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Supply Chain Forum:

An International Journal

Special issue: Decarbonization and Supply Chains

Guest editors:

  • Anicia Jaegler

  • Qingyun Zhu

  • Joseph Sarkis

Submission deadline:

February 1st, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic is considered as the most crucial global health calamity of the century and the greatest challenge that humankind faced since the second World War. This crisis is of particular salience to supply chain management. During the pandemic, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions decreased with government-imposed lockdowns to restrain the proliferation of the Covid-19 virus. The drop in carbon dioxide (CO₂e) emissions is estimated to decrease by 5% of all the carbon output in 2020. Nonetheless, without any structural changes, the emission decline caused by Covid-19 is likely to be short-lived and have limited impact on atmospheric CO₂e concentration levels. Subsequently, research is needed to further understand, build effective theory, concepts, frameworks and tools for supply chain decarbonization.

This special issue is interested in all types of well-designed and rigorously performed academic research, including conceptual papers, empirical research, qualitative and quantitative studies. Papers based on qualitative research methodologies are encouraged to be grounded in pragmatic issues and case studies. We invite and encourage you to submit your research to the special issue of Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal on “Decarbonization and supply chains".

Submissions may address but are not restricted to the following topics:

  • Supply chain management and decarbonization; within and across industrial supply chain sectors

  • Supply chain supplier development and decarbonization

  • The role of the public, regulators and other stakeholders on decarbonization of supply chains

  • New and collaborative product development and decarbonization

  • Manufacturing, innovation, and technology in decarbonized supply chains

  • E-supply chains and decarbonization

  • Making the business case for decarbonized supply chains

  • Human resources and behavioral research in decarbonized supply chains

We especially encourage both standard manufacturing supply chains, but also non-traditional supply chains such as agriculture, food, and finance supply chains.

Submissions will be subject to a double blind peer review process. On line submissions to Supply Chain Forum: an International Journal are made using ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer review system.

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Publication schedule:

The deadline for submissions is: February 1st, 2021
Notification of Final Acceptance for Publication: December 20, 2021
The special issue is expected to appear in March 2022

Enquiries should be addressed to the guest editors:

  • Anicia Jaegler

Kedge business School, Paris, France

  • Qingyun Zhu

University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA

  • Joseph Sarkis

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, USA

Supply Chain Forum: an International Journal is published by Taylor & Francis Group