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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The contribution is original and has not been accepted for publication (or published) by a refereed journal, nor be in the process of evaluation for publication by any other periodical.
  • The submitted files are in Latex or Word for Windows
  • Are the authors' names and their respective institutions provided?
  • Are the complete address, telephone number and e-mail of the corresponding author provided?
  • Are the e-mail of all the authors provided?

Author Guidelines

Pesquisa Operacional publishes manuscripts written in English. 1. The manuscript must be typed in Latex or Word for Windows (Times New Roman font, single spacing). Margin specifications are as follows: Upper: 33 millimeters. Lower: 25 millimeters. Left and Right: 29 millimeters. Gutter: 3 millimeters. Header: 21 millimeters. Footer: none. Mirrored margins. Size and option for characters are as follows: Article title: 12, bold, uppercase. Author(s): 12, bold, uppercase and lowercase. Affiliation: 11, normal, uppercase and lowercase. Abstract and keyword titles: 11, bold, uppercase and lowercase. Keywords: 11, normal. Abstract texts: 10, normal. Article text: 11, bold (titles); 11, normal (text). 2. In the first page, only the manuscript title, name(s) and affiliation of the author(s), abstracts and keywords are contained. The title must be centered and placed below the first third part of the useful page height. This must be followed by two single spaces and the name of each author (without titles or position), followed, in the next line, by the name of his (her) institution, all left-justified but on the right half of the page. Only at this page a footnote containing data about the authors is permitted, if this format is preferred. After two single spaces an abstract must be included, followed by two single spaces. Each abstract must contain no more than 150 words, which is the limit for publication in IFORS’ IAOR. After each abstract three keywords must be provided. 3. The manuscript must begin with an introduction. Footnotes are not permitted. Acknowledgements must not exceed 5 lines and must be placed after the main text, before the references. 4. Graphical objects must be incorporated into the text by the text editor. Objects made with several elements must be grouped. Color printing is not supported. 5. Mathematical expressions must be numbered consecutively. Whenever possible, one must avoid notation that unnecessarily uses more than one line (use for example x/(y-1); exp(x)). 6. References must be ordered in alphabetical order of the first author’s last name. The citation in the text must contain name(s) and the year of the publication, abbreviated or not. Example: [AY92], or Altinkemer & Yu (1992). The following models must be used for manuscripts published in periodicals (1), books (2), contributed chapters in edited books (3) and internal reports and theses (4): (1) Altinkemer, K. & Yu, Z. (1992). Topological design of wide area communication networks. Annals of Operations Research, 36, 365-382. (2) Bertsekas, D. & Gallager, R. (1987). Data Networks. Prentice Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. (3) Bechara, J.J.B. & Galvão, R.D. (1987). The use of interactive computing for vehicle routeing. In: Recent Advances in System Modelling and Optimization [edited by L. Contesse, R. Correa and A. Weintraub], Springer Verlag, 22-32. (4) Gerla, M. (1973). The design of store-and-forward networks for computer communications. Eng. Report UCLA-ENG-7313, Univ. of California, School of Eng. and Applied Science.

Special Issues

Pesquisa Operacional publishes special issues with surveys about selected research topics and contributions to their development. Authors are invited to submit complete, original, unpublished articles, informing, in the Comments for the Editor, that the article is designed to the Special Issue. Papers will then be sent to reviewers selected by Special Issue Guest Editors.

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