Journal of Engineering, Project, and Production Management

Open access

Solving current industrial problems requires cross-disciplinary knowledge and approaches. The Journal of Engineering, Project, and Production Management (EPPM-Journal) is an international research journal publishing original research papers. EPPM-Journal is multidisciplinary in nature, considering all topics related to engineering management, project management, and production management. The journal aims to advance the cross-disciplinary sciences in these three fields. This unique platform is intended to inspire new thinking by merging and/or combining different approaches from diverse fields.

EPPM-Journal is published twice yearly, a volume of two issues in January and July. All submitted papers are subject to double-bind peer review. The journal publishes two types of papers in both print and online:

  • Article
  • Technical Note (within 3000 words)

The Copyright of papers published in the EPPM-Journal are retained by the EPPM-Association. EPPM-Journal is an Open Access journal, which uses a funding model that does not charge readers or their institutions for access. Article submission, processing, and publication fees are also free for authors. The Journal is operated by a group of volunteers with the same goal of advancing the cross-disciplinary sciences in engineering management, project management, and production management.

  • Article processing charge: $0
  • Paper access fees: $0

Rejection Rate

  • 55% (2011-2018)

Online Submission

Authors are requested to submit papers through the online submission system at https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/EPPMJournal2019 The Manuscript has to be compiled into a single word (.doc or .docx) file with a size up to 10MB.   

Review Policy

The EPPM-Journal is a refereed journal. All submitted papers are subject to a double-blind peer review, i.e. authors and reviewers are unaware of the identity of each other. All articles undergo a rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymous refereeing. Two or more reviewers will review submitted articles. The Journal endeavors to maintain a rapid review process. The average review time is eight weeks. Authors may be requested for revisions until the paper satisfies the quality of the Journal.

Originality Check

To maintain academic integrity, plagiarism software is used to check the originality of all papers once the manuscript has been received and before publication.

Indexing

  • Academic Journals Database
  • Airiti Library
  • Crossref
  • DOAJ
  • EBSCO
  • EuroPub
  • Genamics
  • Google Scholar
  • Hyread
  • I2OR
  • PerioPath
  • Proquest
  • IIJIF
  • J-Gate
  • CNKI

EPPM-Journal is multidisciplinary in nature, considering all topics related to engineering management, project management, and production management. The journal aims at the following themes (but not limited to):

  • 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing
  • Agile Manufacturing
  • Automation and Robotics
  • Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Deep Learning
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • CAD/CAM Integration
  • Construction Management
  • Contract Management
  • Cost Analysis and Financial Management
  • Environmental Science and Management
  • Engineering Management
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Integration of Engineering Management and Project Management
  • Integration of Engineering Management and Production Management
  • Integration of Project Management and Production Management
  • Integration of Triplet Engineering, Project, and Production Management
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
  • Lean Production
  • Maintenance Management Systems
  • Operational Management and Decision Support Systems
  • Project Delivery Models
  • Productivity Management
  • Project and Process Management
  • Quality and Reliability Management
  • Risk Management
  • Simulation and modelling
  • Theories and Applications of Engineering Management
  • Theories and Applications of Project Management
  • Theories and Applications of Production Management
  • Transportation Systems
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
  • Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality Technologies

Similarity Check Plagiarism Screening System

The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

Detailed description of the Similarity Check System can be found at:
https://www.crossref.org/services/similarity-check/

Supplementary Materials

Editor-in-Chief
Chien-Ho Ko, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Editorial Advisory Board
Godfaurd Adjaie John, University of Central Lancashire, UK
Hesham Ahmad, Al Zaytoonah University of Jordan, Jordan
Seema Alim, Imperial College of Science & Tech, UK
Shabbab Alotaibi, Shaqra University, Saudi Arabia
Glenn Ballard, University of California at Berkeley, USA
Fidelis A. Emuze, Central University of Technology, South Africa
M. Reza Hosseini, Deakin University, Australia
Sittimont Kanjanabootra, University of Newcastle, Australia
Oleg Kaplinski, Poznan Technical University, Poland
Sherif Mohamed, Griffith University, Australia
Lukasz Nazarko, Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
Yiannis Nikolaidis, University of Macedonia, Greece
Kriengsak Panuwatwanich, Griffith University, Australia
Govindaswamy Rajendra, Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, India
R. Venkata Rao, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, India
Petros Rigas, Loxley Public Company Limited, Thailand
Jonas Saparauskas, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
Miroslaw J. Skibniewski, University of Maryland at College Park, USA
Jolanta Tamosaitiene, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
Hsi-Hsien Wei, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Ker-Wei Yeoh, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Editors
David Chua, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Kassim Gidado, University of Brighton, UK
Joanicjusz Nazarko, Bialystok University of Technology, Poland

Publisher
De Gruyter Poland
Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str.
01-811 Warsaw, Poland
T: +48 22 701 50 15

Ethics

Authors are obligated to understand Publication Ethics before submission. EPPM-Journal does not consider multiple submissions nor redundant publications.

