The works submitted for review must be unpublished and original, may be written in Spanish or English. Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or Spanish or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder.  All articles must be sent to the editor in chief at the electronic address The works will be evaluated under the blind peer system, which requires anonymity. The decision made by the reviewers (acceptance, acceptance or modification) will be notified to the author within a period of no more than three months. If the article is accepted, it must submit to the style of the journal. The author will be entitled to the replies of his article, with the understanding that each re-submission must address the questions of the reviewers. The sending of a new article will not be taken as a reply. Any unforeseen situation will be resolved by the editorial board and by the corresponding legal instances.

Rules of delivery of originals works PROGMAT
Describe the type of collaboration to publish, example: it is an article, it is an essay, it is a revision, etc.

STRUCTURE (assess the possibility of being a little more descriptive in the structures expected of each type of collaboration).

The document must come in a Word file continuosly, without division into columns. The use of tools that divide the syllables at the end of each line should be avoided (these scripts become 'garbage' in the editorial process and should be deleted manually, which delays certain editorial stages).

Title: The title must be provide in spanish and english.
Name of authors: Up to seven authors can be included in each article. If there were more, it should be indicated in what sense the participation of more than seven is justified. The names of authors must be careful written. It is necessary to verify that the spelling is correct, especially when dealing with foreign names. The names must be complete (standardized) in the order: name (s) last name (s).
The affiliation can only contain two levels: a) center, department or faculty and b) university, company or institution. The complete postal address must be provided: street and number, colony. City, state, country. Postal Code.
It is necessary identify the author of the correspondence and provide e-mails of all the authors.

Abstract and Summary
If the content of the article is in Spanish, the abstract (English), is a translation of the summary in Spanish into English, therefore, the ideas in the text should be the same. Review the summary in English with a person who knows how to write papers in English. Translations are not accepted with text translators, such as google.
If the content of the paper is in English, the summary (“Resumen” in Spanish) is a translation of the summary in English into Spanish, therefore, the ideas in the text should be the same.

Keywords. Provide between three and six keywords, different from those that are part of the title and abstract. These keywords must be included in Spanish and English.
Biographical sketch of the author. They must have an extension of between 100 and 150 words and be accompanied by formal photographs without any frame, in black and white and in high resolution jpg format (300 dpi).

Mandatory elements in the writing of the article.

Redaction. It should be considered that the article is the result of a research already done, therefore, the verbs that refer to the results obtained must use the past simple. If the text is written in the future, it will be understood that it refers to parts of the investigation that have not been made; if it is written in the present, it will be understood that they are in process.

Figures of the article. They should come in separate files independent of the article in Word, each figure with a minimum quality of 150 dpi, in any of the following image formats: jpeg, jpg, png, gif. All figures must be mentioned in the Word file, in the body of the paragraph; at the end of the paragraph, in the place that corresponds, its full title will be indicated. Also be careful to number the figures consecutively throughout the article.
If the figures are not original (they have been previously published), the right of reproduction of each element should be considered and, if applicable, add the corresponding source. The author is responsible for obtaining the respective rights with the person, magazine or publisher that owns them.
When the figures are the author's own elaboration, and these have been previously published in another journal, you should bear in mind that, although they are authored, it is likely that you signed a session of the reproduction rights and, therefore, you must request the respective permission (to the journal or publisher in which he / she has published these figures previously) to be able to use them in Mathematical Programming and Software. It is important to consider that some reproduction permits have a cost, even if they are requested for a non-profit magazine.
If the author wishes to add text to an image or if the figure consists of a diagram, the text boxes must be editable.

Boxes. Whether it is Word or Excel, they must be editable.
* All tables and figures must have a title.
Equations. They must be inserted with the Word equations tool, not as images. This allows that when inserting them in the design program, its quality and readability is better.


Foreing words. The words of other languages must be written in italics. This is a tool that allows the reader to contextualize a word.

An article in which too many foreign terms are used will result in a text with excessive italics and, on the contrary, the use of italics should be limited. The abuse of any emphasis tool (italics, bold, capital letters) tires and makes it lose its original meaning of emphasis.

Literals present in equations and formulas. In the body of the paragraph the literals must be followed as they are represented in the equations and formulas. If a literal should have italics in the equation or formula, then the italics should also be used in the explanation (in the text). On the contrary, if it does not have italics in the equation, it does not require them in the text. The same will apply for subscripts and superscripts.

