AbstractThe present issue of the Brazilian Jornal of Operations & Production Management (BJO&PM) relies on a special context: the transition of the Editorial responsibility which has changed from Prof. Dr. Paulo Cauchick Miguel to myself. Prof. Cauchick Miguel had been in charge of it since this journal was first published in 2004. I think the Brazilian community of Production and Operations Management is really in debt with him, since he was the pioneer of it and has performed a very valuable work.
Since its first edition up to December 2008, 9 issues were published containing 46 papers, all of them selected under a rigorous blind review system, whose referees were well qualified and important researchers on production and operations
management subjects. So, it is a great responsibility to take the BJO&PM ahead in the direction of its mission:
“Publish research on production engineering and operations
management produced in Brazil and abroad, in English language.”.
Facing this challenge, the new editorial efforts focus on two main goals: increase visibility of our journal, in both Brazilian and international communities, and reduce the lead time for publishing high quality manuscripts. To achieve these goals, some strategies have been adopted, such as installing a portal for managing electronic submissions and increasing the number of referees from the international community. It is also relevant to highlight that it is not a result of a solitary work. Right now
there are also important contributions from three associated editors that are working hard in order to make this journal a reference for excellence on its subject: Prof. Dr. Nei Soma, Prof. Dr. Caroline Miranda and Prof. Dr. José Luís Duarte Ribeiro. Their work, jointed with the carefully collaboration of ad-hoc referees and also the contribution of authors, encourage and make it possible to consolidate BJO&PM as a vehicle for publishing high quality researches in POM fields.
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