Calls for papers


International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics
International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics


Special Issue on: "Global Logistics in Emerging Economies"

Guest Editors:
Prof. Nan Liu, Zhejiang University, China
Prof. Gengui Zhou, Zhejiang University of Technology, China
Prof. Paul Hong, University of Toledo, USA

The rise of emerging economies such as Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa is changing the structure of global trade, and therefore reinterprets the view of global supply chain management. As regional economic powerhouses with large populations, resource bases and markets, they play important roles in every segment of the global supply chain. In their efforts to ensure sustainable development, not only emerging markets, but also developed countries are facing big challenges that come from fundamental problems associated with their traditional economic and political systems.

Global logistics, aiming to integrate international production and distribution, is one of the factors that ties the different components of global supply chains together. Global corporations need to efficiently evaluate, configure and operate global logistics systems to remain competitive. It is therefore time for shipping and transport management researchers to consider emerging issues related to global logistics.

This special issue aims to collect recent original contributions related to the opportunities and challenges of global logistics, with a special emphasis on emerging economies. It will include revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 2015 Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) Conference, but we also strongly encourage researchers who are unable to participate in the conference to submit papers for this call.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Internet-based global trade and logistics
  • E-commerce-based global trade and logistics
  • Green logistics and social responsibility
  • Risk management of global logistics
  • Resilience in global logistics
  • Intermodal coordination in global logistics networks
  • Market analysis for global logistics in emerging economies
  • Global shipping and transport logistics networks
  • Managing intermodal transport
  • Strategic alliances and relationship management in global logistics
  • Global logistics negotiations and contracts

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 31 May, 2015