Journal of the Operational Research Society (JORS): The last 40 years

Said Salhi, Graham Rand*, John Hough, John Ranyard, Terry Williams, John Wilson, Thomas W. Archibald, Jonathan Crook, John Boylan, Martin H. Kunc, Zhe George Zhang

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Abstract / Description of output

As the 75th anniversary of the Journal of the Operational Research Society (JORS) is celebrated, the opportunity is taken here for previous and current editors of the last 40 volumes to reflect on their experience. This is a companion paper to one written by Graham Rand that summarised the work of those editors who are no longer with us (1950–1984). In this second part covering the last 40 years of the 75 years of the journal’s existence, we will be providing the personal reflections of the past editors and the current ones. During this time a typical issue of the journal changed from containing eight papers in 100 pages, with several book reviews, to one containing 13 papers in 200 pages with no book reviews. It is worth noting, even though several journals were created as part of the OR Society journal portfolio, JORS retains its visibility and its position as the oldest and well-respected OR journal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the Operational Research Society
Early online date10 Sept 2023
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 10 Sept 2023

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • history of OR
  • Journal of the Operational Research Society
  • Operational Research Society


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