The Outranking & Decision (O&D) journal is built upon five essential keywords:
Paper submission and additional information are available at:
1. A Journal for the Outranking Community
Multicriteria Decision Aid (MCDA) is crucial to quantitative management if we want to achieve a sustainable development and future for our World. MCDA, and especially the outranking approach, make it possible to bring back ethics at the center of decision making processes and to achieve more sustainable decisions. Our World and Earth definitely need it!
It is important to develop communication channels that the scientific community can use to spread MCDA developments and usage.
O&D is available to complement other journals and to promote the outranking approach to MCDA.
O&D welcomes all contributions related to outranking and decision, including (and not limited to):
2. An Open Journal
As we are approaching the third decade of the XXIst Century, our world is constantly changing, with many positive evolutions and some negative ones. This is also true for scientific publishing.
On the negative side:
On the positive side:
O&D is an Open Journal with online publication only (no printed version). It relies on the free PKP software for Open Journal Systems (Public Knowledge Project - https://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/).
This means that all O&D content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.
O&D is a non-profit project managed by scientists for scientists and it is completely independent of any commercial publishing company. Paper submission and paper publication are free. Paper access is free as well: no paid subscription is required to have access to O&D issues and content. Donation is welcome to help us cover the unavoidable expenses linked to the management of a journal. These involve hosting of the journal web site, certification, software licenses, ... We are trying to keep these expenses as low as possible and they are currently covered exclusively by personal money. In any case, all members of the Editorial Board are contributing to the success of O&D on a voluntary and non-paid-for basis.
3. A Top-Class Editorial Board
The O&D Editorial Board currently counts 23 distinguished members from 17 countries across 5 continents,
including three prominent Associate Editors:
The members of the O&D Editorial Board are representative of the worldwide interest for outranking methods:
4. An Ethical Journal
Watch the news on TV, read the newspapers, browse the Web, … Most news reports show an increasing lack of ethics in our World:
As scientists, we have to react, to adhere to and to promote strict ethical rules in our work. We are responsible for the future of our World and the education of the next generations. Our individual contribution can be small but together we can make a positive and effective impact. We have to!
All members of the O&D Editorial Board pledge to adopt ethical and scientific behavior in all their O&D duties (reviewing, editing, publishing, ...).
All papers published in O&D are peer-reviewed by at least two referees adhering to the ethical and scientific values highlighted by the journal.
5. Your Journal – Our Future
O&D is accessible freely to all interested persons, for paper submission or for reading or downloading published papers, through the following website:
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