The Journal of Logistics, Management and Engineering (JLMES) strives to become the foremost international forum for practitioners, teachers, researchers and policy makers to share their knowledge and experience in the design, development, implementation, management and evaluation of logistics in developing countries.
JLMES focuses on the digital divide. Our aim is to situate contemporary trends in Logistics within a fully global context. Outside of Africa, Europe, Australasia and Japan, diverse societies are making sense of technological advances in ways unique to their cultures and histories. Logistics investments can and do contribute to improved quality of life, even where priorities for investments in Logistics compete with the provision of the basic necessities of life such as decent housing, clean water and primary healthcare. Logistic investments are able to leverage the values of assets in developing countries in much the same way as they do in developed countries, sometimes to a far greater extent because of the lower starting point and lower costs.
We support and encourage the submission of research papers that focus on novel Logistics and Engineering Sciences -related innovations, imagined, created and co-created within and for the developing context by the people on the ground. This requires a shift away from the techno-centric approach to innovation and a closer examination of the work undertaken by local communities to improve their daily lives.
We do not publish purely technical papers or papers that have no developing country context. The fact that the authors are based in a developing country is insufficient. All papers must explicitly reference one or more contexts that pertain to developing countries.
We appreciate that the use of Logistics knowledge for education is an important activity in developing countries. However, there are many existing journals in this area. Submissions in this domain must be clearly situated in a developing country context and must explicitly make a contribution to knowledge beyond what we know already. This requires careful research motivation and identification of a research question that challenges current practices.