The Journal of Global Optimization publishes carefully refereed papers that encompass theoretical, computational, and applied aspects of global optimization. While the focus is on original research contributions dealing with the search for global optima of non-convex, multi-extremal problems, the journal’s scope covers optimization in the widest sense, including nonlinear, mixed integer, combinatorial, stochastic, robust, multi-objective optimization, computational geometry, and equilibrium problems. Relevant works on data-driven methods and optimization-based data mining are of special interest.

In addition to papers covering theory and algorithms of global optimization, the journal publishes significant papers on numerical experiments, new testbeds, and applications in engineering, management, and the sciences. Applications of particular interest include healthcare, computational biochemistry, energy systems, telecommunications, and finance. Apart from full-length articles, the journal features short communications on both open and solved global optimization problems. It also offers reviews of relevant books and publishes special issues.

  • Presents findings in all theoretical, computational, and applied aspects of global optimization
  • Publishes important papers on numerical experiments and applications in engineering, management, and the sciences
  • Explores optimization in the widest sense
  • Discusses problems arising from applications
  • Journal awards an annual Best Paper Award

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Sergiy Butenko
Managing Editor
  • Ana Maria A. C. Rocha
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

1.631 (2018)
Impact factor
1.948 (2018)
Five year impact factor
90 days
Submission to first decision
289 days
Submission to acceptance
129,271 (2019)
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  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

  • Best Paper Award

    The Best Paper Award for the Journal of Global Optimization is awarded annually to honor the authors of the best paper published in the journal in the previous year.

  • SI: Global Multiobjective Optimization of the Journal of Global Optimization

    Guest Editors: Kaisa Miettinen (University of Jyvaskyla, Finland) and Serpil Sayin (Koç University, Turkey)

    Submission deadline: November 30, 2019

    This special issue is devoted to publishing original research papers dealing with theoretical, computational and applied aspects of global optimization involving multiple, conflicting objective functions. 

  • Special Issue on Optimization Methods in Service Management (Deadline Extended!)

    Guest Editors: Panagiotis Mitropoulos (University of Patras), Evangelos Grigoroudis (Technical University of Crete), and Nikolaos Matsatsinis (Technical University of Crete)

    Submission Deadline: November 30, 2019 January 31, 2020

    This special issue aims to provide a comprehensive perspective of how optimization methods can be applied to the context of the service industry and to call for more attention from operational researchers on this field.

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1573-2916
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