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, published monthly online by MDPI. The International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) is affiliated with Systems and its members receive a discount on the article processing charges.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within Scopus, SSCI (Web of Science)dblp, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q1 (Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary) / CiteScore - Q2 (Modeling and Simulation)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 17.3 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2024).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
Impact Factor: 2.3 (2023); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.5 (2023)
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Topic in Administrative Sciences, Businesses, Economies, IJERPH, JRFM, Risks, Systems
Risk Management in Public Sector Topic Editors: Matthias Beck, Andrew Watterson
Deadline: 20 October 2024
Topic in BDCC, Digital, Information, Mathematics, Systems
Data-Driven Group Decision-Making Topic Editors: Shaojian Qu, Ying Ji, M. Faisal Nadeem
Deadline: 31 December 2024
Topic in AI, Digital, JMSE, Logistics, Systems
Global Maritime Logistics in the Era of Industry 4.0 Topic Editors: Nam Kyu Park, Hokey Min
Deadline: 28 February 2025
Topic in Applied Sciences, Electronics, Energies, Sci, Sensors, Systems
Technologies and Applications of Data-Driven Anomaly Detection in Energy Systems Topic Editors: Marco Savino Piscitelli, Alfonso Capozzoli, Antonio Rosato, Cheng Fan
Deadline: 30 April 2025
Special Issue in Systems
Advances in System Dynamics and Agent-Based Modeling for Social-Ecological Systems Research Guest Editors: Takuro Uehara, Wayne Wakeland
Deadline: 31 July 2024
Special Issue in Systems
The Systems Thinking Approach to Strategic Management Guest Editors: Federico Barnabè, Martin Kunc
Deadline: 15 August 2024
Special Issue in Systems
Blockchain Technology in Supply Chain Management and Logistics Guest Editors: Funlade Sunmola, Albert Wee Kwan Tan
Deadline: 31 August 2024
Special Issue in Systems
Business Innovation: From Management Systems to Corporate Social Responsibility Guest Editor: Andrea Tick
Deadline: 30 September 2024
Topical Collection in Systems
System Dynamics Collection Editor: Vladimír Bureš
Topical Collection in Systems
Systems Engineering Collection Editor: Vladimír Bureš
Topical Collection in Systems
Collected papers from ISSS Collection Editors: Javier Calvo-Amodio, David Rousseau
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