Instructions to Authors submitting a revision

In order for a manuscript to enter the revision  process, following information must be received. 

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Manuscript Information

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** I have not revised the abstract, please use the abstract from the previous submission.

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The abstract  should be a self-contained single paragraph that summarizes the manuscript's:

  1. subject matter
  2. results and conclusions
  3. theoretical or conceptual contributions
  4. description how and why the manuscript is relevant to practice

The abstract should be written in an expository style that is comprehensible to non-technical readers. It should not contain formulas, references or abbreviations. To maintain confidentiality, the Abstract should not include the author(s)' name(s) or affiliation(s). The abstract should not exceed 250 words.


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The Manuscript

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M&SOM requires that the author(s) of every manuscript accepted for publication sign a Copyright Transfer Agreement, which will be provided by INFORMS prior to publication.

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After submitting this form, please separately e-mail the manuscript (omitting any author names or affiliations) as an attachment in PDF format to:

Manuscripts can be processed only if author names and/or affiliations are omitted.

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