Open Access: Journal of Industrial Engineering

The Journal of Industrial Engineering is an open access journal in my discipline. It’s published through the Hindawi Publishing Corporation – a group founded in 1997 that currently publishes 434 open access journals across a variety of disciplines. Throughout the webpage, Journal of Industrial Engineering emphasizes the quality of the published material. There is a 12% acceptance rate and every paper is peer reviewed. Another point of emphasis by the journal is the fact that the journal allows for information to be easily disseminated.

The main purpose of the journal is to provide easy access to research within the field of Industrial Engineering while maintaining a high level of quality. Additionally, there is an uncompromising list of ethics standards for all publications. Violators of the standards will be prevented from submitting anything to the journal for at least 3 years. Journal of Industrial Engineering is clearly determined to set high standards.

There is also a section in which Journal of Industrial Engineering briefly explains the concept of open access. The key points that are covered is the fact that information can be easily shared through the open access model, and that everything is peer reviewed and high quality standards are met. It is interesting to me that it claims to provide “immediate” access to published works; however, the average time from article submission to publication is just under 4 months. That seems like a long time to be “immediate” access.

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