“Meet the editors” at Euroma: JOM and (the new) IJOPM editors declared in unison that they were most interested in theory-driven, empirically based papers. In other words, nothing that does not take its parameters at least from an actual empirical study, and nothing that just suggest yet another (consultancy) ‘methodology’. Well, IJOPM did add their quest for more conceptual pieces that would challenge existing frameworks. But while these two are trying to move up in academic quality, rigor, and citation indices, another journal has been introduced with the aim of being a solid “B” journal: OM Review. Though as Andi Smart pointed out, not as if IJOPM had ever rejected a paper with the suggestion to submit it to JOM instead
What else was new? Euroma 2009 had a number of special tracks, but the most overwhelming in number of papers was the one on ops mgmt in healthcare. It ran through the entire conference and even had parallel healthcare sessions.
PS Please post the link to OM Review if you find it – I haven’t come across any direct link, just many references to the journal.