TOP is the official journal of the Spanish Society of Statistics and Operations Research, TOP publishes original papers that significantly contribute to the theory and methodology of Operations Research, or to the practice of Data Driven Decision Making through innovative applications of Operations Research. TOP considers the following types of papers for publication:

• Invited Reviews, describing the state of the art as well as future lines of research for a broad and timely Operations Research (OR) topic. Multiple discussants with leading expertise in the topic are invited to write a short piece with comments on the review, which are published alongside a rejoinder written by the authors.

• Innovative Applications of OR, describing novel ways to solve real life Data Driven Decision Making problems.

• Theory and Methodology Papers, presenting original research results contributing to the methodology of OR and to its theoretical foundations. When submitting such a paper for consideration, the authors will need to choose from one of the following six fields and pick a comprehensive list of Keywords:

• Continuous Optimization

• Discrete Optimization

• Heuristics

• Production, Manufacturing and Logistics

• Stochastics and Statistics

• Interfaces with Other Disciplines.

Officially cited as: Top

  • Publishes original findings in operations research and management sciences
  • Official Journal of the Spanish Society of Statistics and Operations Research
  • Explores mathematical issues or applications to real-world decision-making problems
  • Features reviews in addition to original research papers
  • 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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  • Antonio Alonso-Ayuso,
  • Dolores Romero Morales
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1.857 (2021)
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1.882 (2021)
Five year impact factor
8 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
46,351 (2021)

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