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Call for authors: Focus book series and regular series

  • 1.  Call for authors: Focus book series and regular series

    Posted 09-04-2019 10:30
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    Dear Colleagues,


    As Co-Editors of the following two series in Operations Research for the CRC Press, a Taylor & Francis Group, we are requesting proposals for textbooks, reference books and edited handbooks in the OR area:

    1.  A brand-new focus book series on "Emerging Operations Research Methodologies and Applications" that we are excited to announce. Focus books are 100-150 pages and are ideal for topics where you have too much material for a journal article but not enough for a full-length book. They have quick turn-around time of 10-12 weeks from final manuscript to publication. Authors receive focus books royalty benefits. Focus books are published as e-books, but print-on-demand hardbacks are also available. We are looking for authors interested in any emerging area of interest in OR models, methods and applications. Some examples, include supply chain management, service systems engineering, big data analytics, stochastic optimization, financial engineering, stochastic games, online optimization, hybrid models, healthcare systems, renewable energy, Internet of Things, smart manufacturing, etc. The topics listed are not meant to be restrictive and authors are encouraged to suggest other topics also. More information on CRC Press Focus book series is available in the attached flyer.
    2. The well-established Operations Research book Series is also available for interested authors. The website gives more information about the regular textbook series and the books published recently.

    If you would like to submit a book proposal or have a publication idea for either series, please contact us.


    Warm regards,


    A. Ravi Ravindran, Penn State University (

    N. Gautam, Texas A&M University (





    Natarajan Gautam
    Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, 
    Texas A&M University