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Annals of Systems Research

Editor B. Van Rootselaar
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Social Sciences Division
Pieterskerkhof 38, P.O. Box 33
Leiden, The Netherlands
The publication of the Netherlands Society for Systems Research publishes original papers in the field of general systems research, both of a mathematical and non-mathematical nature. Research reports on special subjects which are of importance for the general development of systems research activity as a whole are acceptable for publication. Accepted languages are English, German and French.


Applied Mathematical Modelling

Editor: C.A. Brebbia
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Southampton
Southampton SOO 5NH
Publisher: IPC Science and Technology Press
Westbury House, P.O. Box 63, Bury Street
Guildford GU2 SBH
Applied Mathematical Modelling welcomes contributions on all aspects of mathematical modelling pertinent to practical systems analysis.


Attila Jozsef Univeristy
Acta Cybernetica

(English, German, Russian, French) 1969 s-a
Attila Jozsef University
c/o E. Szabo, Exchange Librarian
Dugonics ter 13, P.O. Box 393
Szeged H-6701, Hungary
Subscr. to Kultura, Box 149
H-1389 Budapest, Hungary
Ed. J. Csirik
Jozsef Attila University
Department of Computer Science
Szeged, Arpad Ter 2
H-6720 Hungary
Presents scholarly papers on various aspets and applications of cybernetics. Covers such areas as rewriting systems, automata, attributed transformation, algebraic theories and mathematical systems theories.
URL: acta/


Biological Cybernetics

Subtitle: Communication and Control in Organisms and Automata.
1961 12/yr (in 2 vols) $1498
ISSN: 0340-1200(printed edition); 1432-0770(electronic edition)
Springer-Verlag, Heidelberger Platz 3
D-14197 Berlin, Germany
U.S. subscribe to:
Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
Journal Fulfillment Services Dept
P.O. Box 2485
Secaucus, NJ 07096-2485
tel: +1-800-SPRINGER(U.S.); +49-30-827 87-358(Germany)
fax: 201-348-4505
ed. W. Reichardt

Provides experimental and theoretical information in the fields of quantitative analysis of behavior, quantitative physiological studies of information processing in receptors, neural systems and effectors, and computational studies of perceptual motor information processing tasks.

Over the years, this journal has published a number of important articles relevant to cybernetics.

Communication and Cybernetics

1966. irreg.
Springer-Verlag, 175 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10010
Tel 212-460-1500
fax 212-473-6272


Constructivist Foundations

"Constructivist Foundations (CF) is an independent academic peer-reviewed e-journal without commercial interests. Its aim is to promote scientific foundations and applications of constructivist sciences, to weed out pseudoscientific claims and to base constructivist sciences on sound scientific foundations, which do not equal the scientific method with objectivist claims. The journal is concerned with the interdisciplinary study of all forms of constructivist sciences, especially radical constructivism, enactive cognitive science, second order cybernetics, the theory of autopoietic systems, cybersemiotics, epistemic structuring of experience, constructivist evolutionary epistemology, etc."
Editor-in-Chief: Alexander Riegler


Continuing the Conversation

Continuing the Conversation was a quarterly newsletter edited and published by Greg Williams from 1985 through 1991.

During the period 1986 through 1989, this publication also served as the official ASC newsletter.

Due to the historic significance and educational value of the discussions embodied in Continuing the Conversation, all issues (#1, Spring 1985 through #24, Spring 1991) have been recreated complete by Dag Forssell in 2009. This set of documentation has been compiled into a single PDF (Adobe Acrobat Reader) document. This PDF file is available for downloading at:

(NOTE: This is a single PDF file; circa 3.6 Mb in size.)

Control and Cybernetics

Cost as of 2005 is 30 EUR per issue in subscription and 40 EUR per issue for single copy purchase.
Polish Academy of Sciences
Systems Research Institute, UL. Newelska 6, 01-447
Warszawa, Poland
Tel (48 22) + 837 98 20 *OR* 837 68 22
Fax 48-22-372772
E mail:
Editor-in-Chief: Zbigniew Nahorski
Executive Editor: Jan W. Owsinski
Publishes papers dealing with systems and control theory and systems control and management.


Control, Cibernetic y Automatiozacion

(Spanish; summaries in English, French) 1967. s-a $26
(Ministerio de la Industra Basica
Instituto de Matematica, Cibernetica y Computacion)
Ediciones Cubanas, Obispo No. 527, Apdo. 605
Havana, Cuba. Ed. Eduardo Canal Portuondo


Cybernetic Medicine

Editor: Aldo Masturzo
Publisher: International Society of Cybernetic Medicine
348 Via Roma
80134 Naples, Italy
The official organ of the International Society of Cybernetic Medicine, this journal accepts papers in English, French, German, or Italian. It covers medimatics and computer science, medical automation, bioengineering and systems in medicine.


