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APICS Production and Inventory Management Journal 

Submission Requirements

  • Submission must be an original document, not published previously.
  • Manuscripts should be submitted as a single Microsoft Word document (.DOC or .DOCX).
  • All tables, diagrams, and charts should be on separate pages at the end of the document, after the reference section.
  • The articles should be double spaced throughout (text and references).
  • Submissions should be in Times New Roman font with 12 point font size.
  • The title should represent the article's content.
  • The title should appear on the first page with the author names and complete addresses.
  • The second page should start with title and contain the abstract, which should be concise and not exceed 250 words, nor contain quotations or references.
  • Page three should start with title and then remaining text, reference, table, etc. sections of the paper should follow.
  • Footnotes are discouraged. Important information should be contained in the main text of the manuscript.
  • References should appear in alphabetical order at the end of the manuscript, listing only those sources referenced in the manuscripts.

The Production and Inventory Management Journal follows the Chicago Manual of Style for citations and references. Samples follow. Visit chicagomanualofstyle.org for more details.

Citation Formats

Outside and within text narrative:

  • (Fisher 1976) or Fisher (1976) if author's name used in sentence.
  • (Green and Salkind 2003) or Green and Salkind (2003) if authors' names used in sentence.
  • (Robinson et al. 1967) or Robinson et al. (1967) if authors' names used in sentence.

Quotation Formats

Outside and within text narrative:

  • "From 1975 to current times, all OM and PPIC textbook publications contain chapters dedicated to describing MRP, plus MRPII/DRP/ERP variants, and demonstrating the basic MRP calculations including lead-time offset and parent/component explosion" (Mabert 2007, 355).
  • Mabert and Skeels (2002, 75 ) state "despite the very low cost of many Internet services, such as e-mail, eBay, or Yahoo!, firms such as FreeMarkets and eBreviate do need to get paid, and there are many different schemes by which this can happen. Most market-maker services attempt to match the fee structure to the value-added. Start-up and support fees are established to cover the cost of interaction and account management between the market maker and the customer firm."
  • "Just over 89% of the companies have implemented a single ERP system, of which just over half have other systems attached to their ERP system. The rest had implemented modules from multiple ERP systems" (Mabert et al. 2003, 306).

Reference Format

Book (one author, two authors, or three and more authors):

  • Fisher, L. 1976. Industrial marketing: An analytical approach to planning and execution. London: Business Books Limited.
  • Green, S. B., and N. J. Salkind. 2003. Using SPSS for Windows and Macintosh. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
  • Robinson, P.J., C.W. Faris, and Y. Wind. 1967. Industrial buying and creative marketing. Boston: Allyn & Bacon Publishing.

Journal (One author, two authors, or three and more authors):

  • Mabert, V. A. 2007. The early road to material requirements planning, Journal of Operations Management 25 (2): 346–356.
  • Mabert, V. A. and J. A. Skeels. 2002. Internet reverse auctions: Valuable tool in experienced hands. Business Horizons 45(4): 70–76.
  • Mabert, V.A., A. K. Soni, and M. A. Venkataramanan. 2003. Enterprise resource planning: Managing the implementation process. European Journal of Operations Research 146: 302–314.

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