Journal of Systems Science and Information (JSSI) (ISSN 1478-9906, CN10-1192/N) is bimonthly, a peer-reviewed multi-disciplinary journal that focuses on systems science and systems engineering, management science, and information science.
This journal aims to provide a platform for sharing new developments in the research fields of systems science and management science and promotes applications of these cutting-edge theories and methods to real world. Topics covered by this journal include but not limited to the following list:
Systems Science and Systems Engineering
- Fundamental theories of systems science
- Applications of systems theories
- System dynamics
- system modeling and Simulation
- system evaluation
- Agent-based simulation
- Theories and applications of management science
- Operation research
- Decision science
- Project management
- Crisis management
- Enterprise operations management
- Financial management
- Knowledge management
- Human resources management
- Technology management and technology innovation
- Service management
- Public management
- Macro-finance management
- Government management
- Sustainability management
- Business administration
- Operations management
- Logistics and supply chain management
- Quantitative economics
- Regional economics
- Energy economics
- Technical economics
- Financial engineering
- Risk management
- Quantitative finance
- Financial market
- Econometric models
- Time series models
- Artificial neural networks
- Evolutionary algorithms
- Swarm intelligence
- Rough sets and fuzzy systems
- Kernel based learning and SVM
- Bayesian models
- Forecasting theories and applications
- Ensemble forecasting
- Judgment forecasting
- Combination forecasting
- Industry data modeling and prediction: energy, real estate, non-ferrous metal, logistic, etc.
- Macroeconomic and financial forecasting
Information Science and Information Technology
- Theories and applications of information science
- Management information system
- Decision support system
- Forecasting support system
- Information technology
- Information management
Sponsored by: Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Edited by: Systems Engineering Society of China & Science Press
Journal of Systems Science and Information：Publication Academic Ethics and Malpractice Statement
In order to strengthen science and technology ethics, promote research integrity, maintain the seriousness and reputation of academic activities, create a decent academic atmosphere in academic journals, improve the academic and scientific nature of papers, Journal of Systems Science & Information is now making following statement on the subject of ethical behavior standards, which all editors, editorial board, authors, reviewers and publishers who involved in published work of every paper must follow to.
1. Editorial Responsibility
Confidentiality agreement: Submission involving confidential matters, the author takes on the liability. Requirement on avoiding certain peer reviewers can be brought forward in online submission, the editorial department at the time of submittal will consider as appropriate. Editorial Department has the rights and obligations to keep the name of peer reviewer and the manuscript of author strictly confidential.
Preliminary review of the manuscript: After the author registered in online submission system http://www.syssci.ac.cn and upload the manuscript in accordance with the process, the editorial department will send the author Received Letter of Notice within two weeks. If the author has not received any notification from the editorial department in 6 months, the manuscript can be handled by the author self. And the author need to inform the editorial department. Please avoid duplicate manuscript submission.
Manuscript external review: The manuscript will be reviewed by two parallel experts. On the premise the manuscript has no interest contradiction and conflict with editorial department, the decision will be made by two valid reviews, and the final result must to ensure objectivity and impartiality.
Article copyright: Published manuscripts must be accompanied by author’s signed copyright agreement. Editorial department has the right to amend the text of manuscripts and possesses the copyright of published manuscript.
Maintaining a scientific journal: Before printing, editorial department will edit the manuscript and proofreading with authors, and communicate on manuscript’s normative issues timely. In case of major problems occurred in published papers, convening all members of the editorial board, the editorial department editorial staff and expert reviewers to discuss and form a perspective. If necessary, publishing a statement in publications corrections, clarifications, revocation and apology.
Academic ethics regulation: All members of the editorial board and the editorial department editorial staff are required to supervise the academic ethics of the journal, to ensure the manuscript is non-commercial for-profit, the argument is true and reliable, the evidence is highly scientific and etc., to maintain the high-standard and strict-requirement academic ethics regulation.
2. Reviewer Responsibility
Objective standard of review: Comments and criticism shall not against author itself. Review’s evidence must be sufficient; argument must be clear. The review should be objective and impartial overall.
Manuscript confidentiality: Obey the anonymous peer review regulation. Without authorization from editor-in-chief, manuscript information shall not be disclosed or discussed with others to ensure the confidentiality of review result.
The efficiency of review: Reviewers shall maintain the high efficiency of review and give results as soon as possible. If the reviewer considers itself not competent to review the manuscript or cannot provide the results in time, shall notify the editorial department without delay.
Reference confirmation: Peer reviewers shall note the references that the manuscript should be cited and failed to, to ensure the correctness and originality of the argument. Any large number of similarity or overlap with other publications is found in the manuscript, reviewers shall promptly communicate with the editorial department.
Avoid conflict or relationship with the manuscript: There shall be no conflicts or relationships between reviewers and manuscript’s researching area; authors and his organization and funds projects, etc. Any competition or cooperation relationship, any kind of connections between author and his organization are found during reviewing, the editorial department shall be informed and the review process will be terminated. If above situations are hidden and are exposed by others, the review will be given a warning, or a lifetime ban from reviewing or public disclosure and other sanctions according to the circumstances.
3. Author Responsibility
Submission agreement: Author contributing to the Journal will be considered of voluntary compliance of all regulation of the manuscript. Author can appeal to editorial department for the disagreement in review results, but cannot obtain any personal information of peer reviewers in any approaches.
Academic standardization: Articles must be innovative; argument shall be clear, scientific and logical; word using accurately and concisely, reliable data; illustration with high clarity and readability; content is informative; to comply with national legal units of measurement, numbers, punctuation and other criteria.
Originality: Only articles never published before will be accepted. Following situations are strictly forbidden: duplicate manuscript submission; repeat submission (including submit in different category); plagiarism. Manuscript with any above situations will be reject, the author will be blacklisted and will inform his organization. Other relevant professional journals will be informed also. Any confidential matters involved in the manuscript will be author’s liability.
Expert recommendation: The author can recommend more than five outside experts for reference. Provided experts cannot in the same organization with author, the title of expert has to be associate professor or above, experts cannot familiar with each other, and cannot have cooperative relationship.
Revising and withdraw manuscript requirement: Before publishing, author has the right to modify the final draft. Mistakes found by author during any periods should be informed to editorial department. After editorial department’s review, manuscript needs to be revised should be revised and sent back to editorial department in no longer than 2 months. If there is difficulty in returning the manuscript on time, the situation can be explained to the editorial department. Without proper explanation, the manuscript will be withdrawn without returning in 6 months.
Copyright transfer agreement: Article’s copyright belongs to the author and the author takes full responsibility for his own writings. In order to guarantee authorship and intellectual property, all authors should sign on the "Copyright Transfer Agreement" according to article’s publishing order. The editorial department has the right to amend the text of submitted articles and possesses the copyright of published manuscript. After publishing, the author agreed to automatically transfer copyrights to the editorial department, including electronic publishing, multimedia publishing, web publishing and other rights in the form of publishing.
Once a violation act mentioned above is found, even when the violations occurred in other publications’ submission, the journal will implement the following measures: The manuscript involving in violation will be immediately rejected; all manuscripts written by authors of violating articles will be immediately rejected; authors involve in violating manuscript will be abandoned from submission in any identity, including the first author, the corresponding author or the identity of other authors, in at least 5 years.
Above commitments and measures start to implement from the date of releasing. Newsroom editorial staff, all members of the editorial board, authors, expert reviewers, publishers and the public has the right to supervise the implementation of above commitments and measures.