Systems — Open Access Journal

Systems (ISSN 2079-8954) is an international peer-reviewed open access journal on systems engineering and systems management, published quarterly 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 in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI - Web of Science) and in DBLP Computer Science Bibliography.
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 32 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 5.8 days (median values for papers published in the first six months of 2018).
  • 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.

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2 October 2018
MDPI Welcomes Plan S

Special Issues

Special Issue in Systems
Systems Thinking: Concepts, Issues, and Applications in Large Complex Systems Guest Editors: Raed M Jaradat, Charles Keating
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Special Issue in Systems
Model-Based Systems Engineering Guest Editors: Azad M Madni, Mike Sievers
Deadline: 31 January 2019
Special Issue in Systems
A Systems Approach to Sustainability within Agenda 2030 and across SDGs Guest Editors: Alberto De Marco, Alberto S. Atzori, Ilaria Perissi, Stefano Armenia
Deadline: 28 February 2019
Special Issue in Systems
Reliability and Maintenance Scheduling: Methods, Theory and applications Guest Editor: Harish Garg
Deadline: 31 March 2019

Topical Collections

Topical Collection in Systems
System Dynamics Collection Editor: Vladimír Bureš
Topical Collection in Systems
Systems Engineering Collection Editor: Vladimír Bureš

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