Journal of the Operational Research Society

The Journal of the Operational Research Society is a peer-reviewed academic journal covering operations research. It is an official journal of The Operational Research Society and has been in existence since 1950. It publishes full length case-oriented papers, full length theoretical papers, technical notes, discussions (viewpoints) and book reviews.

Journal of the Operational Research Society
DisciplineOperations research, management
Edited byTom Archibald, Jonathan Crook
Publication details
Former name(s)
Operational Research Quarterly
1.077 (2016)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4J. Oper. Res. Soc.
ISSN0160-5682 (print)
1476-9360 (web)
OCLC no.03685489


The journal began as Operational Research Quarterly in 1950. At that time it was published by the Operational Research Club (Great Britain).[1] It was published four times a year until 1978 (from 1953–1969 under the title OR) when it became a monthly publication and the name was changed to Journal of the Operational Research Society.

Abstracting and indexing

The journal is abstracted and indexed by ABI/INFORM, Compendex, Current Contents/Engineering, Computing & Technology, Current Contents/Social & Behavioural Sciences, Inspec, International Abstracts in Operations Research, Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus, and Zentralblatt MATH.


Some idea of the scope and contents of the journal can be found in a survey of papers published during the period 2000-2009.[2]

  • 51.7% of papers were theoretical while 31.3% were case-orientated.


  1. British Library Integrated Catalogue
  2. Katsaliaki, K.; Mustafee, N.; Dwivedi, Y. K.; Williams, T.; Wilson, J. M. (2010). "A profile of OR research and practice published in the Journal of the Operational Research Society". Journal of the Operational Research Society. 61: 82–94. doi:10.1057/jors.2009.137. hdl:10036/4348.
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