Journal of Business Logistics

Are you and your organization prepared for what’s on the horizon? Supply chain management professionals who read the Journal of Business Logistics (JBL) learn about upcoming research and in-depth studies on hot buttons in the industry. Articles in the Journal of Business Logistics are oftentimes collaborations between and among prominent academics, thought leaders, consultants, and practitioners.

About Journal of Business Logistics

Edited By: Thomas Goldsby of the University of Tennessee and Walter Zinn of The Ohio State University
5 year Impact Factor: 3.171
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2018:62/217 (Management)
Online ISSN: 2158-1592

The editorial objectives of the Journal of Business Logistics are to advance knowledge and science and to stimulate greater thought and effort in the fields of logistics and supply chain management by providing readers with:

  • new and helpful information;
  • new logistics and supply chain management theory or techniques;
  • research generalizations about logistics and supply chain management thought and practice;
  • creative views and syntheses of dispersed concepts in logistics and supply chain management;
  • articles in subject areas which have significant current impact on thought and practice in logistics and supply chain management which present challenges for the future.

Access the Journal of Business Logistics

Complimentary access to the digital Journal of Business Logistics content is available for current, logged in CSCMP members: 

Volume 41, Issue 1
Published: March 2020

Goals, Conflict, Politics, and Performance of Cross‐Functional Sourcing Teams—Results from a Social Team Experiment
Henrik Franke, Kai Foerstl

Emerging Market Footholds and Knowledge: An Examination of New Product Launch Performance
Matthew T. Jenkins, Christopher W. Craighead, Mary C. Holcomb, Timothy P. Munyon, David J. Ketchen Jr., Stephanie Eckerd

Improving Order Fulfillment Performance through Integrated Inventory Management in a Multi‐Item Finished Goods System
Liu Yang, Haitao Li, James F. Campbell

Electronic Logging Device Compliance of Small and Medium Size Motor Carriers Prior to the December 18, 2017, Mandate
Jason W. Miller, Yemisi Bolumole, Matthew A. Schwieterman

Volume 40, Issue 4 
Published December 2019

Volume 40, Issue 3
Published September 2019

Later issues of the Journal of Business Logistics can be found here .  Volumes until the year 2000 are available digitally.  For any later issues, please contact the Journal of Business Logistics at [email protected]

The Journal of Business Logistics Special Issue: Research on Supply Chains in Crisis

These are interesting times in which we are living. While strategic and operational change has been served aplenty in recent years, the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the states of business and life in ways that only Hollywood could have imagined. Central to the challenges we face today is the ability to match essential supplies to demand – the very premise of supply chain management. This basic premise has, perhaps, never been more important on a global scale, nor so perplexing.

Through our partnership, JBL will offer free access to a large collection of articles in this first-ever Virtual Issue, titled Research on Supply Chains in Crisis . Our hope is that this research can inform practices that alleviate the severity of the current crisis. We also hope that these articles can provide foundation for advanced research that help us to prepare for the inevitability of future crises.

Thank you. Be safe. Stay well.

Your Co-Editors-in-Chief,

The Journal of Business Logistics 2019 Awards 

Bernard LaLonde Best Paper Award

Matthew A. Schwieterman., Thomas J. Goldsby, and Keely L. Croxton. "Customer and supplier portfolios: Can credit risks be managed through supply chain relationships?." Journal of Business Logistics 39.2 (2018): 123-137.
Highly Commended: Vincent E. Castillo, John E. Bell, William J. Rose, and Alexandre M. Rodrigues. "Crowdsourcing last mile delivery: strategic implications and future research directions." Journal of Business Logistics 39, no. 1 (2018): 7-25.
Highly Commended: Beth Davis‐Sramek, Rodney W. Thomas, and Brian S. Fugate. "Integrating behavioral decision theory and sustainable supply chain management: Prioritizing economic, environmental, and social dimensions in carrier selection." Journal of Business Logistics 39, no. 2 (2018): 87-100.

Associate Editor Awards:
Martin Dresner
, Professor and Chair, University of Maryland
Glenn Richey, Raymond J. Harbert Eminent Scholar and Professor in Supply Chain Management, Auburn University
Nada Sanders, Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management, Northeastern University

Best Reviewer Awards:
Christian Durach,
Professor and Chair, ESCP Business School
Jon Kirchoff
, Associate Professor, East Carolina University 
John-Patrick Paraskevas, Assistant Professor, Miami University
William Rose, Assistant Professor, Iowa State University
Dawn Russell, Associate Professor, University of North Florida
Henrik Sternberg, Assistant Professor, Iowa State University


Interested authors can submit their paper to the Journal of Business Logistics online, through Wiley's ScholarOne Manuscripts system.