Instruction for Authors

Operations Research and Decisions presents original scientific papers, not published previously elsewhere, concerning the field of management science. The articles published contain substantial theoretical discussions concerning the methodology of management science and descriptions of quantitative methods and techniques applied in solving practical problems in the management of economic systems.

Manuscripts, not longer than 20 pages, should be written in clear and understandable English. This will help to avoid misunderstandings which could lead to rejection of the paper. The main body of the paper should have a uniform typeface design. Only italics will be accepted as special characters. Text must be typed in the 12 pt Times font with one and a half-spaced lines and margins of 2.5 cm. All pages must be numbered consecutively.

Manuscripts submitted for publication should be complete, together with a title, the full name of all authors, affiliations and an e-mail address for correspondence. Three to five key words should be provided, as well as an abstract of about 150 words describing the main problems, results and conclusions presented in the paper. The text should be divided into sections starting with the Introduction and finishing with Conclusions. The list of references should follow the main text.

The manuscript should contain all the required figures prepared in the form of vector files such as XLS, OPJ, CDR (plotted in one of the following applications: Excel, Origin, CorelDraw or MS Word). They must be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals. The figure caption is to be placed at the bottom and preceded by the abbreviation Fig., preferably giving a source underneath.

Tables should be included in the manuscript and numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals. A table heading must be placed above the table with a source given underneath.

Equations referred to in the text should be numbered consecutively at the right hand margin using Arabic numerals in parentheses.

References should appear in a separate section at the end of the article with the names of all authors given in alphabetical order; they must be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals in square brackets (e.g., [1]; [3, 4]). Depending on the nature of an item cited, the following formats are obligatory:

- for books:

[1] KASPERSKI A., Discrete optimization with interval data. Minmax regret and fuzzy approach. Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing, vol. 228, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2008.

- for journal papers:

[2] GŁADYSZ B., A method for detecting outliers in fuzzy regression, Operations Research and Decisions, 2010, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 25-39.

- for chapters in a book:

[3] KUCHTA D., UÇAL İ., Using probabilistic and fuzzy models for the selection information technology investments, [in:] Wilimowska Z. et al. (eds) , Information systems architecture and technology: IT models in management process, Oficyna Wydawnicza Politechniki Wrocławskiej, Wrocław, 2010. pp. 399-409

The publisher reserves the right to make any necessary changes following editorial revisions. The authors will receive 5 free copies of the paper upon its publication together with a copy of the journal.

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the following e-mail address:

Submission of papers is regarded as acceptance of a transfer of copyright covering publication in print, as well as by electronic media (CD-ROM or the Internet) of the relevant work and any modifications of it. The Copyright Transfer Form should be completed, signed and sent to the postal address or to the e-mail address, after scanning.