Faculty of Business Administration

Distinguish Scholar


  Hosted by The Business Research and Training Center


JORS and OR Journal Development – History, Current State, and Future Projection

Zhe George ZHANG

Professor in Management Science

Western Washington University



Date:  4th November 2020 (Wednesday)

Time:  10:00

Format: ZOOM


Deadline for Registration:  29/10/2020




This talk focuses on the history, current state, and future projections of Operations Research and Management Science (OR-MS) journals. Using JORS, the first OR journal in the world, as an example, we present the evaluation methods for these OR-MS journals based on major data base such as Web of Science and Scimago Journal Ranking and previous studies. The main objective of this study is to identify some of the high impact/quality journals in OR-MS and related field for young researchers to select targeted publication outlets based on the issues and methodology of their research.



Zhe George Zhang is a professor of Management Science in the Department of Decision Sciences at Western Washington University and a professor of Operations Management in Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University. He is also a long-term visiting professor of Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. He has published more than 110 papers in prestigious journals such as Management Science, Operations Research, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, IIE Transactions, IEEE Transactions, Queueing Systems, Journal of Applied Probability, EJOR, IJPE, and IJPR etc. Co-authored with N. Tian, he published the research monograph entitled Vacation Queueing Models – Theory and Applications in 2006 by Springer, which is the first book on this topic and has been widely cited since its publication. Professor Zhang is one of the Editors-in-Chief for Journal of the Operational Research Society, the first Operational Research journal in the world, and one of the founding Editors-in-Chief for new journal Queueing Models and Service Management and is on the editorial board of several international journals in Operations Research and Management Science.