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Author Guidelines

    1. Manuscripts must be written in English and should not exceed 30 pages, including all references, tables, figures and appendices.
    2. Manuscripts should include a non-mathematical abstract of not more than 200 words and up to six keywords.
    3. Manuscripts should be prepared with font size 12 point, double-spaced throughout, including abstract, references and footnotes, with wide margins and formatted as A4 paper size.
    4. Section headings should be concise and numbered sequentially, using a decimal system for subsections.
    5. All the authors of a paper should include their full names, affiliations, postal and email addresses on the cover page of manuscripts. Corresponding author who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication should be clearly indicated.
    6. Manuscript should include a reference list containing only those references cited in the text. The references follow Harvard style and should be arranged alphabetically by author at the end of the paper. In-text citations should be indicated by the authors last name and year of publication, e.g., (Smith, 2005) or Smith (2005). Works by the same author should be listed in order of publication. More than one reference from the same author in the same year must be identified by the letters "a", "b", "c", etc., placed after the year of publication.
      Example of reference to a journal publication:
      Kaczmarczyk, W., Sawik, T. Schaller A., Tirpak T.M., 2004. Optimal versus heuristic scheduling of surface mount technology lines. International Journal of Production Research, 42(10), 2083-2110.
      Example of reference to a book:
      Nemhauser, G.L., Wolsey, L.A., 1998. Integer and Combinatorial Optimization. Wiley, New York.
      Example of reference to a chapter in an edited book:
      Shapiro, J.F., 1996. Mathematical Programming Models and Methods for Production Planning and Scheduling. In: S.C.Graves, A.H.G.Rinnooy Kan and P.H.Zipkin (Eds.) Handbook in Operations Research and Management Science: Logistics of Production and Inventory. North-Holland,Amsterdam.
    7. Tables and figures should be numbered in the order in which they appear in the paper and carry a brief title.
    8. Manuscripts will be required in the following order: title page, abstract, keywords, main text, acknowledgments, appendixes, references, tables and figures.
    9. All submissions should be accompanied by a list of five potential referees, including area of expertise, title, full mailing address, fax and email.
    10. The corresponding author of the paper accepted for publication is requested to submit Latex files as supplemenatary files. Figures must be saved individually and separate to text, preferably in Encapsulated PostScript (.eps). Proposed LaTeX preamble:



    11. Authors of papers with mathematical content should provide the MSC codes ( or relevant for their papers. Similarly, authors of papers with economic content should provide the relevant JEL codes (
    12. Before publication all co-authors have to submit following copyright statement: It is enough to send scans of signed declarations by e-mail to


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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in LaTeX, OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed. Prepeared, signed, scanned copyright statement

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