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JORS - Scope

The Journal of the Operational Research Society is published 12 times a year by Palgrave Macmillan on behalf of the OR Society. It is the aim of the Journal to present papers which are relevant to practitioners, researchers, teachers, students and consumers of operational research, and which cover the theory, practice, history or methodology of O.R. However, since O.R. is primarily an applied science, it is a major objective of the Journal to attract and publish accounts of good, practical case studies. Consequently, papers illustrating applications of O.R. to real problems are especially welcome.

  • Real applications of O.R. - forecasting, inventory, investment, location, logistics, maintenance, marketing, packing, purchasing, production, project management, reliability and scheduling 
  • A wide variety of environments - community O.R., education, energy, finance, government, health services, manufacturing industries, mining, sports, and transportation 
  • Technical approaches - decision support systems, expert systems, heuristics, networks, mathematical programming, multicriteria decision methods, problems structuring methods, queues, and simulation

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Accepted book reviews of suggested titles appear in JORS issues. Reviews should preferably be between 250 and 750 words and only in exceptional cases exceed 1000 words. Reviews should not be a synopsis of the book but should state which sections/chapters were handled well and which were covered inadequately. It should also say whether you liked the book (or not), whether it was well-written (or not) and whether it is good value for money (or not). Finally it should recommend who should or should not buy it (e.g. libraries, academics, students or practitioners). For further information including book titles and where to send reviews, please click here.

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