Journal updates

  • Operations Research Forum Best Paper Award 2020

    The ORFO Best Paper Award was established by Springer in 2021. It is awarded annually for a paper (or papers) published in the previous year and consists of a certificate and $1,000 cash prize. The winners are selected by a committee consisting of the editors-in-chief and editorial board members.

    Download more info here.

  • Publish a Topical Collection in Operations Research Forum

    Topical Collections are designed to facilitate the publication of collective research that is either ongoing or time dependent. One of the benefits of a Topical Collection is it gives Guest Editors, Societies, Universities, and Research Groups, their own resource that showcases their research and work in one place.

    Operations Research Forum welcomes Topical Collections in emerging and hot topics, relevant to the aims and scope of the journal. Topical Collections can also originate from well-established and upcoming conferences or focus on the research legacy of a pioneer in the field as well. We accept proposals for Topical Collections and nominations from Guest Editors.

    If you have an idea for a new topical collection, please complete the following  Proposal Form and return to Marc Strauss ( and Ilias Kotsireas (

  • Operations Research Forum Virtual Conference

    'Decomposition at 70: In Honor of Jacques Desrosiers' Birthday and Legacy'

    We are proud that we were able to present this virtual conference to celebrate

    The birthday and scientific legacy of Jacques Desrosiers.  We hope that everyone who had the chance to attend the conference enjoyed it. We also want to thank all of the speakers for their wonderful contributions that day, as well as our hosts and organizers, Guy Desaulniers, Francois Soumis, and Marco Luebbecke.  The link to the video from the conference is here.

    Organizers and Hosts: Guy Desaulniers, GERAD, Polytechnique Montréal; Francois Soumis, GERAD, Polytechnique Montréal; Marco Luebbecke, RWTH Aachen University

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  • A Conversation with the Editors

    Editors-in-Chief, Marco Lübbecke and Panos Pardalos, share their insights on the inception of the journal and its unique positioning in the OR community. 

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  • Call for Papers: Operations Research in Africa: Promising Developments (Submission Deadline January 15, 2022)

    This special issue in Operations Research Forum aims to bring the spotlight on Operations Research (OR) models and techniques that have helped economic developers in Africa to address issues from different fields in business, social sciences, engineering, education, energy, environment, health care, and transportation. Papers included in this special issue will be presented during the 2021 International Conference of the African Federation of Operational Research Societies (AFROS 2021) to be held jointly with the 50th Annual Conference of the Operations Research Society of South Africa (ORSSA) at the North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa. Also, we are willing to extend this call for papers to other than those presented during the conference.
    Guest Editor: Hatem Masri
    Submission Deadline: 15 January 2022
    Download full details here: CfP Operations Research in Africa

  • Call for Papers: Airline Innovations During COVID-19 (Submission Deadline December 31, 2021)

    This special issue in Operations Research Forum highlights new innovations in airline OR problems that have been motivated by fundamental changes in passenger demand during COVID-19. The need for research in these areas was identified in a series of virtual meetings that the Airline Group of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (AGIFORS) held from May to July of 2021. This call for papers is extended to all researchers with an interest in developing OR solutions that can help the aviation industry operate safety, efficiently, and profitably during and after COVID-19.
    Guest Editors: Laurie A. Garrow, Virginie Lurkin, and Lavanya Marla
    Submission Deadline: 31 December 2021
    Download full details here: CfP Airline Innovations During COVID-19

  • Call for Papers: Dynamics of Disasters (Submission Deadline November 30, 2021 — Deadline Extended)

    This special issue is seeking papers in the area of disaster management from a diverse array of disciplines that use operations research techniques, optimization, computing, and data analytics to study disasters, mitigate the impact, and propose actionable policy to curb their aftermath. Of specific interest are research works that focus on the use of emerging technologies in emergency management, data-driven approaches to evaluating and predicting risk and exposure to disasters, network analytics and network optimization work on evacuation, among others.
    Guest Editors: Ilias S. Kotsireas, Anna Nagurney, Panos M. Pardalos, and Chrysafis Vogiatzis
    Download full details here: CfP Dynamics of Disasters

  • Call for Papers: Model Development for the Classroom (Submission Deadline July 31, 2021)

    This special issue presents a collection of articles discussing the innovative use of modeling languages and technical computing environments (including but not limited to AMPL, GAMS, Excel, LINGO, Matlab, Mathematica, Maple, Python, R, SAS) in courses held at colleges and universities. Topics of interest include courses offered in the area of Business Analytics, Data Science, Management Science, Operations
    Research, Operations Management, and Statistics. We solicit submissions discussing curriculum development, research and teaching practice. Examples and cases used in the classroom, and made available for educational use, will be particularly welcome.
    All papers will be refereed according to the professional standards of Operations Research Forum.

    Guest Editor: János D. Pintér
    Submission Deadline: July 31, 2021
    Download full details here: CfP Model Development for the Classroom

  • Operations Research in Applied Energy, Environment, Climate Change & Sustainability (Submission Deadline: May 31, 2021)

    For this Special Issue we invite contributions in both theoretical developments and applications of Operations Research in areas of energy, environment, climate change and sustainability.

    Guest Editors: Dr. Georgios K.D. Saharidis, University of Thessaly; Dr. Mihalis M. Golias, University of Memphis

    Submission Deadline: May 31, 2021

    Download full details here: Operations Research in Applied Energy, Environment, Climate Change & Sustainability (PDF, 222 kB)

  • Advances and Applications in Supply Chain Management (Submission Deadline: March 25, 2021)

    This Special Issue in Operations Research Forum welcomes submissions focusing on applying recent and established advances in OR and Operations Management to the field of Supply Chain Management. The OR – inspired intelligent methodologies and techniques that can benefit decision-makers in different stages of a supply chain in diverse industries would be of particular interest. We invite authors from academia and industry to contribute through their original and previously unpublished works within the scope of Journal and the current Special Issue.

    Guest Editors

    Saad Ahmed Javed, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, P.R. China; Gazi Murat Duman, University of Bridgeport, US; Camelia Delcea, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania; Amin Mahmoudi, Southeast University, P.R. China

    Submission Deadline: March 25, 2021

    Download full details here: Advances and Applications in Supply Chain Management (PDF, 263 kB)