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Author Guidelines

Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management accepts reviewing scientific articles related to the journal's focus and scope. The contributions must be written in English, and they must be original (not published in another journals or any other media). Along the reviewing process, it is forbidden that the contribution follows a parallel reviewing process in another journal. In order to follow the formatting instructions, it is strongly recommended to use the journal's templates for contributors, so that the articles must be sent using the TEMPLATE AVAILABLE ON MICROSOFT WORD (doc)JIEM_WordAny deviation from those guidelines causes a substantial increase in workload for editor-in-chief, section editors and administrative staff during the editorial process. Therefore any paper with format defects will be automatically declined and the editorial process ends. If when uploading the document, it is not registered in the system, it is probably because it is too heavy. Try to lower the size of the document or add the figures or photos in separate documents.
The journal's editorial team will acknowledge the receipt of originals. There is no limit to the length of the contributions. In addition to respecting the template formatting, contribution must comply the following norms: 

- Title (and optionally, subtitle): The title must adequately describe the contribution's content.
Authors: Authors must NOT include the author's names or any other information about them in the paper. Authors should include the author's names, their institutional affiliation, their ORCID number and their e-mails in the intranet during the submission process. During the revision and editing process we can not accept the addition of more authors, so that, be sure to upload all authors of the paper during the submission process.
Abstract: The contribution must include an abstract of no more than 300 words in length and the following structure:
  • Purpose: (Required field)
  • Design/methodology/approach: (Required field)
  • Findings: (Required field)
  • Research limitations/implications: (optional field)
  • Practical implications: (optional field)
  • Social implications: (optional field)
  • Originality/value: (Required field)
  • Keywords (4-7, Required field): that adequately describe the contribution's contents, and the specialization areas that best fit the contents of the paper.
- Contribution's structure: The structure of the paper should be the usually accepted in social sciences. Being an empirical research, the paper should include introduction, literature review, sample and methods, discussion and conclusion sections. The references must be listed after the conclusions, and before the appendices, if any.
- Notes: Footnotes or endnotes will NOT be accepted.
- Citations: Whenever the authors make reference to another author's ideas or results, they must indicate its origin using the adequate citation. The citations must be written in text using the last edition of APA style.
Conclusions male/female: In academic writing, it is imperative to provide comprehensive and accurate conclusions that reflect the findings of the study. In some cases, the conclusions may differ based on the sex of the individuals involved, and it is important to acknowledge this potential variability in order to provide a more nuanced and accurate assessment of the results. As such, we require that authors include a statement in their conclusions that addresses the potential differences in findings based on sex. This may involve a discussion of any observed sex-based differences, or an acknowledgement of the potential for such differences in future research. It is also important to note that in some cases, it may not be appropriate or feasible to differentiate the conclusions based on sex. In these instances, authors should include a statement in their conclusions that explains that sex-based differentiation is not applicable or has not been studied, as it falls outside the scope and objectives of the article. By including these important considerations in the conclusions of the article, authors can ensure that their work is comprehensive, nuanced, and inclusive, reflecting a commitment to rigorous and responsible scholarship.
- Acknowledgment (optional field): Authors can thank to people or institutions that have helped them.
- Declaration of conflicting interests (required field): In this section the authors will declare if there is some conflict interest.
- Funding (required field): Before the references section, authors should declare if some people or institutions have financed the research presented in the article. The funding agency(ies) and the code(s) of the project(s) within the framework(s) of which the research has been developed must be indicated which has resulted in the publication.
- Tables and figures: Tables and figures must be correlatively numbered, following their order of appearance in the text. They must include captions that adequately describe the table's or figure's contents, and they should include the source of information used to build the table or figure.
- Bibliographical references: At the end of the main contents of the document (prior to appendices), authors should include the bibliographical references cited along the text. The references must be written in text using APA 5th edition style.
- Appendices: If needed, authors can add appendices to the document, that include complementary material useful to other researchers (e.g., questionnaires used in surveys or econometric models). Appendices will be placed after the bibliographical references section, and they must be labelled using capital letters (Appendix A, B, ...), and should have a title descriptive of its contents.
-Inclusive and non-sexist language: We strongly encourage authors to utilize inclusive and non-sexist language in their work. In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the importance of using language that is free from biases and that is inclusive of all individuals, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, or other personal characteristics. One important aspect of using inclusive language is to avoid the use of gendered language. This includes avoiding the use of words like "he" or "she" when referring to individuals whose gender is unknown or who identify as non-binary. Instead, authors should use gender-neutral language, such as "they" or "their". Additionally, authors should be mindful of the use of pronouns and other language that may be exclusive of individuals who identify as non-binary. It is important to be sensitive to the fact that individuals may have different gender identities and that language should reflect this diversity. Overall, the use of inclusive and non-sexist language is an important aspect of scientific writing. By using language that is free from biases and that is inclusive of all individuals, authors can help to ensure that their work is accessible and respectful to all readers.
-Full author name's, no initialsIn academic publishing, it is crucial to maintain the highest standards of clarity and precision, and this includes accurately identifying the authors of a given work. As such, we require that all authors of an article provide their full names, rather than relying on initials. This is because using initials can introduce confusion and ambiguity, particularly if multiple authors share the same initials. Moreover, using full names allows us to identify the gender of each author, which is an important consideration in ensuring equitable representation in the academic community. In the interest of inclusivity and promoting diversity, it is critical that we accurately represent the gender identities of all authors, and this can only be achieved through the use of full names. We therefore request that all authors of a manuscript provide their full names in order to facilitate accurate identification and equitable representation. By adhering to this standard, we can ensure that our publications meet the highest standards of quality, rigor, and inclusivity.
As soon as the paper fits the guidelines for authors, the peer review process will start, following the policies described in the peer review process section. The process ends when the article is accepted or rejected. Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management takes no compromise about dates of publication, and disclaims any responsibility about the contents of the contributions sent to the journal. The journal reserves the right to make modifications to the article's contents, always noticing the authors and respecting their criteria.

