International Journal of Operational Research

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Angappa Gunasekaran
ISSN online: 1745-7653
ISSN print: 1745-7645
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Globalisation of market and operations places tremendous pressure in making timely and accurate decisions using data analysis and more accurate information. This signifies the importance of developing suitable operations research (OR) techniques and models. IJOR covers new theory and application of such techniques and models that include inventory, queuing, transportation, game theory, scheduling, project management, mathematical programming, decision-support systems, multi-criteria decision making, artificial intelligence, neural network, fuzzy logic, expert systems, simulation. New theories and applications of OR models are welcome.


 Topics covered include

  • Information technology and OR theory/applications
  • Effective use of scarce resources under dynamic/uncertain conditions
  • Decision theory/analysis
  • Probabilistic and stochastic models
  • OR techniques in finance, marketing
  • Manufacturing and operations theory/practice
  • Operations models in services
  • Logistics and OR models/techniques
  • Applications of OR techniques
  • Military and OR models
  • OR in public sector organisations
  • Statistics modelling
  • OR and telecommunication/networking
  • Optimisation
  • Simulation

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The main objective of IJOR is to promote research and application of operations research theory and application in new economy and society. IJOR aims to help professionals working in the field of operations research, academic educators, industry consultants, and practitioners to contribute, to disseminate and to learn from each otherís work. The global dimension is emphasised in developing operational research theory and applications to meet the accelerating technological changes and changes in global economy. IJOR aims to act as a forum for exchanging innovative ideas and sharing practical experiences in teaching and learning of operations research theory, models and applications.


IJOR is a forum to help professionals, academics, researchers and practitioners, working in the field of operations research theory and applications in the emerging economy and society, to discuss of important ideas, concepts and disseminate information and to learn from each otherís work.


IJOR publishes original papers, review papers, technical notes, and book reviews. Special Issues devoted to important topics in operational research will occasionally be published. The applications of operations research techniques such as forecasting, investment, location, logistics, maintenance, marketing, purchasing, production, inventory, project management, reliability and scheduling are welcome. Articles that deal with finance, government, health services, manufacturing, education, energy, mining, sports, and transportation are encouraged. Computer applications in operations research theory and applications including decision support systems, AI and expert systems, heuristics, networks, mathematical programming, multi-criteria decision methods, problems structuring methods, queues, and simulation would be suitable for IJOR.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Gunasekaran, Angappa, California State University, Bakersfield, USA

Associate Editors

  • Koh, Siau Ching Lenny, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Su, Xuemei, California State University - Long Beach, USA

Editorial Board Members

  • Akinc, Umit, Wake Forest University, USA
  • Armony, Mor, New York University, USA
  • Ashayeri, Jalal, Tilburg University, Netherlands
  • Aviv, Yossi, Washington University, USA
  • Axsäter, Sven, Lund University, Sweden
  • Batta, Rajan, University at Buffalo (SUNY), USA
  • Bhansali, Rajendra, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Bichler, Martin, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Booth, David E., Kent State University, USA
  • Cavalier, Tom, Penn State University, USA
  • Chen, Bo, University of Warwick, UK
  • Chien, Chen-Fu, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  • Clarke, John-Paul, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Clausen, Jens, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Ferrell, Jr., William G., Clemson University, USA
  • Foulds, Les, University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Gan, Xianghua, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Garg, Amit, Siebel Systems, USA
  • Gilbert, Kenneth, University of Tennessee, USA
  • Glover, Fred, University of Colorado, USA
  • Greene, Timothy J., The University of Alabama, USA
  • Heching, Aliza, IBM TJ Watson Research Laboratory, USA
  • Hlynka, Myron, University of Windsor, Canada
  • Karaesmen Aydin, Itir Z., American University, USA
  • Ketikidis, Panayiotis H., University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, Greece
  • Korhonen, Pekka, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland
  • Lane, David C., London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
  • Lee, W. B., The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Maroto, Concepción, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
  • McAllister, David, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Melachrinoudis, Emanuel, Northeastern University, USA
  • Miller, John O., Air Force Institute of Technology, USA
  • Mitchell, John, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
  • Moore, James T., Air Force Institute of Technology, USA
  • O'Grady, Peter, University of Iowa, USA
  • Olafsson, Sigurdur, Iowa State University, USA
  • Oren, Shmuel, University of California at Berkeley, USA
  • Pardalos, Panos M., University of Florida, USA
  • Parsaei, Hamid R., University of Houston, USA
  • Persona, Alessandro, University of Padua, Italy
  • Prabhu, Nagabhushana, Purdue University, USA
  • Ryan, David M., University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Słowiński, Roman, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
  • Saad, Sameh, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  • Solow, Danny, Case Western Reserve University, USA
  • Sriskandarajah, Chelliah, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • Taaffe, Kevin, Clemson University, USA
  • Thomas, Lyn, University of Southampton, UK
  • Thompson, Jonathan, Cardiff University, UK
  • Tirtiroglu, Ercan, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Tromeur-Dervout, Damien, University Lyon 1, France
  • Young, Robert, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Yousefsibdari, Soheil, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, USA
  • Yucesan, Enver, INSEAD, France
  • Zabinsky, Zelda, University of Washington, USA


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