Enter your login details below. The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years. To calculate the five year Impact Factor, citations are counted in 2016 to the previous five years and divided by the source items published in the previous five years. SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations operations management in healthcare pdf on the total number of citations in a subject field.
SJR is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. Publishing your article with us has many benefits, such as having access to a personal dashboard: citation and usage data on your publications in one place. This free service is available to anyone who has published and whose publication is in Scopus. Academic relevance means the research contributes to on-going academic discussions and debates on relevant topics in operations management. Practical relevance means the manuscript links explicitly to an actual, relevant managerial challenge. In preparing your manuscript, ask yourself: Do I think I could keep a manager interested in talking about my research for an hour?
What would I say, what would I argue? An ideal manuscript balances rigor with relevance and offers a novel aspect to a topic of contemporary concern. Novelty does not necessarily mean focusing on emerging phenomena, novel approaches to examinations of established phenomena are equally interesting and relevant. OM scholars push the boundaries of knowledge by rigorous, original research. Our readership is similarly by and large academic, although we also encourage work that garners the practitioner’s attention. The scope encompasses both for-profit and non-profit operations.
Whatever the topic and context, operations must be at the heart of the research question, not just in the context. This does not mean all work must be motivated by practical considerations, it means the link to practice must be credible, and something that is considered at the outset of the research endeavor, not merely as an implication. Authors cannot simply assume or declare that knowledge produced strictly for academic purposes can be “translated” or “implemented” to make it practically relevant. We encourage primarily empirical research that is grounded in relevant operations management problems.