Editorial Aims and Scope

Editorial Aims

The growth in all aspects of research in the last decade has led to a multitude of new publications and an exponential increase in published research. Finding a way through the excellent existing literature and keeping up to date has become a major time-consuming problem. Electronic publishing has given researchers instant access to more articles than ever before. But which articles are the essential ones that should be read to understand and keep abreast with developments of any topic? To address this problem Foundations and Trends® in Optimization publishes high-quality survey and tutorial monographs of the field.

Each issue of Foundations and Trends® in Optimization comprises a 50-100 page monograph written by research leaders in the field. Monographs that give tutorial coverage of subjects, research retrospectives as well as survey papers that offer state-of-the-art reviews fall within the scope of the journal.

Editorial Scope

Foundations and Trendss® in Optimization will publish survey and tutorial articles on methods for and applications of mathematical optimization, including the following topics:

  • algorithm design, analysis, and implementation (especially, on modern computing platforms)
  • models and modeling systems, new optimization formulations for practical problems
  • applications of optimization in machine learning, statistics, and data analysis, signal and image processing, computational economics and finance, engineering design, scheduling and resource allocation, and other areas