International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management

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Information For Authors


Articles submitted to the IJIEM journal should be original and unpublished contributions and should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time. The manuscript should be written in English. Responsibility for the contents of the paper rests upon the authors and not upon the editors or the publisher. 

IJIEM journal does not have Article Processing Charges (APCs) nor article submission charges. Thus, authors are not charged for submission nor for the publication of their manuscripts.


The review process is free of charge. IJIEM uses the following double-blind peer review process:

  • Authors submit their manuscripts electronically.
  • Editor-in-Chief first screens the submission. The EIC evaluates whether the paper (1) addresses a topic and uses a genre that fits with the aims and scope of IJIEM, (2) has achieved a level of quality that justifies further evaluation by a review team, and (3) has passed initial checking of paper by a special plagiarism detection tool.
  • The EIC then makes a decision whether to seek the assistance of an editorial board member. If the EIC has a high level of expertise in the topic of the paper, he may not engage an editorial board member. Sometimes, the EIC and editorial board members may screen a submission in parallel.
  • If submissions do not pass the initial screening(s), they are returned to the authors as inappropriate or rejected submissions.
  • Papers that pass the initial screening are then sent to a panel of reviewers (usually two).
  • Once review comments are returned to the editors, the EIC assimilates them and makes an editorial recommendation regarding publication, revision, or rejection. The EIC uses this recommendation as a basis for his final decision.
  • EIC is guided by the recommendations of reviewers but does not necessarily comply with the majority recommendation of the reviewers. Instead, he is required to make his own judgment on the merits of a paper.
  • EIC makes a final judgment on a manuscript and sends his report plus a copy of the reports provided by the reviewers to the authors.

At certain times of the year, authors should be aware that review processes tend to be slower. For instance, during December and January, many colleagues have end-of-semester responsibilities. In the southern hemisphere, many colleagues also take vacations. During July and August, many colleagues in the northern hemisphere attend conferences and take vacations. Many also finalize research papers during this period and thus the IJIEM receives a large number of submissions.

Submission process
List of Reviewers for IJIEM.

Your paper should be compiled in the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; main text introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, conclusion; acknowledgments; funding; references; appendices (as appropriate).


Papers should be between 4500 and 6000 words long (15 pages or less) including all illustrations and appendices.

Style Guidelines

The authors must ensure that the paper is complete, grammatically correct, and without spelling or typographical errors. Please note that English (US) spelling is adopted. Acronyms are spelled out at first mention but not thereafter unless there is good reason to do so.

Font: Times New Roman, 12-point, one-column and single-spaced. Use margins of at least 2.5 cm (or 1 inch).

Title: Please limit the title to a maximum length of 15 words. It should adequately describe the content of the paper.

Abstract: A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself. The abstract should not be more than 200 words.

Key Words: The author should provide a list of three to five keywords that clearly describe the subject matter of the paper.

Tables and figures: Electronic versions of figures and tables in minimum resolutions of 300 dpi must be supplied. Both line drawings and photographs are referred to as figures. Papers with a poor-quality of figures and tables will be returned to the authors. You can find details of the journal Editor’s preference in the formatting template. Ensure you have permission to use any tables or figures you are reproducing from another source.

Acknowledgments: Avoid identifying any of the authors prior to peer review. Collate acknowledgments in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proofreading the article, etc.).

Funding: List funding sources in this standard way to facilitate compliance with the funder's requirements. Example: This work was supported by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions project “MAKERS: Smart Manufacturing for EU Growth and Prosperity” [grant agreement number xxxx, yyyy].

It is not necessary to include detailed descriptions of the program or type of grants and awards. When funding is from a block grant or other resources available to a university, college, or other research institution, submit the name of the institute or organization that provided the funding.

If no funding has been provided for the research, please include the following sentence: This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

Formatting and Templates

It is required to use an MS Word text processor (Microsoft Word 2010 or higher version). Figures should be saved separately from the text. To assist you in preparing your paper, we provide a formatting template.

Word template is available for this journal. Please save the template to your hard drive, ready for use.


Permission to use reprinted material, adapted material, and material owned by other parties is the sole responsibility of the authors. Permission for the IJIEM to use the material must be obtained in writing prior to publication and provided to the EIC. Authors are responsible for payment of permission fees.


A reference section must be included. Please use this IEEE reference guide when preparing your paper.

Please note that authors are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of their references. All reference entries must be prepared exactly according to this instruction otherwise the paper will be returned to the authors without review. References must be numbered and ordered according to where they are first mentioned in the paper, not alphabetically.

Reference numbers are set flush left and form a column of their own, hanging out beyond the body of the reference. The reference numbers are on the line, enclosed in square brackets. In all references, the given name of the author or editor is abbreviated to the initial only and precedes the last name. Use commas around Jr., Sr., and III in names. All references, except those ending with URLs, will end with a period, including those with a DOI. However, if a reference contains both a DOI or accessed date, as well as a URL, place the DOI after the URL and end with a period. For any reference that cites two months for the same issue, the two months should be separated by a slash (e.g., Jul./Aug.), followed by the year of publication. References may not include all information; please obtain and include relevant information. Do not combine references. There must be only one reference with each number. If there is a URL included with the print reference, it can be included at the end of the reference. Examples follow.

Journal Papers

J. K. Author, “Name of paper,” Abbrev. Title of Journal, vol. x, no. x, pp. xxx–xxx, Abbrev. month, year, doi: xxx.

[1]       N. Suzić, E. Sandrin, S. Suzić, C. Forza, A. Trentin, and Z. Anišić, “Implementation guidelines for mass customization: A researcher-oriented view,” Int. J. Ind. Eng. Manag., vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 229–243, Dec. 2018, doi: 10.24867/IJIEM-2018-4-229.


J. K. Author, Title of the book. City of Publisher, (only U.S. State), Country: Abbrev. of Publisher, year, doi: xxx.

[2]       I. Gibson, D. W. Rosen, and B. Stucker, Additive Manufacturing Technologies. New York, NY, USA: Springer, 2010, doi: 10.1007/978-1-4419-1120-9.

Book With Chapter Title

JJ. K. Author, “Title of chapter in the book,” in Title of Published Book, X. Editor, Ed., City of Publisher, State (only U.S.), Country: Abbrev. of Publisher, year, ch. x, sec. x, pp. xxx–xxx, doi: xxx.

[3]       B. Lalic and U. Marjanovic, “Organizational readiness/preparedness,” in E-Business Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for SMEs: Driving Competitiveness, M. M. Cruz-Cunha and J. Varajão, Eds. New York, NY, USA: IGI Global, 2010, pp. 101–116, doi: 10.4018/978-1-61692-880-3.ch007

Proceedings Papers

J. K. Author, “Title of paper,” in Abbreviated Name of Conf., (location of conference is optional), year, pp. xxx–xxx, doi: xxx.

[4]       N. Medic, U. Marjanovic, J. Prester, I. Palcic, and B. Lalic, “Evaluation of advanced digital technologies in manufacturing companies: Hybrid fuzzy MCDM approach,” in 25th International EurOMA Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 2018, pp. 1–10.


First Name Initial(s) Last Name. “Page Title.” Website Title. Web Address (retrieved Date Accessed).

[5]       Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI. “European Manufacturing Survey.” [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 14-Jul-2019].