This is the 3rd episode of Listen to the Editors, a series of interviews with journal editors to unveil the trends in research for Operations and Supply Chain Management.
In this episode, we are interviewing Cristina Thomsen Gimenez, co-editor in chief for the International Journal of Operations and Production Management (IJOPM). He shares this role with Constantin Blome and Tobias Schoenherr.
Professor Gimenez is Professor, Department of Operations, Innovation and Data Sciences in ESADE Business School. She also serves as the Director of Identity and Mission for ESADE.
The host for this show is Iuri Gavronski, Associate Professor for the Graduate Program in Business for the UNISINOS Jesuit University.
We discuss the editorial process for the IJOPM. We also understand the reasons for 70% desk rejection rates at the journal. This is part of the new editorial strategy: having a more stringent process in the desk review and passing on to reviewers only papers with higher chance of publication. Once a paper passes this first round, the rejection rate drops to 30-40%.
According to professor Gimenez, alignment with the mission, methods alien to the readers, and contribution, are the main reasons for desk rejection. She suggests three questions to test contribution: 1) What do we know about this topic? 2) What we don’t know about this topic that this particular paper covers? 3) Why do we need to know this new information?
As for KPIs, the editorial team evaluates yearly impact factors. In the short term, they evaluate citations, downloads, submissions, and quality of submissions. The journal had 600,000 downloads and 9,700 citations in 2018.
Open Calls for Papers:
May 31: The hidden side of sustainable operations and supply chain management: Unanticipated outcomes, trade-offs and tensions (http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/call_for_papers.htm?id=7959)
April 30: The Use of Social Media in Operations and Supply Chain Management (http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/call_for_papers.htm?id=7949)
1. Saileshsingh Gunessee, Nachiappan Subramanian, Kun Ning, (2018) "Natural disasters, PC supply chain and corporate performance", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 38 Issue: 9, pp.1796-1814,
2. Christian F. Durach, José A.D. Machuca, (2018) "A matter of perspective – the role of interpersonal relationships in supply chain risk management", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 38 Issue: 10, pp.1866-1887,
3. Amy V. Benstead, Linda C. Hendry, Mark Stevenson, (2018) "Horizontal collaboration in response to modern slavery legislation: An action research project", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 38 Issue: 12, pp.2286-2312,
4. Stanley Frederick W.T. Lim, Jagjit Singh Srai, (2018) "Examining the anatomy of last-mile distribution in e-commerce omnichannel retailing: A supply network configuration approach", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 38 Issue: 9, pp.1735-1764.
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