We invite chapter contributions to the upcoming book on "Digital Supply Chain", to be published by Elsevier in Fall 2021 (Editors, MacCarthy & Ivanov). The outline book structure is shown in the attached PDF file.
We are interested in contributions of different types. We particularly welcome contributions that provide an introduction and overview of a specific topic or area, as well as critical literature reviews with a relevant focus. We are also interested in overview chapters that cover technological developments in relevant areas. While overview and review chapters do not need to provide new research, they should be informative, written to a high standard, and appropriately referenced. In addition to overview and literature review articles, we very much welcome conceptual and theoretical contributions, case studies, and empirical studies, as well as relevant modeling and analytical studies that focus on problems of practical importance. You may also contact the Editors for enquiries about the suitability of any further related topics. Chapters will range from 7k to 10k words. The timelines are shown below.
The first step is to submit an outline of your contribution by the indicated deadline as a Word document to both Editors by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
The outline should be structured as follows:
Title: Indicative title of the chapter
Area (up to 50 words): Please relate your contribution to one or more of the topics in the attached outline and/or indicate additional relevant themes within the overall digital supply chain scope of the book.
Summary (250 words): This should describe the type of the contribution, its primary focus and scope, and methodology, where relevant.
Please note there is no fee or charge for authors at any stage of publication.
Further details on the manuscript preparation will follow acceptance of your outline. Elsevier will provide copy editing support prior to publication.
Important dates to be considered
1. Submission of outline contribution:
14th December 2020 (or as soon as possible thereafter)
2. Decision on full chapter submission:
18th December 2020
3. Full-chapters submission:
26th February 2021
4. Full chapters review feedback by Editors:
19th March 2021
5. Revised full-chapters submission by Authors:
14th April 2021
6. The Editor will deliver the Book to the Publisher on or before:
28th April 2021
7. Estimated book publication:
We look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience!
Bart and Dmitry
Professor Bart L. MacCarthy
Professor of Operations Management
Operations Management and Information Systems Division
Nottingham University Business School
Nottingham, NG8 1BB,
Professor. Dr. habil. Dmitry Ivanov
Professor of Supply Chain and Operations Management,
Department of Business and Economics
Berlin School of Economics and Law
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
phone 1 443-757-3500
phone 2 800-4INFORMS (800-446-3676)