Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management

An International Journal

ISSN: 1359-8546

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2015 Impact Factor: 2.731*
5-year Impact Factor (2015): 4.567*

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CiteScore 2015: 5.49
CiteScoreTracker 2016: 4.48 (Updated Monthly)

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Editorial Objectives

SCM:IJ is targeted at academics and practitioners in both public and private sector organizations working on all aspects of vertical coordination and process integration. The journal promotes the exchange of knowledge, experience and new ideas between researchers and practitioners and encourages a multi-disciplinary and cross-functional approach to the resolution of problems and the exploitation of opportunities within supply chains that extend beyond the buyer-supply interface.

Editorial Scope

Supply chain management is viewed as a business philosophy, which covers all aspects of business activity, the main emphasis being on working together with customers and suppliers to achieve competitive advantage. Thus, the scope of this journal is wide ranging and includes all aspects of the delivery process (procurement, manufacturing, logistics, inventory management, account management, marketing and new product development) and theoretical contributions from the social sciences (operations management, corporate strategy, organizational behaviour, new institutional economics, and public policy) in relation to developed and developing countries worldwide.

Unique attributes

The journal is broad based, but with a strategic focus, covering aspects of marketing, logistics and information technology, economics, management and organizational behaviour in relation to the operation of supply chains in all sectors. The journal aims to encourage the development and implementation of supply chain systems which achieve higher levels of service and substantial savings in costs.


With the globalization of business comes increased cross-border activity and new investment in overseas economies, both developed and developing. Whilst this brings new opportunities, both for the companies investing and the economies in which they invest, it also brings additional costs, particularly in terms of risk management and the logistics of multiple sourcing for multi-product enterprises. The journal will focus on these and associated issues to bring the research focus of academics closer to the practical problems facing commercial managers in a rapidly changing business environment.

Key benefits

This journal is unique and is the only journal which seeks to promote a dialogue between academics and business practitioners on an international scale in the area of supply chain management. The journal will keep the business community aware of new theoretical initiatives, while creating a forum for academics to present ideas.

Key journal audiences

The journal provides an invaluable source for practitioners and academics involved with:

  • Academics and their libraries
  • FMCG industries - especially food
  • Manufacturing companies - especially automotive and electrical components
  • Service industries - especially IT, transport and distribution
  • The provision of public services - especially health care and defence


  • Contractual relationships
  • Data interchange and vertical integration
  • Efficient consumer response
  • Investment in emerging economies
  • Just in time
  • Logistics
  • Organizational behaviour
  • Risk management 

Supply Chain Management is indexed, abstracted and ranked in:

  • BFI (Denmark)
  • Cabell's Dictionary of Publishing Opportunities in Management and Marketing
  • 2016 FNEGE Journals Ranking List (France)
  • International Logistics Abstracts
  • ISI: Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • ISI: Alerting Services
  • ISI: Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition
  • ISI: Social Sciences Citation Index
  • ISI: Social Scisearch
  • Online Logistics Bibliography
  • ReadCube Discover
  • Scopus
  • Publication Forum (Finland)
  • Qualis (Brazil)

Supply Chain Management is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Operations, Logistics & Quality eJournals Collection. For more information, please email or visit the Emerald Operations, Logistics & Quality eJournals Collection page.

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