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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Instructions for authors

Thank you for choosing to submit your paper to us. These instructions will ensure we have everything required so your paper can move through peer review, production and publication smoothly. Please take the time to read and follow them as closely as possible, as doing so will ensure your paper matches the journal's requirements.


Please read the authors before making a submission. Complete guidelines for preparing and submitting your manuscript to this journal are provided below. 


  • About the Journal
  • Peer Review
  • Preparing Your Paper
    • Structure
    • Word Limits
    • Style Guidelines
    • Formatting and Templates
    • References
    • Editing Services
    • Checklist
  • Using Third-Party Material
  • Submitting Your Paper
  • Data Sharing Policy
  • Publication Charges
  • Copyright Options
  • Complying with Funding Agencies
  • Open Access
  • My Authored Works

About the Journal

Please note that this journal only publishes manuscripts in English.

International Journal of Production Research accepts the following types of article: original articles and survey articles..

A typical survey paper should not exceed 12000 words. Any appendices that exceed this limit will be published online within the Journal as supplemental material. Figures/tables should number no more than 15 (in any form or combination, i.e. 10 tables/5 figures, or 12 figures/3 tables). Any papers that exceed this limit will be unsubmitted.

Peer Review

Industrial Innovation is committed to peer-review integrity and upholding the highest standards of review. Once your paper has been assessed for suitability by the editor, it will then be single blind peer reviewed by independent, anonymous expert referees.

Preparing Your Paper


Your paper should be compiled in the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; main text introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion; acknowledgments; declaration of interest statement; references; appendices (as appropriate); table(s) with caption(s) (on individual pages); figures; figure captions (as a list).

Word Limits

Please include a word count for your paper.

A typical paper for this journal should be no more than 7000 words.

Style Guidelines

Please refer to these quick style guidelines when preparing your paper, rather than any published articles or a sample copy.

Please use British (-ise) spelling style consistently throughout your manuscript.

Please use single quotation marks, except where ‘a quotation is “within” a quotation’. Please note that long quotations should be indented without quotation marks.

Formatting and Templates

Papers may be submitted in Word formats. Figures should be saved separately from the text. To assist you in preparing your paper, we provide formatting template(s).

Word templates are available for this journal. Please save the template to your hard drive, ready for use.

If you are not able to use the template via the links (or if you have any other template queries) please contact us here.


 A.   In the text

  1. Single Author: Mulia (2019) or (Mulia 2019)

           Example:    Mulia (2019) proposed…., or  …is proposed (Mulia 2019).

  1. Two Author: Mulia and Berkah (2019) or (Mulia and Berkah 2019)
  2. Three or more authors: Mulia et al (2019) or (Mulia et al. 2019)

 B. Reference List

  1. Order: Alphabetically by last name of author. If no author or editor, order by title.
  2. Book:

One author: 

Mulia, Mas. 2019. Book Title: The Subtitle. Abingdon: Routledge.

Mulia, M. 2019. Book Title: The Subtitle. Abingdon: Routledge.

Two Authors:

Mulia, Mas, and Berkah Kang. 2019. Book Title: The Subtitle. Abingdon: Routledge.


Mulia, M, and Berkah, K . 2019. Book Title: The Subtitle. Abingdon: Routledge.

Three or more authors

Give all authors’ names.


  1. Journal:

One author:      

Mulia, Mas. 2019. “Article Title: The Subtitle.” Journal Title in Full 10 (1): 30–40.

Mulia, M. 2019. “Article Title: The Subtitle.” Journal Title in Full 10 (1): 30–40.

Two Authors:

Mulia, Mas, and Berkah Kang. 2019. “Article Title: The Subtitle.” Journal Title in Full 10 (1): 30–40.

Mulia, M, and Berkah, K . 2019. “Article Title: The Subtitle.” Journal Title in Full 10 (1): 30–40.

Three or more authors

Give all authors’ names.


  1. Conference


Mulia, Mas. 2019. “Title of Paper.” Paper presented at the annual meeting for the Society of XXXX, Yogyakarta, January 10-11


Mulia, Mas. 2019. “Title of Paper.” Poster presented at the annual meeting for the Society of XXXX, Yogyakarta, January 10-11.

  1. Thesis


Mulia, Mas. 2016. “Title of Thesis.” PhD diss., Politeknik ATK Yogyakarta.

  1. Patent


Mulia, Mas. 2018. Patent description. US Patent 12345, filed January 9.


Please use this reference guide when preparing your paper.

An EndNote output style is also available to assist you.


