Become a reviewer for The Operational Research Society Journals

The Operational Research (OR) Society is a charitable organisation set up to advance knowledge, interest and education in OR. Our goal is to see operational research used and acknowledged widely in all areas of industry, business, government, the community and the third sector.

One important way in which we can advance knowledge is through the publication of academic journals. Each year the OR Society journals receive over 2000 submissions from the OR community and many of these are chosen by our journal editors to be considered for publication subject to peer review. Our reviewers play a critical role in providing researchers with constructive feedback that not only helps them advance in their careers but that also shapes and improves the quality of, and trust in, academic discourse.

If you are a researcher working in OR, analytics or information systems, you have a valuable role to play in advancing the use of operational research in our ever complex and challenging world. So, why not consider joining our expert community of reviewers.

3 steps to become a peer reviewer

  1. Choose your journal of interest.
  2. Register for an account on the journal’s ScholarOne peer review site. Make sure to attribute topic keywords to your account – this will ensure editors can find you and send you relevant invitations to review.
  3. Complete the application form opposite and we will notify relevant journal editors.



The Operational Research Society Journals

Peer Review Application

Resources from our publisher, Taylor & Francis

Peer review plays a key role in the dissemination of scholarly research output, and at The Operational Research Society and Taylor & Francis, we work to establish and sustain the highest standards of peer review. A vital part of this means ensuring that reviewers have the right resources and skills to carry out their work efficiently and effectively.

  • In-person and online workshops. Once you have been part of a workshop, participants who are experienced enough to become reviewers and who would like further experience have the opportunity to be linked with journals within their subject area. All the workshops are free and most events offer certificates to participants who complete the training. 
  • Online training modules providing guidance on how to critically assess articles. These videos can be used in addition to attending a workshop or as independent self-learning modules. Remember that there is much more content in the workshops if you want to know more!
  • Guide to becoming a peer reviewer covers everything you need to know, including: the peer review process; writing review reports; ethical guidelines for peer reviewers; and reviewer recognition.