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Previously published as Strategic Outsourcing
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As well as publishing peer-reviewed academic and practice-based research papers, Journal of Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing includes several novel features. The Industry Viewpoint section invites industrial practitioners from around the world to present their point of view on a relevant subject area. The Research Updates section invites researchers world-wide to present their research projects. Letters to the Editor are encouraged and contribute to contemporary debates on all aspects of outsourcing.
Journal of Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing aims to foster and lead the international debate on global sourcing and outsourcing. It provides a central, authoritative and independent forum for the critical evaluation and dissemination of research and development, applications, processes and current practices relating to the design, implementation and undertaking of strategic outsourcing. Journal of Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing is the only scientific journal to provide a holistic and global perspective on outsourcing, regardless what sector or industry of application.
Journal of Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing places a strong emphasis on applied research with relevant implications for both knowledge and practice. Also, the journal aims to facilitate the exchange of ideas and opinions on research projects and issues. As such, on top of a standard section publishing scientific articles, there will be two additional sections:
Journal of Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing will become the leading information resource in its field for researchers, industry decision makers, and public sector decision and policy makers, hence becoming the journal of choice for outsourcing industry specialists and researchers.
The editorial objectives of Journal of Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing are to facilitate the development of the outsourcing science and industry on the base of sound scientific knowledge. To achieve its objectives, Journal of Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing aims to:
The journal aims to publish academic papers with international scope that provide practical guidance and information for researchers and practitioners, and provide cutting-edge research and experience that reports on development activities in the field worldwide.
Preference will be given to articles based on solid academic or industrial research with strong relevance to practical application. Contributors are encouraged to report on current research, clarifying the practical implications of their work in order to broaden understanding and provide a platform for further research and development.
The following types of contribution will also be accepted (and may be published in the main or the special sections of the journal): company profiles, industry and research updates, short communication, letters to the Editor, reports on conferences and short courses; book reviews
Coverage is essentially of a practical nature and designed to be of direct benefit to those working in the field, regardless their industry (manufacturing or service) or their sector (public or private) or their function/process responsibility It includes all activities that relate to the definition, design, implementation, and management of a strategic outsourcing initiative and the change and impact that this has on people, processes, methods and tools:
Journal of Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing will feature research, applied research, case studies and news items that reflect the most interesting and strategically important research and development activities from around the world.
Key audiences include:
Journal of Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Operations, Logistics & Quality eJournals Collection. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Emerald Operations, Logistics & Quality eJournals Collection page.