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The European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR) publishes high quality, original papers that contribute to the methodology of operational research (OR) and to the practice of decision making. The relation with ongoing research should be demonstrated by providing proper reference to the recent OR literature. With application papers, originality should be demonstrated by applying OR to a problem with interesting new aspects or by providing fresh insights leading to successful implementation. Practitioners often suffer from the need to conceal commercial secrets. Referees will take this into sympathetic consideration when advising on an application paper, but it will not be allowed to detract from clarity of the presentation.
EJOR is much more selective than in the past due to the growing inflow of submissions and limited volume. Papers that do not contain a major new research finding or novel approach to the application of OR will be rejected and not sent out for review. The same applies to papers written in poor English. As acceptance to EJOR is competitive, a paper may also be rejected because in the opinion of the editor it does not make a sufficient scientific contribution - even if some of the reviewers support publication.
EJOR welcomes the following types of papers:
The Theory and Methodology Papers will be classified into one of the seven headings:
In addition to these types of papers, EJOR contains Book Reviews.
EJOR publishes 24 issues per year over 8 volumes.
2014 Impact Factor: 2.358 (© Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports 2015).
EJOR commenced publication in 1977.
Elsevier has established a number of agreements with funding bodies which allow authors to comply with their funder's open access policies. Some authors may also be reimbursed for associated publication fees. To learn more about existing agreements please visit http://www.elsevier.com/fundingbodies.
This journal offers authors a choice in publishing their research:
Regardless of how you choose to publish your article, the journal will apply the same peer review criteria and acceptance standards.
For more information, please visit the journal’s homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/eor.