Publication productivity in the SCM discipline: 2014-2016

Michael J. Maloni, Craig Carter

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Given the relatively young age of the supply chain management (SCM) discipline, SCM academic programs must be able to validate their effectiveness to compete for university resources. The research herein supports this by extending a longstanding series that evaluates publication productivity across six major SCM journals. This edition ranks the top 25 most productive SCM schools between 2014 and 2016. With the series now celebrating 50 years, the results therefore allow evaluation of a half century of SCM research. The series also evaluates authorship concentration to assess the continued growth of the SCM discipline. Like previous editions, the results reveal that a core set of schools continue to lead SCM research with some holding strong performance throughout the entire 50 years. However, a moderately large portion of the top-25 schools continues to change as new SCM programs emerge globally. The author concentration analysis confi rms these results as the growth of new scholars and new SCM programs continue to consistently expand. As a point of concern, however, the global diffusion of SCM authorship and schools graduating new SCM scholars are slowing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-23
Number of pages23
JournalTransportation Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2018


  • Citation analysis
  • Publication productivity
  • Supply chain management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation


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