2020 DEI Ambassadors Margaret Brandeau & Laker Newhouse: Analysis Of Diversity In Editorial Boards

An Analysis Of Diversity In INFORMS Journal Editorial Boards
We assess the level of diversity in the editorial boards of the 16 INFORMS journals. We examine gender, whether an individual is an underrepresented minority, and the individual’s current affiliation, and we perform a network analysis to identify coauthor relationships between editorial board members. We find that the editorial boards have low levels of diversity and some of the INFORMS journals have a high level of connectivity between editorial board members (as measured by coauthor relationship). We provide a set of recommendations for broadening diversity and reducing connectivity on the INFORMS journal editorial boards.