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Call for Nominations: Editor-in-Chief, Mathematics of Operations Research

  • 1.  Call for Nominations: Editor-in-Chief, Mathematics of Operations Research

    Posted 03-07-2018 08:55

    The flagship INFORMS journal Mathematics of Operations Research is seeking a new editor-in-chief for a term starting January 1, 2019. Based on recommendations from the INFORMS Publications Committee, the president of INFORMS has appointed a committee to conduct a full search. The search committee seeks outstanding candidates who reflect the diversity of interests and perspectives of the communities served by INFORMS and Mathematics of Operations Research.

    All members of INFORMS and the broadly-defined Mathematics of Operations Research community are invited to participate in this process. The committee seeks your opinions and comments on (1) the current state of the journal; (2) recommendations for change, if any; and, most importantly, (3) candidates for editor-in-chief.

    Qualifications for the editor-in-chief of Mathematics of Operations Research include:

    • A demonstrated record of scholarship in operations research or a closely related field
    • A broad editorial perspective encompassing relevant advances in the mathematical foundation of operations research
    • A deep, long-standing connection to the INFORMS and Mathematics of Operations Research communities
    • A vision and plan for enhancing the reputation and stature of Mathematics of Operations Research in a way that
      • increases the journal's impact, as measured by impact factor, downloads, and other metrics;
      • is inclusive, serving the entire INFORMS community and other related communities;
      • incorporates the latest advances in the full range of mathematical foundations and application domains in charting potential new directions for work within the journal's scope
    • Significant editorial experience
    • A clear understanding of and a vision for the role of Mathematics of Operations Research in the electronic and open-access age
    • Commitment to engage a diverse editorial board
    • Ability to manage the editorial process fairly, effectively, and efficiently as well as make the time-commitment to do so

    Further information about the journal is available at the Mathematics of Operations Research website:

    Members of the search committee are Baris Ata (University of Chicago), Robert Freund (MIT), Hervé Moulin (University of Glasgow), Dorit Hochbaum (University of California, Berkeley), liaison with the INFORMS Publications Committee, and David Shmoys (Cornell University), chair.

    Please send your nominations, opinions, and comments to David Shmoys, chair of the Mathematics of Operations Research Editorial Search Committee, at Self-nominations are welcome. Please include your name and affiliation in your communications with committee members.

    To receive full consideration, nominations should be received by April 15th, 2018.

    Matthew Walls
    Director of Publications
    Catonsville MD