Engineering Management Journal

EMJ is the quarterly journal of the American Society for Engineering Management. EMJ is designed to provide practical, pertinent knowledge on the management of technology, technical professionals, and technical organizations.

EMJ strives to provide value to the practice of engineering management and engineering managers. EMJ is an archival journal which facilitates both practitioners and university faculty in publishing useful articles. The primary focus is on articles which improve the practice of engineering management. To support the practice of engineering management, EMJ publishes papers within key engineering management focus areas. EMJ will continue to refine focus areas to ensure they are aligned to the challenges faced by the technical organization and manager.

Previous issues of EMJ are available. For those interested in finding articles written by a specific author, use the Comprehensive Index – Author to find the issue details and then use the EMJ Back Issues link to download the issue. For those interested in finding articles on a particular topic, use the Comprehensive Index – Subject to find the issue details and then use the EMJ Back Issues link to download the issue.

Strategic: The processes and tools by which the organization positions itself externally and aligns itself internally. Focus areas include: · Strategic & operations management · Management of design & consulting engineering organizations.

Core: The processes and tools by which the organization produces it products and services for its customers. Focus areas include: · Systems engineering/systems engineering management · Program & project management · Technology management: Research & development, technology transfer, commercialization · Technology management: technology forecasting, emerging technologies · Innovation & new product development.

Enabling: The processes and tools by which the strategic and core processes are supported with the necessary facilities, equipment, personnel, and supporting business functions. Focus areas include: · Organization and work system design · Economics of engineering · Quantitative methods & models · Knowledge & information management · Quality management · Developing engineering management professionals.

Perspectives of the Profession: Articles to provide an evolving historical perspective to the profession. Focus areas include: · Engineering management: Past, present, & future · Books reviews.

EMJ publishes research manuscripts, case studies, tutorials, opinion pieces, and book reviews. All manuscripts are refereed. All manuscripts are subject to editorial review and revision. Submitted papers must not have been copyrighted, nor published, nor accepted for publication, nor be in review for another publication. Copyright for published papers vests in the publisher. To judge the submission's fit with EMJ's mission and goals the referee team evaluates the paper against eleven criteria. The following questions should be used to assist authors in preparing their manuscripts:

  1. How well does the paper provide new data/knowledge?
  2. How well does the paper provide content to the practicing engineering manager?
  3. How well is the engineering management problem defined?
  4. How well is the methodology clearly and succinctly defined?
  5. How well is the conversation with EMJ continued? How well are references to relevant past EMJ articles used?
  6. How well are implications to the engineering manager defined?
  7. How logical and valid are the arguments and results given in the paper?
  8. Is the length of the paper appropriate for the contribution?
  9. How well are the references used to support the discussion and to identify sources for further knowledge?
  10. How well are the exhibits used?
  11. How well does the paper make a contribution to the practice of engineering management?