Public Sector OR Best Paper Competition Application Process

The submission process consists of the following:

  • A nomination letter of less than three pages explaining the relevance of the paper to PSOR's mission and the paper's significance to research and/or practice, including an abstract of the paper. (Self-nominations are allowed.) If practical impact is claimed for the research, it is advised to also submit another letter from a relevant practitioner who is preferably not a coauthor, mentioning name, title, organizational affiliation, and full contact information and attesting to the practical value of the work. Nomination letters are due by June 30, 2015.
  • The committee will invite a selection of nominations to submit a full paper. Notifications are anticipated to be sent by July 15, 2015.
  • Full drafts of papers are due by August 15, 2015.

Submission requirements are:

  • Full papers (by request of committee) should follow the formatting guidelines of an INFORMS print journal, e.g. formatted to one-inch margins on all sides, a font size of at least 11 point, and at least 1.5 line spacing.
  • The paper should be no longer than 32 pages long (including paper text, figures and tables) plus references.
  • The paper under consideration for this prize shall not have not been published elsewhere.

Details of this award will be posted on the PSOR website


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