About Systems


Systems (ISSN 2079-8954) is an international, peer-reviewed journal on systems science, systems engineering, and systems engineering management. It publishes original research papers, comprehensive reviews and communications. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. Full experimental and/or methodical details must be provided. There are, in addition, unique features of this journal:
  • manuscripts regarding research proposals and research ideas will be particularly welcomed
  • electronic files or software regarding the full details of the calculation and experimental procedure - if unpublishable in a normal way - can be deposited as supplementary material


  • socio-technical systems
  • technological systems
  • social systems
  • management systems
  • complex systems
  • sensor networks
  • systems engineering
  • systems architecting
  • systems engineering management
  • complexity
  • network theory
  • decision theory
  • operations research

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

Systems is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use CrossCheck (powered by iThenticate) to check submissions against previous publications. MDPI works with Publons to provide reviewers with credit for their work.

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Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Systems will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2015 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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Editorial Office

Ms. Weina Li
Managing Editor
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