Optimization Letters covers all aspects of optimization, including theory, algorithms, computational studies, and applications. Optimization has been expanding in all directions at an astonishing rate during the last few decades, and this journal provides an outlet for the rapid publication of short communications in the field.

Optimization Letters features concise, short articles, limited to a total of ten journal pages. Such concise articles will be easily accessible by readers working in any aspect of optimization and wish to be informed of recent developments.

Officially cited as: Optim Lett
  • Covers all aspects of optimization, including theory, algorithms, computational studies, and applications
  • Provides an outlet for the rapid publication of short communications in the field by offering concise, short articles limited to a total of ten journal pages
  • Journal awards an annual Best Paper Award

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  • Pavlo Krokhmal,
  • Oleg A. Prokopyev
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

1.399 (2018)
Impact factor
1.374 (2018)
Five year impact factor
77 days
Submission to first decision
276 days
Submission to acceptance
65,997 (2018)

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  • SI: Optimization in Natural Resources, Environment and Sustainability

    Guest Editors: Dr. Sandra D. Eksioglu (University of Arkansas, USA), Dr. Sauleh Siddique (Johns Hopkins University), and Dr. Yu Wei (Colorado State University)

    Submission deadline: August 1, 2020

    The focus of this special issue is to highlight and disseminate advances in operations research, systems analysis and management science to the study of natural resource, environment and sustainability. As such, this special issue will serve as a platform for an open dialog among researchers from different fields who use optimization tools for natural resources research. The goal is to share best practices that lead to sustainable management of depleting natural resources, such as, forest and agricultural resources, clean water and energy which are vital for the wellbeing of humanity. We expect this issue will lead to an improved understanding, and the development of solutions, to complex problems faced by practitioners who are involved in developing and implementing sustainable solutions to environmental problems.

  • SI: Synergy between Variable Neighborhood Search and Machine Learning

    Guest Editors: Nenad Mladenović (Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE), Panos M. Pardalos (University of Florida, USA), Angelo Sifaleras (University of Macedonia, Greece), Rachid Benmansour (INSEA, Morocco)

    Submission Deadline: March 31, 2020

    Although this special issue is linked to the ICVNS 2019 conference, this Call for Papers is open to the entire community of academics and practitioners. This call is about innovative research on theoretical, methodological or applied aspects of VNS with particular emphasis on contributions combining Variable Neighborhood Search and Machine Learning. The objective of this special issue is to highlight the powerful aspect of this combination in solving complex optimization problem.

  • SI: World Congress on Global Optimization 2019

    Guest Editors: Yaroslav D. Sergeyev (University of Calabria, Italy), Le Thi Hoai An (University of Lorraine, France), and Pham Dihn Tao, (INSA-Rouen, France)

    Submission Deadline: March 31, 2020

    This special issue will present recent advances in all areas of Global optimization, nonconvex programming and their applications. The issue will be based on extended versions of contributions presented at the World Congress on Global Optimization WCGO, which took place in Metz, France from 8 to 10 July 2019.

  • Best Paper Award

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

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