The Öbex Project: Removing English as a barrier to Publication for Operational Researchers

The Öbex project is a free language editing service for operational researchers from non-English speaking regions seeking publication in an English language journal.

We hope to review manuscripts within a two to three week time frame, with some potential dependency on the length of document and the extent of revision required (all the language editors provide their support on a voluntary basis and therefore reviews need to be scheduled around their existing work commitments).

Author guidance

Submissions should be emailed in Microsoft Word format to the following email address:

The service will only review manuscripts relating to the field of Operational Research (OR).

Priority will be given to manuscripts to be submitted for journal publication; other manuscripts such as submissions for conference proceedings will be considered. Details of where the manuscript is to be submitted should therefore be provided at the time of submission to our service.

Best efforts must be made by authors to make the English as good as possible before it is submitted to our service.

Authors are asked to indicate the date by which the review is required to be completed – bearing in mind the target response time above.

the Öbex project is a free language editing service and does not provide technical review; the language editors are all suitably qualified to undertake language editing but in some instances may not be experienced operational researchers.

the Öbex project is a new venture that is now entering a test phase, which will help assess the level of interest in the service from the international OR community. We ask that submitting authors are patient with us during this test phase – and also provide feedback on the service they receive.