About the Journal

International Journal of Soft Computing and Metaheuristics  (ISSN 2621-0932) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access, an online journal of applied research in the field of Optimization, Operation Research, Metaheuristic Algorithms and its Application. It is published two times a year in electronic format with free online access and will be indexed in several databases like DOAJ, WorldCat, Scopus, and many more abstracting and indexing services for spreading the papers which are published in IJSCM Journal. Before submission please make sure that your paper is prepared using the ASCEE journal paper template.

 We welcome original papers, empirical studies, review articles, technical reports, as well as, conference proceedings unless extended substantially.


The researchers, academicians, students, industry professionals, and policy designers interested in solving complex real-life problems in science, engineering, and commerce using soft-computing techniques and metaheuristic algorithms.


To shorten publication time, IJSCM publishes an article online as soon as the editor-in-chief accepts it based on reviewers’ suggestions. Generally, first reivew is returned within ONE MONTH. The article is published within first TWO WEEKS of acceptance. Moreover, the free online access makes it possible for the targeted audience to benefit from the useful contribution and cite immediately.


The major topics covered in IJSCM include, but not limited to:


  • Neuro computing
  • Fuzzy logic
  • Evolutionary methods
  • Rough sets
  • Probabilistic techniques
  • Bayesian networks
  • Support vector machine
  • Decision tree
  • Machine learning
  • And many other soft-computing approaches


  • Stochastic methods
  • Metaheuristic algorithms
  • Bio-inspired computing
  • Particle swarm optimization
  • Differential evolution
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Ant colony optimization
  • Brain-storm optimization
  • Local search
  • Tabu search
  • Artificial bee colony
  • And various other metaheuristic algorithms


  • Data mining
  • Text mining
  • Pattern recognition
  • Image processing
  • Business and finance
  • Medical science
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electronic and electrical engineering
  • Supply chain management, resource management, strategic planning
  • Scheduling
  • Transportation
  • Operational research
  • And numerous other fields of study