A new journal - the International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics (IJSTL) - will be launched in summer 2008. IJSTL will publish papers on all methodological aspects in the field of shipping and transport logistics, particularly those that require empirical or mathematical analysis with managerial implications. It is dedicated to publishing original, high-quality and methodologically rigorous research papers that address significant management issues pertinent to shipping and transport logistics. IJSTL also publishes informative and critical book reviews of newly published books with scholarly and practical contributions that advance the state-of-the-art of the theory and practice of shipping and transport logistics.
The Shipping area of IJSTL is devoted to promoting original research and publishing the latest and significant research findings aimed at improving the practice and management of shipping business and operations. It combines the high standards of an academic approach with the practical value of industrial applications. This area of IJSTL invites high-quality and methodologically rigorous research papers that address significant management issues pertinent to the shipping industry. Contributions that present new models of shipping management and practice that are grounded in sound academic theories or apply known and existing techniques in an innovative manner are particularly welcomed. Originality, significance and clarity of exposition for a broad audience are the main criteria for selecting papers for publication.
The Transport Logistics area of IJSTL aims at promoting original research and disseminating significant research findings that advance the knowledge frontier and improve the practice of transport logistics in organizations to attain performance gains. This area of IJSTL invites conceptual, empirical and modelling contributions on transport logistics and their applications. A variety of papers on theory building and testing via empirical research, problem characterization and optimization via modelling and analysis, and sharing of implementation experience and lessons via case studies that focus on the key issues of transport logistics will be published. Papers that are interdisciplinary in nature in terms of content or research methodologies are particularly encouraged. Originality, significance and clarity of application targeted at a
broad audience are the main criteria for selecting papers for publication.
The Book Reviews section of IJSTL serves as a forum to provide constructive, professional evaluation of the value of newly published books whose major themes are on shipping and transport logistics. The primary objective of the Book Reviews section is to provide critical and comprehensive reviews of recent books from the areas of shipping and transport logistics, as well as those having high relevance to the research, teaching, and practice of shipping and transport logistics from other disciplines of significant interest to the readers of IJSTL. Such other disciplines include supply chain management, operations management, organization theory, strategic management, and information technology.
Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All paper submissions will be refereed through a double blind process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information on submitting papers are available from the IJSTL
home page at www.inderscience.com/ijstl
Dr. Y.H. Venus Lun (Shipping)
Dr. Kee-hung Lai (Transport Logistics: Empirical Approach)
Dr. C.T. Daniel Ng (Transport Logistics: Modelling Approach)
Dr. Christina W.Y. Wong (Book Reviews)
Prof. T.C. Edwin Cheng