Dear INFORMS members:
As the fifth editor of M&SOM, I am grateful to all previous EICs (Leroy Schwarz, Garrett van Ryzin, Gérard Cachon, and my predecessor Stephen Graves), who laid the foundation, paved the path, and led M&SOM to become a premier journal of the OM research community. Based on the advice I learned from Stephen Graves, the Associate Editors' insightful comments I collected from Morris Cohen (chair of the search committee), and many thoughtful suggestions I gathered from various presidents of the M&SOM society (Mark Ferguson (past president), Serguei Netessine (current president) and Brian Tomlin (president-elect)) as well as numerous OM researchers located in five continents: the Americas (North and South), Asia, Australia, and Europe, I would like to share with you about my thought on the past, present and future of M&SOM. For details, please see: http://dx.doi.org/10.1287/msom.2014.0510 (from the Winter issue of M&SOM).
More importantly, I am counting on your support and advice so that M&SOM and INFORMS will continue to flourish.
Chris Tang, Editor of M&SOM
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
phone 1 443-757-3500
phone 2 800-4INFORMS (800-446-3676)