IJPDLM News from Emerald


News and updates for the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management

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IJPDLM news: Thomson Reuters SSCI success, Editor podcast and more

Thomson Reuters SSCI success

It gives me great pleasure to share the news that IJPDLM has been selected for coverage in Thomson Reuters’ Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI).

IJPDLM’s first Journal Impact Factor will be calculated between 2008 and 2010 and is due to be published in June 2011.

Emerald Group Publishing would like to thank the outgoing Editors, Professors Michael R. Crum and Richard F. Poist Jr for all of their hard work, and also the European Regional Editors, Editorial Advisory Board members, reviewers and authors who continue to play an intrinsic part in the success of the journal.

The new Editors introduce themselves

Alex E. Ellinger and R. Glenn Richey Jr have now taken over as Co-Editors of IJPDLM and you can view a podcast where the Editors introduce themselves and talk about their plans for the journal at http://vimeo.com/16936411

Submit your papers online

IJPDLM is now making use of the ScholarOne online submission system. All papers (except for some special issue submissions) should be submitted through http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijpdlm.

Look out for…

  1. IJPDLM’s 40th anniversary issue of invited papers by leading names in the field. Due to publish at the end of January 2011.
  2. IJPDLM’s Special issue on Developments in Defence Logistics.

    Submission closing date 31st January 2011



  3. IJPDLM’s first annual call for papers on Managerially Relevant Logistics Models

    Submission closing date 1 April 2011



  4. IJPDLM’s Special issue on Applying Service-Dominant (S-D) Logic to Physical Distribution and Logistics Management

    Submission closing date 30 November 2011


IJPDLM is part of Emerald’s Operations and Logistics Management portfolio, which includes other SSCI-indexed and leading journals, such as International Journal of Operations & Production Management (JIF of 1.725), Supply Chain Management: An International Journal (JIF 1.417) and International Journal of Logistics Management (also recently accepted by Thomson-Reuters).

For further information about The International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, please visit the webpages at www.emeraldinsight.com/ijpdlm.htm