Logistics (ISSN 2305-6290) is a new and original journal established for researchers and scholarly-oriented practitioners in the fields of logistics and supply chain management. The editors and editorial board members sought to provide a professional, efficient, and rigorously peer-reviewed journal providing an international forum for scientific advancement, intellectual exchange, and scholarly communications. The journal publishes quickly-refereed research articles and other scholarly contributions, including reviews and short notes, in an open access format, making them free to readers around the world. Papers submitted in 2018 will be published free of charge after successful peer review.
Aims, Scope, and Subject Areas
Our aim is to encourage scholars and practitioners to publish their research and theoretical or substantive insights in as effective a manner as possible. While there is no restriction on the length of the papers, as a rule of thumb, the main text should be no longer than 40 pages (see author guidelines on the journal’s website). Electronic files presenting fuller details of the data, calculations, methodological procedures interviews, etc. may be included as 'Supplementary Material'.
We are particularly interested in publishing articles, reviews, insights, and exchanges that deal with cutting-edge, innovative, and transformative logistics and supply chain issues. The subject areas below represent just a sample of such topics:
- 3-D printing
- analytics and cognitive computing in logistics
- autonomous (drivereless) transportation and delivery
- big data and predictive analytics
- block chain logistics
- collaboration on innovation and new product development
- decision support systems
- food chain management and traceability
- green logistics and sustainable supply chains
- health care and life sciences logistics
- humanitarian and disaster relief logistics
- internet of things and industry 4.0
- lean production systems
- logistics clusters
- logistics and the competiveness of firms and places
- real-time visibility, tracking, and control
- reverse logistics
- supplier relationship management
- supply chain best practices
- world class logistics
MDPI Publication Ethics Statement
Logistics is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications. MDPI works with Publons to provide reviewers with credit for their work.
Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.
Copyright / Open Access
Articles published in Logistics will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:
Announcement and Advertisement
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