Decision Sciences

Welcome to the Decision Sciences and Operations Research area of Elsevier. Here you’ll find the latest research, topical article selections, journal news, and more. Elsevier is a leading publisher in the field, publishing highly respected, peer-reviewed journals. Elsevier journals occupy 13 of the Top 20 positions in Thomson Reuter’s Operations Research & Management Science category, including 8 of the Top 10.*

To explore our range of journals, click on the Journals tab above. From there, you can visit the journal homepages, where you can read Aims & Scopes, view the latest metrics, submit your paper, and more.

*Journal Citation Reports®, published by Thomson Reuters, 2015


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Article Selections

New Special Issue on System Dynamics: Emergence, Reinforcement, Adaptation and Traps

Journal of Operations Management In a new Special Issue from Journal of Operations Management, scholars take a look at the intersection of operations  management and system dynamics.

"It is our hope that the articles in this special issue  motivate additional collaboration between scholars and practitioners in operations management and system dynamics," write Guest Editors John Sterman,  Rogelio Oliva, Kevin Linderman, and Elliot Bendoly.

Articles in this Special Issue have  been made free to access online until 31 August.

Read the Special Issue today.

Sustainability & Green Industry: a topical virtual special issue
With free access to over 20 papers, plus open access research, this topical virtual special issue is not one to miss! Read quality research on sustainability and green industry 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.

Most Downloaded Articles

Service supply chain management: A review of operational  models * Review article
European Journal of Operational Research, Volume 247, Issue 3, Pages 685-698Wang, Y.; Wallace, S.W.; Shen, B.; Choi, T.M.

Reverse logistics and closed-loop supply chain: A  comprehensive review to explore the future * Review article
European Journal of Operational Research, Volume 240, Issue 3, Pages 603-626Govindan, K.; Soleimani, H.; Kannan, D.

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

The effect of prior knowledge and decision-making style on  the online purchase decision-making process: A typology of consumer shopping  behaviour * Article
Decision Support Systems, Volume 77, Pages 137-147Karimi, S.; Papamichail, K.N.; Holland, C.P.

Why do people use information technology? A critical review  of the technology acceptance model * Article
Information & Management, Volume 40, Issue 3, Pages 191-204Legris, Paul; Ingham, John; Collerette, Pierre

Most Cited Articles papers published since 2014

Quantitative models for sustainable supply chain  management: Developments and directions
European Journal of Operational  Research, Volume 233, Issue 2, 1 March 2014, Pages 299-312Brandenburg, M., Govindan, K., Sarkis,  J., Seuring, S.

Barriers analysis for green supply chain  management implementation in Indian industries using analytic hierarchy process
International Journal of Production Economics, Volume 147, Issue PART B,  January 2014, Pages 555-568
Wei, L.,  Zhu, H.,  Cao, Z. ,  Dong, X.,  Jia, W.,   Chen, Y.,  Vasilakos, A.V.

Selecting green suppliers based on GSCM  practices: Using Fuzzy TOPSIS applied to a Brazilian electronics company
European Journal of Operational  Research, Volume 233, Issue 2, 1 March 2014, Pages 432-447Kannan, D., De Sousa Jabbour, A.B.L.,  Jabbour, C.J.C.

Recent advances in robust optimization: An  overview
European Journal of Operational  Research, Volume 235, Issue 3, 16 June 2014, Pages 471-483Gabrel, V., Murat, C., Thiele, A.

Reverse logistics and closed-loop supply chain: A  comprehensive review to explore the future
European Journal of Operational  Research, Volume 240, Issue 3, 1 February 2014, Pages 603-626Govindan, K., Soleimani, H., Kannan,  D.

Special Issues

Information Technology and Innovation: Drivers, Challenges and Impacts
Fri, 1 Apr 2016 00:00 GMT
Information and Management, Volume 53, Issue 3, pages 297-408 (Publication: April 2016)
Edited by Indranil Bose

Special Issue on Professional Service Operations Management (PSOM)
Tue, 1 Mar 2016 00:00 GMT
Journal of Operations Management, Volumes 42-43, pages 1-110 (Publication: March 2016)
Edited by Jean Harvey, Janelle Heineke, Michael Lewis

Location Analysis for Public Sector Decision-Making in Uncertain Times
Tue, 1 Mar 2016 00:00 GMT
Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Volume 53, pages 1-72 (Publication: March 2016)
Edited by Giuseppe Bruno, Andrea Genovese

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