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Modern Supply Chain Research and Applications (MSCRA) is a premier peer-reviewed journal in operations research, management, analytics, and general quantitative modeling, with special interest in applications covering materials management, logistics, supply chain management and strategic sourcing. It is the high-quality journal of Federation of Management Societies of China (FMS), and the official journal of International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM). MSCRA is published in association with China Fortune Press.

ISSN: 2631-3871
eISSN: 2631-3871

Aims and scope

Modern Supply Chain Research and Applications (MSCRA) is a premier peer-reviewed journal in operations research, management, analytics, and general quantitative modelling, with a special interest in applications covering materials management, logistics, supply chain management and strategic sourcing. The journal considers papers with an emphasis on statistics and research review, analytics research, modelling, optimization, and case-based research. MSCRA is also a broad-based journal devoted to operations and analysis of problems in business, industry and government.

Submissions that are most appropriate for MSCRA are papers addressing modelling and analysis of problems motivated by real-world applications; major methodological advances in operations research/management, analytics, and applied probability; and expository or survey pieces of lasting value.

Areas represented include, but are not limited to: probability, statistics, simulation, optimization, data analytics, machine learning, statistical learning, game theory, with applications in supply chain, logistics, market design, revenue management, algorithmic economy, intelligent manufacturing, healthcare, scheduling, risk management, quality, reliability, maintenance, and decision analytics.

Special issues devoted to a single topic are published occasionally, and proposals for special issues are welcomed by the Editorial Board.


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Transparency statement for Modern Supply Chain Research and Applications 

  1. Journal Ownership: Modern Supply Chain Research and Applications is published by Emerald Publishing on behalf of the China Fortune Press.
  2. Governing Body: The editorial team is appointed and managed by the China Fortune Press. The journal is governed by the editorial team in collaboration with Emerald Publishing.
  3. Peer Review Process: The journal operates a double blind peer review model. All articles undergo an initial assessment by the journal editor. If they are considered suitable for consideration, articles will then be a reviewed by a minimum of two external reviewers to assess suitability for publication. Final responsibility for editorial decisions rests with the Editor-in-Chief of the journal.
  4. Editorial team/contact information: Contact details for the editorial team can be found on the journal homepage. Queries may also be directed to Emerald’s Publishing team as follows: Eva Chen – [email protected]
  5. Copyright: All articles in the journal are published Open Access under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY-4.0). This allows authors to retain copyright of their work whilst others can share, use and build upon this work created as long as appropriate attribution is given.
  6. Author Fees: The journal is published under a Platinum Open Access arrangement, in that all costs associated with publishing an Open Access article in the journal are funded by the China Fortune Press. There are currently no Article Processing Charges to the author(s).
  7. Allegations of Misconduct: All journals published by Emerald are members of and subscribe to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics. In the event of any allegation of research or publication misconduct the publisher and editor will adhere to COPE guidelines in dealing with such allegations.
  8. Conflicts of interest: Authors are asked to declare any financial or ethical conflicts of interest upon submitting their work to the journal. Difficult cases will be referred to the Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE) for advice.
  9. Frequency: The journal currently publishes 4 issues per annum
  10. Access: All journal articles are published Open Access on EmeraldInsight.com - http://www.emeraldinsight.com/loi/mscra under a CCBY 4.0 licence (please see section 5).  
  11. Revenue sources: The journal is published under a platinum Open Access arrangement, in that all costs associated with publishing an Open Access article in the journal are funded by the China Fortune Press.
  12. Advertising: The journal does not accept direct advertising
  13. Archiving: Emerald provides perpetual access for all e-journal content by working with digital preservation schemes Portico, LOCKSS and CLOCKSS.
  14. Direct marketing: On occasion the journal will use direct marketing activities (primarily email campaigns) to raise awareness of the journal and to invite authors to submit articles.   Marketing activities are conducted by the China Fortune Press unless otherwise agreed with Emerald.

This statement was updated by Eva Chen (Emerald Publishing) on 16th Feb 2020.