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A Quarterly Journal of Operations Research

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4OR - A Quarterly Journal of Operations Research is an academic journal publishing high quality scientific papers on the theory and applications of Operations Research. The journal consists of several sections:

  • Invited Surveys, written by prominent researchers on invitation from the Editors-in-Chief.
  • Research Papers, presenting innovative results based on scientifically compelling arguments (mathematical proofs, thorough experimental investigations).
  • Industry Papers, on the use of OR techniques for open industrial problems.
  • Education Papers, agreed with the Editors-in-Chief, aimed at improving the quality of OR teaching.


  • Yves Crama,
  • Michel Grabisch,
  • Silvano Martello
Impact factor
2.0 (2022)
5 year impact factor
2.2 (2022)
Submission to first decision (median)
17 days
69,703 (2023)

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