LQ inc.
LQ Inc.

Editorial Guidelines

LQ's Mission Statement

LQ's mandate is to provide ideas for leadership in logistics and transportation for logisticians, supply chain management practitioners, transportation management and other senior-level executives in the United States and Canada who are engaged in leading and transforming their businesses. Since its founding in 1995, LQ has upheld a tradition to be logistics and transportation publication written by professionals for professionals in the field - affording authoritative thinking on the complex and fast-changing work of the logistics and transportation business in Canada and the United States.

LQ’s team is upholding this tradition today with more vigor and conviction than ever, providing logisticians and transportation executives with articles written to provoke both thought and action.

Editorial Guidelines

For more information, please download LQ's 2016 Editorial Calendar

LQ's articles offer value to its readership in the following ways:

  • They offer breakthrough ideas to help leaders develop an intellectual agenda for discussion and change.
  • They give firsthand accounts into how companies operate and how senior-level managers respond to challenges in the logistics field
  • They describe best practices and hands-on methods to help executives in a myriad companies, including upstart e-businesses, giant multinationals, professional service firms, and family businesses.
  • They provide leading-edge research from academia and other sources - and its application.
  • They improve the theory and practice of management by drawing on the personal experience of executives, consultants, and other experts.

LQ’s articles cover a wide range of topics that are relevant to logistics practitioners, and their management functions as well as geographic locations. They focus on such areas as logistics strategy, the new economy, leadership, teams, entrepreneurship, career management, freight forwarding, customs, government and legislation, transportation and distribution, importing and exporting practices and trends, and professional development and the drive for talent in this field.

Regardless of the subject, LQ articles share certain characteristics. They are written for professionals by professionals whose authority comes from careful analysis and experience. And most of the time, these ideas have can be translated into action in the business world.

Each issue of LQ™ has a specific architecture that includes several features, an interview, and regular departments.

LQ is looking for articles that demonstrate clear and bold thinking, fresh and useful ideas, accessible and jargon-free expression, and expertise are most likely to meet our readers' needs.

Here are a few ways to help in the preparation of articles; Answering the few questions noted below may be of assistance in writing a column or feature:

  • What is the central message of the article you propose to write? Moreover, what is new, unusual, useful about your idea?
  • What are the real-world implications of the proposed article? Can the central message be applied in businesses today, and if so, how?
  • Who is the audience for your article? Why should a busy manager stop and read it?
  • What kind of research have you conducted to support the argument or logic in your article?
  • What academic, professional, or personal experience will you draw on to make your argument convincing? In other words, what is the source of your authority?

We deeply appreciate the time and energy required to prepare your articles for publication and are thankful to you for that investment.

Please note: All manuscripts submitted for publication are subject to an editorial review process involving LQ's Executive Editors. Please contact the editor for more information about this editorial review process.

Fred Moody, Editor and Publisher, LQ inc.