About

Aims and scope

The Decision Analytics journal is a forum for exchange of research findings, analysis, information, and knowledge in areas that include but are not limited to:

  • Data Mining - Decision Analytics seeks research articles that show how to utilize a wide range of statistical methods, data visualization techniques, and pattern recognition approaches to help decision-makers leverage the knowledge hidden within organizational data.
  • Predictive Modeling - Decision Analytics encourages research endeavors that identify organizational risks and opportunities by exploiting patterns found in historical and transactional data.
  • Simulation Modeling - Decision Analytics promotes application of simulation in enterprise and organizational context for examining and comparing options and scenarios prior to implementation.
  • Optimization Modeling - Decision Analytics promotes research that can help decision-makers make the best choice by means of various optimization models.
  • Prescriptive Methods - Decision Analytics invites research that supports the joint application of predictive models and optimization technology to create better solutions for decision-makers.
  • Business Intelligence - Decision Analytics invites research that utilizes the latest techniques in data mining, analysis, and performance management to help decision-makers gain and sustain a competitive edge.

Why publish your article in Decision Analytics?

High visibility

Decision Analytics's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. 

Speed of publication

Decision Analytics offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF; the article will then be available through Decision Analytics and SpringerOpen.

Flexibility

Online publication in Decision Analytics gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).

Promotion and press coverage

Articles published in Decision Analytics are included in article alerts and regular email updates. 
In addition, articles published in Decision Analytics may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in Decision Analytics

Copyright

Authors of articles published in Decision Analytics retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work (for further details, see the copyright and license agreement).

For further information about the advantages of publishing in a journal from SpringerOpen, please click here.

Open access

All articles published by Decision Analytics are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.

As authors of articles published in Decision Analytics you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the SpringerOpen copyright and license agreement.

For those of you who are US government employees or are prevented from being copyright holders for similar reasons, SpringerOpen can accommodate non-standard copyright lines. Please contact us if further information is needed.

Article-processing charges

Open access publishing is not without costs. Decision Analytics therefore levies an article-processing charge of £695.00/$1085.00/€885.00 for each article accepted for publication.

If the corresponding author's institution participates in our open access membership program, some or all of the publication cost may be covered (more details available on the membership page). We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see our article-processing charge page.

SpringerOpen provides a free open access funding support service to help authors discover and apply for article processing charge funding. Visit our OA funding and policy support page to view our list of research funders and institutions that provide funding for APCs, and to learn more about our email support service.  

Indexing services

The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. You can also access all articles published by SpringerOpen on SpringerLink.

Decision Analytics articles are indexed in the following databases:

  • DBLP
  • DOAJ
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Google Scholar
  • OCLC
  • Summon by ProQuest


We are working closely with relevant indexing services including PubMed Central and Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) to ensure that articles published in Decision Analytics will be available in their databases when appropriate.

Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

Decision Analytics operates a double-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers do not know the names or affiliations of the authors and the reviewer reports provided to the authors are anonymous.

The benefit of double-blind peer review is that it allows reviewers to judge the manuscript based on content alone, and they are not unconsciously biased by knowledge of who the authors are.

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two or more experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.

Editorial policies

All manuscripts submitted to Decision Analytics should adhere to SpringerOpen's editorial policies.

Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Citing articles in Decision Analytics

Articles in Decision Analytics  should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.

Article citations follow this format:

Authors: Title. Decis Anal [year], [volume number]:[article number].

e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Decis Anal 2009, 1:115.

refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.

Appeals and complaints

If you wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint you should, in the first instance, contact the Editor who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure.