Insights into factors affecting production and operations management (POM) journal evaluation

Vasilios Theoharakis, Chris Voss, George C. Hadjinkolas, Andreas C. Saterious

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The paper extends the current literature on peer review journal evaluations by providing a number of insights based on the diversity of Production and Operations Management (POM) research. We provide peer review evaluations for POM research outlets, based on a sampling frame that includes a large number of POM researchers worldwide. More specifically, the paper develops and tests various hypotheses as to whether the perceived quality and relevance of a journal is affected by such factors as: (i) nature of research work (empiricists versus modelers), (ii) society membership, (iii) research productivity, (iv) geographical location, and (v) seniority. Our findings suggest that caution must be exercised when utilizing existing POM journal rankings, as some factors, particularly the difference between empiricists and modelers, may influence journal evaluation. These must be considered when addressing issues such as faculty promotions, tenure, and salary. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)932-955
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Operations Management
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007


  • journal evaluation
  • production and operations management (POM)


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