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Call for Nominations: Best OM Paper in Operations Research Award - Deadline Extended

  • 1.  Call for Nominations: Best OM Paper in Operations Research Award - Deadline Extended

    Posted 03-18-2023 20:50

    Nomination Deadline Extended to 31 March 2023<u1:p></u1:p>

    The MSOM Society of INFORMS is currently soliciting nominations (including self-nominations) for the Best OM Paper in Operations Research Award. This bi-annual award is given to the paper published in Operations Research in the previous 4 years (2018-2022) that is deemed most deserving for its contribution to the theory and practice of Operations Management. Papers published in 2021 and 2022 will also be eligible for the 2025 prize. <u1:p></u1:p>

    Note: a change in prize procedures was approved last year so that papers must be nominated to be considered. This allows any paper in Operations Research to be nominated, not just those from the Operations and Supply Chain area, but nominations need to explain why the paper is OM (see next).<u1:p></u1:p>

    Submission Procedure:<u1:p></u1:p>

    Nominations should include:<u1:p></u1:p>

    -          The Paper's DOI<u1:p></u1:p>

    -          One paragraph explaining why the paper counts as an operations management contribution (100 words)<u1:p></u1:p>

    -          One paragraph explaining the significance of this contribution (200 words). <u1:p></u1:p>

    -          Citation counts (both google scholar and Scopus citations) <u1:p></u1:p>

    -          Other evidence of impact (awards, media mentions, etc). <u1:p></u1:p>

    Nominations should be submitted via Qualtrics at Link to submission <u1:p></u1:p>

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    Review Process:<u1:p></u1:p>

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    Stage 1: Compilation of eligible papers (by EiC, Operations and Supply Chains Area Editors) – primary screening on whether the paper is OM (all decisions final). <u1:p></u1:p>


    Stage 2: Approval voting by eligible AEs of the journal's Operations and Supply Chains Area. AEs with a nominated paper on the voting list are not eligible to vote. This step will determine the finalists. The three papers receiving the most approval votes will be labeled "finalists". If there is a tie for the third-ranked paper, all of those tied papers will be finalists. 


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    Stage 3: The EiC of Operations Research and the president of MSOM will jointly select three senior operations management faculty (preferably MSOM fellows if possible), one of whom will chair a committee consisting of the three faculty plus the two Area Editors of the Operations and Supply Chains Area. This committee will determine the final outcome.<u1:p></u1:p>

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    The award includes a cash prize of $2,000 award to be shared equally among the winning paper's author(s).<u1:p></u1:p>

    Tava Olsen and Francis de Vericourt
    Area Editors, Operations Research

    Tava Olsen
    University of Auckland