The annual University Rankings are based on publications during the prior five years, as described in the methodology. Two rankings are provided – one based on output in primarily empirically-focused journals (Decision Sciences, Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Operations Management, and Journal of Supply Chain Management) and one based on primarily analytically-focused journals (Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Management Science, Operations Research, and Production and Operations Management). In addition, users can create customized rankings across different combinations of journals and time periods.
Back-end data support is generously provided by the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.