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Medicina Oral, patología oral y cirugía bucal     Open Access   (SJR: 0.432, h-index: 24)
Medicina y Seguridad del Trabajo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
MEDISAN     Open Access  
MediSur     Open Access  
Memoria Americana     Open Access  
Memoria y Sociedad     Open Access  
Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz     Open Access   (SJR: 0.619, h-index: 51)
Meteorologica     Open Access  
Migración y Desarrollo     Open Access  
Migraciones Internacionales     Open Access   (SJR: 0.118, h-index: 2)
Motriz: Revista de Educação Física     Open Access   (SJR: 0.18, h-index: 2)
Multequina     Open Access  
Mundo Agrario     Open Access   (SJR: 0.1, h-index: 1)
Nefrología (Madrid)     Open Access   (SJR: 0.269, h-index: 18)
Neotropical Ichthyology     Open Access   (SJR: 0.612, h-index: 17)
Neurocirugia     Open Access   (SJR: 0.239, h-index: 13)
Nómadas     Open Access  
Norteamérica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Nova Economia     Open Access   (SJR: 0.166, h-index: 3)
Nova Tellus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Novos Estudos - CEBRAP     Open Access  
Nucleus     Open Access  
Nutrición Hospitalaria     Open Access   (SJR: 0.323, h-index: 23)
Obras y Proyectos     Open Access  
Odontoestomatología     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Oncología (Barcelona)     Open Access  
Onderstepoort J. of Veterinary Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.177, h-index: 23)
Opinião Pública     Open Access   (SJR: 0.294, h-index: 5)
ORINOQUIA     Open Access  
Paidéia (Ribeirão Preto)     Open Access  
Palabra Clave     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Pandaemonium Germanicum     Open Access  
Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.911, h-index: 11)
Papeles de Población     Open Access   (SJR: 0.128, h-index: 2)
Parasitología al día     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Parasitologia latinoamericana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Pastos y Forrajes     Open Access  
Pediatría Atención Primaria     Open Access   (SJR: 0.148, h-index: 4)
Pensamiento & Gestión     Open Access  
Per Musi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Perfil de Coyuntura Económica     Open Access  
Perfiles ducativos     Open Access   (SJR: 0.161, h-index: 2)
Perfiles Latinoamericanos     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.102, h-index: 1)
Perspectivas em Ciência da Informação     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.205, h-index: 3)
Pesquisa Agropecuária Brasileira     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.613, h-index: 29)
Pesquisa Odontológica Brasileira     Open Access   (SJR: 0.375, h-index: 18)
Pesquisa Operacional     Open Access   (SJR: 0.305, h-index: 6)
Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira     Open Access   (SJR: 0.324, h-index: 18)
Pharmacy Practice (Internet)     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.197, h-index: 8)
Physis: Revista de Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.448, h-index: 6)
Phyton (Buenos Aires)     Open Access   (SJR: 0.204, h-index: 8)
Planta Daninha     Open Access   (SJR: 0.413, h-index: 14)
Población y Sociedad     Open Access  
Polibotánica     Open Access  
Polímeros: Ciência e Tecnologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.228, h-index: 8)
Política Criminal     Open Access   (SJR: 0.102, h-index: 1)
Política y Cultura     Open Access  
Política y Gobierno     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.118, h-index: 5)
Potchefstroom Electronic Law J.     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Prismas     Open Access  
Pró-Fono Revista de Atualização Científica     Open Access  
Pro-Posições     Open Access  
Produção     Open Access   (SJR: 0.19, h-index: 5)
Prohistoria     Open Access  
Proyecciones : Revista de matematica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Psic : Revista de Psicologia da Vetor Editora     Open Access  
Psico-USF     Open Access  
Psicologia & Sociedade     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Psicologia : Ciência e Profissão     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Psicologia Clínica     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.109, h-index: 2)
Psicología desde el Caribe     Open Access  
Psicologia em Estudo     Open Access   (SJR: 0.217, h-index: 7)
Psicologia Escolar e Educacional     Open Access  
Psicologia USP     Open Access   (SJR: 0.1, h-index: 3)
Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica     Open Access   (SJR: 0.288, h-index: 8)
Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa     Open Access   (SJR: 0.33, h-index: 7)
Psychology & Neuroscience     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.164, h-index: 3)
Psychology in Society     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Psykhe (Santiago)     Open Access   (SJR: 0.189, h-index: 4)
Química Nova     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.327, h-index: 36)
Quinto Sol     Open Access  
Radiologia Brasileira     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.205, h-index: 6)
RAE-eletrônica     Open Access  
RAM. Revista de Administração Mackenzie     Open Access  
RCOE     Open Access  
REAd : Revista eletrônica de administração     Open Access  
Región y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Religião e Sociedade     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Rem : Revista Escola de Minas     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.201, h-index: 6)
Revista Andaluza de Medicina del Deporte     Open Access   (SJR: 0.164, h-index: 3)
Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey     Open Access  
Revista Argentina de Cardiología     Open Access  
Revista Argentina de Dermatología     Open Access   (SJR: 0.1, h-index: 2)
Revista Argentina de Microbiología     Open Access   (SJR: 0.245, h-index: 13)
Revista Argentina de Radiología     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista Argentina de Sociología     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Árvore     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.488, h-index: 13)
Revista Brasileira de Biologia     Open Access  
Revista Brasileira de Ciência Avicola     Open Access   (SJR: 0.254, h-index: 8)
Revista Brasileira de Ciência do Solo     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.777, h-index: 26)