Cybernetics and Human Knowing


Journal Website:

"The journal is devoted to the new understandings of self-organizing processes of information in human knowing that have arisen through the cybernetics of cybernetics, or second order cybernetics and its relation and relevance to other interdisciplinary approaches such as semiotics (cybersemiotics). This new development within cybernetics is a nondisciplinary approach. Through the concept of self-reference it tries to explore: the meaning of cognition and communication; our understanding of organization and information in human, artificial and natural systems; and our understanding of understanding within the natural and social sciences, humanities, information and library science, and in social practices as design, education, organisation, teaching, therapy, art, management and politics.


The journal as such is an autonomous knowledge and communication system, partly affiliated with the American Society for Cybernetics but with editors from many other cybernetic and systems organizations and journals and interested researchers from semiotics. Because of the interdisciplinary character, articles are generally written in such a way that readers from other domains can understand them."

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Cybernetics and Systems

A journal from Taylor and Francis, established in 1971.

Editor: Robert Trappl
Department of Medical Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence
University of Vienna
Freyung 6
A-1010 Vienna

Aims and Scope:

Published in cooperation with the Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies, Cybernetics and Systems serves as an international forum for the publication of the latest developments in cybernetics. The journal exposes scientists from diverse disciplines to important new methods in cybernetics, while drawing attention to novel applications of these methods to problems from many areas of research. Strictly refereed contributions present original research based on empirical verification, spanning a broad range of interests, from artificial intelligence to economics.


Computer and information scientists, systems managers, and researchers in fuzzy systems, as well as those involved in management, robotics, linguistics, artificial intelligence, operations, and political science.

Publication Office:

Taylor & Francis, Inc., 325 Chestnut Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Cybernetics and Systems Analysis

1964. BM Sub. indv. $025 For. $1200 50pp.
Plenum Publishing Corp.
233 Spring St., New York, NY 10013-1522
tel 212-620-8000
fax 212-463-0742
Ed. V. M. Glushkov


General Systems Yearbook

Systems Science Institute
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
The yearbook is published annually by the Society for General Systems Research. Contributions in French, German, Russian, or Spanish, if accepted for publication, can be translated into English at the Editorial Office.


Human Systems Management

Editor: Manfred Kochen
Mental Health Research Institute
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Publisher: North-Holland Publishing Co.
P.O. Box 211
1000 AE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The journal accepts papers pertaining to one of the two basic sections:
  1. Coping with social complexity, concerned with problems at all levels of socio-environmental interface, particularly with new means of coping with the increasing variety and complexity of task-situations we are likely to face.
  2. Action research in management, dealing with questions of how to manage human systems so that they better serve the purposes of their human participants as well as the purposes of the larger systems of which they are parts.


IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics

IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics is published monthly in three parts:

  • Part A, published in odd numbered months of the year, is devoted to systems and humans.
  • Part B, published in even numbered months of the year, is devoted to cybernetics.
  • Part C is published quarterly in February, May, August, and November.

Each paper submitted to IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics is subjected to a thorough review procedure, and the publication decision is based on the reviewers' comments. Review management is generally under the direction of an associate editor. Often, reviews take three months to five months to obtain, occasionally longer, and it takes an additional several months for the publication process.

More detailed data on the journal, contacts, etc. (with respect to each of the three parts) can be found at:


PART A: Systems and Humans
Editor-In-Chief: Witold Pedrycz

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Alberta
Edmonton, T6G 2G7 Canada
Tel: +1 804 924 5393
Fax: +1 804 982 2972

PART B: Cybernetics
Editor-In-Chief: Eugene Santos Jr.

Thayer School of Engineering
Dartmouth College
8000 Cummings Hall
Hanover, NH 03755
Tel: (603) 646-6490
Fax: (603) 646-2277
Email: Eugene.Santos.Jr@Dartmouth.EDU

PART C: Applications and Reviews
Editor-In-Chief: Vladimir Marik

Department of Cybernetics, FEE Czech Technical University in Prague
Technicka 2
166 27 Prague 6, Czech Republic
Tel: (+420) 224 357 421
Fax: (+420) 224 357 224


Informatica: An International Journal of Computing and Informatics

The Slovene Society Informatika, Ljubljana, Slovenia 1977.
Tel: 386-61-1259-199
Fax: 386-61-219-385
Informatica is a journal primarily covering the European computer science and informatics community; scientific and educational as well as technical, commerical and industrial. Its basic aim is to enhance communications between different European structures on the basis of equal rights and international refereeing.


