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ISM's Journal Makes Rapid Ascent to Top Management Journals

FOR RELEASE: October 25, 2011

Journal of Supply Chain Management garners top tier ranking on world-renowned citation database.

(Tempe, Ariz.) October 25, 2011 — The Journal of Supply Chain Management is celebrating an exceptional impact factor announced in late September by Thomson Reuters ISI Web of KnowledgeSM. The Journal gained entry to the citation database of more than 10,000 research journals in 2010. In its premiere year on the Thomson-Reuters' Social Sciences Citation Index, the Journal garnered an impact factor of 5.853, placing it in the top two among 144 management journals.

The Journal publishes papers by thought-leaders and top scholars in the field of supply management, as well as related disciplines including marketing channels, strategic management, transaction cost economics, operations management and social network analysis. Journal papers published from 2008 and 2009 were used to calculate its 2010 impact factor (a measure of relative importance based on average number of citations).

Co-Editor-in-Chief Craig R. Carter, Ph.D., credits the strong engagement and dedication of the Journal's advisors, editors and reviewers. "The world-class composition of our boards, the authors who have published their work in JSCM, and the support of the broader supply chain management discipline contributed to this milestone," Carter says.

Co-Editor-in-Chief Lisa M. Ellram, Ph.D., C.P.M., says the stellar 2010 impact factor comes at a critical juncture for the publication and the profession, and inspires the current editors to continue shepherding the Journal along a path of excellence established by their predecessors. "The 'overnight success' of this Journal, which is now in its 47th year of publication — and in print for over 40 years — also reflects the growing recognition of the importance of supply chain management as a discipline and a field of academic study," Ellram says.

European Editor Lutz Kaufmann echoes Dr. Ellram's views on the Journal's legacy. "I am very proud to be the first European on the editorial team in the history of the Journal," Kaufmann says. "It is an honor for me to help in leading the Journal of Supply Chain Management, which was founded decades ago by the supply chain management visionary Hal Fearon at Arizona State University. We manage the Journal like a born global startup firmly rooted in its heritage."

Asian Co-Editor Xiande Zhao asserts that the Journal's 2010 impact factor of 5.853 indicates the publication is one of the most influential in the supply chain management field. "One reason for the Journal's exceptionally high impact factor is a focus on solid empirical research which contributes to the development of theories and influences industry practices in supply chain management," Zhao says. "I am sure the Journal will create an even greater impact in the future as we continue in this direction."

Wiley-Blackwell publishes the Journal of Supply Chain Management on behalf of ISM. Order a subscription directly from Wiley-Blackwell. Follow Wiley-Blackwell on Twitter @wb_business. Visit the Journal of Supply Chain Management website at under Publications. Follow JSCM on Twitter @JSCM_news.

Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM exists to lead and serve the supply management profession and is a highly influential and respected association in the global marketplace. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations. ISM is a not-for-profit educational association that serves professionals with an interest in supply management who live and work in more than 80 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD™) qualifications, and is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).

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