News – IJPDLM appoint new senior associate editors
The International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management (IJPDLM) has appointed two new senior associate editors (SAEs). They are Professor Lydia Bals from University of Applied Sciences Mainz, Germany, and Dr. Jyotirmoyee Bhattacharjya from University of Sydney, Australia. A warm welcome to the IJPDLM editorial board and thank you Lydia and Jyoti for your commitment!
IJPDLM is planning to recruit a few more new SAEs. The term of office is three years in the first instance with an option for a further three. If you are interested to contribute to the journal as SAEs or editorial review board (ERBs), please contact the editor in chief (EIC) Professor Chee Yew Wong [email protected]
International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management (IJPDLM) was established in 1970. IJPDLM is one of the first logistics and supply chain management journals. IJPDLM is one of the leading logistics and supply chain management journals in the world. In 2021, IJPDLM’s impact factor has risen to 7.29. The journal publishes 45-50 articles annually.
IJPDLM is a leading research journal bridging strategic areas of supply chain management, business logistics, marketing, sustainability, global trade and development in a way that builds knowledge on solving critical production and consumption problems. IJPDLM seeks strategically focused, theoretically grounded, empirical and conceptual, quantitative and qualitative original research studies in logistics, physical distribution, purchasing, operations and supply chain management, and associated strategic issues. Quantitatively oriented mathematical and modelling research papers are not suitable for IJPDLM.
The main roles and expectations of SAEs:
The SAEs will be assigned about four manuscripts per annum. The SAEs will manage the review process until a final decision is made by the EIC. The SAEs are expected to invite at least two suitable (high-quality) reviewers and follow up the reviewers to make sure at least two blinded reviews are obtained in time. The SAEs are expected write a constructive recommendation to the EIC.
The SAEs will help authors to improve the quality and contribution of the manuscripts and help reviewers to make their reviews more constructive. The SAEs are expected to support the EIC and other editorial members as an expert in a specialized area of expertise, subject area or methodology. The SAEs may lead or support special issues. The SAEs are expected to contribute to the success of the journal through representing/promoting the journal in events and conferences.