Special Issue: “Multi-objective Optimization and Applications”


Mathematics is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that provides an advanced forum for studies related to mathematics. It is published semimonthly online by MDPI. The European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT) and International Society for the Study of Information (IS4SI) are affiliated with Mathematics, and their members receive a discount on article processing charges.

  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within ScopusSCIE (Web of Science)RePEc, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR – Q1 (Mathematics) / CiteScore – Q1 (General Mathematics)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed, and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 16.9 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2023).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal in appreciation of the work done.
  • Sections: published in 13 topical sections.
  • Companion journals for Mathematics include: FoundationsAppliedMathAnalytics, International Journal of TopologyGeometry and Logics.


Impact Factor: 2.4 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.3 (2022) (First decile JCR journal) JCR – Q1 (Mathematics) / CiteScore – Q1 (General Mathematics)

Special Issue “Multi-objective Optimization and Applications”

A special issue of Mathematics (ISSN 2227-7390). This special issue belongs to the section “Computational and Applied Mathematics.”

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2025

Special Issue Editors


Prof. Dr. Víctor Yepes E-Mail Website Guest Editor
Institute of Concrete Science and Technology (ICITECH), Construction Engineering Department, Universitat Politècnica de València, 46022 València, Spain
Interests: multiobjective optimization; structures optimization; lifecycle assessment; social sustainability of infrastructures; reliability-based maintenance optimization; optimization and decision-making under uncertainty
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals


Prof. Dr. Moacir Kripka E-Mail Website Guest Editor
Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Program (PPGEng), University of Passo Fundo, Passo Fundo CEP 99052-900, Brazil
Interests: structural analysis; optimization; engineering optimization; linear programming; mathematical programming; heuristics; structural optimization; concrete; combinatorial optimization; structural engineering; multiobjective optimization; reinforced concrete; optimization methods; discrete optimization; optimization theory; optimization software
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals


Dr. José Antonio García E-Mail Website Guest Editor
Escuela de Ingeniería en Construcción, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Avenida Brasil 2147, Valparaíso 2362804, Chile
Interests: optimization; deep learning; operations research; artificial intelligence applications to industrial problems
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals


Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Optimization techniques have become frequent in recent decades due to the growing competitiveness brought about by globalization. With the development of new methods and the greater availability of computer resources, applications in the most diverse fields of knowledge have spread from academic banks to the day-to-day running of companies. However, a more realistic approach can be achieved if several objectives are integrated into the process. Thus, an exciting strategy cannot only meet cost requirements, for example, but it also concerns itself with durability, efficiency, reliability, and sustainability. Given that numerous objectives are involved, which are usually in conflict, new strategies are needed, while new and more complete applications are envisioned. In this sense, the Special Issue, “Multi-objective Optimization and Applications,” aims to provide a platform for disseminating knowledge related to multi-objective optimization. Research articles involving efficient and innovative optimization methods and new applications related to diverse areas of expertise are sought, promoting an exchange of new ideas and trends concerning the subject.

Prof. Dr. Víctor Yepes
Prof. Dr. Moacir Kripka
Dr. José Antonio García
Guest Editors


Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles, and short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Mathematics is an international peer-reviewed open-access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open-access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI’s English editing service before publication or during author revisions.



  • multi-objective optimization
  • optimization methods
  • optimization applications
  • innovative methods and algorithms

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.