The Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering was founded by the Systems Engineering Society of China in 1992. This international journal addresses the theory, methodology, and applications underlying systems science and systems engineering.

The mission of the journal is to foster new thinking and research to help decision-makers understand the mechanisms and complexity of economic, engineering, management, social, and technological systems. Moreover, the journal helps readers discover new developments in theory and practice that can improve the performance of systems.  

  • Addresses the theory, methodology, and applications underlying systems science and systems engineering
  • Fosters new research to help decision-makers understand the mechanisms and complexity of economic, engineering, management, social, and technological systems
  • Presents new developments in theory and practice that can improve the performance of systems

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Jian Chen
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

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1.265 (2021)
Impact factor
1.541 (2021)
Five year impact factor
20,308 (2021)
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Electronic ISSN
1861-9576
Print ISSN
1004-3756
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  1. Baidu
  2. CLOCKSS
  3. CNKI
  4. CNPIEC
  5. Chinese Science Citation Database
  6. Dimensions
  7. EBSCO Discovery Service
  8. EI Compendex
  9. Google Scholar
  10. INSPEC
  11. Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  12. Naver
  13. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  14. Portico
  15. ProQuest Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Database
  16. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  17. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  18. SCImago
  19. SCOPUS
  20. Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
  21. TD Net Discovery Service
  22. UGC-CARE List (India)
  23. WTI AG
  24. Wanfang
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