Calls for papers


International Journal of Supply Chain and Inventory Management
International Journal of Supply Chain and Inventory Management


Special Issue on: "New Approaches for Transport, Logistics and Transformation"

Guest Editor:
Francesco Longo, University of Calabria, Italy

Transport, logistics and transportation continue to present new challenges and demand that researchers and practitioner find new and powerful approaches for dealing with the everyday complexities that affect operational and management processes. To this end, there is a growing effort towards the application of artificial intelligence techniques as well as mathematical modelling and software development.

Given that, the aim of this special issue is twofold: to appraise the current state of research, and to provide advanced approaches for the future development of the field. Therefore, the issue calls for papers that go beyond the current state of the art and have the potential to stimulate and guide future research efforts delineating critical paths for future research.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 2014 International Workshop on Innovation for Logistics (WIN-LOG 2014), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.

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

  • Bulk terminals
  • Container shipping
  • Container terminals
  • Control of logistics processes
  • Decision support in logistics
  • Environmental impact of logistic operations
  • Green logistics
  • Green supply chain operations
  • Logistics and manufacturing
  • Multimodal transportation
  • Naval training systems
  • Port management
  • Production planning and control
  • Railways
  • Resource planning
  • Supply chain management
  • Supply chain risks and vulnerabilities
  • Supply chain security
  • Supply chains
  • Sustainability in logistics
  • Traceability along the supply chain
  • Transportation and distribution
  • Urban transportation
  • Vessel traffic systems
  • Warehouse services and management

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

Manuscripts due by: 30 September, 2015

Notification to authors: 30 November, 2015

Final versions due by: 30 December, 2015