On the use of italics it should also be noted that it should be uniform throughout the text. The author is the one who knows the subject and specialized vocabulary more and, therefore, is also the one who will determine in his article the use of the symbols: if these are in italics, uppercase, lowercase or as subscripts or superscripts, they should be used uniformly throughout the article (inside the paragraph and in the equations). If they sometimes appear in one way (italics, uppercase, lowercase or as subscripts or superscripts) and in others, without these attributes, the reader will understand one of two things: that there is a lack of uniformity by carelessness or that in each case it is about different symbols.

Citation system. The author must ensure that the numbering of the references is consecutive: without interruptions or alterations and that corresponds perfectly to the entries added in the final list of references. This is mandatory before starting the editorial process of the article. Strictly use the reference constructions manual. It is strictly forbidden to use citations from non-validated pages such as Wikipedia.


Reading of tests. The author will read your article once it has gone through a first editorial process called proofreading. A PDF and a doubts table will be sent to the author, the last one only if any doubt exists. In the PDF, the author must use the 'Highlight Text' tools to answer doubts or observations, or to request modifications if he detects omissions. This tool can be found in the top bar of Adobe Reader (free download program), or in the menu: See> Comment> Annotations. To add answers or comments, double click on the highlighted text; then a balloon will be deployed. To hide the balloon and follow the reading, simply click on Escape or double click on the 'head' of the balloon.

This reading is important to corroborate that the text is complete. At this time it is not advisable to make substantial modifications; if necessary, they will have an extra cost and will be paid by the author. Therefore, the importance of reading an article before submitting it to be published by the journal should be considered.

• The references are organized according to the consecutive order in which the sources appear in the text.
• The names of the authors are ordered as follows:
Surname, Initial (s)., Surname, Initial (s)., Etc ... with the respective periods, commas and spaces.
Garcia, B.L., Potvin, J.Y., Rousseau, J.M. A parallel implementation of the tabu search heuristic for vehicle routing problems with time window constraints. Computers and Operations Research. 1994, 21 (9), 1025-1033.
• The name of the source (book, magazine or monograph) is in italics, not in the chapters of these.
• The data from the name of the journal maintain the following format:
Name of the Magazine. Year, volume, number, initial page-final page.
Tas, D., Dellaert, N., Van Woensel, T., De Kok, T. Vehicle routing problem with stochastic travel times including soft time windows and service costs. Computers and Operations Research. 2013, 40 (1), 214-224.
• The very few abbreviations of journal names are eliminated (since their use is very unstandarized and does not follow a single source of reference). In these cases, the abbreviation is replaced by the full name of the journal.

Electronic documents

      Surname, A. A. Title of the work. Retrieved the day, month, year, URL of the source, year of publication.

Journal article with printed version
      Surname, A. A. Title of the article. [electronic version]. Title of the journal, xx (x), xx-xx, year of publication.

Article from a database
       Surname, A. A. Title of the article. Title of the journal, xx (x), xx-xx. Retrieved (year, month and day) from the database (name of the database), year of publication.

Newspaper article
        Surname, A. A. Title of the article. Title of the newspaper. . Retrieved the day, month, year, URL of the source, date of publication.

Academic Journal
• Dantzig, G., Fulkerson, R., Johnson, S. Solution of a large-scale traveling-salesman problems. Operations Research. 1954.2 (4), 393-410.
• Aarts, E., Korst, J. Simulated annealing and Boltzmann machines: A stochastic approach to combinatorial optimization and neural computing. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1989.
Chapter from a book
• Thangiah, S.R. Vehicle routing with time windows using genetic algorithms. In: Chambers, L. (Ed.). The Practical Handbook of Genetic Algorithms: New Frontiers, Volume II. Florida: CRC Press, 1995, 253-277

Use of the DOI
The digital object identifier (DOI) can be used to quote and provide a link to the electronic document. The DOI consists of a unique alphanumeric string that a publisher assigns to a document. This assigned chain never changes, so it is an ideal means to locate and, therefore, to quote, especially when it comes to articles in the editorial process (pre-print) that still do not have full location information. The correct format to cite a DOI is the following:
doi: 10.1016 / j.future.2003.10.071.
When the editor generates it, a URL hyperlink is created to the document on the internet, and the guarantee is that it is a chain that will never change.

