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Note: The format of the submission will be checked only after acceptance and therefore you don't need to adjust the format for the first submission.
Manuscripts should be submitted by the corresponding authors through only our online manuscript tracking systems (MTS) via http://www.ijsom.com/contacts?_action=loginForm . The electronic Word files can be submitted through the mentioned system. Submissions by anyone other than one of the authors will not be accepted. The corresponding author takes responsibility for the paper during submission and peer review. If you have any problem in submission through the MTS for technical reason or etc. please feel free to contact us via http://www.ijsom.com/journal/contact.us
All manuscripts are assessed in accordance with the peer review principle. An editor will assess a submitted manuscript initially for its suitability in general terms. If a manuscript is evaluated suitable, it is forwarded to two or more peer reviewers. The editor cannot designate himself as a peer reviewer. You can see peer review process section for more information via http://ijsom.com/journal/process
Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously, nor is it under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors also certify that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere, including electronically in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder.
The authors should certify that they have no affiliations with or involvement in any organization or entity with any financial interest (such as honoraria; educational grants; participation in speakers’ bureaus; membership, employment, consultancies, stock ownership, or other equity interest; and expert testimony or patent-licensing arrangements), or non-financial interest (such as personal or professional relationships, affiliations, knowledge or beliefs) in the subject matter or materials discussed in this manuscript.
All articles must be written in UK English.
The following information should be included in a separate paper:
All illustrations, whether diagrams or photographs, are referred to as Figures. Upon submission of an article, authors are supposed to include all figures and tables in the PDF file of the manuscript. Figures and tables should not be submitted in separate files. If the article is accepted, authors will be asked to provide the source files of the figures. Each figure should be supplied in a separate electronic file. All figures should be cited in the paper in a consecutive order and figure caption should be cited under the figure. Figures should be supplied in either vector art formats (Illustrator, EPS, WMF, FreeHand, CorelDraw, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) or bitmap formats (Photoshop, TIFF, GIF, JPEG, etc.). Bitmap images should be of 300 dpi resolution at least, unless the resolution is intentionally set to a lower level for scientific reasons. If a bitmap image has labels, the image and labels should be embedded in separate layers.
Tables should be cited consecutively in the text. Every table must have a descriptive title and if numerical measurements are given, the units should be included in the column heading. The explanation of the table must be written above it.
The text of the article should include the following:
IJSOM uses the short reference system for citations in the text with a detailed alphabetical list at the end of the article. For example 'Morse (2000) suggests ...' or ‘Morse and Boyle (1995) found that ...' or 'A study of economic change (Boyle and Morse, 1982) has shown that ...'
References should be made only to works that are published, accepted for publication (not merely 'submitted'), or available through libraries or institutions. Any other source should be qualified by a note regarding availability. Full reference should include all authors' names and initials, date of publication, title of article, title of publication (italics), volume and issue number (of a journal), publisher and form (books, conference proceedings) and page numbers.
* Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full.
The references formats are as follows:
Journal article (printed/Online): Author(s) of article’s FAMILY/SURNAME, First letter of the first and middle name in capital (Publication year in brackets). Title of article. Title of journal – italicized, Volume number (Part number/month in brackets), pp. followed by the page numbers of the article.
Yang H.L., Sarker B. and Chang C.T. (2013). A two-warehouse partial backlogging inventory model for deteriorating items with permissible delay in payment under inflation. Applied Mathematical Modelling, Vol. 37, pp. 2717–2726.
Book Format: FAMILY/SURNAME, First letter of the first and middle name in capital (Publication year in brackets). Book title – italicized, Series title and volume if applicable. Edition – if not the first. Place of publication: publisher.
Bazarra M.S., Sherali H.D. and Shetty C.M. (1993). Nonlinear Programming: Theory and Algorithms, Second ed., New York: John Wiley and Sons.
Dissertation Format: FAMILY/SURNAME, First letter of the first and middle name in capital (Publication year in brackets) Dissertation title, University.
Proceeding and Reports: FAMILY/SURNAME, First letter of the first and middle name in capital. (Conference year in brackets). Title of Article. Title of Conference, No. of Conference, Followed by the page No.
If the work contains more than one appendix, identify them as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices must be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on.
IJSOM has a policy of screening for plagiarism, it means whenever you paraphrase, summarize, or take words, phrases, or sentences from another person's work, it is necessary to indicate the source of the information within your paper using an internal citation. It is not enough to just list the source in a bibliography at the end of your paper. Failing to properly quote, cite or acknowledge someone else's words or ideas with an internal citation is plagiarism.
Uncertain Decision Making, Optimization in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Transportation, Distribution, and Materials Handling, Manufacturing and Service Systems Design, Maintenance Engineering and Management, Production and Inventory Management, Purchasing and Sourcing Management, Operations Planning, Scheduling and Control, Artificial Intelligence and Expert System, Information Technology, Hazard and Risk Assessment and Mitigation, Healthcare Systems Engineering, Strategy Planning, Human Resource Management for Operations, Quality Management Systems and Tools, Performance Measurement and Productivity, Organizational behavior in relation to the operation of supply chains, Human factors, work organization and workforce demographics, Marketing, Economics, Technology Management for Operations, Project Management, Capacity Planning and Analysis, Ergonomics in Job and Work Design, Modelling and Simulation