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Call for Nominations: Editor-in-Chief, M&SOM

  • 1.  Call for Nominations: Editor-in-Chief, M&SOM

    Posted 01-13-2020 17:28

    Call for Nominations

    Editor-in-Chief, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (M&SOM)

    Deadline for Nominations: March 15, 2020

    The final term of Professor Chris Tang as editor-in-chief of the M&SOM journal will expire on December 31, 2020. Based on recommendations from the INFORMS Publications Committee, the president of INFORMS has appointed a committee to conduct a full search for a new editor-in-chief. The committee intends to propose a candidate for approval by INFORMS no later than June 1, 2020.

    All members of INFORMS 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 (3) candidates for editor-in-chief.

    Qualifications for the editor-in-chief of M&SOM will include

    • A demonstrated interest in a broad range of topics in the field
    • A demonstrated record of excellence in research in the field
    • Dedication and enthusiasm for M&SOM
    • Significant editorial experience
    • Vision of the role of scholarly publications in the electronic and open-access age
    • Commitment to the workload involved
    • Ability to effectively, efficiently, and equitably manage the editorial board and the editorial process
    • Strong communication skills and demonstrated ability to work with people

    Further information about the journal is available at the M&SOM website:

    Members of the search committee are Felipe Caro (UCLA), Carri Chan (Columbia University), Maria Mayorga (NC State University and committee liaison from the INFORMS Publications Committee), Kamalini Ramdas (London Business School), Brian Tomlin (Dartmouth), and Tava Olsen (University of Auckland and committee chair).

    Please submit comments, recommendations, and nominations (including self-nominations) by March 15, 2020. The information should be sent (preferably by email) to the chair of the M&SOM Editorial Search Committee:

    Prof. Tava Olsen

    Department of Information Systems and Operations Management

    Faculty of Business and Economics

    University of Auckland

    Auckland 1142, New Zealand


    Matthew Walls
    Director of Publications
    Catonsville MD