Inside Supply Management Magazine

List Ranks University Researchand Supply Management Journals

November 19, 2015

Which universities produce and publish the most supply chain management research? The newly-released SCM Journal List™ will rank universities around the world annually, based on their published research output over the past five years. This new list is expected to help industry and recruiting efforts, says Arizona State University in a recent press release, because "leading business schools should not just disseminate existing knowledge, but also create new knowledge about business theory and practice. Supply chain management is a relatively new field, and existing journal lists and their associated rankings of universities, such as those of the Financial Times, have not kept up by including journals that focus on supply chain management."

University journals on the SCM Journal List focus on both operations and the broader supply chain to include supply management and logistics disciplines in their research. Of note, Institute for Supply Management®'s (ISM®Journal of Supply Chain Management is included in the listing.

Eight journals are included in the SCM Journal List ranking this year, including the journals from the Financial Times and UT-Dallas lists (Management Science, Operations Research, MSOM, and POMJ) as well as journals from the leading supply chain management professional associations: APICS (Journal of Operations Management), CSCMP (Journal of Business Logistics), Decision Sciences Institute (Decision Sciences Journal), and ISM (Journal of Supply Chain Management).

To view the university listings as ranked by empirically-focused journals, click here. To see universities ranked according to a more analytical focus, click here.