Volume 11 (2019)
Volume 10 (2018)
Volume 9 (2017)
Volume 8 (2016)
Volume 7 (2015)
Volume 6 (2014)
Volume 5 (2013)
Volume 4 (2012)
Volume 3 (2011)
Volume 2 (2010)
Volume 1 (2009)


Summary Statistics

Number of Volumes


Number of Issues


Number of Articles


Article View


PDF Download


View Per Article


PDF Download Per Article


Acceptance Rate


Accept Date (Days)


Number of Indexing Databases



IJO follows a stringent peer review policy. Each article is first evaluated by the editor-in-chief for the originality and scientific rigor of its research. If it passes this first test, the editor-in-chief assigns at least two peer reviewers, to determine whether it meets the rigorous scientific standards, whether it requires revisions or whether it should be rejected. Only original material that meets IJO editorial standards will be published.


Data Envelopment Analysis
1. How to Target Balanced Scorecard Indicators in a DEA-BSC Integrated Model

Mohammad Fallah; Esmaeil Najafi

Volume 12, Issue 1 , Spring 2020, Pages 1-9

  Performance measurement is always one of the most important tasks of managers, so knowledge management is measurement knowledge, and if we can measure something, we can no doubt control it, and therefore we cannot manage it. In this paper, according to the Malmquist productivity index, an index is used ...  Read More

Data Envelopment Analysis
2. An Analysis of the COVID-19 Contagion Growth in European Countries

Hadi Shirouyehzad; Javid Jouzdani; Mazdak Khodadadi-Karimvand

Volume 12, Issue 1 , Spring 2020, Pages 11-19

  The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many people around the globe. Europe, as one of the most seriously affected continents, has been struggling with the novel coronavirus for several months. Obviously, outbreak response management plays a critical role in the impact of the disease. Therefore, in this ...  Read More

3. Determining the Key Indicators affecting Electronic Customer Relationship Management (e-CRM) Using an integration of balanced scorecard and fuzzy screening techniques (Case Study: Companies Covered by Parsian Data-Processors Group)

abbas shahnavazi; Mehran Nemati Gonbaghi; Seyedeh Faezeh Teymouri; Bahman Ghasemi dakdare

Volume 12, Issue 1 , Spring 2020, Pages 21-32

  Nowadays, increasing competition among companies and the huge cost of attracting new customers has led to companies seeking to retain existing customers rather than looking to attract new customers. These factors together have led to the emergence of customer relationship management. Thanks to the development ...  Read More

Operation Research
4. A New Hybrid Conjugate Gradient Method Based on Secant Equation for Solving Large Scale Unconstrained Optimization Problems

Nasiru Salihu; Mathew Remilekun Odekunle; Mohammed Yusuf Waziri; Abubakar Sani Halilu

Volume 12, Issue 1 , Spring 2020, Pages 33-44

  There exist large varieties of conjugate gradient algorithms. In order to take advantage of the attractive features of Liu and Storey (LS) and Conjugate Descent (CD) conjugate gradient methods, we suggest hybridization of these methods in which the parameter  is computed as a convex combination ...  Read More

5. Identification and Prioritization of Factors Affecting Authentic Leadership Deployment at the University of Medical Sciences by AHP

Mehrzad Abdolahzadeh Laleh Dashti; Mehrdad Goudarzvand Chegini; Hamidreza Rezaei Kelidbari

Volume 12, Issue 1 , Spring 2020, Pages 45-53

  Authentic leadership is a pattern of leadership behavior that, by possessing positive psychological abilities, can create a special place for service organizations. The purpose of this study was to identify and prioritize the factors influencing the establishment of authentic leadership in the University ...  Read More

6. Numerical Optimal Control of The Wave Equation

Hassan Zarei; Ali Zafari

Volume 12, Issue 1 , Spring 2020, Pages 55-62

  In this paper, we present a spectral method for approximating the boundary optimal control problems of a well-known wave equation by the linear optimal control problems. The method is based upon constructing the Mth degree interpolation polynomials, using Chebyshevs nodes, to approximate the wave equation. ...  Read More

Operation Research
7. MULTIMOORA Decision Making Algorithm for Expansion of HVDC and EHVAC in Developing Countries (A Case Study)

Ali Aranizadeh; Mehrzad Kazemi; Homayoun Barahmandpour; mirpouya mirmozaffari

Volume 12, Issue 1 , Spring 2020, Pages 63-71

  These days, as the residents of urban areas grow, the requirement for consumption rises too. This quantity of consumption needs power generation cores with large volume utilizing that it needs to be big enough which guides technology in the direction of wholesale power transmission systems. Consequently, ...  Read More

