About Journal

Focus and Scope

The Iranian Journal of Numerical Analysis and Optimization publishes original papers of high scientific value in all areas of numerical analysis and optimization.  The Journal covers papers that describe and analyze new computational techniques for solving scientific problems and also papers of the theory and application of control, optimization and operations research. Some of these areas are:

  • Development and analysis of numerical methods as well as use of algorithms for scientific computing.
  • Numerical methods and computational efficiency in approximation, linear algebra, integral equations, ordinary and partial differential equations.   
  • Optimization and control theory.
  • Mathematical modeling
  • All aspects of optimization and control, including theory, algorithms, computational studies, and application.

Iranian Journal of Numerical Analysis and Optimization (IJNAO) is published twice a year by the Department of Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (email:vcr@um.ac.ir) is the publisher of IJNAO, and all the costs of publishing the papers of this journal are covered by the publisher.

Open Access Policy

Iranian Journal of Numerical Analysis and Optimization (IJNAO) supports global exchange of knowledge on non-commercial basis. The authors retain and hold the copyright without restriction or they transfer it to the journal. As such, all research articles accepted and published by IJNAO are immediately freely available online to read, download and share, without any subscription charges or registration barriers.

Iranian Journal of Numerical Analysis and Optimization follows the terms outlined by the Creative Common's Attribution-Only license (CC BY-NC) to be the standard terms for Open Access.

Iranian Journal of Numerical Analysis and Optimization is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)


Peer Review Process

Manuscripts are considered for publication in IJNAO provided they have not been published or accepted for publication elsewhere and are not being concurrently considered in another journal. Authors will usually be notified of acceptance, rejection, or need for revision within 6 months.

Articles are judged on their contribution to the advancement of the science and/or practice of Numerical Analysis and Optimization. IJNAO editors expect all manuscripts to meet high standards for scholarly work. Manuscripts are judged not only on depth and scope of ideas presented, but also on their clarity, organization, readability, and balanced argumentation.

All submissions to IJNAO are first evaluated by the journal’s Editor-in-Chief or one of the journal’s Associate Editors for their appropriateness to the scope and objectives of IJNAO. If deemed appropriate, the paper is sent out for review using a single blind process. Manuscripts are reviewed simultaneously by reviewers who are experts in their respective fields. The first review of every manuscript is performed by at least two anonymous referees. Upon the receipt of the referee’s reports, the paper is accepted, rejected, or sent back to the author(s) for revision. Revised papers are assigned to an Associate Editor who makes an evaluation of the acceptability of the revision. Based upon the Associate Editor’s evaluation, the paper is accepted, rejected, or returned to the author(s) for another revision. The second revision is then evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief, possibly in consultation with the Associate Editor who handled the original paper and the first revision, for a usually final resolution.

The corresponding author can track his/her submission and the process of peer review via: https://ijnao.um.ac.ir


All manuscripts submitted to IJNAO are tracked by using "iThenticate" for possible plagiarism before acceptance.

Sources of Support

Ferdowsi University of Mashhad


Journal History

IJNAO Volume 1 (Number 1) Winter 2008

IJNAO Volume 2 (Number 1) Summer 2009

IJNAO Volume 3 (Number 1) Winter 2013

IJNAO Volume 3 (Number 2) Summer 2013

IJNAO Volume 4 (Number 1) Winter 2014

IJNAO Volume 4 (Number 2) Summer 2014

IJNAO Volume 5 (Number 1) Winter 2015

IJNAO Volume 5 (Number 2) Summer 2015

IJNAO Volume 6 (Number 1) Winter 2016

IJNAO Volume 6 (Number 2) Summer 2016

IJNAO Volume 7 (Number 1) Winter 2017

IJNAO Volume 7 (Number 2) Summer 2017

IJNAO Volume 8 (Number 1) Winter 2018

IJNAO Volume 8 (Number 2) Summer 2018

IJNAO Volume 9 (Number 1) Winter 2019

IJNAO Volume 9 (Number 2) Summer 2019

IJNAO Volume 10 (Number 1) Winter 2020

IJNAO Volume 10 (Number 2) Summer 2020

IJNAO Volume 11 (Number 1) Winter 2021

IJNAO Volume 11 (Number 2) Summer 2021

IJNAO Volume 12 (Number 1) Winter 2022