Operations Research Letters
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Operations Research Letters

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 1676377
Publisher: Elsevier BV
History: 1981-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Operations Research Letters is committed to the rapid review and fast publication of short articles on all aspects of operations research and analytics. Apart from a limitation to eight journal pages, quality, originality, relevance and clarity are the only criteria for selecting the papers to be published. ORL covers the broad field of optimization, stochastic models and game theory. Specific areas of interest include networks, routing, location, queueing, scheduling, inventory, reliability, and financial engineering. We wish to explore interfaces with other fields such as life sciences and health care, artificial intelligence and machine learning, energy distribution, and computational social sciences and humanities. Our traditional strength is in methodology, including theory, modelling, algorithms and computational studies. We also welcome novel applications and concise literature reviews.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

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SCR Impact Factor

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SCR Journal Ranking

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SCImago SJR Rank

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator) is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from.


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Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    1.249 1.383 1.466
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    1.25 1.35 1.402
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.249 1.276 1.22
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.975 0.948 0.981
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.895 0.951 0.998
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.766 0.862 1.142
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.843 1.247 1.209
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.855 0.866 0.947
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.933 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.955 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.788 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.874 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.004 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.909 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.985 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.79 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.085 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.875 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.721 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.487 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.597 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.602 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.607 NA NA
Note: impact factor data for reference only




Impact Factor

Impact factor (IF) is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Find out more: What is a good impact factor?

III. Other Science Influence Indicators

Any impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. There are also other factors such as H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR, SNIP, etc. Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed. (Learn More)

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The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the scientist's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications


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H-Index History