Decision Sciences

  • High Quality Journals

    Welcome to the Decision Sciences area of Elsevier.

    By delivering first class information and innovative tools, we continue to refine our portfolio to serve the research need of educators, researchers and students worldwide. We are proud to play an integral part within the academic community and to participate in the advancement of this field.

    All our journals are available online via ScienceDirect, www.sciencedirect.com, the essential information resource for over 14 million researchers worldwide.

    For full aims and scope, to submit your articles or subscribe, visit the journal homepages.

  • Latest Impact Factors

    The latest Impact Factor* figures for Elsevier's Decision Sciences journals were released in August 2014. Elsevier journals once again occupy 12 of the Top 20 positions in the Operations Research & Management Science category, including 7 of the Top 10.

    Please visit the journal homepages, where the latest Impact Factors are available, together with other quality metrics.

    * Journal Citation Reports®, published by Thomson Reuters, 2014

  • Open Access Options

    Access to quality research is vital to the scientific community and beyond. We support sustainable access and work hard to provide a range of open access options alongside our access initiatives to ensure everyone can read, use and trust the latest research.
    We are committed to working in partnership with the research community, librarians, funders and other stakeholders. We are continually on the road meeting the community, participating in discussions and establishing partnerships which will help support increase access to research. Read more about our institutional and funding body agreements.

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  • Virtual Special Issue commemorates the life and work of Professor William W. Cooper

    To commemorate the life and work of Professor William W. Cooper, we have partnered with Carnegie Mellon University to create a virtual special issue showcasing the research Professor William W. Cooper published with Elsevier over his illustrious career.

    The virtual special issues includes:

    We hope that by reading this commemorative virtual special issue and exploring the work of one of the top researchers in Operations Research, that you will be inspired to continue your own research and contribute to a field in which Professor William W. Cooper’s legacy will live on.

News

Omega announces Best Reviewer Awards
A huge congratulations and thank you to the winners of this year’s Best Reviewers Awards. Find out who they are today.

Discover open access papers in operations research and decision sciences
Over 75 papers have already been published open access in Elsevier’s operations research and decision sciences journals. To help you navigate the portfolio’s open access offering, we have selected a recent open access paper from each journal.

Hitting the headlines: Rubén Ruiz, editor of Operations Research Perspectives
Rubén Ruiz has been recognized as the lead researcher in operations research and management science in Spain by the DIH group, a think tank research group in Spain that periodically examines the h-index of more than 3800 Spanish researchers. Read more >>

Virtual Special Issue commemorates the life and work of Professor William W. Cooper
To commemorate the life and work of Professor William W. Cooper, we have partnered with Carnegie Mellon University to create a virtual special issue showcasing the research Professor William W. Cooper published with Elsevier over his illustrious career. Discover the work of a remarkable scholar today.

Submit your research to our new open access journal, Operations Research Perspectives, edited by Rubén Ruiz García.

Elsevier journals ranked A* by Australian Council of Professor and Heads of Information Systems. Find out more..

Congratulations to the winners of the European Journal of Operational Research Best Paper Awards. Download the winning papers for free for a limited time.

Special Issues

Recent advances in Variable neighborhood search
Computers & Operations Research, Volume 52, Part B, pages 147-354 (Publication: December 2014)
Edited by Nenad Mladenovic, Said Salhi, Said Hanafi, Jack Brimberg

Special Issue on Implementing Operations Strategy for Competitive Advantage
Journal of Operations Management, Volume 32, Issues 7-8, pages 399-490 (Publication: November 2014)
Edited by Daniel Krause, William Youngdahl, Kannan Ramaswamy

The International Society for Inventory Research, 2012
International Journal of Production Economics, Volume 157, pages 1-326 (Publication: November 2014)
Edited by Attila Chikan


Most Downloaded Articles

Corporate governance, financial management decisions and firm performance: Evidence from the maritime industry • Article
Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Volume 63, Pages 59-78 | Andreou, P.C.; Louca, C.; Panayides, P.M.

Marginal valuations of travel time and scheduling, and the reliability premium • Article
Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Volume 43, Issue 4, Pages 387-408 | Batley, Richard

Cloud computing - The business perspective • Article
Decision Support Systems, Volume 51, Issue 1, Pages 176-189 | Marston, Sean; Li, Zhi; Bandyopadhyay, Subhajyoti; Zhang, Juheng; Ghalsasi, Anand

Project management: cost, time and quality, two best guesses and a phenomenon, its time to accept other success criteria • Article
International Journal of Project Management, Volume 17, Issue 6, Pages 337-342 | Atkinson, Roger


Most Cited Articles

Responsive supply chain: A competitive strategy in a networked economy
Author(s):Gunasekaran, A. | Lai, K.-h. | Edwin Cheng, T.C.
Publication year: 2008
Journal / Book title: Omega

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Network design for reverse logistics
Author(s):Srivastava, S.K.
Publication year: 2008
Journal / Book title: Omega

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An integrated multiobjective decision making process for supplier selection and order allocation
Author(s):Demirtas, E.A. | Üstün, O.
Publication year: 2008
Journal / Book title: Omega

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Open Access

Access to quality research is vital to the scientific community and beyond. We support sustainable access and work hard to provide a range of open access options alongside our access initiatives to ensure everyone can read, use and trust the latest research.

We are committed to working in partnership with the research community, librarians, funders and other stakeholders.Read more >

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