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Decision Making in Manufacturing and Services

a journal of AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland


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Author Guidelines

  1. Manuscripts must be written in English and should not exceed 30 pages, including all references, tables, figures and appendices.
  2. Manuscripts should include a non-mathematical abstract of not more than 200 words and up to six keywords.
  3. Manuscripts should be prepared with font size 12 point, double-spaced throughout, including abstract, references and footnotes, with wide margins and formatted as A4 paper size.
  4. Section headings should be concise and numbered sequentially, using a decimal system for subsections.
  5. All the authors of a paper should include their full names, affiliations, postal and email addresses on the cover page of manuscripts. Corresponding author who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication should be clearly indicated.
  6. Manuscript should include a reference list containing only those references cited in the text. The references follow Harvard style and should be arranged alphabetically by author at the end of the paper. In-text citations should be indicated by the authors last name and year of publication, e.g., (Smith, 2005) or Smith (2005). Works by the same author should be listed in order of publication. More than one reference from the same author in the same year must be identified by the letters "a", "b", "c", etc., placed after the year of publication.
    Example of reference to a journal publication:
    Kaczmarczyk, W., Sawik, T. Schaller A., Tirpak T.M., 2004. Optimal versus heuristic scheduling of surface mount technology lines. International Journal of Production Research, 42(10), 2083-2110.
    Example of reference to a book:
    Nemhauser, G.L., Wolsey, L.A., 1998. Integer and Combinatorial Optimization. Wiley, New York.
    Example of reference to a chapter in an edited book:
    Shapiro, J.F., 1996. Mathematical Programming Models and Methods for Production Planning and Scheduling. In: S.C.Graves, A.H.G.Rinnooy Kan and P.H.Zipkin (Eds.) Handbook in Operations Research and Management Science: Logistics of Production and Inventory. North-Holland,Amsterdam.
  7. Tables and figures should be numbered in the order in which they appear in the paper and carry a brief title.
  8. Manuscripts will be required in the following order: title page, abstract, keywords, main text, acknowledgments, appendixes, references, tables and figures.
  9. All submissions should be accompanied by a list of five potential referees, including area of expertise, title, full mailing address, fax and email.
  10. Papers for consideration should be submitted to DMMS electronically by e-mail: in Portable Document Format (.pdf). Submitted manuscripts must be original, not published nor submitted for publication elsewhere.
  11. The corresponding author of the paper accepted for publication is requested to submit Latex files of the paper by e-mail: Figures must be saved individually and separate to text, preferably in Encapsulated PostScript (.eps). Proposed LaTeX preamble:
  12. 	\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article}



  13. Authors of papers with mathematical content should provide the MSC codes ( or relevant for their papers. Similarly, authors of papers with economic content should provide the relevant JEL codes (
  14. Before publication all co-authors have to submit following copyright statement: It is enough to send scans of signed declarations by e-mail to

Review process

Papers submitted for possible publication in DMMS are initially evaluated by the editors with regard to their suitability for the journal. This refers most of all to the content and its scientific quality. Papers with insufficient contribution to our fields of interest and/or poor organisation and/or not prepared in the required style are rejected without delay so that the authors can improve or submit their work elsewhere.

The manuscripts that are ultimately registered are submitted to 2 reviewers for blind review. Papers are accepted unconditionally if the reviewers agree that they may be published in their present form. Otherwise, the reviews are forwarded to the authors for paper revision and comments on the reviewers' remarks. Paper revisions are submitted for re-review if requested by the reviewers or justified by the editors. The final decision on paper publication (accept/reject) is made by the editors and is not subject to appeal nor justification. The full review process takes approximately 4 months, but the editors do not set a deadline for the final decision.

DMMS publishes only papers that are original and have not been submitted elsewhere. Also, we require that any and all contributions of institutions and/or individuals to the submitted work be clearly stated in the paper. Any cases of ghostwriting or guest authorship will be disclosed and properly reported.

Ethical guidelines

In order to prevent cases of scientific misconduct the Editorial Board has procedures in place to deal with cases of "Ghost-writing", "Guest Authorship", "Plagiarism" and "Self-plagiarism".

Ghost-writing: A situation where someone makes a substantial contribution to a publication without revealing his or her participation as one of the authors or without being mentioned in the acknowledgments attached to the publication.

Guest Authorship or Honorary Authorship: A situation where one or more authors are cited as making a significant contribution to a work were as in reality the contribution is insignificant.

Plagiarism: The act of using someone else's work as one's own without acknowledging the source of that work.

Self-plagiarism: The act of using your own earlier published work without acknowledging the source of that work.