Production and Operations Management

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Edited By: Professor Kalyan Singhal Merrick School of Business University of Baltimore

Impact Factor: 1.732

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 16/42 (Engineering Manufacturing); 25/82 (Operations Research & Management Science)

Online ISSN: 1937-5956

Author Guidelines

Submit your papers for consideration by Production and Operations and Management to the appropriate department editor or to the editor-in-chief electronically at the journal's Manuscript Central site. Use the following link.
Submit Manuscripts

We follow a double-blind review process, and therefore please remove your name and any acknowledgment from the manuscript before submitting it.

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically, preferably a pdf file, to the appropriate departmental editor or to the editor-in-chief. Manuscripts should be typed on 8½” x 11” paper, double-spaced, including references, footnotes, and abstract. Papers should not exceed 32 pages, including all references, tables, graphs and appendices 12-point font with 1-inch margins on all four sides. Papers should have double-spacing throughout, including abstract, references, and footnotes.

A cover page should give the title of the paper, the authors' names, addresses, institutional affiliations, telephone numbers, fax numbers, and email addresses. The first page of the manuscript should include the title of the paper and an abstract of 100-250 words. The title should be concise descriptive and explicit, not exceeding 12 words. The abstract should properly summarize the important content of the paper. The abstract should not contain formulas, references, or abbreviations. Please note up to four key words at the end of the abstract.

Production and Operations Management does not use footnotes. The important material should be incorporated in the main text. Acknowledge presentations, support, and assistance in an acknowledgement section preceding the references.

Cite references in the text by enclosing the authors' names and the year of publication in parentheses. Like the text of the paper, references should be double-spaced. List references alphabetically in a reference section at the end of the paper in the following style:

Hayes, R. H., G. P. Pisano. 1996. Manufacturing strategy: At the intersection of two paradigm shifts. Production and Operations Management, 5 (1), 25-41.

As much as possible, papers suitable for Production and Operations Management should be readable by those comfortable with undergraduate mathematics.

The submission of a paper to Production and Operations Management for refereeing means that the author certifies the manuscript is not copyrighted; nor has it been accepted for publication (or published) by any refereed journal; nor is it being refereed elsewhere, at the same time. If the paper (or any version of it) has appeared, or will appear in a non-refereed publication, the details of such publication must be made known to the editor at the time of submission, so that the suitability of the paper for Production and Operations Management can be assessed. Once a manuscripts has been accepted for publication, its authors are asked to sign a copyright transfer agreement and to supply good quality artwork for any figures.

Copyright Transfer Agreement

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 certain funders [e.g. The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) or the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)] you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with your Funder requirements.

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