Operations, logistics
& quality

Explore our operations, logistics & quality journals, books & case studies

Welcome to our home for operations, logistics & quality research. This page is designed to help authors find a home for their work and to help librarians identify suitable eJournal and eBook collections for their researchers.

Our research covers all aspects of operations, logistics & quality such as supply chain, big data analytics, disaster relief operations, emergency logistics, global operations, lean operations, distribution methods, offshoring, outsourcing, production management, quality control and reliability, sustainable transport, and more.

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Our goals

This subject area is aligned with Responsible management, one of our interdisciplinary goals, each of which is aligned to multiple SDGs so we can ensure that the research we publish can fully play its part in solving significant global challenges.

If you want to find out more about we support the UN Sustainable Development Goals, take a look at our goals page.

For authors & researchers

If you're a researcher and/or a published or prospective author, here's where you'll find details of our operations, logistics & quality journals, books and case studies.

Calls for papers

Browse by subject and UN SDG on our dedicated Calls for papers page.


Browse open access journal issues

Here we have some sample journal issues, that are open access, for you to browse. You can search for more issues on individual journal homepages that can be found via our Find a journal page.


Recent books

You can search for more operations, logistics & quality books on our Bookstore.

If you want to speak to us about writing a book in this subject area, you can contact us below.


Case studies

Publish your case studies in one of two dedicated journals: Emerging Markets Case Studies and The CASE Journal.

In partnership with several organisations from around the world, we offer a range of case writing competitions.

Expert opinion

We've selected some opinion pieces and blogs by our authors.

Getting help to those who need it in a pandemic: addressing the challenges of humanitarian supply chain operations

Denise DP Thompson talks about how getting our humanitarian supply chains and logistics management working effectively requires concerted efforts at multiple levels and scales of operation.


  • Assessing and managing supply chain vulnerability
  • Big data analytics applied to operations
  • Cold supply chains
  • Development aid logistics and supply chain management
  • Disaster relief operations
  • Emergency logistics
  • Global operations
  • Green supply chain
  • Humanitarian logistics
  • Industry 4.0
  • Lean operations
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Managing supply chain disruptions
  • Manufacturing technology management
  • Measuring performance in humanitarian supply chains
  • Multi-channel distribution
  • New distribution methods
  • Offshoring
  • Outsourcing
  • Process control
  • Production management
  • Quality control
  • Quality reliability
  • Service management
  • Service quality
  • Supply chain information systems
  • Supply chain management
  • Supply chain management in disaster relief
  • Sustainable transport
  • Systems reliability
  • Technology management
  • Total quality management

For librarians

If you're a librarian, here's where you'll find details of how to access our eJournal and eBook collections on Emerald Insight. 

Access our eJournal & eBook collections on Emerald Insight 

Journal and book content on Emerald Insight can be accessed through a range of flexible subscription and purchase options. Match content collections to user needs by choosing from comprehensive subject collections or flexible ‘select’ models.

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Emerald eJournal collections

Operations, Logistics & Quality eJournal Collection

A 2023 subscription includes access to 15 journals. In 2021, this collection had 3.2 million downloads. 


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Open access content

Responsible management open access content

Explore freely available research to read, download and share, that champions thought leadership by being both a critic and supporter of responsible management research, knowledge exchange and education.

Publish your article or book with us

If you want to publish an article in any of the journals listed on this page, you can find all the information you need – and submit your paper – on each journal's homepage.

If you're interested in authoring a book in this subject area, please visit our Get ready to publish a book page where you'll find contact details for individual publishers.

If you want to speak to one of the team about publishing your work, please fill in this form and one of the team will get back to you.

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