Journal on Policy and Complex Systems

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The Journal on Policy and Complex Systems is an open-access, peer reviewed journal in which “researchers, policy makers, experts in relevant disciplines, and modelers can join together to offer scientifically valid and societally appropriate solutions to challenging problems facing the world today, from the perspective of systems and complexity science.” The aims of this journal are to:

  • “Promote professional and public understanding of the relationship between policy studies and complex systems thinking, evolving greater understanding and engagement.
  • Establish a venue for reporting results of exploring, developing, and evaluating policies using cutting edge computational approaches to policy research, including complexity theory, agent-based modeling/simulation, chaos theory, fractals, dynamical systems, and the science of networks.
  • Establish a repository of data and systems developed through research efforts reported in the journal.
  • Bring together a community of multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary scholars to address common societal concerns; including social scientists, natural scientists, computational scientists, humanists, policy analysts, public administrators, and policy makers”.


Posted: April 2014
Last modified: July 2015