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Journal Cover Pesquisa Operacional
  This is an Open Access Journal Open Access journal
     ISSN (Print) 0101-7438
     Published by SciELO Homepage  [680 journals]   [SJR: 0.305]   [H-I: 6]
  • The air transportation hub-and-spoke design problem: comparison
           between a continuous and a discrete solution method

    • Abstract: The hub-and-spoke network design problem, also known as the hub location problem, aims to find the concentration points in a given network flow so that the sum of the distances of the linkages is minimized. In this work, we compare discrete solutions of this problem, given by the branch-and-cut method applied to the p-hub median model, with continuous solutions, given by the hyperbolic smoothing technique applied to a min-sum-min model. Computational experiments for particular instances of the Brazilian air transportation system, with the number of hubs varying from 2 to 8, are conducted with the support of a discretization heuristic and the Voronoi diagram.
  • A bilateral and multi-issue negotiation framework to support a supply
           chain of construction industry

    • Abstract: Any interaction involving individuals, whose objectives are conflicting with each other, may establish a negotiation process. In a negotiation, each party should develop his/her own strategy and, normally, a win-lose vision is frequently adopted. The main consequence of this behavior is a result, in which both parties lose, especially when the negotiation involves more than one aspect, such as negotiations resulting from purchases of material for construction industry, where aspects like price, quality and lead-time should be considered. Most of the negotiation involving construction industry adopts a win-lose vision; and, commonly, only the issue price is considered. The goal of this paper is to propose a framework to support negotiations between two parties (buyer and seller) in the supply chain of construction industry. The combination of a win-win strategy with a multicriteria analysis produces a best compromise solution for both parties. A simulation of negotiation using realistic data is presented.
  • A comparative analysis of three metaheuristic methods applied to fuzzy
           cognitive maps learning

    • Abstract: This work analyses the performance of three different population-based metaheuristic approaches applied to Fuzzy cognitive maps (FCM) learning in qualitative control of processes. Fuzzy cognitive maps permit to include the previous specialist knowledge in the control rule. Particularly, Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO), Genetic Algorithm (GA) and an Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) are considered for obtaining appropriate weight matrices for learning the FCM. A statistical convergence analysis within 10000 simulations of each algorithm is presented. In order to validate the proposed approach, two industrial control process problems previously described in the literature are considered in this work.
  • Collaborative dominance: when doing unto others as you would
           have them do unto you is reasonable

    • Abstract: In this article, we analyze how reasonable it is to play according to some Nash equilibria if players have a preference for one of their opponents' strategies. To formalize our argument, we propose the concepts of collaborative dominance and collaborative equilibrium studying some of its properties. First, we prove that if the collaborative equilibrium exists, then it is always efficient, what can be seen as a focal property. Moreover, we argue that one reason that may lead players not to collaborate is that they can focus on security instead of efficiency properties, in which case they would prefer to play according to maximin strategies. This argument allows us to reduce the hall of reasonable equilibria for games where a collaborative equilibrium exists. Finally, we show that two-player zero-sum games do not have collaborative equilibrium, and that if they contain a strategy profile composed only of collaboratively dominated actions, then such profile is a Nash equilibrium of the game.
  • Measures of irregularity of graphs

