European Journal of Operational Research best paper awards

Every year, the best innovative application, review, and theory and methodology papers are selected by a jury and rewarded by the EURO award for best EJOR paper, awarded by EURO, the Association of European Operational Research Societies.

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In 2012 EURO introduced 3 new annual awards for papers published by EJOR: best survey paper; best application paper; and best theory/methodology.

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The purpose of the prize is to distinguish the best papers published in EJOR. General criteria for the evaluation of the papers are:

  • the scientific quality of the paper;
  • the originality of the paper;
  • the relevance to Operational Research.


View the winners and latest announcements on the journal news page

Selection Process

Three awards for the best EJOR papers are presented annually provided there are candidates of sufficient merit. The recipients will be among the authors of papers published in EJOR in the eligibility period. The best survey paper, best application paper, and best theory/methodology paper will be selected by a jury.

The entries for the prize to award in year N will consist of papers published by EJOR in calendar years N-2 and N-3. Elsevier will provide all necessary information on papers published to enable the jury to determine a shortlist. The jury will go through those papers and select the winners.

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Award and Ceremony

EURO will provide an award of €1,000 at the following EURO-k or IFORS conference. EURO will pay the registration fee for one representative of each paper.

Elsevier is pleased to offer the winning papers free of charge for one year.