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 - Q2 (Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary) / CiteScore - Q2 (Modeling and Simulation)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 16.8 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2023).
  • 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: 1.9 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.5 (2022)
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Topic in Architecture, Buildings, Infrastructures, Land, Smart Cities, Healthcare, Systems
SDGs 2030 in Buildings and Infrastructure Topic Editors: Tao Wang, Hanliang Fu, Zezhou Wu
Deadline: 31 May 2024
Topic in Electronics, JMMP, Machines, Robotics, Systems
Advanced Paradigms, Systems and Enabling Technologies for Product Life Cycle Topic Editors: Pingyu Jiang, Gang Xiong, Jihong Yan
Deadline: 30 June 2024
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
Special Issue in Systems
Decision Making and Policy Analysis in Transportation Planning Guest Editors: Mahyar Amirgholy, Jidong J. Yang
Deadline: 30 April 2024
Special Issue in Systems
Sustainability, Complexity and Resilience: Insights from Complex Systems Approaches Guest Editor: Giuliano Punzo
Deadline: 31 May 2024
Special Issue in Systems
Decision Making with Model-Based Systems Engineering Guest Editors: Gregory S. Parnell, Eric Specking
Deadline: 20 June 2024
Special Issue in Systems
Lean Manufacturing in Industry 4.0 Guest Editors: Rossella Pozzi, Violetta Giada Cannas
Deadline: 30 June 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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