Authorship

Authors are encouraged to discuss authorship before preparing the manuscript. Authorship must meet all of the following three criteria: (1) substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; (2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and (3) final approval of the version to be published. For those who are only responsible for funding acquisition, data collection, or general supervision should not justify an authorship.

Language

Manuscripts must be prepared in English using a MS Word processor. Data format of .doc are preferred. Either American or British English should be uniformly used. Manuscript with substandard English and style will not be considered.

Manuscript Structure

Manuscript should be divided into the following sections: Title page, abstract, introduction, method, results, discussion, conclusions, references, and appendix. Use serif typeface, Times New Roman, for the text of the manuscript. Number the pages consecutively starting with page 1. Please avoid using footnotes. Except grammatical errors and typos, no changes will be allowed in the manuscript once it has been accepted for publication.

Section Numbers

2. Section Numbers
2.1. Flush Left, Boldface, Uppercase Heading
2.1.1. Flush left, boldface, lowercase heading
2.1.1.1. Boldface, italicized, lowercase paragraph heading
2.1.1.1.1. Italicized, lowercase paragraph heading

Citation Format

Cited references in text must include author’s surname and year of publication. For example:

  • One work by one author

Smith (2010) found that…
Early onset results in severe consequence (Smith, 2010).
In 2010, Smith showed that…

  • One work by two authors

Smith and Jackson (2010) found that…
Early onset results in severe consequence (Smith and Jackson, 2010).
In 2010, Smith and Jackson showed that…

  • One work by more than three authors

Smith et al. (2010) found that…
Early onset results in severe consequence (Smith et al., 2010).
In 2010, Smith et al. showed that…

  • Multiple works

Smith (2010) and Cheng (2011) found that…
Early onset results in severe consequence (Smith, 2010; Cheng, 2011).
Early onset results in severe consequence (Smith, 2010a, 2010b, in press; Cheng, 2011).

Tables, Figures, and Appendix

Tables, figures, and appendix must be embedded in the corresponding order in the manuscript. High resolution figures are required in this Journal. Directly drawing diagrams in the manuscript is not acceptable.

Equations

MS Equation should be used to formulate equations. Images or other equation applications are not accepted. Equations should be numbered consecutively starting with (1) and explained in the text. 

Reference List

All citations should be listed in the reference list. Layout examples of references are given below:

  • Journal

Green, G., Kennedy, P., McGown, A. (2002). Management of multi-method engineering design research: A case study. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 19(2), 131-140. doi: 10. 1016/S0923-4748(02)00006-1

  • Proceedings

McCarthy, J. F., Nguyen, D. H., Rashid, A. M., Soroczak, S. (2003). Proactive Displays & The Experience UbiComp Project. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, Seattle, Washington, 78-81.

  • Book

Verzuh, E. (2008). The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley and Sons, 55-60.

  • On-line data

Wheeler, D. P. and Bragin, M. (2007). Bringing it all back home: Social work and the challenge of returning veterans. Health and Social Work, 32, 297-300. Retrieved from http://www.naswpressonline.org on February 1, 2011.

Author Biography

Pictures and short information about the author (s) will be added at the end of the accepted papers. Author information includes the full first, middle and last names, the represented institution and department, membership in international or national organizations, research interests, and other important information. Author picture and information should be provided in the end of the manuscript when submitting papers. The portraits should be 434 (width) X 555 (height) with minimum resolutions 200. Examples of author biography can be found in published papers at the Journal website.

Paper Template

Authors are encouraged to prepare manuscripts directly using the paper template provided in the Journal website. The template demonstrates the paper structure and format requirements for the Journal.

Paper Length

Paper length of an article is limited to 12 pages using the paper template. Lengthy papers are acceptable with the consent of the Editor.

Units of Measurement

Units of measurement should be presented using System International (SI) units. Currency should be converted to US dollars.

Suggested Reviewers

Five suggested reviewers with full name, e-mail address, affiliation, and reasons should be provided when submitting papers. Editors hold the right to select appropriate reviewers.

Online Submission

Authors are requested to submit papers through the online submission system at https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/EPPMJournal2019. Manuscript has to be compiled into a single word (.doc or .docx) file with size to 10MB.