International Journal of Applied Logistics (IJAL)

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Published Semi-Annually. Est. 2010.

The International Journal of Applied Logistics (IJAL) disseminates supply chain management and applied logistic theories, technology development, innovation, and transformation in various economy sectors upon current, advancing technological opportunities and market imperatives. This journal addresses latest academic research and industry practices on emerging enabling technologies including RFID, innovations in logistics and supply chain management, and transformations of a more efficient economy.

ISSN: 1947-9573|EISSN: 1947-9581|DOI: 10.4018/IJAL
The Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Applied Logistics (IJAL) would like to invite you to consider submitting a manuscript for inclusion in this scholarly journal. The following describes the mission, coverage, and guidelines for submission to IJAL.


The mission of the International Journal of Applied Logistics (IJAL) is to provide a prestigious forum of innovative findings for applied research and development in logistics and supply chain management. Providing researchers, practitioners, and academicians with insight into a wide range of topics, this journal disseminates the theories and technological progressions in applied research, advances in logistics and supply chains, and industry experiences in the adoption of developed and emerging theories and technologies to enhance competitiveness towards enabling efficient and sustainable knowledge-driven economy.


Topics to be discussed in this journal include (but are not limited to) the following:
  • Enabling technologies

      • Business process automation and re-engineering
      • Cloud computing and grid computing
      • Data engineering and decision support systems
      • GPS, GIS, and location-based systems
      • Internet and Web technologies
      • Knowledge discovery and data mining
      • Mobile and ubiquitous computing
      • RFID and automation
      • Security, vulnerability, and risk management
      • Sensors and wireless sensor networks
      • Service-science and service-oriented computing
  • Impact and application domains

      • Banking and financing
      • Government
      • Healthcare
      • Manufacturing
      • Marketing and advertisement
      • Public and communications
      • Retail, distribution, and transportation
      • Tourism
  • Innovation management and sustainable development

      • Collaborative development of innovations
      • Green logistics and supply chains
      • Innovation drivers, metrics, and management
      • Innovation process and methodologies in logistics and supply chains
      • Organizational innovations in logistics and supply chains
      • Reverse logistics and returns management
      • Social and environmental responsibility
      • Sustainable supply chain networks
      • Technology adoption and risk management
      • Waste management, avoidance, and reduction
  • Logistics and supply chain management

      • Agile, lean, and resilient supply chain
      • Best practices and benchmarking
      • Collaborative planning and forecasting
      • Computational logistics
      • Demand management
      • Facility logistics (warehouse, transportation, and distribution)
      • Inventory and materials management
      • Metrics and performance measurements
      • Modeling and optimization methodologies
      • Partnership formation, strategic alliances, and entrepreneurship
      • Project management
      • Sourcing and procurement management
  • Organizational and economical issues

      • Business integrity and insurance
      • Business process re-engineering and business process management
      • Cultural, organizational, and human resources issues
      • E-business, internet-enabled logistics, and supply chain practices
      • Enterprise interoperability, integration, and management
      • ERP, CRM, SRM, and WFM
      • Financial issues in logistics and supply chain management
      • Globalization and international issues
      • Integration of financial and physical flows
      • Knowledge and information management


    Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished article manuscripts will be considered. Interested authors must consult the Journal Guidelines for Manuscript Submission at PRIOR to submission. Any further questions may be answered at All article manuscript submissions will be forwarded to at least three members of the editorial review board of the journal for a double-blind peer review. The final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers.

    All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

    All inquiries regarding IJAL should be directed to the attention of:
    Lincoln Wood

    All manuscript submissions to IJAL should be sent through the online submission system: