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 18.1 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2022).
  • 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: 2.895 (2021); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.410 (2021)
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Topic in Energies, Machines, Robotics, Sensors, Systems, Algorithms, Mathematics, Automation
Intelligent Systems and Robotics Topic Editors: Shuai Li, Dechao Chen, Mohammed Aquil Mirza, Vasilios N. Katsikis, Dunhui Xiao, Predrag S. Stanimirovic
Deadline: 30 June 2023
Topic in AI, Applied Sciences, Data, Sensors, Systems
Methods for Data Labelling for Intelligent Systems Topic Editors: Emma Tonkin, Kristina Yordanova
Deadline: 31 July 2023
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 November 2023
Topic in Applied Sciences, Digital, Electronics, Infrastructures, Machines, Sensors, Systems
AI-Enabled Sustainable Computing for Digital Infrastructures: Challenges and Innovations Topic Editors: Robertas Damaševičius, Lalit Garg, Nebojsa Bacanin, Justyna Patalas-Maliszewska
Deadline: 15 December 2023
Special Issue in Systems
Preference and Consensus Modeling in Group Decision Making under Complex Contexts Guest Editors: Zhen Zhang, Jian Wu, Hengjie Zhang, Wenyu Yu
Deadline: 15 June 2023
Special Issue in Systems
Data Driven Decision-Making for Complex Production Systems Guest Editors: Yuchen Li, Ibrahim Kucukkoc, Zaoli Yang
Deadline: 30 June 2023
Special Issue in Systems
Circular Economy Systems: Design, Use, and Innovation Guest Editors: Simone Domenico Scagnelli, Laura Corazza, Dario Cottafava, Zahra Shams Esfandabadi
Deadline: 15 July 2023
Special Issue in Systems
Editorial Board Members’ Collection Series: Future of Systems Engineering Education Guest Editors: Timothy Ferris, Oleg Pavlov, Dinesh Verma, William T. Scherer
Deadline: 20 July 2023
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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