Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) 2014 is a compilation of impact factors evaluation result on high-quality international journals within 2013. The report is published by Thomson Reuters, a world’s leading research ecosystem provider based in New York City. There are no less than 10.000 journals covered by Web of Science, the Thomson Reuters’ scholarly citation index. Among these journals, ones which have been in at least two years indexing terms have received Journal Impact Factors as the indicator of citation performance of a journal among scholarly literature. The following list shows impact factors received by journals in the Operations Research & Management subject. Operations Research (OR) itself is a scientific discipline covering the application of advanced analysis methods to support decision making processes. The OR is known to have its root from mathematics. At management level, Operations Management (OM) refers to the application of mathematical methods/techniques, i.e. mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, and mathematical optimization in management-related issues, including optimization to achieve almost an ideal value in the real world’s complex problem. On the following list, there are journals which have obtained impact factors since previous report(s), meaning that they have impact factors calculated within 2012 as a comparative indicator. Red color indicates a decrease of impact factor, while green means an increase.

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2013 Impact Factors: Operations Research & Management

Journal Title IF
Journal of Operations Management
Aims to enhance the field of OM/SCM and develop generalizable theory, typically through the identification, analysis, and theorization of real OM/SCM problems, characterized as: Rigorous studies that use various forms of empirical methodologies: case studies, sample surveys, laboratory experiments, econometric analysis, and ethnographic studies; Papers that use multiple methods for triangulation purposes; Papers with relevant and refreshing results and perspectives; Empirically-grounded analytical modeling studies; Conceptual/theoretical papers that provide a reality check for how practice has evolved or how it might evolve.
4.478 (2013)
4.400 (2012)
Transportation Research Part B: Methodological
Publishes papers on all methodological aspects of the subject, particularly those that require mathematical analysis. The general theme of the journal is the development and solution of problems that are adequately motivated to deal with important aspects of the design and/or analysis of transportation systems. Areas covered include: traffic flow; design and analysis of transportation networks; control and scheduling; optimization; queuing theory; logistics; supply chains; development and application of statistical, econometric and mathematical models to address transportation problems; cost models; pricing and/or investment; traveler or shipper behavior; cost-benefit methodologies.
3.894 (2013)
2.944 (2012)
Reports on developments in management, including the latest research results and applications. Original contributions and review articles describe the state of the art in specific fields or functions of management, while there are shorter critical assessments of particular management techniques. Seeks submissions related to the use of optimization and Business Analytics models and techniques to address practical optimization and Business Analytics challenges. Of particular interest are papers that present effective and contemporary modeling and solution approaches for a novel application area, as well as those papers that contain breakthroughs on solving established problems in application domains of considerable interest.
3.190 (2013)
3.024 (2012)
Encompasses all facets of the process of technological innovation from conceptualization of a new technology–based product or process through commercial utilization. Topics include technological trends and breakthroughs which will support innovation, availability of capital for new product development and introduction, displacement of existing products, management of entrepreneurial ventures, management of innovation in medium–sized and large organizations, organizational structures intended to facilitate innovation, investment strategies related to new science– or technology–based enterprises, the innovator as an individual and as a personality type, and technology transfer to developing nations. Case studies which illustrate how innovation occurs from business and technical standpoints are also included, together with reviews and analyses of governmental and industrial policy which inhibit or stimulate technological innovation.
2.704 (2013)
3.177 (2012)
Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Publishes informative articles drawn from across the spectrum of logistics and transportation research. Subjects include, but are not limited to: Transport economics including cost and production functions, capacity, demand, pricing, externalities, modal studies; Transport infrastructure and investment appraisal; Evaluation of public policies; Empirical studies of management practices and performance; Logistics and operations models, especially with application; Logistics and supply-chain management topics.
2.193 (2013)
2.272 (2012)
Reliability Engineering & System Safety
Devoted to the development and application of methods for the enhancement of the safety and reliability of complex technological systems, like nuclear power plants, chemical plants, hazardous waste facilities, space systems, offshore and maritime systems, transportation systems, constructed infrastructure and manufacturing plants. The scopes are: methods for reliability and probabilistic safety assessment; model and parameter uncertainties; aleatory and epistemic uncertainties, sensitivity analysis, data collection and analysis; engineering judgment and expert opinions; human reliability; test and maintenance policies; models for ageing and life extension; systems analysis of the impact of earthquakes, fires, tornadoes, winds, floods, etc.; codes, standards and safety criteria; operator decision support systems; software reliability; methods and applications of automatic fault detection and diagnosis; dynamic reliability; design and evaluation of man machine systems and human interfaces; design innovation for safety and reliability; safety culture; accident investigation and management. The journal does not normally publish articles that involve fuzzy sets and related non-probabilistic methods unless they contribute significantly to the solution of substantive problems related to the analysis of real systems.
