About the Journal

For the 2021 Annual Meeting and Conference submit your abstract here https://journals.isss.org/index.php/jisss/submission/wizard

This website is called the  Journal of the International Society for the Systems Sciences.  That is a legacy description that is inaccurate and is related to the way this software works, the software is called "Open Journal System".  The ISSS does not have an official "journal" per se.  We understand the url "journals.isss.org" could be confusing. 

This website purpose at present is to

1. contain the proceedings of the ISSS Annual Meetings from 2006, and

2. accept abstracts for the annual meeting and conference. 

In 2019 we moved this website from older servers to a new hosting arrangement with Simon Fraser University.  That has resulted in some changes to the look and feel and also the way the website is working. We are still adjusting to this new arrangement and ask for your patience as we adapt our abstract process to this new installation.

Current Issue

Vol. 64 No. 1 (2020): 64th Annual Proceedings of the ISSS Call for Papers
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The 64th conference was planned for July 2020 in South Africa. The conference was cancelled because of the COVID-19 Pandemic. There are no ISSS Proceedings or Abstracts published for 2020.

2019-2020 President Shankar Sankaran intends to publish a collection of 2020 papers in the Systems Research and Behavioral Science (SRBS) Journal. For several years edition 5 of the SRBS each year is called the ISSS Yearbook. The last complete ISSS Yearbook published by ISSS was in 1989. Members can access yearbooks from 1952 to 1989 at https://www.isss.org/yearbooks/

Published: 2021-03-24
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Instructions for Submitting Abstracts

For the 2021 Annual Meeting and Conference submit your abstract here https://journals.isss.org/index.php/jisss/submission/wizard

Instructions for preparing and submitting abstracts for the conference are at https://journals.isss.org/index.php/jisss/about/submissions

Also other information is here https://www.isss.org/submitting-abstracts/

Please note that authors will make TWO separate submissions onto journals.isss.org, the abstract first, and then the Full Paper when ready, as the publication procedure is decoupled.

  • The submission of an abstract follows a workflow for publication into the hardcopy program that is distributed to conference attendees.
  • The submission of a full paper follows a workflow into publication in the online proceedings found here on journals.isss.org.

The index for current and prior proceedings for all ISSS meetings is at http://journals.isss.org  and also for proceedings going back to 1977, active members access at https://www.isss.org/proceedings/