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This Publishing Workshop aims to help researchers to transform their submitted and presented papers for the upcoming EurOMA '11 conference into journal-level submissions. We welcome in particular non-native English-speaking Faculty (doctoral students are welcome in EIASM’s Doctoral Education Network - EDEN) in the field of Operations Management (OM), who wish to increase the quality of their publications in recognised international academic journals.

Target journals are:

• International Journal of Operations and Production Management (IJOPM)
• Journal of Operations Management (JOM)
• Decision Sciences Journal (DSJ)
• Journal of Product Innovation Management (JPIM)
• Production Planning and Control (PPC)

(Other journals may be added to the list.)

The following members of the Editorial Team will act as Discussants for the papers submitted to the Workshop:

- Steve Brown, University of Exeter, Editor of IJOPM
- Christopher Voss, London Business School, Member of the Editorial Board of JPIM
- Cipriano Forza, Università di Padova, Associate Editor of JOM and DSJ
- Steve Child, University of Exeter Business School, Editor of PPC

Academics are judged on their ability to produce research papers appearing in good-quality international journal articles. These publications are also the basis of Business School and University prestige and success.

Organisations, such as the British Academy of Management or other associations managed by EIASM, have sought recently to support publishing activity by organising journal publishing workshops – either to encourage young researchers to publish for the first time, or to help seasoned researchers move up the publishing ladder. These workshops have been highly successful, to the extent that it is now possible to envisage a more specific targeting of researchers, both in terms of discipline and in terms of language focus.

It has been recognised for some time that the EurOMA conference presents an ideal opportunity for increasing participation by researchers for whom English is not a first language. Many such researchers either face a perceived language barrier or have limited access into Anglo-Saxon OM research networks. To our knowledge, there has been no specific workshop organised in Europe to foster publications in OM. Moreover, no workshop has targeted non-native English-speaking researchers in order to facilitate their participation to these international networks.
The Publishing Workshop has three specific objectives:

1 – Input
Through plenary sessions with members of the editorial board of OM journals, the participants will be briefed on the editorial policy, publication process, strategies for submission, writing and responding to reviews, resubmission process, etc. The specifics of publishing for non-native English-speaking authors will be discussed in particular.

2 – Transformation
The process of transforming an abstract into a publication-standard paper starts with the acceptance of the abstract by the EurOMA conference board. Following acceptance, it is expected that each participant will develop the abstract and present the paper at the EurOMA conference. It is also expected that the participant will then incorporate the feedback received and the experience gained at the conference(s) in a re-drafted full paper. This re-drafted paper forms the basis for participation in the Publishing Workshop. Each paper will be allocated to a journal editorial board member as Discussant, who will comment on the content and clarity of presentation of the ideas. The discussions will take place in small group sessions.

3 – Output
Small group sessions will enable participants to obtain feedback on their papers from the journal editorial board members, as well as suggestions for further development to bring the paper up to publication standards.



Cipriano Forza
Università di Padova, Vicenza, Italy
Member of the EurOMA Board

Marie Koulikoff-Souviron
SKEMA Business School, Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France
Professor of Supply Chain Management
Member of the EurOMA Board
Juliana Hsuan
Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen
Associate Professor, Department of Operations Management
Member of the EurOMA Board


Applications are welcome from researchers in all research areas of Operations Management: for reference, please read the Call for Papers for the upcoming 18th International Annual EurOMA Conference (http://www.euroma2011.org/)

Workshop applicants are required to submit an extended abstract, and prior to participation, a full paper must be sent. The
abstract must have been submitted to the EurOMA '11 conference

Deadline for application: May 28, 2011
Acceptance communication: May 30, 2011
Deadline for payment: June 30, 2011
Deadline for full papers submission: August 30, 2011

The full paper must incorporate the feedback received and the experience gained at the conference. This requirement means a re-drafting of the presented conference paper prior to submission to the workshop.
(for details, see acceptance message)

The submission  deadline is over !




The Workshop will take place at:

Dipartimento di Tecnica e Gestione dei Sistemi Industriali
University of Padova
Stradella San Nicola, 3
Vicenza - Italy


The Publishing Workshop will begin on Day 1 at 12.00 with registration and lunch.
The workshop dinner shall be offered that evening.
The workshop will end on Day 2 after lunch.

We request that each participant stays for the full duration of the workshop.



Venice Airport (www.veniceairport.it/) is connected with all major European cities and airports.
To go from Venice Airport to Vicenza:
- Take ATVO direct fly-bus to Mestre railway station (www.atvo.it/index.php?lang=en). The trip takes 17 minutes. Ticket fare is 3 €.
- Take a train to Vicenza. The trip takes around 35 minutes. Ticket fare is 13 €.

Verona Airport (www.aeroportoverona.it) is connected with several European cities and airports.
- Take the bus to Verona railway station (www.aeroportoverona.it/en/come-arrivare/aerobus.asp). The Aerobus service is available all the days every 20 minutes. Ticket fare is 4,50 €.
- Take a train to Vicenza. The trip takes around 25 minutes. Ticket fare is 13 €.

Less close airports are Milan Orio al Serio Airport (www.ryanair.com); Milano Linate Airport (www.sea-aeroportimilano.it/en/linate/index.phtml) and Milano Malpensa Airport (

Both DTG and hotels are at walking distance (10-15 minutes) from Vicenza railway station. For more information: www.ferroviedellostato.it/homepage_en.html
- City bus are available at Vicenza railway station .(www.aimvicenza.it/a_ITA_1160_2.html)
- Taxis are available at Vicenza railway station.


Coming from Milan or Verona by A4 motorway, take Vicenza Ovest exit. Follow directions for city center.

Coming from Venice by A4 motorway, take Vicenza Est exit. Follow directions for city center.


Low cost accommodation :

1) Ostello Olimpico - www.ostellovicenza.com
- located in the center of the city (the walking area); very close to Workshop venue (3 minutes walking);
- it is clean; bathrooms are in common among all rooms; there are different bathrooms for males and females; the guest receives clean linen but has to make the bed him/herself
- 7 rooms, each one with 2 bunk bed
- it is the cheapest accommodation; accommodation ranges between 24 and 84 euro per night per person
- wireless available

2) La Bacheria - bed and breakfast - www.ostellovicenza.com
- located very close to the center of the city (the walking part); is not too far from the conference venue (15 minutes walking)
- 2 double rooms, each one with a twin bed; 2 double rooms, each one with separate beds
- it is clean; each room is equipped with private bathroom; rooms are already prepared
- 60 euro per room per night (if you share the room with somebody else it costs 30 euro per night per person)

Higher quality accommodation but reasonable price

1. Albergo Due Mori (located in the center of the city; very close to the Workshop venue)
www.hotelduemori.com  info@hoteduemori.com

3. Hotel Continental (located near the center of the city; very close to the Workshop venue)

2. Hotel Campo Marzio (located in the center of the city; close to the Workshop venue)

4. Hotel Doge (close to the center of the city; 25 minutes walking from the Workshop venue)

5. Boscolo hotel (close to the center of the city; 25 minutes walking from the Workshop venue)


The fees include participation to the workshop, documents, lunches, workshop dinner, morning and afternoon refreshments. 

The workshop will only be accessible to  whom have sent a submission which has been accepted


Normal price 230,00 € (VAT Exempt)

Cancellations made before September 1, 2011 will be reimbursed minus 20% of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after that date.

Payments should be made by :

  • The following credit cards: Visa or Eurocard/Mastercard/Access




Ms. Graziella Michelante - EIASM Conference Manager
Tel: +32 2 226 66 62 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: michelante@eiasm.be