Operations Research
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Operations Research

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 0030364X, 15265463
Publisher: INFORMS Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
History: 1969-2020
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Operations Research publishes quality operations research and management science works of interest to the OR practitioner and researcher in three substantive categories: methods, data-based operational science, and the practice of OR. The journal seeks papers reporting underlying data-based principles of operational science, observations and modeling of operating systems, contributions to the methods and models of OR, case histories of applications, review articles, and discussions of the administrative environment, history, policy, practice, future, and arenas of application of operations research.

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
    3.116 4.262 4.443
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    3.224 3.352 3.664
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    3.779 3.131 3.554
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    3.435 3.546 3.828
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    3.405 2.997 3.43
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    3.191 2.959 3.3
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.277 2.861 3.101
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    2.371 2.824 3.153
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.313 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    2.19 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    2.566 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    2.251 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    2.515 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.886 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.797 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    2.119 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.814 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.966 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.124 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    1.151 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    1.107 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    1.174 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    1.147 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