Journal of Business Logistics

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

About JBL

Edited By: Thomas Goldsby and Walter Zinn of The Ohio State University
5 year Impact Factor: 2.6
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.

Accessing the JBL

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

  1. Log in to your account on the CSCMP website
  2. Use this CSCMP member secure link to the Wiley Online Library.




JBL in the News

During the JBL’s first year in the Thomson Reuters Web of ScienceSM, 2011, its impact rating was 3.905. This is a ranking of 9 out of 140 journals in the field of management.

Stephan M. Wagner’s supply chain risk management JBL submission was selected as Thomson Reuters New Hot Paper for May 2011.

CSCMP’s JBL was included in the Thomson Reuters Web of ScienceSM in 2010: “Our long-standing efforts to expand the visibility of the Journal of Business Logistics have been realized with this significant milestone. Being included in Web of ScienceSM not only makes our publication more visible to logistics and supply chain faculty wishing to publish, it also ensures that the JBL ‘counts’ as an acceptable resource at those colleges and universities that require publications be exclusively in Thomson Reuters-listed journals (formerly ISI-listed).” - Dr. James R. Stock, Editor 2004-2010,

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


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