International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics
- Editor in Chief
- Prof. Kee-hung Lai
- ISSN online
- ISSN print
- 8 issues per year
- Impact factor (Clarivate Analytics) 2023 1.5 (5 Year Impact Factor 1.5)
- CiteScore 2.3 (2022)
IJSTL is an international peer-reviewed journal addressing all methodological aspects in the field of shipping and transport logistics, particularly those that require empirical or mathematical analysis with managerial implications. IJSTL is dedicated to publishing original, high-quality and methodologically rigorous research papers that address significant management issues pertinent to shipping/transport logistics. IJSTL also publishes informative and critical book reviews of newly published books with scholarly and practical contributions that advance the state-of-the-art of the theory and practice of shipping/transport logistics.
Topics covered include
- Analysis of economies of scale in ship size and firm size
- Container positioning in liner shipping
- International trade and shipping
- Managing intermodal transport
- Market analysis in sectors of shipping and transport logistics
- Modelling and analysis of problems pertinent to shipping and transport logistics
- Risk analysis in transport logistics and physical distribution infrastructure
- Service quality in shipping and transport logistics
- Strategic alliances and relationship management in shipping and transport distribution
- Strategic management for managing shipping and transport logistics
- Transhipment and the development of hub and spoke in shipping
- Transport security
- IT and decision support systems for shipping management and physical distribution
- Warehouse and terminal operations and management
IJSTL combines the high standards of an academic approach with the practical value of industrial applications. Its objective is to promote original research and disseminate cutting-edge knowledge for improving practice in the management of shipping and transport logistics, and to strengthen the theoretical base that underpins sound management decision-making. It provides a forum for exchange of ideas and presentation of development in theory and applications for researchers and practitioners to advance knowledge for improving management in the field of shipping and transport logistics.
IJSTL provides a vehicle to help professionals, academics, researchers and policy makers, working in the field of shipping and transport logistics, to disseminate information and to learn from one another's work.
IJSTL publishes original papers, review papers, case studies, conference reports and book reviews. Special Issues devoted to important topics in Shipping and Transport Logistics will occasionally be published.
IJSTL is indexed in:
- Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics)
- Scopus (Elsevier)
- Social Science Citation Index (Clarivate Analytics)
- Academic OneFile (Gale)
- cnpLINKer (CNPIEC)
- Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale)
- Google Scholar
- Info Trac (Gale)
- Inspec (Institution of Engineering and Technology)
- International Abstracts in Operations Research
- TRID [Transportation Research Information Services + ITRD] (Transportation Research Board)
IJSTL is listed in:
- National Agency for Evaluation of the University and Research System (ANVUR)
- Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities
Editor in Chief
- Lai, Kee-hung, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
- Ng, C.T. Daniel, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
- Wong, Christina W.Y., The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
- Cheng, T.C. Edwin, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
- Lun, Y.H. Venus, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
- Boon-itt, Sakun, Thammasat University, Thailand
- Dong, Ciwei, Zhongnan Univesity of Economics and Law, China
- Fernandez, Christina Sancha, Universitat Ramon Llull, Spain
- Ke, Ginger Y., Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
- Ma, Xin, Monash University, Australia
- Park, Yong An, Korea Maritime Institute, South Korea
- Qing, Ding, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
- Song, Dongping, University of Liverpool, UK
- Tang, Huajun, Macau University of Science and Technology, China
- Yang, Dong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
- Yang, Liu, University of International Business and Economics, China
Editorial Board Members
- Banomyong, Ruth, Thammasat University, Thailand
- Bichou, Khalid, Imperial College London, UK
- Browne, Michael, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
- Cariou, Pierre, Euromed Management, France
- Choi, Thomas Y., Arizona State University, USA
- Coto-Millán, Pablo, University of Cantabria, Spain
- Ding, Lili, Ocean University of China, China
- Dresner, Martin, University of Maryland, USA
- Gunasekaran, Angappa, Penn State Harrisburg, USA
- Haasis, Hans-Dietrich, University of Bremen, Germany
- Haralambides, H.E., Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
- Heaver, Trevor D., University of British Columbia, Canada
- Hilmola, Olli-Pekka, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
- Hoffmann, Jan, UNCTAD Trade Logistics Branch Division on Technology and Logistics, Switzerland
- Hwang, Hark, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
- Jin, Zhihong, Dalian Maritime University, China
- Laporte, Gilbert, HEC Montréal, Canada
- Lee, Paul Tae-Woo, Zhejiang University, China
- Loo, Becky, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
- Lu, Chin-Shan, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Province of China
- Notteboom, Theo, Shanghai Maritime University, China
- Pallis, Thanos, University of the Aegean, Greece
- Panayides, Photis M., Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
- Pinedo, Michael, New York University, USA
- Prajogo, Daniel, Monash University, Australia
- Psaraftis, Harilaos N., Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
- Roe, Michael, University of Plymouth, UK
- Talley, Wayne K., Old Dominion University, USA
- Tang, Christopher S., University of California - Los Angeles, USA
- Tayi, Giri Kumar, State University of New York at Albany, USA
- Teo, Thompson S.H., National University of Singapore, Singapore
- Wong, S.C., University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
- Zachcial, Manfred, Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics, Germany
- Zhang, Anming, University of British Columbia, Canada
- Zhu, Qinghua, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
- Zipkin, Paul H., Duke University, USA
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Supply-chain resilience strategies
8 August, 2023
A systematic review of the research literature into supply-chain resilience in the International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics offers new insights for businesses striving to navigate these turbulent waters. Supply chains stretch across continents and disruptions loom as a constant threat, the concept of supply-chain resilience is now high on the business agenda. Supply-chain resilience is the ability to adapt, respond, and recover from unforeseen problems in order to ensure business continuity and sustainability. This urgency has been amplified by the escalating frequency and impact of supply chain disturbances. An international team has looked for critical insights for businesses striving to ensure supply-chain resilience, by carrying out an exhaustive review of the research literature. The work involved a systematic literature review and a citation network analysis. Through that the team identified and dissected three prominent strategies underpinning supply-chain resilience: agility, risk management, and reengineering, or restoration. The team was thus able to construct a framework to extract the various relationships between these different factors and how they affect supply-chain resilience building on complex adaptive system theory [...]More details...
17 August, 2023
A study of a container shipping terminal in Turkey, published in the International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, demonstrates how it is possible to predict with almost 90 percent accuracy the transaction types that will be needed once an inbound container vessel docks at the quayside before it arrives and so reduce the need for logistics planners to shuffle containers unnecessarily.. Elifcan Dursun and Sule Gungor of Tarsus University in Tarsus, Mersin, Turkey turned to the Cross Industry Standard Process for Data Mining (CRISP-DM) framework. They have used its strategic approach to develop a predictive model that could preclude the need for container reshuffling by allowing the planners and logistics managers to be almost wholly confident in their allocation of inbound containers [...]More details...