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Journal of the Operational Research Society
Palgrave Macmillan UK

Journal of the Operational Research Society

Editor: J. Crook; T. Archibald

ISSN: 0160-5682 (print version)
ISSN: 1476-9360 (electronic version)

Journal no. 41274

Palgrave Macmillan UK


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An official journal of The OR Society. The world's longest established OR journal.

Journal of the Operational Research Society Call for Papers!

Special issue on “Healthcare Behavioural OR”
Guest Editors
Sally Brailsford1, Michael Carter2, Paul Harper3 and Kostantinos V. Katsikopoulos1,4
1. University of Southampton, UK
2. University of Toronto, Canada
3. Cardiff University, UK
4. Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Germany
Deadline for submissions: 30th November 2017

Journal of Operations Research SocietyCall for Papers

Special Issue: Computational approaches and data analytics in financial services
Deadline for submission: August 15, 2017.
Guest Editors: Dimitris Andriosopoulos, Michael Doumpos, Panos M. Pardalos, Constantin Zopounidis
This special issue aims to cover all recent advances in the theory and practice of Computational approaches and data analytics in financial services. This special issue is open to all researchers of this area. Papers presented at 7th International Conference of the Financial Engineering & Banking Society, held in Glasgow, 1-3 June 2017, may be submitted as may other papers not presented at the conference.

Latest issue of Journal of Operational Research Society is now available!

Volume 68, Issue 4, April 2017
Special Issue on Efficiency in Education
Education is important at national, local and individual levels. Its benefits accrue both to society and to individuals, and as such provision of education in many countries is paid for at least in part from the public purse. With competing demands for government funding, it is important for education to be provided as efficiently as possible. Efficiency occurs when outputs from education (such as test results or value added) are produced at the lowest level of resource (be that financial or, for example, the innate ability of students). This special issue is devoted to the topic of efficiency in education, and is well-timed given that governments around the world struggle with public finances in the wake of the global financial crisis of 2008. In this paper, we explore and provide an overview of the themes of the special issue and introduce the papers contained therein.

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    JORS is published 12 times a year and is the flagship journal of the Operational Research Society. It is the aim of JORS to present papers which cover the theory, practice, history or methodology of OR. However, since OR 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 OR to real problems are especially welcome.

    • Real applications of OR - forecasting, inventory, investment, location, logistics, maintenance, marketing, packing, purchasing, production, project management, reliability and scheduling
    • A wide variety of environments - community OR, 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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