2.048 (2013)
X.XXX (2012)
Decision Support Systems
Publishes research papers that tend to fall into the following six topic departments: 1. DSS Foundations e.g. DSS principles, concepts, and theories; frameworks, formal languages, and methods for DSS research; tutorials about the nature of DSS; assessments of the DSS field; 2. DSS Development-Functionality e.g. methods, tools, and techniques for developing the underlying functional aspects of a DSS; solver/model management; data management in DSSs; rule management and AI in DSSs; coordinating a DSS’s functionality within its user interface; 3. DSS Development-Interfaces e.g. methods, tools, and techniques for developing the overt user interface of a DSS; managing linguistic, presentation, and user knowledge in a DSS; DSS help facilities; coordinating a DSS’s interface events with its functionality events; 4. DSS Impacts and Evaluation e.g. DSS economics; DSS measurement; DSS impacts on individual users, multiparticipant users, organizations, and societies; evaluating/justifying DSSs; 5. DSS Reference Studies e.g. reference discipline tutorials for DSS researchers; emerging technologies relevant to DSS characteristics or DSS development; related studies on such topics as communication support systems, computer supported cooperative work, negotiation support systems, research support systems, task support systems; 6. DSS Experiences, Management, and Education e.g. experiences in developing or operating DSSs; systems solutions to specific decision support needs; approaches to managing DSSs; DSS instruction/training approaches..
2.036 (2013)
X.XXX (2012)
European Journal of Operational Research
Publishes high quality, original papers that contribute to the methodology of operational research (OR) and to the practice of decision making. EJOR contains the following types of papers: Invited Reviews, explaining to the general OR audience the developments in an OR topic over the recent years; Innovative Applications of OR, describing novel ways to solve real problems; Theory and Methodology Papers, presenting original research results contributing to the methodology of OR and to its theoretical foundations; Short Communications, including comments on papers previously published in EJOR. Besides, the Theory and Methodology Papers are classified into one of the seven headings: Continuous Optimization; Discrete Optimization; Production, Manufacturing and Logistics; Stochastics and Statistics; Decision Support; Computational Intelligence and Information Management; Interfaces with Other Disciplines.
1.843 (2013)
X.XXX (2012)
Computers & Operations Research
Meets a large number of scientific fields, many of which are of vital current concern to our troubled society. These include, among others, ecology, transportation, safety, reliability, urban planning, economics, inventory control, investment strategy and logistics (including reverse logistics). All full-length research papers must contain original research results, and demonstrate constructive algorithmic complexity and extensive numerical experiments. Numerical illustrations (examples) are not sufficient: the numerical experiments must have a scientific value of their own, particularly with comparisons to other approaches. In addition, the research performed should represent novel and significant work relative to the relevant literature.
1.718 (2013)
X.XXX (2012)
Computers & Industrial Engineering
Industrial engineering is one of the earliest fields to utilize computers in research, education, and practice. Over the years, computers and electronic communication have become an integral part of industrial engineering. The journal aims at an audience of researchers, educators and practitioners of industrial engineering and associated fields. It publishes original contributions to the development of new computerized methodologies for solving industrial engineering problems, and applications of these methodologies to problems of interest to the broad industrial engineering and associated communities. It encourages submissions that expand the frontiers of the fundamental theories and concepts underlying industrial engineering techniques.
1.690 (2013)
X.XXX (2012)
Safety Science
Serves as an international medium for research in the science and technology of human and industrial safety. It extends from safety of people at work to other spheres, such as transport, energy or infrastructures, as well as every other field of man’s hazardous activities. Safety Science is multidisciplinary. Its contributors and its audience range from social scientists to engineers. The journal covers the physics and engineering of safety; its social, policy and organizational aspects; the assessment, management and communication of risks; the effectiveness of control and management techniques for safety; standardization, legislation, inspection, insurance, costing aspects, human behavior and safety and the like.
1.672 (2013)
X.XXX (2012)
Operations Research Letters
Originality, relevance, quality and clarity are the only criteria for selecting the material to be published. A sound methodological basis is a requirement, but technical correctness alone is not sufficient for publication. The subject matter can be theory, methodology, empirical studies, and applications. The mainstream of contributions focuses on new models, theorems, algorithms, and experimental work that the author wants to disseminate rapidly. We will publish theory and methodology with proofs omitted or only sketched, provided that the author submits support material that enables us to verify the findings. We will also publish computational and experimental studies that are not necessarily based on new theory or methodology, but are of significant scientific value because they confirm or refute prior results. Similarly, we will publish reports on applications and case studies that demonstrate a novel use of existing techniques or contain significant ideas about data collection and analysis, modelling, or implementation.
0.624 (2013)
X.XXX (2012)



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