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International Journal of Applied Logistics (IJAL)
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International Journal of Applied Logistics (IJAL)

This journal converted to Gold Open Access on January 1, 2023
Editor-in-Chief: Lincoln C. Wood (University of Otago, New Zealand & Curtin University, Australia)
Indexed In: INSPEC and 11 more indices
Published: Continuous Volume |Established: 2010
ISSN: 1947-9573|EISSN: 1947-9581|DOI: 10.4018/IJAL
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Published: Apr 21, 2023
DOI: 10.4018/IJAL.322098
Volume 13
Chen Wang, Benben Cui, Yutong Tang
This article takes the relevant construction supply chain (CSC) literature of the Web of Science Core Collection Database in the past 20 years and its construction supply chain - blockchain as the... Show More
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Wang, Chen, et al. "Blockchain Applications in Digital Construction Supply Chains." vol.13, no.1 2023: pp.1-16.


Wang, C., Cui, B., & Tang, Y. (2023). Blockchain Applications in Digital Construction Supply Chains. , 13(1), 1-16.


Wang, Chen, Benben Cui, and Yutong Tang. "Blockchain Applications in Digital Construction Supply Chains," 13, no.1: 1-16.

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Published: Mar 31, 2023
DOI: 10.4018/IJAL.309406
Volume 12
Ting Ding, Wenzhong Zhu, Ming Zhao
This paper investigates the economic relationship between logistics performance (LP) and export competitiveness (EC) based on the iceberg transport costs theory and conducts further empirical... Show More
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Ding, Ting, et al. "Will Cross-Border Logistics Performance Contribute to Export Competitiveness: Evidence From China Based on the Iceberg Transportation Cost." vol.12, no.1 2022: pp.1-20.


Ding, T., Zhu, W., & Zhao, M. (2022). Will Cross-Border Logistics Performance Contribute to Export Competitiveness: Evidence From China Based on the Iceberg Transportation Cost. , 12(1), 1-20.


Ding, Ting, Wenzhong Zhu, and Ming Zhao. "Will Cross-Border Logistics Performance Contribute to Export Competitiveness: Evidence From China Based on the Iceberg Transportation Cost," 12, no.1: 1-20.

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Published: Sep 30, 2022
DOI: 10.4018/IJAL.309982
Volume 12
Wasim F. Khan, Oshmita Dey
In most real-life inventory situations, it is observed that, during stock out period, an increase in the amount of shortage results in a decrease in the rate of backorder incurred. Therefore... Show More
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Khan, Wasim F., and Oshmita Dey. "Fuzzy Random Periodic Review Mixture Inventory Model With Shortage Dependent Backorder Rate." vol.12, no.1 2022: pp.1-15.


Khan, W. F. & Dey, O. (2022). Fuzzy Random Periodic Review Mixture Inventory Model With Shortage Dependent Backorder Rate. , 12(1), 1-15.


Khan, Wasim F., and Oshmita Dey. "Fuzzy Random Periodic Review Mixture Inventory Model With Shortage Dependent Backorder Rate," 12, no.1: 1-15.

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Description, Mission, Scope & Coverage
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... Show More
Mission & Scope:
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... Show More
  • Agile, lean, and resilient supply chain
  • Banking and Financing
  • Best practices and benchmarking
  • Business integrity and insurance
  • Business process automation and re-engineering
  • Business process re-engineering and business process management
  • Cloud computing and grid computing
  • Collaborative development of innovations
  • Collaborative planning and forecasting
  • Computational Logistics
  • Cultural, organizational, and human resources issues
  • Data engineering and decision support systems
  • Demand management
  • E-business, internet-enabled logistics, and supply chain practices
  • Enabling technologies
  • Enterprise interoperability, integration, and management
  • ERP, CRM, SRM, and WFM
  • Facility logistics (warehouse, transportation, and distribution)
  • Financial issues in logistics and supply chain management
  • Globalization and international issues
  • Government
  • GPS, GIS, and location-based systems
  • Green logistics and supply chains
  • Healthcare
  • Impact and application domains
  • Innovation drivers, metrics, and management
  • Innovation management and sustainable development
  • Innovation process and methodologies in logistics and supply chains
  • Integration of financial and physical flows
  • Internet and web technologies
  • Inventory and materials management
  • Knowledge and information management
  • Knowledge discovery and data mining
  • Logistics and supply chain management
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing and advertisement
  • Metrics and performance measurements
  • Mobile and ubiquitous computing
  • Modeling and optimization methodologies
  • Organizational and economical issues
  • Organizational innovations in logistics and supply chains
  • Partnership formation, strategic alliances, and entrepreneurship
  • Project Management
  • Public and communications
  • Retail, distribution, and transportation
  • Reverse logistics and returns management
  • RFID and automation
  • Security, vulnerability, and risk management
  • Sensors and wireless sensor networks
  • Service-science and service-oriented computing
  • Social and environmental responsibility
  • Sourcing and procurement management
  • Sustainable supply chain networks
  • Technology adoption and risk management
  • Tourism
  • Waste management, avoidance, and reduction
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Article Processing Charge (APC):

Payment of the APC fee (directly to the publisher) by the author or a funding body is not required until AFTER the manuscript has gone through the full double-anonymized peer review process and the Editor(s)-in-Chief at his/her/their full discretion has/have decided to accept the manuscript based on the results of the double-anonymized peer review process. 

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  • Digital tools used to support the manuscript management and review process
  • Typesetting, formatting and layout
  • Online hosting
  • Submission of the journal's content to numerous abstracts, directories, and indexes
  • Third-party software (e.g. plagiarism checks)
  • Editorial support which includes manuscript tracking, communications, submission guideline checks, and communications with authors and reviewers
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This journal is currently actively seeking new submissions. Interested authors should ensure that their article manuscript adheres to the journal's submission guidelines and before you write page, which include originality of the manuscript, APA formatting information and examples, manuscript requirements, and more. To submit an article for consideration, please begin the submission process below.
Submission-Related Inquiries
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:

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The International Journal of Applied Logistics (IJAL) is owned and published by IGI Global.

International Journal of Applied Logistics (IJAL) is editorially independent, with full authority of the journal's content falling to the Editor-in-Chief and the journal's Editorial Board.

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