About This Journal

Northeast Journal of Complex Systems (NEJCS) is a peer-reviewed, online open-access journal on complex systems, a highly interdisciplinary field of research on systems made of a large number of interacting components that can show emergent structures and behaviors at multiple scales. NEJCS strives to publish original research on complex systems in a timely, open-access manner, free of charge for everyone.

NEJCS solicits submissions of original manuscripts on a wide variety of complex systems research. Topics covered include (but are not limited to):

  • Theoretical foundations of complex systems
  • Nonlinear dynamics and chaos
  • Systems theory, information theory, and systems science
  • Game theory, decision theory, and socio-economical applications
  • Self-organization, pattern formation, and collective behavior
  • Structure and dynamics of complex networks
  • Sustainability and adaptability of complex systems
  • Bio-inspired systems, machine learning, and evolutionary computation
  • Data-driven approaches to complex systems
  • Applications to the humanities, art, and literature
  • Historical and philosophical aspects of complex systems
  • Complex systems and education

Papers should be about original research that was not published anywhere. Topics may be specialized on a specific technical problem, or of interdisciplinary nature, typically addressing different aspects/applications of complexity. After initial screening by editors, submissions will be sent to external peer reviews, which may take 1~3 months to complete.

NEJCS was created and is run by a community of complex systems researchers located primarily in the US Northeast region, as a viable alternative to the current trend of increasingly expensive open-access publishing venues. The journal is managed by the Center for Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems (CoCo) at Binghamton University, with help from the Open Repository @ Binghamton (ORB) at the Binghamton University Library. The journal contents are indexed by Google Scholar, and will be indexed by more scholarly databases in the future.