If I participated in a future SCS conference, can I submit my accepted paper to any of SCS publications?

Yes. But any paper submitted to a Special Issue (SI) which is an extended version of a Conference Papers should be significantly different from the original Conference submission. It is suggested that the paper have at most 30% of overlap with the original submission. A meaningful change is expected in the cases of extended Conference papers.

What is SIMULATION, Transactions of The Society for Modeling and Simulation International?

SIMULATION is the leading Journal in the field, has been published since September 1963. SIMULATION`s coverage includes the modeling and simulation of computer networking and communications, high performance computers, real-time systems, mobile and intelligent agents, simulation software, and language design, system engineering and design, aerospace, traffic systems, microelectronics, robotics, mechatronics, and air traffic and chemistry, physics, biology, medicine, biomedicine, sociology, and cognition. The journal webpage can be found at here.

Where is SIMULATION indexed?

It is cited in all the major Indexes (Applied Mechanics Reviews, Applied Science & Technology Index, Biostatistica, British Maritime Technology, Compendex, CompuMath, Computer Abstracts, Current Contents, Engineering, Comp, & Tech, Current Index To Statistics, DBLP, Engineering Citation Index, Index Medicus & MEDLINE, Inspec, Operations Research – Management Science, Paperchem, Quality Control & Applied Statistics, Research Alert, SciSearch, Zentralblatt MATH ), and it has been included in the Citation Index since 1969.

What are the SIMULATION acceptance rates?

The Journal has a 30% acceptance rate. There is a large quantity of high quality papers submitted; in order to provide quick access, papers are made available online via the Ahead of Print service here.

What is the frequency and size of the SIMULATION journal?

SIMULATION is published monthly. In order to allow the large number of high quality publications published faster, SCS and SAGE have increased the number of pages on each issue from 64 to 96.

Which are the most read articles in SIMULATION?

They are updated monthly. The current list can be found here. SIMULATION papers got 45,979 downloads in 2008, and 47,552 downloads in 2009. In 2010, 2795 people registered to receive SIMULATION e-alerts (Table of Contents, Keywords, and other alerts).

Which are the most cited articles in SIMULATION?

They are updated monthly. The current list can be found here.

What are SIMULATION Special Issues?

SIMULATION publishes relevant Special Issues in hot topics in the area of M&S. Timely, relevant areas. Special issues are intended to focus attention on an area of particular interest to the Modeling & Simulation (M&S) community; the topic of the special issue should be timely and relevant.

What is the process to approve a Special Issue?

A proposal for a special issue must first be approved by the Special Issues Editor (SIE) specifying the scope and content for the special issue, motivation and rationale, guest editor(s), etc. The guest editor(s) of the special issue are discouraged from publishing papers in their own special issue. In cases where this might be permitted, another individual (either the SIE or someone designated by the SIE) should handle the processing of the manuscript, completely separate from the review process used for the special issue to avoid a conflict of interest.

Does SIMULATION publish Special Issues (SI) for Conferences?

SIMULATION does not have SI devoted to Conferences. Nevertheless, if during a top conference a new important area of research is identified, we encourage the conference organizers to present a proposal for an SI in the area.

What is the Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation (JDMS)?

The Journal of Defense M&S is publishing relevant articles related to the military and defense topics. Topics include: warfighting, training, test and evaluation, command and control, aerospace, peacekeeping, non-traditional missions, and homeland security, simulation design techniques, and federation construction process, simulation techniques, synthetic natural environment modeling, multiresolution techniques, and High Level Architecture.

Who publishes JDMS?

The Journal is published quarterly by SAGE (64 pages in each issue). It is edited by Jerry Couretas, JDMS Editor-in-Chief (EiC), and it has recently appointed Associated EiCs for Asia-Pacific (Tag-Gon Kim), and Europe (Axel Lehmann), fostering a truly international venue for shared knowledge in this field.

How quickly do the articles in JDMS get published?

Upcoming articles are available through the Ahead of Print service several months ahead of time here.

What is the Simulation Series?

SCS organizes a large number of conferences (and co-sponsors many others) worldwide. A few selected Proceedings are distributed to Libraries worldwide as a part of the Simulation Series. You can check them, and other conference titles available here.

Which are the most read articles in JDMS?

They are updated monthly. The current list can be found here. In 2009 there were 10,036 downloads of papers in JDMS. In 2010, 513 people have signed up to receive JDMS e-alerts.

What are JDMS Special Issues?

JDMS publishes relevant Special Issues in hot topics in the area of Defense M&S.

What is the SCS Newsletter and where can I access it?

The Newsletter, published monthly, includes a variety of news and recent developments in our field, an updated list of conferences, upcoming publications, special issues for Journals in the field of M&S, an exhaustive listing of M&S resources, and a variety of information of peer Societies in M&S. Open to the general public, the Newsletter is working as a hub of up-to-date information in the M&S area. For further details, check on the Newsletter webpage.