The motivation of this new online initiative is due to the fact that M&SOM Journal articles are written for OM researchers primarily. Consequently, non-OM researchers are often unable to see through the thicket of technical analysis; unable to appreciate the relevance of various M&SOM articles; and unable to apply the research findings of many M&SOM articles that could influence research in other fields or OM practice. To make M&SOM articles more accessible, authors of recently published M&SOM papers will be invited to distill the essence of their respective articles into short articles (say, 1000-1500 words) without any technical jargon or analysis, published here. The writing style of MSOM-Review articles should be similar to those articles published in Wall Street Journal, the Economist (“Leaders” section), the Guardian Professional (http://www.theguardian.com/guardian-professional), etc. To increase the citation count of M&SOM articles and to promote these authors, each MSOM-Review article should refer to the original M&SOM article.
We hope that MSOM-Review can create a more vibrant OM community that engages academics, practitioners, and graduate students. Through this kind of interaction, our OM research community can learn more about issues arising from practice and the practitioners can benefit from our academic research.
This blog is a new initiative to be launched in 2015. Please stay tuned.