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The TQM Journal

The TQM Journal

ISSN: 1754-2731

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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CiteScore 2016: 1.22
CiteScoreTracker 2017: 1.65 (Updated Monthly)

Journal history

Previously published as The TQM Magazine and incorporating Training for Quality
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Aims and Scope 

Commitment to quality is essential if companies are to succeed in a commercial environment which will be virtually unrecognizable in less than a decade. Changing attitudes, changing perspectives and changing priorities will revolutionise the structure and philosophy of future business practice - and TQM will be at the heart of that metamorphosis.

Understanding thoroughly the principles underpinning such a radical concept is vital - companies are already failing with their TQM programmes because they have adopted them too hastily, without examining the fundamental changes in corporate attitudes necessary for success. TQM has the power to bring positive change and progression- but only if you know how. 

The TQM Journal offers the information you need to accept the challenge - and win the prize of greater organizational and individual commitment and performance. The journal provides practical guidance and discussions covering the successful implementation of Total Quality Management principles. Coverage includes all aspects of preparing for, developing, introducing, managing and evaluating TQM initiatives.


"TQM Journal is an international journal which strikes a great balance between the theory and practice of Quality Management principles across a broad range of industrial sectors ranging from manufacturing to service to public sector organisations. A number of articles appearing in this journal can be readily used for teaching, training and research purposes. In fact, a number of my Doctoral students have widely used many research papers from TQM Journal over the years” 

Professor Jiju Antony, University of Strathclyde

The TQM Journal is indexed and abstracted in:

Business Source Alumni Edition/Complete/Government Edition/Corporate Plus/Elite/Premier, Cabell's Dictionary of Publishing Opportunities in Management and Marketing, DIALOG, Education Research Complete/Education Source, Emerald Management Reviews, Ergonomic Abstracts, INSPEC, ProQuest, Research Trends in Advanced Manufacturing, ReadCube Discover, Scopus, Technical Education and Training Abstracts, TOC Premier (EBSCO)

The TQM Journal is ranked by:

ANVUR GEV13's List (Rank B), ANVUR ASN's List (Rank A), Association of Business Schools (ABS) Academic Journal Quality Guide, AERES (France), Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Quality Journal List, Australian Research Council (ERA Journal List), CNRS (France), NSD (Norway), Polish Scholarly Bibliography (PBN), Scopus, The Publication Forum (Finland)


The TQM Journal is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Operations, Logistics & Quality eJournals Collection. For more information, please email collections@emeraldinsight.com or visit the Emerald Operations, Logistics & Quality eJournals Collection page.

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This journal is a member of and subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics. More on Emerald's approach is available in our Publication Ethics guidelines.

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