EUR ranked first again in the Top 25 European Schools for Supply Chain Management Research
After 2017 Erasmus University Rotterdam is also ranked first among European universities for supply chain management research in 2018. The ranking is based on aggregate research output over the past five years in supply chain management journals encompassed within the SCM Journal List. The list provides the 2018 Top 25 European rankings, as well as rankings based on two subsets of publications. A great result.
“This ranking is a nice recognition of the work done by all the researchers in the ERIM-LIS group in targeting top journal outlets,” says René de Koster, Professor of Logistics and Operations Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and ERIM Fellow.
Albert Wagelmans, Professor of Econometrics (Management Science) at the Erasmus School of Economics and ERIM Fellow explains that the intrinsic motivation for research is, of course, not to be ranked 1st in a ranking as this one, but rather to contribute to the solution of challenging problems that are scientifically interesting and practically relevant. “Nevertheless, it is always good to know that others think that we are doing a good job and it will surely help in obtaining funding and attracting talented researchers,” he adds.
SCM Journal List
The SCM Journal List ranking is an annual ranking of universities’ supply chain management research output in the leading supply chain management journals. The ranking is based on publications during the prior five years (non-peer reviewed manuscripts, such as book reviews and editorials, are omitted). University output is based on the proportion of authorship for each article (1/n, where n=the number of authors for an article). In cases where an author lists multiple affiliations, the first listed university affiliation is credited.
The eight journals encompassed within the SCM Journal List ranking include the journals from the Financial Times and UT-Dallas lists (Management Science, Operations Research, MSOM, and POMJ) as well as journals from the leading supply chain management professional associations: APICS (Journal of Operations Management), CSCMP (Journal of Business Logistics), Decision Sciences Institute (Decision Sciences Journal), and ISM (Journal of Supply Chain Management). Unlike existing lists, the SCM Journal List ranking uses output from the top-tier journals which publish research across a broad spectrum of areas across the supply chain, in both the analytical and empirical arenas.