Editor's Cut Procedure for Applicants

INFORMS newest initiative is underway and needs your help! We are looking for volunteers who would like to be a volume editor or co-editor for an Editor's Cut collection of their topic choice. Simply submit your topic and follow the guidelines below.

INFORMS Editor’s Cut Procedure for Volume Editor Applicants

  1. Get a topic approved    
    • Is my topic hot? If your topic is pertinent and timely, can be found at the forefront of academic research and multimedia news outlets, and relates to OR/MS and analytics, consider submitting an application to Editor’s Cut.
    • My topic is hot, how do I submit it? Visit https://www.informs.org/Find-Research-Publications/INFORMS-Journals/Editor-s-Cut and submit your topic idea.
    • Help getting started questions
      • Where to go? Library, students, INFORMS staff.
      • Submit a related keyword list to the Pubs staff coordinator and the INFORMS staff will send along a preliminary list of INFORMS content to review for your Editor’s Cut, which can be used as a starting point and you can add and remove content from the list.
      • Google Site Search. Did you know you could just add “site:” before a URL to search all the content on that site?
      • I don’t have access to all the INFORMS Journals, how can I see all published content? Request a complimentary subscription to the Pubs Suite: Only available to INFORMS members and must be approved by the series editor.
      • What do you need back from me? Create a topic content list in Excel (an example template can be sent to you) to be returned to the series editor and INFORMS staff.
  2. Compiling INFORMS Content

    The content requirements for an Editor’s Cut collection are as follows:

    • Select 20–22 pieces of media, with at least two digital media sources (i.e. videos, Podcasts), two industry articles (OR/MS Today, Analytics, Subdivision articles), and no more than 15 research articles.
    • Select articles published in any of INFORMS existing journals (including TutORials in Operations Research), with effort made to pull from at least six different journals for each Editor’s Cut volume.
    • Ideally, at least 50% of the articles should be from the issues published in the previous two years.
    • Prepare video and text introduction presenting the motivation and timeliness of the collection. If you need help creating a video, contact the Pubs staff coordinator.
    • Pertinent and timely non-INFORMS resources are allowed, but limited to 4-5, and will be included as links only on the Editor’s Cut Web page – it will not be considered part of the volume.
    • When compiling media, editors are encouraged to feature authors/speakers from a broad representation of gender, ethnicity, and professional affiliations.

      Other volume editor requirements include:

    • Participation in a possible facilitated topic discussion to take place on INFORMS Connect around the launch of the volume or thereafter. You will be notified by the Series Editor when scheduling a discussion.
    • Dissemination of congratulatory emails to authors of selected journal content.
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