Information and Control

Editor: A.J. Kfoury
MIT Room 2OC-220
Cambridge, MA 02139
Publisher: Academic Press
Information and Control will publish original papers and occasional review articles on the theories of communication, computers, and automatic control, and also papers which present experimental evidence or theoretical results bearing on the use of ideas from such theories in any field to which the ideas are relevant.


International Journal of Information Technologies and the Systems Approach

International Journal of Information Technologies and the Systems Approach (IJITSA). Official publication of the Information Resources Management Association

Editor-in-Chief: Frank Stowell, University of Portsmouth, UK
OEiC: Manuel Mora, Autonomous University of Aguascalientes, Mťxico
Published: Quarterly (both in Print and Electronic form)

MISSION OF IJITSA Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts for possible publication in the International Journal of Information Technologies and Systems Approach. The primary objective of IJITSA is to disseminate and discuss high quality research results on information systems and related upper and lower level systems as well as on its interactions with software engineering, systems engineering, complex systems and philosophy of systems sciences issues, through rigorous theoretical, modeling, engineering or behavioral studies in order to explore, describe, explain, predict, design, control, evaluate, interpret, intervene and/or develop organizational systems where information systems are the main objects of study and the systems approach ≠ any variant ≠is the main research method and philosophical stance used.

RECOMMENDED TOPICS: Topics to be discussed in this journal include (but are not limited to) the following:
  • Systemic studies on the diverse types of IS (TPS, MIS, OAS, DMSS, KBS, KMS, IS, ERP, EIS, IOS, BPIS, among others)
  • Systemic studies on the diverse types of IT organizational settings (personal computing, home-based computing, end-user computing, office computing, corporative computing, inter-organizational computing)
  • IT-based system systemic design methodologies
  • IT-based system systemic evaluation methodologies
  • IT-based system systemic implementation methodologies
  • Systemic evaluation and review of IT (technologies, tools, technological tends)
  • International standards and models for IT-based systems and its relations with systems approach
  • Systemic innovative IT-based systems studies addressing real problems
  • Challenges and ill-structured worldwide problems linked to IT-based
  • systems from a systems approach view (green IT, national security, human rights, global education, mobile education, global economy, interaction between developed and developing organizations, e-digital gap, service systems, cultural differences, among others)
  • Systemic frameworks, models, and theories for engineering issues for IT-based systems
  • Systemic frameworks, models, and theories for managerial issues for IT-based systems
  • Systemic frameworks, models, and theories for organizational issues for IT-based systems
  • Interdisciplinary systemic relevant themes from information systems and software-systems engineering
  • Interdisciplinary systemic relevant themes from information systems and complex systems
  • Systems methodologies for basic and applied research
  • Systems methodologies for consulting activities
  • IT curriculum systemic studies on undergraduate and graduate programs
  • IT systemic studies on accreditation undergraduate and graduate programs
  • IT systemic studies on Faculty issues (tenure promotions, profile of PhDs, types of institutions (research-oriented vs teaching-oriented ones)
  • Multi-method systemic research methods to study IT-based systems
  • Debates on research methods and systems approach for IT-based systems
  • Philosophical themes related with research methods and systems science for IT-based systems
Frank Stowell (EiC) and Manuel Mora (OEiC)
International Journal of Information Technologies and Systems Approach E-mail:


International Journal of General Systems

ISSN 0308-1079
Editor: George Klir
Managing Editor: George William J. Tastle
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
The International Journal of General Systems is a crossdisciplinary periodical devoted primarily to the publication of original research contributions to systems science, basic as well as applied. However, relevant tutorial and survey articles, book reviews, bibliographies, and letters to the editor are also published. The principal aim of the journal is to promote original systems ideas (concepts, principles, methods, insightful theoretical or experimental results, etc.) that transcend the boundaries between traditional academic disciplines. The term "general systems" in its name is intended to indicate this aim the orientation to systems ideas that have a general applicability. Some typical subjects covered by the journal include: systems modeling, simulation, and design; systems complexity and simplification methods; crossdisciplinary systems problem solving; and theoretical as well as experimental knowledge regarding various categories of systems, such as hierarchical, cellular, adaptive, self-organizing, learning, autopoietic, self-producing, intelligent, etc.

