Croatian Operational Research Review

Scientific journal published by:

Croatian Operational Research Society & Co-publishers:
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business
University of J. J. Strossmayer in Osijek, Faculty of Economics in Osijek
University of Split, Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism
University of J. J. Strossmayer in Osijek, Department of Mathematics
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Organization and Informatics

ISSN 1848-0225 Print       UDC 519.8 (063)

ISSN 1848-9931 Online
Abbreviation: Croat. Oper. Res. Rev.

Aims and Scope of the journal

The aim of the Croatian Operational Research Review journal is to provide high quality scientific papers covering the theory and application of operations research and related areas, mainly quantitative methods and machine learning. The scope of the journal is focused, but not limited to the following areas: combinatorial and discrete optimization, integer programming, linear and nonlinear programming, multiobjective and multicriteria programming, statistics and econometrics, macroeconomics, economic theory, games, control theory, stochastic models and optimization, banking, finance, insurance, simulations, information and decision support systems, data envelopment analysis,  neural networks and fuzzy systems, and practical OR and applications.

Papers blindly reviewed and accepted by two independent reviewers are published in this journal.

Call for papers for Volume 12 (2021), Number 2

In recent times, constructing composite indicators has become very popular in the scientific literature. At the same time, various world organizations (World Bank, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, World Health Organization, International Monetary Fund, etc.) have been constructing composite indices. When constructing composite indices, in the weighting and aggregation process, different Operational research methods (e.g., Multi-Criteria Decision Making, Statistical methods, Data Envelopment Analysis, Quadratic Programming, …) are frequently used.

The quality of composite indices depends on the theoretical knowledge of the behavior and the quality of data and in the end, about the method(s) applied. As these indicators are very often included in economic modeling, the quality of composite indices can have significant impacts on the empirical results. Since most of the methods used in index constructions are from the field of Operational Research, we have decided to pay special attention to research dealing with the construction of composite index to capture a broader picture of the different methods that can be used for composite index construction. Advantages and disadvantages of different methods with regard to different types of data, size sample, the number of criteria, …

You are invited to submit papers which consider the construction of composite indices from different aspects. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Case study that applies one of the OR methods in the construction of composite indices (the whole procedure has to be presented: collecting data, type of data, normalization of data, weighting method)
  • Empirical papers that compare the advantages and disadvantages of different OR methods in the composite indicator construction with guidelines for performing different methods in specific situations
  • Developing a hybrid OR method for constructing composite indices

Finally, scientific papers from various aspects of operational research (OR) with the aim of presenting scientific ideas that will contribute both to theoretical development and practical application of OR are also welcomed.

Publishing Schedule

The first issue of the journal (Volume 1, Issue 1) was published in December 2010. In the period from 2010 to 2013 the journal was published once a year. From 2014 to today, the journal has been regularly published twice a year:

  • a spring issue and
  • an autumn issue.

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

CRORR journal is committed to ensuring ethics in publication and quality of articles.Conformance to standards of ethical behavior is therefore expected of all parties involved: Authors, Editors, Reviewers, and the Publisher. Before submitting or reviewing a paper read our Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement.


This is an open access journal which means that all 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 in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.The journal has an open access to full text of all papers through our Open Journal System and the Hrcak database.

There is no subscription fee or pay per view or the reprint fee for the articles of this journal.

Revenue Sources

The journal is financially supported by its publisher (Croatian Operational Research Society) and co-publishers (academic institutions from Croatia: Faculty of Economics in Osijek, Department of Mathematics in Osijek, Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism in Split, Faculty of Economics and Business in Zagreb and Faculty of Organization and Informatics in Varaždin).

Advertising Policy

The journal is not involved in any advertising of the third parties in the form of publishing third parties’ adds. Only the names and logos of supporting institutions are published on the cover of the journal.