Checklist: What to Include

  1. Author details.All authors of a manuscript should include their full name and affiliation on the cover page of the manuscript. Where available, please also include ORCiDs and social media handles (Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn). One author will need to be identified as the corresponding author, with their email address normally displayed in the article PDF (depending on the journal) and the online article. Authors’ affiliations are the affiliations where the research was conducted. If any of the named co-authors moves affiliation during the peer-review process, the new affiliation can be given as a footnote. Please note that no changes to affiliation can be made after your paper is accepted. Read more on authorship.
  2. Should contain an unstructured abstract of 200 words.
  3. You can opt to include a video abstractwith your article. Find out how these can help your work reach a wider audience, and what to think about when filming.
  4. Between 5 and 6 keywords. Read making your article more discoverable, including information on choosing a title and search engine optimization.
  5. Funding details.Please supply all details required by your funding and grant-awarding bodies as follows: 
    For single agency grants 
    This work was supported by the [Funding Agency] under Grant [number xxxx]. 
    For multiple agency grants 
    This work was supported by the [Funding Agency #1] under Grant [number xxxx]; [Funding Agency #2] under Grant [number xxxx]; and [Funding Agency #3] under Grant [number xxxx].
  6. Disclosure statement.This is to acknowledge any financial interest or benefit that has arisen from the direct applications of your research. Further guidance on what is a conflict of interest and how to disclose it.
  7. Data availability statement.If there is a data set associated with the paper, please provide information about where the data supporting the results or analyses presented in the paper can be found. Where applicable, this should include the hyperlink, DOI or other persistent identifier associated with the data set(s). Templates are also available to support authors.
  8. Data deposition.If you choose to share or make the data underlying the study open, please deposit your data in a recognized data repository prior to or at the time of submission. You will be asked to provide the DOI, pre-reserved DOI, or other persistent identifier for the data set.
  9. Geolocation information.Submitting a geolocation information section, as a separate paragraph before your acknowledgements, means we can index your paper’s study area accurately in JournalMap’s geographic literature database and make your article more discoverable to others. More information.
  10. Supplemental online material.Supplemental material can be a video, dataset, fileset, sound file or anything which supports (and is pertinent to) your paper. We publish supplemental material online via Figshare. Find out more about supplemental material and how to submit it with your article.
  11. Figures should be high quality (1200 dpi for line art, 600 dpi for grayscale and 300 dpi for colour, at the correct size). Figures should be supplied in one of our preferred file formats: EPS, PS, JPEG, GIF, or Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX). For information relating to other file types, please consult our Submission of electronic artworkdocument.
  12. Tables should present new information rather than duplicating what is in the text. Readers should be able to interpret the table without reference to the text. Please supply editable files.
  13. If you are submitting your manuscript as a Word document, please ensure that equations are editable. More information about mathematical symbols and equations.
  14. Please use SI units(non-italicized).

Using Third-Party Material in your Paper

You must obtain the necessary permission to reuse third-party material in your article. The use of short extracts of text and some other types of material is usually permitted, on a limited basis, for the purposes of criticism and review without securing formal permission. If you wish to include any material in your paper for which you do not hold copyright, and which is not covered by this informal agreement, you will need to obtain written permission from the copyright owner prior to submission. More information on requesting permission to reproduce work(s) under copyright.

Submitting Your Paper

Please read the guidelines above and then submit your paper in the relevant Author Centre, where you will find user guides and a helpdesk.

By submitting your paper to Industrial Innovation Journal you are agreeing to originality checks during the peer-review and production processes.

On acceptance, we recommend that you keep a copy of your Accepted Manuscript. Find out more about sharing your work.

Data Sharing Policy

This journal applies the Industrial Innovation Basic Data Sharing Policy. Authors are encouraged to share or make open the data supporting the results or analyses presented in their paper where this does not violate the protection of human subjects or other valid privacy or security concerns.

Authors are encouraged to deposit the dataset(s) in a recognized data repository that can mint a persistent digital identifier, preferably a digital object identifier (DOI) and recognizes a long-term preservation plan. If you are uncertain about where to deposit your data, please see this information regarding repositories.

Authors are further encouraged to cite any data sets referenced in the article and provide a Data Availability Statement.

At the point of submission, you will be asked if there is a data set associated with the paper. If you reply yes, you will be asked to provide the DOI, pre-registered DOI, hyperlink, or other persistent identifier associated with the data set(s). If you have selected to provide a pre-registered DOI, please be prepared to share the reviewer URL associated with your data deposit, upon request by reviewers.

Where one or multiple data sets are associated with a manuscript, these are not formally peer reviewed as a part of the journal submission process. It is the author’s responsibility to ensure the soundness of data. Any errors in the data rest solely with the producers of the data set(s).

Publication Charges

There are no submission fees, publication fees or page charges for this journal.

Colour figures will be reproduced in colour in your online article free of charge. If it is necessary for the figures to be reproduced in colour in the print version, a charge will

Copyright Options

Copyright allows you to protect your original material, and stop others from using your work without your permission. Industrial Innovation offers a number of different license and reuse options, including Creative Commons licenses when publishing open access. Read more on publishing agreements.

My Authored Works

On publication, you will be able to view, download and check your article’s metrics (downloads, citations and Altmetric data) via My Authored Works on Industrial Innovation Online. This is where you can access every article you have published with us, as well as your free eprints link, so you can quickly and easily share your work with friends and colleagues.

We are committed to promoting and increasing the visibility of your article. Here are some tips and ideas on how you can work with us to promote your research.


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