Join the OR Society
Become a full member
We help our members keep up-to-date with the latest developments in OR through our world class offering of publications, training and events. We provide networking opportunities by region and subject, and can also support your professional development with accreditation and publishing information about job vacancies.
By joining you will benefit from:
Membership enables you to become part of the UK and international OR community, sharing ideas, building networks and promoting the value of OR-supported decision-making to everyone from school-children to industry chiefs and government ministers.
Every full member of The OR Society receives access to all of our publications online as well as one of your choice in printed format. Any additional titles may be purchased at an extra cost:
Many other technical journals are available through our publisher Taylor & Francis.
Business Source Corporate Plus (BSC+), a comprehensive research gateway via EBSCOhost offers highly targeted searches of millions of resources.
Also, the INFORMS bi-monthly publication, OR/MS Today, is available to members at greatly reduced rates.
As a member of The OR Society, you have access to skills and knowledge through:
Regional societies organise regular meetings which are a good way to keep in touch with other OR people in your locality. The OR Society also supports around 20 Special Interest Groups. These groups are open to all OR Society members, free of charge.
Membership also gives you reduced prices our OR conferences. The OR Society's annual conference attracts delegates from all over the world. It's an excellent way to keep abreast of all the new ideas and to meet others working in the OR field. The 'New to OR' conference is held every other year giving young operational researchers a chance to meet, share ideas and present their work in a supportive, professional environment.
The society provides a list of OR job opportunities in the UK and this is available on the website. Adverts for these jobs are displayed in either Inside OR or this website. In addition, the society runs an annual careers open day at which students can learn about OR, find out about the educational opportunities provided by postgraduate courses in OR and learn about career opportunities in the subject.
This website offers (and will soon offer) many facilities to enable members to find the information they need, share ideas and experiences, network and keep in touch with developments. Some highlights are:
Also on this website, all our publications are available online free to members, plus many other technical journals published by Taylor & Francis.