Since 2021-01-01, the fee of the journal is EURO 495* per accepted article. This fee is applicable for all articles submitted after December 31st, 2020 and finally accepted per publication. The fee is not applicable in rejected papers. 

*Additional 21% will be added in case of Spanish companies or individuals (according to Spanish tax law).
To make the payment, once the article is accepted, OmniaScience will contact with the authors. Following author's request, the payment can be split between different authors or institutions that fund the research.


JIEM also accepts replies of its published papers. The reply review process will include the following steps:

Title of reply submission: “A reply to Authors (year) Main title of Article X: Subtitle”

1. REPLY TO AN ARTICLE. The reply document goes into revision. The authors of the original article must be its reviewers (there is no associated payment). If the first invited author refuses to review, you must indicate which co-author is going to carry it out. If you decide not to be the reviewers of the reply, you will lose the right to counter-reply.

2. COUNTER-REPLY. When you are invited to review, you will be informed that, if the article is finally accepted for publication in JIEM, you will have the choice to counter-reply (optional). The counter-reply should be published in the same issue as the reply. There will be no cost to you. Title of counter-reply: A reply to Autors of reply (year), First part of title: Subtitle2.

3. If you agree to write the counter-reply, you must inform JIEM’s editor-in-chief at the time of article review. It is not necessary that the counter-reply is completed in order to finish the review, you only need to inform us about your interest in carrying it out and the estimated delivery time (we recommend that it is less than two months in order not to delay the publication). The counter-reply shall be entitled: "A reply to Authors (year) Title of reply Article X".


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. I did not use any AI tools in creating texts, images, figures, tables, and/or translations in my submission.
  2. The submission has not been previously published (or an explanatory note has been included in the -Comments to the editor- section) neither has been sent to other journal for consideration nor is planned to send to other journal until a final decision will made by JIEM.
  3. The submitted file is sent in any of the following formats: Microsoft Word 97-2004 (doc), Microsoft Word 2007 (docx) or Open Office (odt).
  4. It has been used the template provided by Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management to send the submission.
  5. All URLs in the text (e.g. are active and clickeable.
  6. The text has been written following the instructions about style and formatting included in the Author Guidelines section in the About section of the webpage.
  7. I have read and accept author payment system of the journal.
  8. Authors have followed the instructions included in the Ensuring a blind peer review section.
  9. All authors and their metadata will be submitted during the submission process. I also declare, as responsible for the submission, that this paper has not more authors. The journal is not responsible for the authors omitted during the process of submission.

    AFTER THE SUBMISSION PROCESS, NO ONE WILL BE ABLE TO ADD NEW AUTHORS. Please be careful and add all authors during the submission process. In case that more authors must be included in the authorship the extra cost will be 50 euros per added author.

  10. I have read and accept the obligations about the authors ensuring the ethical principles of scientific publication
  11. Once the article is published, any changes that the authors wish to make due to the existence of an error not attributable to OmniaScience (authors' names, ORCID, email, affiliation, change in main text, spelling, references...) it will cost 100 euros.

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Authors retain copyright of its works. Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management publications are licensed under CC-BY-NC license (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License), granting open access rights to society.
Specifically, CC-BY-NC license permits any kind of use, distribution, changes and building upon the article, as long as the original author and source are properly recognized and for NonCommercial purposes.


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