, Volume 100, Issue 2, pp 339–361 | Cite as

OR/MS journals evaluation based on a refined PageRank method: an updated and more comprehensive review

  • Brenda Cheang
  • Samuel Kai Wah Chu
  • Chongshou LiEmail author
  • Andrew Lim


The purpose of this research is to furnish the OR/MS research community with an updated assessment of the discipline’s journals set with refinements that also highlight the various characteristics of OR/MS journals. More specifically, we apply a refined PageRank method initially proposed by Xu et al. (2011) to evaluate the top 31 OR/MS journals for 2010, and report our findings. We also report the shifts in the rankings that span 5 years, from 2006 to 2010. We observe that Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, indexed by the SCI only in 2008, is a specialized journal that is consistently highly regarded within the discipline. The rankings also suggest that Management Science is more established as a generalized journal as it has more external impact. In general, our ranking results correlate with expert opinions, and we also observe, report and discuss some interesting patterns that have emerged over the past 5 years from 2006 to 2010.


Journals evaluation Citations analysis Journal influence Journal impact Impact factor Influence index OR/MS PageRank 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brenda Cheang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Samuel Kai Wah Chu
    • 2
  • Chongshou Li
    • 3
    Email author
  • Andrew Lim
    • 1
  1. 1.International Center of Management Science and Engineering, School of Management and EngineeringNanjing UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.Division of Information and Technology Studies, Faculty of EducationUniversity of Hong KongHong Kong, S.A.R.China
  3. 3.Department of Management Sciences, College of BusinessCity University of Hong KongHong Kong, S.A.R.China

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