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Impact Factor:
1.27 (2020)

Systems is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on systems theory in practice, including fields such as systems engineering management, systems based project planning in urban settings, health systems, environmental management and complex social systems”. It aims to provide a venue:

  • “that supports a constructive exchange of ideas” and 
  • “for the quick and global dissemination of results of cutting-edge research in various areas of systems science and systems-related fields.”

“An increasing number of researchers are realizing the enormous potential of systems thinking in managing the many unprecedented and complex issues in all areas of need.” The journal provides an outlet “for the manuscripts of these researchers who often find it difficult to publish their work in conventional discipline focused journals.”

The journal “publishes original research papers, comprehensive reviews and communications” and encourages “scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible. There is no restriction on the length of the papers.”

The scope of the journal covers:

  • socio-technical systems
  • social systems
  • management systems
  • complex systems
  • systems engineering
  • systems architecting
  • systems engineering management
  • complexity
  • network theory
  • decision theory.

“The International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) is affiliated with Systems and the journal has been publishing since 2013.”


Posted: May 2021
Last modified: August 2021