Editor-in-Chief, Applied Probability and Operations Research
Deadline for Nominations: October 31, 2007

The Applied Probability Society (APS) of INFORMS, in cooperation with the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), will publish a new journal in the area of applied probability, tentatively titled Applied Probability and Operations Research (APOR). It will be an open access electronic journal intended to serve the interests of APS members and the broader applied probability community.

The APOR Editorial Search Committee is soliciting nominations and applications for the position of editor-in-chief. The inaugural editor-in-chief will have a major role in choosing a name for the new journal, setting its scope and mission, determining the editorial board structure, making initial appointments to the editorial board, and determining the editorial review process. The committee seeks your opinions and comments on all of these matters, and on candidates for inaugural editor-in-chief. Qualifications for the editor-in-chief include:

  • a demonstrated interest in a broad range of topics in the field
  • a demonstrated record of research in the field
  • significant editorial experience
  • vision of the role of scholarly publications in the electronic age
  • commitment to the workload involved
  • ability to effectively and efficiently manage the editorial process

Please submit comments, nominations, and applications by October 31, 2007. When submitting an application, please include a resume and a brief statement concerning vision and plans for the journal. The information may be sent (preferably by e-mail) to the chair of the APOR Editorial Search Committee:

J. Michael Harrison
Graduate School of Business
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-5015

The committee intends to propose a candidate for approval by INFORMS no later than December 31, 2007. All members of INFORMS and of IMS are invited to participate in this process. Members of the search committee are: J. Michael Harrison (chair), Stanford University; Rhonda Righter, U. C. Berkeley; Thomas Kurtz, U. Wisconsin; Martin Reiman, Bell Laboratories; and Terry Harrison, Penn. State U. (committee liaison to the INFORMS Publications Committee).