Member Benefits

The OR Society is a place for development and knowledge sharing. Our ever-growing community of operational researchers and analysts represent the best of the profession, providing a platform where discussion and opportunity thrive.   

As a member you will benefit from and contribute to this discussion, which will enable you to boost your knowledge and understandingbuild your professional network and enhance your credibility and reputation, for a fulfilling career. 

Membership benefits

At a glance 

There are many unrivalled benefits offered to members of The OR Society – home to the science + art of problem-solving. Membership at all levels provides an opportunity to: 


ENHANCE your career and credibility with current research and insight, including access to our academic journals and selected external journals which you can access anytime, anywhere.

These include the Journal of the Operational Research Society, European Journal of Information Systems, Health Systems, and the Journal of Business Analytics.


ACCESS face-to-face training opportunities led by experts, which will give you the tools you need to apply your skills and knowledge in a real-world environment.

Our comprehensive training programme includes courses in London and Birmingham which can be attended throughout the year. Members of The OR Society benefit from a subsidised fee.


CONNECT with a community of like-minded professionals, who you can engage with at exclusive events and through our regional and special interest groups.

We have 10 regional groups and 15 special interest groups throughout the UK, and some further afield, and host a range of not-to-miss national and regional events such as our Annual Conference, Analytics Summit, and the Blackett Lecture. Members benefit from a subsidised fee for all events.


KNOW the profession inside-out with timely access to news and insight.

We produce tailored newsletters for our members as well as our monthly publication, Inside OR or our free biannual publication Impact Magazine, which discusses the latest developments in the profession and is available both printed and online.

To take the next step 

Discover which membership type is best suited to you and begin the joining process. 

Want to know more about our benefits or have a question about what membership could mean for you? Call our Membership team on +44 (0)121 233 9300 or email [email protected]