Example list of references

  • Dantzig, G., Fulkerson, R., Johnson, S. Solution of a large-scale traveling-salesman problems. Operations Research. 1954,2(4), 393-410.
  • Dantzig, G., Ramser, J. The truck dispatching problem. Management Science. 1959,  6(1), 80-91.
  • Chiang, W. Ch., Russell, R. Simulated annealing metaheuristics for the vehicle routing problem with time windows. Annals of Operations Research. 1996, 63(1), 3-27.
  • Bräysy, O., Dullaert, W., Gendreau, M. Evolutionary algorithms for the vehicle routing problem with time windows. Journal of Heuristics. 2004, 10(6), 587-611.
  • Nagy, G., Salhi, S. Location-routing: Issues, models and methods. European Journal of Operational Research. 2007, 177(2), 649-672.
  • Flatberg, T. Dynamic and stochastic aspects in vehicle routing: A literature survey. SINTEF report. Oslo: SINTEF ICT, 2005. ISBN 8214028430.
  • Bräysy, O., Gendreau, M. Vehicle routing problem with time windows, part I: Route construction and local search algorithms. Transportation Science. 2005, 39(1), 104-118.
  • Laporte, G., Nobert, Y. Exact algorithms for the vehicle routing problem. Surveys in Combinatorial Optimization. 1987, 31, 147-184.
  • Laporte, G. The vehicle routing problem: An overview of exact and approximate algorithms. European Journal of Operational Research. 1992, 59(3), 345-358.
  • Bell, J. E., McMullen, P. R. Ant colony optimization techniques for the vehicle routing problem. Advanced Engineering Informatics. 2004, 18(1), 41-48.
  • Osman, IH. Metastrategy simulated annealing and tabu search algorithms for the vehicle routing problem. Annals of Operations Research. 1993, 41(1-4), 421-451.
  • Czech, Z. J., Czarnas, P. Parallel simulated annealing for the vehicle routing problem with time windows. In: 10th Euromicro Workshop on Parallel, Distributed and Network-based Processing. Canary Islands-Spain, 2002, 376-383.
  • Thangiah, S. R. Vehicle routing with time windows using genetic algorithms. In: Chambers, L. (Ed.). The Practical Handbook of Genetic Algorithms: New Frontiers, Volume II. Florida: CRC Press, 1995, 253-277.
  • Homberger, J. H. G. A two-phase hybrid metaheuristic for the vehicle routing problem with time windows. European Journal of Operational Research. 2005, 162(1), 220-238.
  • Garcia, B. L., Potvin, J. Y., Rousseau, J. M. A parallel implementation of the tabu search heuristic for vehicle routing problems with time window constraints. Computers and Operations Research. 1994, 21(9), 1025-1033.
  • Tas, D., Dellaert, N., Van Woensel, T., De Kok, T. Vehicle routing problem with stochastic travel times including soft time windows and service costs. Computers and Operations Research. 2013, 40(1), 214-224.
  • Kirkpatrick, S., Gelatt, C., Vecchi, M. Optimization by simulated annealing. Science. 1983, 4598, 671-680.
  • Cerny, V. Thermodynamical approach to the traveling salesman problem: An eficient simulation algorithm. Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications. 1985, 45, 41-51.
  • Metropolis, N., Rosenbluth, A., Rosenbluth, M., Teller, A., Teller, E. Equation of state calculations by fast computing machines. The Journal of Chemical Physics. 1953, 21(6), 1087-1092.
  • Aarts, E., Korst, J. Simulated annealing and Boltzmann machines: A stochastic approach to combinatorial optimization and neural computing. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1989.
  • Ingber, L. Simulated annealing: Practice versus theory. Mathematical and Computer Modelling. 1993, 18(11), 29-57.
  • Kjaerulff, U. Optimal decomposition of probabilistic networks by simulated annealing. Statistics and Computing. 1992, 2, 7-17.
  • Van Laarhoven, P. J., Aarts, E. H. L. Simulated annealing: Theory and applications. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1987.
  • Clarke, G., Wright, J. W. Scheduling of vehicles from a central depot to a number of delivery points. Operations Research. 1964, 12(4), 568-581.
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  • Mendoza, J. E., Villegas, J. G. A multi-space sampling heuristic for the vehicle routing problem with stochastic demands. Optimization Letters. 2013, 7, 1503-1516.
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