Decision Making in Manufacturing and Services

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

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Articles and any other material published in Decision Making in Manufacturing and Services represent the opinions of the author(s) and should not be construed as reflecting the opinions of the Editor. DMMS follows strict open access and ethics policy.
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Preparation of a manuscript

The manuscripts must be clearly written in English. Footnotes and unusual symbols should be avoided. It is strongly recommended to limit the length of a manuscript to less than 25 pages (Times New Roman CE fond type, 12 points, 1.5-spaced format, 2.5 cm margins, left justification, without hyphenation).
Title page (page 1). The top of the title page should contain the article title, names of all authors with affiliations (name of the institution, city, country, ORCID, e-mail) and abstract. The abstract should be a single paragraph of less than Title page (page 1). An abstract is often presented separately, so any references to numbered items in the paper or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided. Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. After the abstract a list of up to 6 keywords that will be useful for indexing or searching and next primary and secondary 2010 Mathematics Subject Classification or Journal of Economic Literature codes should be included.
Sections. An article should be divided into numbered sections and subsections (1.1, 1.2, etc.). Any subsection may be given a brief heading.
Equations. Equations should be typewritten and the numbers for displayed equations should be placed in parentheses at the right margin. References to equations should use the form ''equation (3.1)'' or simply ''(3.1)''. Automatic numbering of the equations is strongly preferred.
Figures and tables. Tables and figures should be numbered in the order in which they appear in the paper and carry a brief title. Figures must be prepared in a form suitable for direct reproduction. If complicated figures or diagrams are used, the corresponding graphic files should be included, preferably in eps format. Digital artwork of at least 300 dpi resolution is accepted.
Acknowledgements. Acknowledgements, if any, should be placed before the references.
References. The references should follow Harvard style. References should be arranged in alphabetical order and their list should be as free from author macros as possible. Italics is the preferred format for titles of books and journals. The following general rules also apply:

  • in journal titles the first letter of the first word of the title should be capitalised,
  • in book titles first letter of each word except ''and'', ''of'' etc. should be capitalised.
Names of journals and references should be in full.
Every reference cited in the text must appear in the reference list and vice versa.

In-text citations should be indicated by the author's 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.

An example of a reference list is given below:

- journal article:
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.
- book:
Nemhauser, G.L., Wolsey, L.A., 1998. Integer and Combinatorial Optimization. Wiley, New York.
- chapter or article 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.

Peer review process

Any manuscripts received for review will be treated as confidential documents. They are first evaluated by the editors to determine if they merit full external review. Reviewers for DMMS are selected from the wider scientific community by the editors on the basis of their knowledge of the field. All papers are reviewed in a double-blind manner. It is rare for submitted manuscripts to be accepted without the need for revision. Please note that the request for a revision does not guarantee acceptance.
Decision Making in Manufacturing and Services follows strict anti-plagiary procedure, so neither papers prepared by ghostwriters nor including guest authors are accepted. If redundant publication, plagiarism, fabricated data, ghost, guest or gift authorship, an ethical problem with a submitted manuscript, conflict of interest in a published article as well as other malpractice are suspected we follow the COPE flowcharts.

Preparing a review

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