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Opportunity for Publications

All accepted papers accepted for the conference will be published in a peer-reviewed conference proceeding while selected papers will be published in an e-book. Authors of the best papers presented at the conference will have an opportunity to get their papers published in prestigious supply chain management journals.


At the conference, we will recognize supply chain excellence and grant awards at the conference Dinner. Selected papers of the various paper categories for the award will be considered. The award categories at the conference will include:

  • Best competitive paper
  • Best working paper
  • Best practitioner paper
  • Session’s best presentation
  • Best session chair
  • Winners of the student case competition
  • Supply chain researcher award
  • Supply chain women researcher award

Selected papers may have the opportunity to be published in the following journals:

  1. International Journal Logistics Economics and Globalisation
  2. Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  3. African Journal of Business and Management

Paper Development Workshop

Authors of papers with interest to publish in one of the journals are encouraged to attend the paper development workshop. You will have an opportunity to get practical insight on how to improve the quality of your paper for publication in one of the journals.

International Journal Logistics Economics and Globalisation

AISCR-2024: Special Issue on: “Logistics and Supply Chain Management in Africa”

Guest Editors:

Prof. Marcus Ambe, Jackson State University, United States of America
Dr. Mary Karei Kibuine, St. Paul’s University, Kenya
Dr. Oluka Pross Nagitta, Uganda Management Institute, Uganda
Prof. Emmanuel Awuor, The Management University of Africa, Kenya

The special issue aims to explore and showcase cutting-edge research on the challenges and emerging trends in the field of logistics and supply chain management in Africa.

Logistics and supply chain management play a crucial role in today’s global business environment and Africa, offering significant advantages and addressing various challenges. With Africa’s diverse landscapes, unique wildlife, and vast mineral resources, the continent has the potential to be a major player in the global economy. However, the COVID-19 pandemic revealed the dire economic and social consequences of Africa’s commodity-led export model and overreliance on imported manufactured goods. Africa’s logistics sector suffers from inadequate infrastructure such as roads, railways, and ports, which limits the movement of goods within and outside the continent. Other logistics and supply chain challenges faced by the continent include cross-border trade barriers, limited technology adaptation, logistics and supply chain integration, skills development, inadequate warehousing, and storage facilities, as well as regulatory complexities. Intra-African trade is merely 13 percent which is low when compared to intra-regional trade achieved by Europe at 60 percent, North America at 40 percent, and Asia at 30 percent. The reason for low intra-African trade is attributed to the poor quality of roads and weak transport infrastructure amidst protectionist trade policies. As nations within the continent begin with the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), there is potential for the logistics and supply chain industry to thrive and boost intra-African trade, provided it is pumped with more finance, customs cooperation and requisite infrastructure. This special issue therefore aims to address these challenges contributing to positive impacts on trade, employment, innovation, and overall socio-economic development across the continent.

The Guest Editors will be inviting substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the African Institute for Supply Chain Research Annual Conference (AISCR-2024), for review and potential publication, but are also inviting other experts to submit articles for this call.

Subject Coverage

Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Logistics planning and execution
  • Sustainable supply chain practices
  • Digital transformation and emerging technologies in logistics
  • Inventory management
  • Humanitarian logistics
  • Reverse logistics and sustainability
  • Regulatory compliance in logistics and supply chains
  • Logistics and supply chain education and training
  • Smart warehousing and storage solutions
  • Cross-border logistics and trade

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

Read more about the call for papers @

Established in 2019, the African Institute for Supply Chain Research (AISCR) provides supply chain research, education, outreach, and networking solutions for a better Africa.





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