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A list of journals in optimization and related subjects

  4OR [Springer]
  Advanced Modeling and Optimization [ICI Publishing House]
  Advances in Operations Research [Hindawi Publishing]
  An International Journal of Optimization and Control: Theories & Applications [Balikesir University]
  Annals of Operations Research [Springer]
  Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research [World Scientific]
  Central European Journal of Operations Research [Springer]
  Computational & Applied Mathematics [Springer]
  Computational Management Science [Springer]
  Computational Optimization and Applications [Springer]
  Computers & Industrial Engineering [Elsevier]
  Computers & Operations Research [Elsevier]
  Croatian Operational Research Review [Croatian Operational Research Society]
  Discrete Applied Mathematics [Elsevier]
  Discrete Optimization [Elsevier]
  Engineering Optimization [Taylor & Francis]
  EURO Journal on Computational Optimization [Springer]
  EURO Journal on Decision Processes [Springer]
  EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics [Springer]
  European Journal of Operational Research [Elsevier]
  European Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics [Istanbul University]
  Health Care Management Science [Springer]
  IIE Transactions [Taylor & Francis]
  IMA Journal of Management Mathematics [Oxford Journals]
  INFOR: Information Systems and Operational Research [Canadian Operational Research Society]
  INFORMATICA [Vilnius University]
  INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics [INFORMS]
  INFORMS Journal on Computing [INFORMS]
  INFORMS Journal on Optimization [INFORMS]
  INFORMS Transactions on Education [INFORMS]
  International Journal of Management Science and Engineering Management [Taylor & Francis]
  International Journal of Mathematics in Operational Research [Inderscience Publishers]
  International Journal of Operational Research [Inderscience Publishers]
  International Journal of Operations Research [Operations Research Society of Taiwan]
  International Journal of Operations Research and Information Systems [IGI Global]
  International Journal of Planning and Scheduling [Inderscience Publishers]
  International Transactions in Operational Research [Wiley]
  Iranian Journal of Operations Research [Iranian Operations Research Society]
  Journal of Combinatorial Optimization [Springer]
  Journal of Global Optimization [Springer]
  Journal of Heuristics [Springer]
  Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization [American Institute of Mathematical Sciences]
  Journal of Information and Optimization Sciences [Taylor & Francis]
  Journal of Optimization [Hindawi Publishing]
  Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications [Springer]
  Journal of Scheduling [Springer]
  Journal of the Operational Research Society [Palgrave Macmillan]
  Journal of the Operations Research Society of China [Springer]
  Journal of the Operations Research Society of Japan [Operations Research Society of Japan]
  Management Science [INFORMS]
  Mathematical Methods of Operations Research [Springer]
  Mathematical Programming [Springer]
  Mathematical Programming Computation [Springer]
  Mathematics of Operations Research [INFORMS]
  Naval Research Logistics [Wiley]
  Networks [Wiley]
  Omega [Elsevier]
  Operational Research – An International Journal [Springer]
  Operations Research [INFORMS]
  Operations Research and Decisions [Polish Operational and Systems Research Society]
  Operations Research for Health Care [Elsevier]
  Operations Research Letters [Elsevier]
  Operations Research Perspectives [Elsevier]
  OPSEARCH [Springer]
  Optimization [Taylor & Francis]
  Optimization and Engineering [Springer]
  Optimization Letters [Springer]
  Optimization Methods and Software [Taylor & Francis]
  OR Spectrum [Springer]
  Pacific Journal of Optimization [Yokohama Publishers]
  Pesquisa Operacional [Brazilian Operations Research Society]
  RAIRO - Operations Research [Cambridge University Press]
  SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization [SIAM]
  SIAM Journal on Optimization [SIAM]
  SN Operations Research Forum [Springer]
  Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization [Springer]
  TOP [Springer]
  Transportation Research Part B: Methodological [Elsevier]
  Transportation Science [INFORMS]
  Yugoslav Journal of Operations Research [University of Belgrade]

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  • et cetera ...
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Last updated: 2022-08-31