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3.2. Statistics based on different journals

Table 1 intends to show the top 20 journals that have published the greatest number of DEA-related articles in the last 40 years.

Table 1. The 21 journals that have published the greatest number of DEA articles.

No. Journal Numbers % of papers
1 European Journal of Operational Research 691 23.23%
2 Journal of the Operational Research Society 281 9.45%
3 Journal of Productivity Analysis 255 8.57%
4 Omega (United Kingdom) 237 7.97%
5 Expert Systems with Applications 181 6.09%
6 Annals of Operations Research 177 5.95%
7 Applied Economics 134 4.51%
8 Socio-Economic Planning Sciences 115 3.87%
9 Computers and Industrial Engineering 96 3.23%
10 Applied Mathematics and Computation 94 3.16%
10 Energy Policy 94 3.16%
12 International Journal of Production Economics 89 2.99%
13 Computers and Operations Research 74 2.49%
14 Journal of Cleaner Production 71 2.39%
15 Energy Economics 69 2.32%
15 International Journal of Production Research 69 2.32%
17 Benchmarking 68 2.29%
18 Applied Mathematical Sciences 61 2.05%
18 Applied Economics Letters 61 2.05%
20 Applied Mathematical Modelling 57 1.92%
Total 2974 100.00%

From Table 1European Journal of Operational ResearchJournal of the Operational Research SocietyJournal of Productivity Analysis, and Omega are the most utilized journals. It is reasonable since DEA theory and most applications fall within the fields of management science and operations research (MS/OR), which are exactly the scopes covered by these journals.

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