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Aims and Scope

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Call for Papers - Special Issues

Guidelines for OMEGA Reviewers


The goal of OMEGA review process is to evaluate the accuracy and significance of the submitted manuscripts and to provide the authors with constructive and timely feedback.

All submissions are to be reviewed for overall fit according to the Aims and Scope of the Journal. Please see

The Editor-in-Chief first screens all submissions.

It is OMEGA policy to use a single-blind review process by at least two referees. (i.e., referees know the names of the authors but authors do not know the names of the referees). The primary responsibility of the referees is to review the paper with respect to correctness and exposition. Referees are free to comment on whether the article fits well with the journal objectives but the Editor-In-Chief makes the ultimate decision on that.

OMEGA requests that all referees complete their reviews within 6 weeks in order to permit prompt feedback to the authors. Revised papers should be reviewed within 4 weeks.

Items to look for

Here are some items the reviewer should consider during the review process:

Does this manuscript make a substantial contribution to the literature?
Is the topic appropriate?
Is the literature review appropriate?
Is the paper intellectually stimulating?
Are the procedures, methods and data analysis appropriate?
Is the paper technically sound?
Should material be omitted or added?
Should material be moved to or from an appendix?
Is the paper clearly written?
Is there a concise abstract?
Is the grammar satisfactory?
Are the references complete?
Is the title appropriate?
Does the paper have applied value?

Referee Report ( (you will need to login EES as a reviewer)

The referee report may contain two parts.


The first part is to the Editor to be shared with the authors.


The second part is to the Editor only and will include candid recommendations and a summary judgment; this will not be shared with the authors.


In the first part of your report please include:

Summary – include a short summary of the paper.
Major comments – list all changes you would like to see in the paper.
Minor comments – typos, length reduction, indicate whether you wish to see/no need to see the revised paper
Recommendation – Accept; minor revisions; major revisions; reject. Include the reasons for your recommendation

Please submit your report via EES. You may also upload a .doc or .pdf type files of your report.

The Editor-In-Chief wishes to gratefully acknowledge all those listed who have generously given of their time to referee the paper submitted to OMEGA. All members of the Editorial Advisory Board are expected to review papers, thus are not listed in the above list.

Acknowledgement to referees (From January 1, 2003 to September 12, 2003) click here

Acknowledgement to referees (From September 13, 2003 to September 24, 2004) click here

Acknowledgement to referees (From September 25, 2004 to July 26, 2005) click here

Acknowledgement to referees (From July 27, 2005 to May 4, 2006) click here

Acknowledgement to referees (From May 5, 2006 to March 15, 2007) click here

Acknowledgement to referees (From March 16, 2007 to March 31, 2008) click here

Acknowledgement to referees (From April 1, 2008 to July 24, 2009) click here

Acknowledgement to referees (From July 25, 2009 to May 23, 2010) click here

Acknowledgement to referees (From May 24, 2010 to May 3, 2011) click here

Acknowledgement to referees (From May 4, 2011 to July 8, 2012) click here

Acknowledgement to referees (From July 9, 2012 to May 1, 2013) click here

Acknowledgement to referees (From May 2, 2013 to July 13, 2014) click here

Acknowledgement to referees (From July 14, 2014 to September 1, 2015) click here

Acknowledgement to referees (From September 2, 2015 to November 1, 2016) click here

Acknowledgement to referees (From November 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017) click here

Acknowledgement to referees (From October 1, 2017 to XXX, 2017) click here

Best Reviewer Certificate for 2010



Prof. Necmi K Avkiran

The University of Queensland


Prof. Ismail Bakal

Middle East Technical University 


Mehmet Candas

University of Texas at Austin


Prof. Yao Chen

University of Massachusetts at Lowell


Prof. Juan Du

University of Science and Technology of China


Prof. Marina A. Epelman

University of Michigan


Prof. Hirofumi Fukuyama

Fukuoka University


Prof. Jackie Griffin

Georgia Institute of Technology


Dr. Qinglong Gou

University of Science and Technology of China


Dr. Florian Jaehn

Universität Siegen


Prof. Laura Kornish

University of Colorado at Boulder


Prof. Bertrand M.T. Lin

National Chiao Tung University


Prof. Jeng-Jong Lin

Vanung University


Dr Chris Lo

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Prof. Louis Luangkesorn

University of Pittsburgh


Prof. Jeffrey Schaller  

Eastern Connecticut State University


Prof. Stephan Wagner

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology


Dr. Renqian Zhang

Beihang University



Best Reviewer Certificate for 2011



Chien-Ming Chen
Nanyang Business School


Arun Chockalingam

Purdue University


Hepu Deng

RMIT University Melbourne


Andrew L. Johnson

Texas A&M


Sigrid Knust

University of Osnabrueck


Susan X. Li

Adelphi University


Nan Liu

Columbia University


Hamid Mamani

University of Washington


Ranga Muhandiramge

Monash University



Sophie Parragh

University of Vienna


Ruben Ruiz

Universidad Politcnica de Valencia


Wenjing Shen

Drexel University


Malgorzata Sterna

Poznan University of Technology


Doug Thomas

Penn State University


Yu (Amy) Xia

Northeastern University


Hao Zhang



Qinghua Zhu

Dalian University of Technology



Best Reviewer Certificate for 2012



Prof. Jaap Bos

Maastricht University


Dr. Ozgun Caliskan Demirag

Penn State Erie


Prof. Luis C. Dias

Universidade de Coimbra


Prof.  Stanislaw Gawiejnowicz

Adam Mickiewicz University


Prof. Michael C. Georgiadis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Prof. Abhijit Gosavi

Missouri University of Science and Technology


Prof. Janis Grabis

Riga Technological University


Prof. Mohamad Y Jaber
Ryerson University

Dr. Dominik Kress

University of Siegen

Dr. Ivana Ljubic, University of Vienna

University of Vienna


Prof. Ole Bent Olesen

University of Southern Denmark


Ying Rong

Shanghai Jiao Tong University


Prof. Ming-Miin Yu

College of Maritime Science and Management

Dr. Yong Zha

University of Science and Technology of China




Best Reviewer Certificate for 2013



Deniz Aksen

Koç University


Jun He, Ph.D.
University of Michigan-Dearborn


Sameer Kumar
University of St. Thomas


Yongjun Li

University of Science & Technology of China


Zongmin Li

Sichuan University


Shiang-Tai Liu

Vanung University


Zhixin (Jason) Liu

University of Michigan-Dearborn


Jenny Nossack

University of Siegen


Umit Saglam

Drexel University


Yan Tu

Sichuan University

Rudolf Vetschera

University of Vienna


Don Warsing

North Carolina State University


Wann-Ming Wey

National Taipei University

Luis Zuluaga

Lehigh University



Best Reviewer Certificate for 2014



Claudia Archetti

University of Brescia


Eva Barrena

HEC Montreal


Ana Camanho

Universidade do Porto


Hirofumi Fukuyama

Fukuoka University


Yi Liao

Southwestern University of Finance and Economics


Stefan Minner

TUM School of Management


Maite Peña-Alcaraz

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Francisco Ruiz-Aliseda

Ecole Polytechnique


Dvir Shabtay

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev


Paolo Tubertini

Università di Bologna


Zeshui Xu

Tsinghua University


 Best Reviewer Certificate for 2015



Prof. Oben Ceryan

Drexel University


Dr. Abdullah Konak

Penn State Berks


Prof. Wen-Min Lu

National Defense University


Dr. Yazemin Merzifonluoglu

Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus


Prof. Chuljin Park

Hanyang University, Industrial Engineering


Professor Biresh K. Sahoo

Xavier University


Prof. Qiong Wang

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Prof. Wenhui Zhao

Shanghai Jiao Tong University



Best Reviewer Certificate for 2016


Professor Alireza Amirteimoori

Islamic Azad University


Prof. Metmet S Atlug

George Washington University


Professor Juan Aparicio

University Miguel Hernandez of Elche


Dr. Jason A.D. Atkin

University of Nottingham


Professor José M Cordero

Universidad de Extremadura


Prof. Mohammad Firouz

University of Alabama


Prof. Nick Freeman

University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA


Professor Marc Jegers

Free University of Brussels

Dr. Yue Jin



Prof. Thomas Kalinowski

University of Newcastle


Professor Timo Kuosmanen

Aalto University School of Business


Dr. Jannik Matuschke

University of Technology Berlin


Dr. Esther Mohr

University of Mannheim


Dr. Michael Poss



Dr. Kabir Rustogi

University of Greenwich


Professor Xiaoyang Zhou
Shaanxi Normal University

 Best Reviewer Certificate for 2017