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Mathematical Programming Journal,
Series A and Series B

Mathematicians, Econometricians, Operations Researchers

Aims and Scope: Mathematical Programming publishes original articles dealing with every aspect of mathematical optimization; that is, everything of direct or indirect use concerning the problem of optimizing a function of many variables, often subject to a set of constraints. This involves theoretical and computational issues as well as application studies. Included, along with the standard topics of linear, nonlinear, integer, conic, stochastic and combinatorial optimization, are techniques for formulating and applying mathematical programming models, convex, nonsmooth and variational analysis, the theory of polyhedra, variational inequalities, and control and game theory viewed from the perspective of mathematical programming. The editorial boards are particularly interested in novel applications of mathematical programming and interfaces with engineering, economics, and computer science. Articles primarily concered with computational issues such as implementation and testing should in general be submitted to Mathematical Programming Computation.

Mathematical Programming consists of two series. Series A publishes original research articles, expositions and surveys, and reports on computational experimentation and new or innovative practical applications as well as short communications dealing with the above. Issues of Series B each focus on a single subject of current interest to the mathematical programming community. Each issue of Series B has one or more guest editors, who need not be members of the editorial board. An issue may be a collection of original articles, a single research monograph or a selection of papers from a conference.

Mathematical Programming Studies, the predecessor of Mathematical Programming, Series B, is available online at SpringerLink, with free access to MOS members when logging in with the personal username and password.

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Mathematical Programming Computation

Computer Scientists, Mathematicians, Operations Researchers

Aims and Scope: Mathematical Programming Computation (MPC) publishes original research articles covering computational issues in mathematical optimization. Articles report on innovative software, comparative tests, modeling environments, libraries of data, and/or applications. A main feature of the journal is the inclusion of accompanying software and data with submitted manuscripts. The journal's review process includes the evaluation and testing of the accompanying software. Where possible, the review will aim for verification of reported computational results.

Topics covered in MPC include linear programming, convex optimization, nonlinear optimization, stochastic optimization, robust optimization, integer programming, combinatorial optimization, global optimization, network algorithms, and modeling languages.

MPC supports the creation and distribution of open-source software. Submitted software is archived with the corresponding research articles. The software is not updated and the journal is not intended to be the point of distribution for the software. The author's licensing information is included with the archived software. Articles describing non-open software are also considered for publication, provided reviewers are given access to executable codes that can be used to evaluate reported computational results.

Link to the Mathematical Programming Computation home page.

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Editorial Boards Series A and B

Editor-in-Chief Series A: A. Shapiro
School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Tech, 765 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, Georiga 30332-0205, USA
Editor-in-Chief Series B: Jong-Shi Pang
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Sourthern California, 3715 McClintock Ave, GER 240, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0193, USA
Co-Editors, Series A:

S. Leyffer
Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Il 60439, USA.

R. Weismantel
Institut für Operations Research, ETH Zürich, Switzerland.

A. S. Lewis
School of Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca NY 14853, USA

F. B. Shepherd
McGill University, 805 Sherbrooke West, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2K6, Canada

Associate Editors, Series A:

S. Ahmed, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA, USA

M. Anitescu, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, USA

J. R. Birge, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

C. Chekuri, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA

T. Csendes, University of Szeged, Hungary

A. Daniilidis, University of Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain

F. Eisenbrand, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

M. C. Ferris, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA.

A. Forsgren, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden

R. M. Freund, M.I.T. Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA, USA

N. I. M. Gould, Oxford University, Oxford, UK

M. Heinkenschloss, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA

S. Iwata, Kyoto University, Japan

M. Jünger, Universität zu Köln, Köln, Germany

V. Kaibel, Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg, Germany

M. Köppe, University of California, Davis, CA USA

M. Laurent, Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI), Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Tilburg University, The Netherlands

A. Lodi, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

F. Margot, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA

N. Megiddo, IBM Almaden RC, San Jose, CA, USA

J. Nocedal, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA

A. B. Philpott, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

F. Rendl, University of Klagenfurt, Austria

M. Solodov, IMPA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

D. Sun, National University of Singapore, Singapore

J. Vygen, Universität Bonn, Bonn, Germany

M. H. Wright, New York University, New York, NY, USA

S. J. Wright, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA

Associate Editors, Series B:

K. I. Aardal, Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

M. Anitescu, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, USA

J. Correa, Universidad de Chile, Santiago

J. Lee, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

T. Luo, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

S. Sen, University of Southern California

D. Sun, National University of Singapore

Senior Editors:

D. Goldfarb, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

M. Grötschel, Konrad Zuse Zentrum, Berlin, Germany

M. J. Todd, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

P. Wolfe, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA

L. A. Wolsey, CORE, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Editorial Board MPC

Editor-in-Chief MPC: Daniel Bienstock
Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Columbia University, 500 West 120th St., New York, NY 10027, USA
General Editor MPC:

Thorsten Koch, Zuse Institute Berlin

Production Editor MPC:

Wolfgang Dalitz, Zuse Institute Berlin

Area Editors MPC:

Alper Atamtürk, University of California-Berkeley
Area: Linear and Integer Programming

Robert Fourer, Northwestern University
Area: Modeling Languages and Systems

Andrew Goldberg, Microsoft Research
Area: Graph Algorithms and Data Structures

Nicholas I. M. Gould, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire, UK
Area: Nonlinear Optimization

Jeffrey T. Linderoth, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Area: Stochastic Optimization, Robust Optimization, and Global Optimization

F. Bruce Shepherd, McGill University, Montreal
Area: Combinatorial Optimization

Kim-Chuan Toh, National University of Singapore
Area: Convex Optimization

Associate Editors MPC:

Shabbir Ahmed, Georgia Tech

Frank E. Curtis, Lehigh University

Sanjeeb Dash, IBM TJ Watson Research Center

Camil Demetrescu, University of Rome

Matteo Fischetti, University of Padova

Emmanuel Fragniere, Haute Ecole de Gestion, Geneva

Michael P. Friedlander, University of British Columbia

Philip E. Gill, University of California San Diego

Jacek Gondzio, University of Edinburgh

Marcos Goycoolea, University of Ibáñez

Michal Kocvara, University of Birmingham

Xin Liu, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Beijing, China

Andrea Lodi, University of Bologna

James Luedtke, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Rafael Marti, University of Valencia

Alexander Martin, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Laurent Michel, University of Connecticut

Petra Mutzel, Technische Universität Dortmund

Marc Pfetsch, Technische Universität Darmstadt

David Pisinger, University of Copenhagen

Hou-Duo Qi, University of Southampton

Nikolaos V. Sahinidis, Carnegie Mellon University

Peter Sanders, University of Karlsruhe

Melvyn Sim, National University of Singapore

Huseyin Topaloglu, Cornell University

Michael Ulbrich, Technische Universität München

Andreas Waechter, Northwestern University

Renato Werneck, Microsoft Research

Yin Zhang, Rice University

Technical Editors MPC:

Tobias Achterberg, Gurobi

Pietro Belotti, Fico

Hande Y. Benson, Drexel University

Timo Berthold, Fico

Andreas Bley, University of Kassel

Pierre Bonami, IBM

Brian Borchers, New Mexico Tech

Jordi Castro, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

Jonathan Eckstein, Rutgers University

Daniel Espinoza, Univeristy of Chile

Armin Fügenschuh, Universität der Bundeswehr

Ricardo Fukasawa, University of Waterloo

Ambros Gleixner, Zuse Institute Berlin

Andreas Grothey, University of Edinburgh

Zonghao Gu, Gurobi

Julian Hall, University of Edinburgh, UK

William Hart, Sandia National Laboratories

Keld Helsgaun, Roskilde University

Benjamin Hiller, Zuse Institute Berlin

Laszlo Ladanyi, IBM

Leonardo B. Lopes, University of Arizona

Miles Lubin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Gonzalo Muñoz, Columbia University

Todd S. Munson, Argonne National Laboratory

Giacomo Nannicini, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Dominique Orban, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal

Marc Pfetsch, Technische Universität Darmstadt

Ted Ralphs, Lehigh University

Domenico Salvagnin, University of Padova

Lars Schewe, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Martin Schmidt, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Jonas Schweiger, Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum Berlin, Germany

Dan Steffy, Oakland University

Mohit Tawarmalani, Purdue University

Stefan Vigerske, GAMS

Richard A. Waltz, University of Southern California

Zaiwen Wen, Peking University

Stefan Wild, Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Victor M. Zavala, Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Advisory Board MPC:

Robert E. Bixby, Rice University

Donald Goldfarb, Columbia University

Nick Gould, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Martin Grötschel, Zuse Institute Berlin

David S. Johnson, Columbia University

Kurt Mehlhorn, Max-Planck-Institut Saarbrücken

Hans D. Mittelmann, Arizona State University

Arkadi Nemirovski, Georgia Tech

Jorge Nocedal, Northwestern University

Michael Trick, Carnegie Mellon University

Robert Vanderbei, Princeton University

David P. Williamson, Cornell University

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Springer Web Site for Mathematical Programming
(Springer has published the journal since January 1999.)

Instructions for Authors: Includes information on preparing and submitting your paper.

Springer has an online platform for submitting papers to Mathematical Programming A.

SpringerLink: Electronic access to published papers

LateX Style Files

The MPA and MPB style files (including the LateX2e class file, a template LateX2e source file, a modification clo file, the user guide, and supplementc) maybe downloaded from the Springer web page.


Springer has an online platform for submitting papers to Mathematical Programming A.


The journal is indexed in the following publications:

  • ACM Computing Reviews,
  • Cambridge Scientific Abstracts,
  • Engineering Index,
  • ISI Current Contents,
  • Mathematical Reviews,
  • QCAS,
  • Statistical Theory and Method Abstracts,
  • Theoretical Physics,
  • Zentralblatt f374r Mathematik

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