Instruction For Authors

i) Editing Guidelines

1. The manuscript should be written in English.

2. The length of manuscript should not exceed 30 pages in double space (or 20 pages in single space) on A4 or 8 x 11 inch single-sided papers.

3. The title page should include the succinct title, the authors, and an abstract of around 200 words at the beginning of the manuscript. The affiliation, address and zip code, as well as e-mail address should be listed below each author's name. Up to six keywords should also be included. The corresponding author should be marked.

4. Section headings should be concise and numbered sequentially, using a decimal system for subsections.

5. The figures and tables should be included in the main body of the text, not the end of the text. Each of them should appear just after the paragraph where it is referenced, or a close as possible.

6. Appendices should appear before the references section. Acknowledgments should appear before the appendices.

7. Sections, theorems, lemmas, corollaries, propositions, examples, remarks, figures, and tables should be sequentially numbered in each category. Each of them should be written with the beginning upper case when it is defined and also when it is quoted in the main text body. Sections, theorems, lemmas, corollaries, propositions, examples, and remarks should be written in bold and not be indented when each of them is defined. The statements of each theorem, lemma, corollary, and proposition should be written in italic. Each theorem, lemma, corollary, and proposition should accompany the proof just after the statement or the proof can be sufficiently explained in the main text stream.

8. Each figure should have a caption below the figure. The caption of a table should appear at the top of the table. The words in each caption should be written in the lower case except the first character of the first word.

9. The use of footnotes is discouraged.

10. References should be cited using the author-date (Harvard) system, for instances, (Murata 1977) at the end of a sentence or Murata (1977) in the text. The three or more authors of a reference should be written as the first author followed by 'et al.', for instance, (Yoshimura er al. 1990).

11. IEMS has been changed to an electronic journal from December 2017. So, IEMS does not print hard copies any more.


The references should be listed in the alphabetical order of the author names and in the order of the publication years within the same author's works. Each reference should be written in the order of the authors, the publication year, the title or source. Journal names, names of conference proceedings, and book titles should be italicized and should have the first character of each word uppercased. The article title should be plain and only the first character of the whole title should be uppercased. Full periods should appear after the author names, the publication year, and the article title. The journal volume number should be bold. The serial number within a volume should not be presented unless there is confusion. The styles of references are illustrated.

Buzacott, J.A. and Shanthikumar, J.G. (1993) Stochastic Models of Manufacturing Systems, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliff, NJ.

2. A  chapter in a book:
Lapedes, A., and Farber, R. F. (1988) How neural networks work. In D. Z. Anderson (ed), Neural Information Processing Systems (New York: AIP), chapter 12, 442-456.

3. An article in a journal:

Swaminathan, J.M., Smith, S., and Sadeh-Koniecpol, N. (1998) Modeling the dynamics of supply chains: A multi-agent approach, Decision Sciences, 29, 607-632.

4. A paper in conference proceedings
Chong, T. C., Anderson, D. C., Mitchell, O. R. (1989) QTC - and integrated design/manufacturing/inspection system for poismatic parts. Proceedings of the ASME Conference on Computers and Engineering, San Francisco, CA, 417-426.

5. Proceedings, technical reports and unpublished literature
Sadeh-Koniecpol, N., Hildum, D., Laliberty, T.J., Smith, S., McA'Nulty, J., and Kjenstad, D. (1996) An integrated process-planning/production-scheduling shell for agile manufacturing. Technical Report CMU-RI-TR-96-10, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University.

6. An Internet source
It is recommended to avoid referring a Web source since the availability is not secured. If there is an official document source, for instance, a journal paper, for the same document, please refer the official document. However, you may sparingly use Web sources. In the case, when available, the title, the author name, and the year should be clarified in addition to the detailed address, as illustrated below.

J.P. Rennard. (2000) Introduction to genetic algorithms.

ii) Author's Responsibility

The submitted manuscript should not have been previously published and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Industrial Engineering and Management Systems assumes that all submitted manuscripts are the property (copyright) of the submitting author(s) and that copyright will be transferred to APIEMS and KIIEwhen the manuscript is accepted. The authors should secure permission for the reproduction of any figure, table, or extensive (more than fifty word) extract from the text, from a source which is copyrighted or owned by a party other than APIEMS and KIIE or the authors. This rule is enforced both to direct reproduction or 'derivative reproduction', where a new figure or table is substantially derived from a copyrighted source. Any cost that is incurred by the author's violation of the rule is charged to the responsible author.

The corresponding author is charged 200 US dollars for his accepted manuscript.

iii) Submission checklist

The following list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the journal for review. Please consult this Guide for Authors for further details of any item.

Ensure that the following items are present:
One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:
• E-mail address
• Full postal address
• All necessary files have been uploaded, and contain:
  - Keywords
  - All figure captions
  - All tables (including title, description, footnotes) Further considerations
• Manuscript has been 'spell-checked' and 'grammar-checked'
• References are in the correct format for this journal
• All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa
• Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web)

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