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Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management

Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management

ISSN: 1741-038x

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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2018 Impact Factor: 2.642*

CiteScore 2020: 8.4
CiteScoreTracker 2021: 9.4 (Updated Monthly)

Journal history

Previously published as Integrated Manufacturing Systems and incorporating International Journal of Agile Management Systems and World Class Design to Manufacture
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Editorial objective

The journal aims to give a broad international coverage of subjects relating to the management of manufacturing technology and the integration of the design, production, marketing and supply functions of enterprises. Emphasis is placed on the publication of articles which seek to link theory with practical application or critically analyse real cases with the objective of identifying good practice in manufacturing. Papers accepted for publication are double-blind refereed to ensure academic rigour and integrity. For a full list of the journal's review board, please see below. On average, most papers receive a first decision within 30 days upon submission. And on average, reviews are completed within 60 days.

Editorial criteria

Articles may be based on empirical investigations, theoretical perspectives, case study analysis, or report experimental results. However, all submissions should:

  • make a significant original contribution to the field;
  • be directly relevant to the management of manufacturing technology;
  • contain elements which have general application;
  • fall within the scope of the journal coverage;
  • not have been published previously except in very limited circulation.

If it is felt that a contribution, though technical in nature, will be of broad interest, it may be published under a "technical paper" heading. A paper can be considered for publication as a "research note" if it reports work-in-progress on research which has not yet reached a stage where there are any final results or conclusions. Its value will be judged by the extent to which it contributes to a debate on the research problem, methodology, techniques of data analysis, etc. 


  • Automation of manufacturing processes and systems.
  • Complexity, variety, flexibility and production scale issues.
  • Computer-aided production and the elements of computer integrated manufacturing.
  • Design and implementation of manufacturing technology.
  • Design for manufacture and simultaneous/concurrent engineering.
  • Economic and financial issues relating to manufacturing companies and industries.
  • Global manufacturing networks and international operations.
  • Human factors, work organisation and workforce demographics.
  • Information systems in manufacturing.
  • Manufacturing in developing and emerging economies.
  • Manufacturing performance and productivity measurement.
  • Modelling, clearly supported by empirical evidence.
  • Purchasing and materials management.
  • Quality management systems and quality control.
  • Reliability and maintenance of manufacturing systems.
  • Risk, security and liability issues in manufacturing.
  • Supply chain management, logistics and reverse logistics.
  • Sustainable production and “green” manufacturing.
  • Strategy formulation relating to manufacturing operations and technologies.
  • Technological innovation in manufacturing.
  • Technology transfer and dissemination in manufacturing industries.


Manufacturing, like other industries, is rising to the challenges imposed by aggressive consumer demands and the need for cost-effective processing which delivers quality in the fastest possible time. Fierce competition means that keeping abreast of new developments and applications in technology is essential if companies are to meet market demands profitably and keep ahead of their competitors.

Key benefits

A readable, informative and incisive blend of material is drawn from academics and industrialists in Europe, America and the Far East, so subscribers can see exactly what initiatives are being tested, plus research results and news-all presented with a practical bias, so information can be applied immediately to resolve problems. The journal's coverage of up-and-coming technology means it is an essential resource for strategists planning technological investment.

Key journal audiences

  • Academics with research interests in manufacturing technology and management
  • Librarians serving the needs of manufacturing and production engineers
  • Manufacturing and design engineers
  • Manufacturing managers
  • Management and engineering consultants
  • Manufacturing and production engineers
  • Senior executives in manufacturing industries. 

Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management is indexed and abstracted in:

  • Cabell's Dictionary of Publishing Opportunities in Management and Marketing
  • EI Compendex
  • Emerald Management Reviews
  • Ergonomic Abstracts
  • HCERES (France)
  • Materials Business File
  • Publication Forum (Finland)
  • ReadCube Discover
  • Qualis (Brazil)

And ranked in:

  • Scopus
  • AIDEA (Italy)
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (Clarivate Analytics)
  • Social Science Citation Index (Clarivate Analytics)

Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Operations, Logistics & Quality eJournals Collection. For more information, please email or visit the Emerald Operations, Logistics & Quality eJournals Collection page.

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* 2018 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2019)