRL)

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Edited By: Awi Federgruen

Impact Factor: 0.723

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 65/81 (Operations Research & Management Science)

Online ISSN: 1520-6750

Author Guidelines

NIH Public Access Mandate
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Author Services – Online production tracking is now available for your article through Wiley-Blackwell's Author Services. Author Services enables authors to track their article - once it has been accepted - through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated emails at key stages of production. The author will receive an email with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete email address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

Author Guidelines

Online Submission and Peer Review

Naval Research Logistics is now receiving submitted manuscripts online at .

Submit all new manuscripts online. Launch your web browser and go to . Check for an existing user account. If you are submitting for the first time, and you do not find an existing account, create a new account. Follow all instructions.

Naval Research Logistics has a completely digital submission, review, and production process via Manuscript Central. We therefore insist on production-quality files of all revisions of papers. If you do not follow the guidelines given below, your submission will be returned to you for modification. This will, of course, delay review and publication, so we ask that you pay careful attention at this time and we thank you for your cooperation.

TEXT Submit your source text in LaTeX, DOC or RTF format with LaTeX being preferred. Do not embed figures or tables in your source document; these should be submitted as separate files. If you submit a LaTeX file, include any macro or definition files within egin{filecontents*}{filename} end{filecontents*} environments in your source document and not as separate files.

Also submit a PDF version of your entire manuscript (including figures and tables).

TABLES Tables should be submitted in LaTeX, DOC or RTF format. Do not embed tables in your text.

FIGURES To ensure the highest print quality, your figures must be submitted in TIFF format according to the following minimum resolutions:  1200 dpi (dots per inch) for black and white line art (simple bar graphs, charts, etc.)  300 dpi for halftones (black and white photographs)  600 dpi for combination halftones (photographs that also contain line art such as labeling or thin lines) Vector-based figures (e.g., figures created in Adobe Illustrator) must be submitted in EPS format (not PS). In any case there should be only one file per figure.

COLOR FIGURES In addition to the resolution guidelines above, color figures must be submitted in a CMYK colorspace. Do not submit color figures as RGB.

UNACCEPTABLE FIGURE FORMATS Do not submit figures in any of the following formats: JPG, GIF, PSD, CRD, PCT, PPT, PDF, XLS, DOC, BMP, 123 (or other Lotus formats).

To ensure that your digital graphics are suitable for print purposes, please go to Rapid Inspector™ at This free, stand-alone software application will help you to inspect and verify illustrations right on your computer.

Wiley's Journal Styles and EndNote
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Literature references should be indicated in text by an Arabic number in square brackets. All literature citations should be grouped together at the end of the manuscript in alphabetical order and numbered consecutively. For journal references, supply author(s), title, journal title, volume, page range, and year of publication; for unpublished material, give as much information as possible [e.g., for lectures of symposia list author(s), paper title, symposium title, sponsor, location, and date]. Sample references follow:

Journal Article

[1] E. S. Kramer, S. S. Magliveras, and D. M. Mesner, t-designs from the large Mathieu groups, Discrete Math 36 (1981), 171-189.


[2] T. Beth, D. Jungnickel, and H. Lenz, Design theory, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England, 1986.

Edited Book

[3] C. C. Lindner, and C. A. Rodger, "Decomposition into cycles II," Cycle systems in contemporary design theory: A collection of surveys, J. H. Dinitz and D. R. Stinson (Editors), Wiley, New York, 1992, pp. 325-369.


[4] P. K. Brayton, D. Coppersmith, and A. J. Hoffman, Self-orthogonal Latin squares, Teorie Combinatorie, Proc. Rome Conf, 1976, pp. 509-517.

Authors will receive proofs that must be corrected and returned to the publisher within 48 hours of receipt. No new material may be inserted in the text at the proofreading stage. Should you wish to order reprints, please follow the instructions provided with your proofs or click on the following link


If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement

If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

CTA Terms and Conditions

For authors choosing OnlineOpen

If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit:

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