8. The Impact of Green Supply Chain Management on Export Performance of Exporters of Guilan Province Due to the Mediating Role of Environmental Performance

Mojtaba Roshani Delivand; seyed mahmood Shabgoo monsef

Volume 12, Issue 1 , Spring 2020, Pages 73-82

  The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of environmental performance mediator role on the effect of green supply chain management on export performance of exporting companies in Guilan province. The purpose of the study is applied and descriptive - survey type. The statistical population ...  Read More

Numerical Analysis
9. Application of Adomian Decomposition Method and Variational Iteration Method to Dynamical System Problems

Babatunde Morufu Yisa

Volume 12, Issue 1 , Spring 2020, Pages 0-0

  Adomian decomposition method and He’s variational Iteration method are applied to nonlinear oscillator problems that involve conservative type of oscillators. The methods proved to be effective for the general and specific cases due to their algorithms that admit nonlinear terms in the problems. ...  Read More

1. Flying Squirrel Optimizer (FSO): A novel SI-based optimization algorithm for engineering problems

Gholamreza Azizyan; Farid Miarnaeimi; Mohsen Rashki; Naser Shabakhty

Volume 11, Issue 2 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 177-205

  This paper provides a novel meta-heuristic optimization algorithm. The behaviors of flying squirrels in the nature are the main inspiration of this research. These behaviors include flying from tree to tree and walking on the ground or on a tree branch to find food. They also contact each other with ...  Read More

Strategic Management
2. Organizational Sustainable Competitive Advantage using ORESTE, TRIZ, SWOT Approaches in Gray Conditions

Dorna Teimoori; Alireza Alinezhad

Volume 11, Issue 2 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 85-96

  In today world, organizations’ performance and making the sustainable competitive strength have become incrementally important for them according to the quick global evolutions. The dairy industry is one of the most important industries which has made very competitive environment. The case study ...  Read More

Data Envelopment Analysis
3. Merging DMUs Based on of the idea Inverse DEA

Elaheh Zeinodin; Saeid Ghobadi

Volume 11, Issue 2 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 77-84

  In this paper, we propose a novel method using multiple-objective programming problems to answer the following question: if among a group of decision making units (DMUs), a subset of DMUs are required to merge and form a new DMU with specific input/output levels and a predefined efficiency target, how ...  Read More

Data Envelopment Analysis
4. Eco-Efficiency Evaluation in Two-Stage Network Structure: Case Study: Cement Companies

Mirpouya Mirmozaffari

Volume 11, Issue 2 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 125-135

  The cement industry, as a primary trade, plays an important role in the development of a country's organization. This industry in Iran, however, despite of profuse benefits such as high-value mines, faces many challenges. Problems such as exploitation of the production require the need for doing research ...  Read More

Strategic Management
5. An ANP and MULTIMOORA-Based SWOT Analysis for Strategy Formulation

Soheila Mazloum Vajari; Iravan Masoudi Asl; Kamran Hajinabi; Leila Riahi

Volume 11, Issue 2 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 161-176

  Since no organization can have unlimited resources, strategists should decide on a strategy that can provide the greatest benefits to the organization. Decisions on strategy formulation commit the organization to produce specific products, work in specific markets, and exploit certain resources and technologies ...  Read More

Strategic Management
1. Compliance and ranking of effective factors in the failure of strategic management in Iran Telecommunication Company

Reza Khezrdoust; Narges Delafrouz

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 12 June 2020

  The purpose of this study was to investigate and evaluate the factors affecting the failure of strategic management in large companies. The research is an applied and descriptive-survey target. The statistical population of the study consisted of all experts and experts of the telecommunication company, ...  Read More

Operation Research
2. A metaheuristic algorithm for optimizing strategic and tactical decisions in a logistics network design problem

Reza Babazadeh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 29 June 2020

  Todays, industries are seeking the ways to improve their competitiveness and responsiveness in order to achieve the most share of markets and customer satisfaction. Optimization of strategic and tactical decisions in a logistics network would improve total performance of the supply chain in a long term ...  Read More

Data Envelopment Analysis
3. A Review of Metaheuristic Algorithms and Data Envelopment Analysis

Mohsen Vaez-ghasemi; Zohreh Moghaddas; Hamid Askari; feloora valizadeh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 29 June 2020

  Today, many activities from businesses to engineering design, routing on the Internet, and even routing of foodstuff trucks require programming and optimization. Many of these problems have no determinate solution and cannot be solved easily. To solve these problems, algorithms have been developed inspired ...  Read More

Islamic Azad University, Rasht Branch

Journal News

The Editorial board are happy to inform researchers and scientists that "Iranian Journal of optimization" start working again after a period of time.