International Journal of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics

IISSN: 1756-378X

The International Journal of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics focuses on studying and understanding the underlying principles of natural computation, and how these principles can be adopted or modified to extend and enrich computer science and engineering. Cybernetics is the science of communication and control in society and in individual human beings. Algorithms, techniques and theories in these fields have been successfully applied to a wide range of complex problems. IJICC is an international forum for publication of original papers in all disciplines of intelligent computing and cybernetics. The scope will include, but is not limited to:

  • Self-adjusting systems, learning, multi-agent systems, cognitive systems
  • Planning and uncertainty handling, decision theory, distributed decision making, case-based reasoning, game theory
  • Data mining, cluster analysis, forecasting, discrete event dynamic systems
  • Evolutionary computation, function approximation, unsupervised learning, fuzzy logic, fuzzy set theory, support vector machines
  • Genetic algorithms, ant colony optimization, particle swarm optimization, artificial immune system
  • Evolutionary games, differential evolution, cultural algorithms, artificial life
  • Granular computing, grid computing, DNA computing, internet computing, quantum computation, simulated annealing
  • Image processing, image recognition, image segmentation
  • Natural language processing, information retrieval, information fusion, intelligent search, knowledge acquisition, knowledge-based systems
  • Mathematical optimization, neural nets, pattern recognition, Petri nets, semantic web, electronic commerce
  • Evolvable hardware, robot programming, software development environments, system health management, intelligent transportation
  • Intelligent control, flight control, nonlinear control, optimal control, predictive control, adaptive control, robust control, stochastic control, variable structure control, networked control, production control, motion control
  • System identification, fault identification, flexible manipulators, robotics, manufacturing systems, hybrid systems, real-time systems, virtual reality.


International Journal of Man-Machine Studies

Editor: Brian Gaines
Department of Electrical Engineering Science
University of Essex
Colchester, Essex, UK
Publisher: Academic Press
24-28 Oval Road
London NW1, England
Papers on man-machine interaction, the man-machine interface, mathematical and engineering approaches to the study of man, and biological approaches to the development of machines, are acceptable. Typical subjects include computer-assisted instruction, graphic displays, speech recognition, natural-language communication with machines, human control strategies, learning machines, systems theory, information retrieval, management and medical information systems, and bionics.

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International Journal of Systems Science

Vol. 28 (1997) ISSN 0020-7721
Institutional #1458 U.S.
Editor: C J Harris
University of Southampton, UK
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd.
10-14 Macklin Street
London WC2B 5NF
The International Journal of Systems Science is primarily concerned with the publication of papers dealing with the theory and practice of mathematical modelling, simulation, optimization, and control with particular reference to biological, economic, industrial, and transportation systems. However, papers concerned with both theoretical and experimental research regarding any facet of systems science will be considered for publication. Also, papers concerned with the application of basic results in systems science to the design of engineering systems of any type will be considered for publication.

Journal of Applied Systems Studies (JASS)

Publisher: "Cambridge International Science Publishing"
The mission of the "Journal of Applied Systems Studies" is on the development of methodologies based on the laws and rules of various sciences. New designs and functional methodologies are composed for applications in business, operational and social, as well as biological phenomena. The objectives of the "Journal of Applied Systems Studies" are to widespread the science of systems and present the research and application results of its domain. As the science rapidly changes and grows, resources and time become more precious, " Journal of Applied Systems Studies" provides the very best information and analysis to keep up to date with the latest developments and approaches to other scientific domains, through the application of systems approaches upon them.

Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation

Editor: Nigel Gilbert
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Journal of Complex Systems

Vol. 1, Issue 1-4, (1998)
Editor: Eric Bonabeau
Editions HERMES-8 quai du Marche-Neuf
75004 Paris, France
Telephone: (33 1) 53 10 15 20
Fax: (33 1) 53 10 15 21

Journal of Policy Modeling

ISSN 0161-8938
Antonio Maria Costa, Editor-in-Chief
Publisher: Elsevier North-Holland, Inc.
The journal is published by the Society for Policy Modeling to provide a forum for analysis and debate concerning international policy issues. The journal addresses questions of critical import to the world community as a whole, and it focuses upon the economic, social, and political interdependencies between national and regional systems. This implies concern with international policies for the promotion of a better life for all human beings and, therefore, concentrates on improved methodological underpinnings for dealing with these problems.


