INFORMS NEWS: Call for nominations: Interfaces editor

The second term of Srinivas Bollapragada as editor-in-chief of Interfaces expires on Dec. 31. Based on recommendations from the INFORMS Publications Committee, the president of INFORMS 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.

All members of INFORMS are invited to participate in this process. The committee seeks opinions and comments on: 1) the current state of Interfaces; 2) recommendations for change, if any; and 3) candidates for editor-in-chief.

Qualifications for the editor-in-chief of Interfaces will include: a demonstrated interest in a broad range of topics in the field; dedication and enthusiasm for Interfaces and applications of operations research, management science, and advanced business analytics; previous editorial experience; a vision of the role of scholarly publications in the electronic and open access age; the ability to effectively and efficiently manage the editorial process; a commitment to the workload involved with support from the candidate’s employer; and membership in INFORMS or willingness to become a member upon being selected for the position.

Further information about Interfaces can be obtained at the journal’s home page: http://interfaces.pubs.informs.org/.

Members of the search committee are Peter C. Bell (Ivey School of Business at Western University, chair), Robin Lougee (IBM), Doug Morrice (University of Texas), Ranga Nuggehalli (UPS), Larry Robinson (Cornell University) and committee liaison from the INFORMS Publications Committee.

Submit nominations/applications, including a resume and a brief statement of the candidate’s vision and plans for the journal, by email to the committee chair by May 1: Professor Peter C. Bell, Ivey School of Business at Western University, London, Ontario N6G 0N1, Canada; phone: (519) 661-3288; email: pbell@ivey.ca