    • Abstract: A graph is regular if every vertex is of the same degree. Otherwise, it is an irregular graph. Although there is a vast literature devoted to regular graphs, only a few papers approach the irregular ones. We have found four distinct graph invariants used to measure the irregularity of a graph. All of them are determined through either the average or the variance of the vertex degrees. Among them there is the index of the graph, a spectral parameter, which is given as a function of the maximum eigenvalue of its adjacency matrix. In this paper, we survey these invariants with highlight to their respective properties, especially those relative to extremal graphs. Finally, we determine the maximum values of those measures and characterize their extremal graphs in some special classes.
  • Scale of operation, allocative inefficiencies and separability of
           inputs and outputs in agricultural research

    • Abstract: In this article we consider some properties of concern for research production at Embrapa. We apply statistical tests to address questions related to the scale of operation, the presence of allocative inefficiencies and separability of inputs and outputs. The production process is assessed by nonparametric methods with the use of Data Envelopment Analysis. The period under analysis is 2002-2009. We conclude that Embrapa's technology frontier shows variable returns to scale, is allocative efficient in general and is separable in inputs and outputs. These characteristics justify the company policy of adopting a VRS solution and the aggregation of output variables. Scale inefficiencies are the basis for further input congestion studies.
  • A multicriteria decision model for selecting a portfolio of oil and gas
           exploration projects

    • Abstract: As well as exploratory activity being at the heart of and guiding the future of the oil industry, it is fundamental that there be a comprehensive analysis covering the various factors and nuances that arise in the selection of exploration projects. Moreover, it is essential that a decision model enables the decisionmaker's preferences to be addressed in a structured (and methodologically correct) way, and one which is easy to understand and to apply in a real-world. Therefore, this paper proposes a multicriteria decision model which underpins using a deterministic procedure for selecting a portfolio of oil and gas exploration projects and thereafter a reality-based application is set out, based on a decision making context within Petrobras.
  • Joint optimization of new production, warranty servicing strategy and
           secondary market supply under consumer returns

    • Abstract: In this paper, we consider an OEM selling new products to the market offering (i) a warranty period during which defective units are dealt with at no cost for the customer, and (ii) a full refund to customers who return products that do not meet their expectations (consumer returns). The manufacturer has different options for satisfying the warranty cases as well as for utilizing the consumer returns. Warranty cases could be dealt with by repairing the defective units, replacing them with new products, or replacing them with refurbished consumer returns. Alternatively leftover new products or consumer returns can also be sold on a secondary market. We develop a model and derive the OEMs optimal decisions with respect to these options under demand uncertainty on the primary market.
  • Decomposition approach for generation and transmission expansion
           planning with implicit multipliers evaluation

    • Abstract: In an electric power systems planning framework, decomposition techniques are usually applied to separate investment and operation subproblems to take benefits from the use of independent solution algorithms. Real power systems planning problems can be rather complex and their detailed representation often leads to greater effort to solve the operation subproblems. Traditionally, the algorithms used in the solution of transmission constrained operation problems take great computational advantage with compact representation of the model, which means the elimination of some variables and constraints that don't affect the problem's optimal solution. This work presents a new methodology for solving generation and transmission expansion planning problems based on Benders decomposition where the incorporation of the traditional operation models require an additional procedure for evaluating the Lagrange's multipliers associated to the constraints which are not explicitly represented yet are used in the construction of the Benders cuts during the iterative process. The objective of this work is to seek for efficiency and consistency in the solution of expansion planning problems by allowing specialized algorithms to be applied in the operation model. It is shown that this methodology is particularly interesting when applied to stochastic hydrothermal problems which usually require a large number of problems to be solved. The results of this methodology are illustrated by a Colombian system case study.
  • Determination of the carbon market incremental payoff considering a
           stochastic jump-diffusion process

    • Abstract: The objective of this paper is to verify the robustness of the Least Square Monte Carlo and Grant, Vora & Weeks methods when used to determine the incremental payoff of the carbon market for renewable electricity generation projects, considering that the behavior of the price of Certified Emission Reductions, otherwise known as Carbon Credits, may be modeled using a jump-diffusion process. In addition, this paper analyses particular characteristics, such as absence of monotonicity, found in trigger curves obtained through use of the Grant, Vora & Weeks method to valuate these types of project.
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