The PSO is pleased to announce a new journal to be published twice a year, starting October 1, 2013. The peer-reviewed journal provides a platform whereby researchers, policy makers, experts in relevant disciplines, and modelers can join together to offer scientifically valid and societally appropriate solutions to challenging problems facing the world today, from the perspective of systems and complexity science.
Aims and Scope
• Promote professional and public understanding of the relationship between policy studies and complex systems thinking, evolving greater understanding and engagement.
• Establish a venue for reporting results of exploring, developing, and evaluating policies using cutting edge computational approaches to policy research, including complexity theory, agent-based modeling/simulation, chaos theory, fractals, dynamical systems, and the science of networks.
• Establish a repository of data and systems developed through research efforts reported in the journal.
• Bring together a community of multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary scholars to address common societal concerns; including social scientists, natural scientists, computational scientists, humanists, policy analysts, public administrators, and policy makers.
Introductory Issue Topics & Call for Submissions
• Overview of Public Policy Methodological Approaches and Best Practices
• Overview of Complexity and Systems Methodological Approaches and Best Practices
• Public Policy & Complexity Theory/Systems Theory
• Data Acquisition for Systems-based Policy Research
• The Element of Time in Complex Systems Simulations
• Policy Analysys and Evaluation Within Complex Systems Framework
• Application of Complex Systems Policy Research