About the Journal

Outranking & Decision (O&D) is an Open Journal published online quarterly.

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, 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.

It is a non-profit project managed by scientists for scientists and it is completely independent of any publishing company. All members of the Editorial Board pledge to adopt ethical and scientific behavior in all their O&D duties (reviewing, editing, publishing, ...). Paper submission and paper publication are free. Paper access is free as well: no subscription is required to have access to O&D issues. 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, ... 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.

The aim of O&D is to provide all persons (academics, scientists, researchers, practitioners, ...) or organizations involved in the study, development or application of multicriteria decision aid (MCDA) methods with a platform where they can promote, share and discuss new issues and developments in the field. The outranking approach, including MCDA methods such as ELECTRE and PROMETHEE, is emphasized as the core topic of the journal.

Currently, O&D welcomes papers written in English only.

A rigorous and ethical peer-review process ensures the quality of the published papers.