Articles submitted to JORS should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for publication in any other journal.

Before submitting manuscripts authors are advised to ensure that they have conformed to the script requirements detailed below. Manuscripts which are incorrectly formatted or do not contain all the required elements may be returned to authors for correction prior to review.

Submitting a manuscript

Authors should submit papers electronically via the journal’s electronic submission system at the link below.
The submission system is designed to be self-explanatory but help is available within the submission site via the 'Author Instructions' tab.

Authors should submit a minimum of two files. For articles and technical notes, they should contain the following elements:

1. Author Information File:

  • the title of the article
  • the author(s)' full names and affiliations
  • full contact details (including email, postal address and phone and fax numbers) for the corresponding author statement of contribution*

* The statement of contribution is a summary in no more than 300 words of the contribution of the paper to the theory and practice of OR. The statement will not be published as part of the accepted paper.

2. Article:

  • the title of the article
  • a summary or abstract of not more than 150 words
  • 3-6 keywords
  • the article in full, including references

3. Figures and Tables

Figures and tables may be uploaded either embedded in the main article file or as separate files.

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Submit papers in Word (.doc, .docx), RTF or LaTeX format. PDF submissions are only permitted when accompanied by LaTeX files – see below.

If you want to submit your manuscript online please use our submission tool:​​​​​​​
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Conditions of Submission

Submission of a paper for refereeing means that the author certifies that the manuscript is his/her own work and that it has not been accepted for publication (or published) by a refereed journal. Papers should not be submitted for consideration to more than more journal simultaneously.