INFORMS NEWS: Call for Nominations: Editor-in-chief, Organization Science

The term of Professor Zur Shapira as editor-in-chief of the journal Organization Science will expire on Dec. 31. Zur has decided not to seek a second term so we need to begin the process of finding his successor.  We will celebrate Zur’s exceptional contributions to the journal at a later date. 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 Sept. 30. 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. The deadline for nominations is June 30.

Qualifications for the editor-in-chief of Organization Science 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 Organization Science;
  • 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 and efficiently manage the editorial process; and
  • strong communication skills and demonstrated ability to work with people.

Further information about the journal is available at the Organization Science website:

Members of the search committee are Felipe Caro (UCLA, and committee liaison from the INFORMS Publications Committee), Martine Haas (University of Pennsylvania), Kyle Mayer (University of Southern California), Phanish Puranam (INSEAD) and Linda Argote (Carnegie Mellon University, and committee chair).

Submit comments, recommendations and nominations (including self-nominations) by June 30. The information may be sent (preferably by email) to the chair of the Organization Science Editorial Search Committee: Prof. Linda Argote, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213;