Journal of Sociocybernetics

Publisher: Research Committee on Sociocybernetics



Editor: Brian Rudall
MCB University Press Ltd.
60/62 Toller Lane, Bradford
West Yorkshire BD8 9BY, England
Tel: +44 (0) 1274 785280
Fax: +44 (0) 1274 785202
Kybernetes aims to endow cybernetics with an authoritative voice of its own and to establish a competent international forum for the exchange of knowledge and information. one of the primary objectives of the journal is to weed out pseudo-cybernetic claims and to base cybernetics on sound scientific foundations; therefore, highly speculative articles that lie on the fringe of cybernetics will not be published.



A quarterly virtual magazine presenting European cybernetic institutions and their work. All cybernetic institutions are sincerely invited to contribute.


Machine-Mediated Learning

Edward A. Friedman and Howard L. Resnikoff, Editors
Stevens Institute of Technology Thinking Machines Corp.
Hoboken, NJ 07030 245 First Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
Publisher: Crane Russak & Company
3 East 44th Street
New York, NY 10017
The journal focuses on the scientific, technological, and management aspects of the application of machines to instruction and training. The journal features: Evaluation of economic and educational effectiveness, and management aspects of new learning technologies; Design principles and case studies regarding the preparation of single learning units, as well as the organization of complex training or educational systems; Analyses of technolgical developments in computers, telecommunications, videodisc, computer graphics, and simulation systems, as well as the other areas where important changes relating to the machine-mediation of learning are taking place; Scientific work in related fields such as information science, cognition, human factor analysis, and artificial intelligence as it relates to instruction and training.


Mathematical Systems Theory

Editor: S.A.Greibach
4531 Boelter Hall
Department of System Science
University of California
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Mathematical Systems Theory features contributions to the theories of both discrete and continuous systems. Articles are to be rigorous in nature and mathematical in treatement, but should contain concepts of systems, with motivations evolving from problems in engineering and computer science, or in other areas of application of systems ideas (such as economics and biology). Topics considered include: the theory of algorithms and computational complexity; mathematical aspects of programs, languages, automata, and computing systems; modeling, state-space analysis, control, and optimization of dynamical systems with lumped or distributed parameters; stochastic signals and systems; systems viewed as graphs, queues, networks and flows.


Patterns was a bimonthly newsletter created with support from the Systems Thinking and Chaos Theory Network (STCT), which addressed the new evolutionary cosmology and the emergence of new science which includes the human spirit. It recognizes the importance of creativity and imagination in a re-enchantment of learning and teaching. It supports the development of a design culture in which we learn to create our futures.

Effective with 2007, Patterns became a quarterly newsletter / publication of the ASC.

Patterns publication was suspended in 2009.

Patterns included articles, interviews, book reviews, exchange of ideas and information not found in the usual education journals.

The editor was the late Barbara Dawes Vogl.

More information and downloads of the most recent Patterns issues:

System Dynamics Review

Editor: Graham W. Winch
Plymouth Business School
University of Plymouth
Drake Circus
Devon, PL4 8AA, UK
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
Baffins Lane
West Sussex, PO19 1UD, UK
System Dynamics Review exists to communicate to a wide audience advances in the application of the perspectives and methods of system dynamics to societal, technical, managerial, and environmental problems.
System Dynamics Review is online at:

Guests can search and view the Table of Contents and Abstracts from 1996-97 onwards.
Full subscribers can also access the complete articles online.


Systems Research and Behavioral Science

Editor: Mike Jackson
The Business School
University of Hull
Cottingham Road
Hull, HU6 7RX, UK
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
Baffins Lane
West Sussex, PO19 1UD, UK
Systems Research and Behavioral Science is the official journal of the International Federation for Systems Research. The journal publishes original articles on new theories, experimental research, and applications relating to all levels of living and non-living systems. The editors especially want manuscripts of a theoretical or empirical nature which have broad interdisciplinary implications not found in a journal devoted to a single discipline.
Systems Research and Behavioral Science is online at Guests can search and view the Table of Contents and Abstracts from 1997 onwards.
Full subscribers can also access the complete articles online.


Technological Forecasting and Social Change

Editor: Harold Linstone
Futures Research Institute
Portland State University
P.O. Box 751
Portland, OR 97207
Publisher: Elsevier North-Holland, Inc.
P.O. Box 945
New York, NY 10159-0945
Tel: (=1) 212-633-3730
Email: usinfo-f@elsevier
Technological Forecasting and Social Change selects for publication articles which deal directly with the methodology and practice of technological forecasting as a planning tool, or the analysis of the interaction of technology with the social, behavioral, and environmental aspects in integrative planning.

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