Aims & Scope


American Journal of Operations Research (AJOR) is an international scientific journal dedicated to the publication and public discussion of high quality, original papers that contribute to the methodology of operational research and to the practice of decision making.

AJOR contains the following types of papers: (1)Invited Reviews, explaining to the general OR audience the developments in an OR topic over the recent years (2)Innovative Applications of OR, describing novel ways to solve real problems (3)Theory and Methodology Papers, presenting original research results contributing to the methodology of OR and to its theoretical foundations (4)Short Communications, including comments on papers previously published in AJOR.

All the manuscripts must be prepared in English and are subject to a rigorous and fair peer-review process. Generally, accepted papers will appear online within 3 weeks followed by printed hard copy. The journal publishes original papers including but not limited to the following fields:

  • · 1. Operations Research and Optimization Theory and Research Technical Approaches
    Computational Intelligence and Information Management
    Continuous Optimization
    Decision Support Systems, Multi-Criteria Decision Methods
    Discrete Optimization
    Expert Systems
    Heuristics Mathematical Programming
    Networks
    Queues
    Simulation
    Stochastic Models and Statistics
    Time Series Analysis
  • · 2. Manufacturing and Service Operations Research
    Forecasting
    Inventory
    Location
    Logistics, Transportation Warehousing and Maintenance
    Planning and Scheduling
    Product and Service Design
    Project Management
    Quality Management
    Revenue Management
    Supply Chain Management
  • · 3. Interfaces with Other Disciplines
    Community Operations Research
    Complex Systems
    Education Operations Research
    Environmental and Energy Issues
    Financial Engineering
    Government Operations Research
    Health Services Operations Research
    Marketing Science
    Military and Homeland Security
    Operations Research in Nonprofit Organization
    Policy Modeling and Public Sector OR
    Productivity and Efficiency in the Public Sector
    Sports Operations Research
    Telecommunications and Networking

  • We are also interested in short papers (letters) that clearly address a specific problem, and short survey or position papers that sketch the results or problems on a specific topic. Authors of selected short papers would be invited to write a regular paper on the same topic for future issues of the AJOR.