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Journal of Operations and Strategic Planning

Journal of Operations and Strategic Planning

Published in Association with International Management Institute Kolkata

Editor
Tirthankar Nag Professor, International Management Institute Kolkata


eISSN: 25166018 | ISSN: 2516600X | Current volume: 1 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Bi-annually
Call for Papers


Journal of Operations and Strategic Planning
is a bi annual peer reviewed journal to inform and shape academic discussions around empirical and theoretical facets of operations management. With its primary focus on operations management area, the journals would publish interdisciplinary research articles of international significance. Backed by conceptual rigor, the journal lays emphasis on creating scholarly impact as well as have practice oriented implications having wide acceptance for academicians and practitioners. Masking the complex process of concept development yet not sacrificing on the underlying rigor, articles are expected to exude an intuitive appeal for applicability. The journal shall consider management ideas across the following disciplines: a) Operations Management Theory b) Operations Management Research c) Operations Management Applications and shall be spread across i) Supply chain management ii) Project management iii) Quality management iv) Technology management v) Distribution and Retail Management vi)Materials Management vii) Operations Processes and viii) Other topics. There shall be specific emphasis on emerging economies in particular. The journal finally aims at developing a platform where scholarly research and practice receive due focus. The aim of this journal does not include news and current affairs.

Journal of Operations and Strategic Planning is a bi annual peer reviewed journal to inform and shape academic discussions around empirical and theoretical facets of operations management. With its primary focus on operations management area, the journals would publish interdisciplinary research articles of international significance. Backed by conceptual rigor, the journal lays emphasis on creating scholarly impact as well as have practice oriented implications having wide acceptance for academicians and practitioners. Masking the complex process of concept development yet not sacrificing on the underlying rigor, articles are expected to exude an intuitive appeal for applicability. The journal shall consider management ideas across the following disciplines: a) Operations Management Theory b) Operations Management Research c) Operations Management Applications and shall be spread across i) Supply chain management ii) Project management iii) Quality management iv) Technology management v) Distribution and Retail Management vi)Materials Management vii) Operations Processes and viii) Other topics. There shall be specific emphasis on emerging economies in particular. The journal finally aims at developing a platform where scholarly research and practice receive due focus. The aim of this journal does not include news and current affairs.

Associate Editor
Pooja Sengupta International Management Institute Kolkata
Journal Editorial Board
Pradip K Bhaumik Area Chair (Operations Management) & Distinguished Professor, International Management Institute
Manoj K Tiwari Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Sushil Kumar Professor, Operations Management Area, IIM Lucknow
Nyoman Pujawan Professor, Supply Chain Engineering & Head of Graduate Program, Department of Industrial Engineering, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS), Indonesia
Prasanta Dey Professor, Operations Management, Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham, UK
Stephen Harewood Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Social Sciences, Cave Hill Campus, The University of the West Indies
Journal Advisory Board
Arindam Banik Director, International Management Institute, Kolkata
Stephane Bourliataux-Lajoinie MCF-Dir Adjoint de l'IAE, Dir du M2 Marketing des services parcours international, University of Tours, France
Fernando Padovani Professor, The Universidade Do Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Zeng Xiangyu Professor, Institute of South Asian Studies, Sichuan University
Guo Xiaoming Professor and Vice President, Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences (SASS), China
Xiang Baoyun Professor, Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences (SASS), China
Kar-yiu Wong Professor, University of Washington, USA
Chung Mo Koo Professor, Kangwon National University, Korea
Amos Owen Thomas Associate Professor, Stockholm Business School, Sweden
Editorial Office
Asmita Biswas International Management Institute Kolkata

Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Journal of Operations and Strategic Planning (OSP)

Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site [https://peerreview.sagepub.com/osp] to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Journal of Operations and Strategic Planning will be reviewed.

There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

1. What do we publish?

1.1 Aims & Scope
1.2 Article types
1.3 Writing your paper

2. Editorial policies

2.1 Peer review policy
2.2 Authorship
2.3 Acknowledgements
2.4 Funding
2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

3. Publishing polices

3.1 Publication ethics
3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement
3.3 Open access and author archiving

4. Preparing your manuscript

4.1 Formatting
4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
4.3 Supplementary material
4.4 Reference style
4.5 English language editing services

5. Submitting your manuscript

5.1 ORCID
5.2 Information required for completing your submission
5.3 Permissions

6. On acceptance and publication

6.1 SAGE Production
6.2 Online First publication
6.3 Access to your published article
6.4 Promoting your article

7. Further information

1. What do we publish?

1.1 Aims & Scope

Before submitting your manuscript to Journal of Operations and Strategic Planning, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope .

1.2 Article types

The journal shall consider management ideas across the following disciplines: a) Operations Management Theory b) Operations Management Research c) Operations Management Applications and shall be spread across i) Supply chain management ii) Project management iii) Quality management iv) Technology management v) Distribution and Retail Management vi)Materials Management vii) Operations Processes and viii) Other topics. There shall be specific emphasis on emerging economies in particular.

There is no limit on the number of references allowed.

  • All articles must be accompanied by 4–6 keywords and an abstract of 150–200 words. Notes should be numbered serially and presented at the end of the article. Notes must contain more than a mere reference.
  • American spellings throughout; universal ‘z’ in ‘-ize’, ‘-ization’ words.
  • Use single quotes throughout. Double quotes only to be used within single quotes. Spellings of words in quotations should not be changed. Quotations of 45 words or more should be separated from the text and indented with one space with a line space above and below.
  • Use ‘19th century’, ‘1980s’. Spell out numbers from one to nine, 10 and above to remain in figures. However, for exact measurements, use only figures (3 km, 9 percent, not %). Use thousands and millions, not lakhs and crores. Avoid saying ‘recently’ but rather give the year.

1.3 Writing your paper

The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

2. Editorial policies

2.1 Peer review policy

Journal of Operations and Strategic Planning adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties.

2.2 Authorship

All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

2.3 Acknowledgements

All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

2.3.1 Writing assistance

Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance. It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

2.4 Funding

Journal of Operations and Strategic Planning requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

Journal of Operations and Strategic Planning encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

3. Publishing Policies

3.1 Publication ethics

SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

3.1.1 Plagiarism

Journal of Operations and Strategic Planning and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

3.1.2 Prior publication

If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement      

Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway

3.3 Open access and author archiving

Journal of Operations and Strategic Planning offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

4. Preparing your manuscript for submission                                                            

4.1 Formatting

The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines  

Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

4.3 Supplementary material

This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files

4.4 Reference style

Journal of Operations and Strategic Planning adheres to the APA reference style. View the APA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

4.5 English language editing services

Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

5. Submitting your manuscript

Journal of Operations and Strategic Planning is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit [https://peerreview.sagepub.com/osp] to login and submit your article online.

IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

5.1 ORCID

As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognised.

We encourage all authors to add their ORCIDs to their SAGE Track accounts and include their ORCIDs as part of the submission process. If you don’t already have one you can create one here

5.2 Information required for completing your submission

You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

5.3 Permissions

Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway

6. On acceptance and publication           

6.1 SAGE Production

Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

6.2 Online First publication

Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

6.3 Access to your published article

SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

6.4 Promoting your article

Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos. 

7. Further information

Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Journal of Operations and Strategic Planning editorial office as follows:

Prof. Tirthankar Nag

t.nag@imi-k.edu.in

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