OR Insight - Scope
OR Insight is published four times a year by Palgrave
behalf of the OR Society.
Aims and Scope
aims to be an interesting and stimulating publication that appeals
not only to O.R. practitioners and consultants, but also to managers and others
wishing to learn more about O.R. in practice. The journal seeks to inform about
not just the scope and potential of O.R. but also developments in related areas.
Contributions are particularly sought from O.R. practitioners, consultants
and others with experience of O.R.. The journal aims to publish the following
kinds of paper:
- Descriptions of an O.R. project, successful or otherwise, discussing how
it was useful and might have been improved, drawing lessons for general use.
For complex projects, the discussion should focus on one particular question.
- Discussions of the process of O.R., problem structuring, definition and formulation,
modelling, implementation, consulting, and the management of O.R. activities.
Case studies providing insights and enhanced understanding are welcome, as
well as analyses of unfortunate experiences from which constructive lessons
may be drawn. As a rule, mathematical expressions should be kept to a bare
- Reviews from a practice perspective or descriptions of recent developments
in O.R. with practical implications.
- Articles reviewing the relevance of management topics to O.R. practitioners
and consultants, for example, innovation management, information systems, simulation,
organisational improvement, business process design, etc.
The main criteria for publishing an article will be its readability, topicality,
relevance and interest to managers, consultants and O.R. practitioners. Significant
redrafting may be necessary to produce an acceptable article.
All submissions will be refereed. Although original contributions are preferred, the Editors will consider practice-oriented papers drawing on more theoretical content published elsewhere.