International Journal of Lean Six Sigma (IJLSS) is welcoming Literature Reviews related papers!
Launched in 2010, International Journal of Lean Six Sigma publishes original, empirical and review papers, case studies and theoretical frameworks or models related to Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. High quality submissions are sought from academics, researchers, practitioners and leading management consultants from around the world. Research, case studies and examples can be cited from manufacturing, service and public sectors. This includes manufacturing, health, financial services, local government, education, professional services, IT Services, transport, etc.
The full list of topics covered in IJLSS is available here.
IJLSS is welcoming you to submit Literature Reviews. As the Editor-in-Chief, I would be keen to accept critical, systematic, scoping review, meta-analysis and bibliometric analysis of topics relevant to Lean, Six Sigma and LSS. With the advent of Industry 4.0, I would also welcome Lean 4.0, LSS 4.0, Operational Excellence 4.0, Quality 4.0 and Continuous Improvement 4.0. A good literature review should follow a methodology showing how the review was executed, analysis of data gathered, comparison of findings across companies (manufacturing versus service for example; small vs large companies etc.), thematic analysis showing the key themes emerged over time, social network analysis showing how various people from different countries work on certain research topics etc.
The following are some good examples of literature review papers (based on citations) one should look into before you carry out one:
- Psomas, E. (2021), "Future research methodologies of lean manufacturing: a systematic literature review", International Journal of Lean Six Sigma, Vol. 12 No. 6, pp. 1146-1183. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJLSS-06-2020-0082
- Panayiotou, N.A. and Stergiou, K.E. (2021), "A systematic literature review of lean six sigma adoption in European organizations", International Journal of Lean Six Sigma, Vol. 12 No. 2, pp. 264-292. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJLSS-07-2019-0084
- Albliwi, S., Antony, J., Abdul Halim Lim, S. and van der Wiele, T. (2014), "Critical failure factors of Lean Six Sigma: a systematic literature review", International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Vol. 31 No. 9, pp. 1012-1030. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJQRM-09-2013-0147
The main purpose of literature reviews is to annotate and/or critique the literature in a particular field. It could be a selective bibliography providing advice on information sources, or the paper may aim to cover the main contributors to the development of a topic and explore their different views.
How to submit
To submit your literature review, please go to the IJLSS submission site.
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