International Journal of Systems and Society (IJSS)

Submit a Paper to the International Journal of Systems and Society (IJSS)

Published Semi-Annually. Est. 2014.
The International Journal of Systems and Society (IJSS) is dedicated to support and encourage the publication of high quality articles that promote the way in which systems ideas are used. Papers are encouraged from practitioners, systems researchers, and systems academics. The focus of the journal is on the use and development of systems ideas within society and less on literature reviews, although some instances may occur where such papers are accepted. The journal encourages field research and research into real situations. All papers undergo a double blind peer review process and the difference in style of practitioner papers from academic is acknowledged. In the long tradition of the Systemist, opinion papers are considered for publication at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.
ISSN: 2327-3984|EISSN: 2327-3992|DOI: 10.4018/IJSS
The Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Systems and Society (IJSS) would like to invite you to consider submitting a manuscript for inclusion in this scholarly journal. The following describes the mission, coverage, and guidelines for submission to IJSS.


Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts for possible publication in the International Journal of Systems and Society (IJSS). IJSS is committed to the publication and dissemination of articles relating to the development of systems philosophy, theory, practice, its models, concepts and methodologies developed as an aid for improving decision making and problem solving for the benefit of organizations and the wider society. The goal of the journal is serve as an outlet for a cross section of articles from across the spectrum of systems ideas. The journal embraces all aspects of social concerns from environmental issues and organizational concerns to health and social well being. As such, IJSS is the official journal of the United Kingdom Systems Society (UKSS).


Topics to be discussed in this journal include (but are not limited to) the following:
  • Critical systems
  • Cybernetics and systems
  • Environment
  • Examples of systems theory that contribute to systems practice
  • Management practice
  • Modeling and numerical analysis
  • Organizational interventions
  • Organizational power
  • Participatory methods
  • Planning and decision support systems
  • Social care
  • Social systems
  • Soft systems
  • System dynamics
  • Systems and complexity
  • Systems failure
  • Systems field research
  • Urban regeneration


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered. INTERESTED AUTHORS MUST CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at PRIOR TO SUBMISSION. All article submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers. All submissions must be forwarded electronically.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Frank Stowell
International Journal of Systems and Society (IJSS)