International Journal of Society Systems Science

This journal also publishes Open Access articles

Call for papers
Editor in Chief: Prof. John Wang
ISSN online: 1756-252X
ISSN print: 1756-2511
4 issues per year
Subscription price


Society faces many significant challenges: pollution, poverty, pain, terrorism, crime, greenhouse effect, war, disease, starvation, road accidents, inflation/deflation, unemployment, pornography, great suffering, ignorance, pesticide poisoning, falsehood, etc. It could be argued that scientists have spent too much time on many not-so-urgent issues and too little effort on these challenges. IJSSS addresses the barriers between: social and natural sciences, theory and applications, hard decision models and soft ones, different business disciplines, government and industry, ivory tower and real society.


 Topics covered include

  • Analytical hierarchy process, data envelopment analysis
  • Behavioural science, clinical psychology, ethics
  • Benchmarking, organisational informatics
  • Business strategy
  • Decision support systems, decision theory, computer simulation
  • [Urban] development policy/management, economics, geography/society
  • Education, healthcare and legal systems
  • E-government, politics, public/international affairs, e-society
  • Environmental protection, sustainable development
  • Expert systems, fuzzy logic, goal programming
  • Information sciences/technology, IT and organisations
  • Media and communications, knowledge management
  • Science, technology and society
  • Social informatics, networking, psychology, responsibility
  • Sociology, social sciences, social security systems, socio-technical networks

More on this journal...
ObjectivesThe objectives of IJSSS are to call for attention to be paid to interdisciplinary principles, architectures, techniques, methodologies, models, as well as the appropriate strategies, which can solve the various society-related dilemmas. Social scientists and natural scientists might work together to promote synergy. Theory and application can be integrated. Hard and soft decision models could be interchanged. Different disciplines in the business world should be integrated. Government and industry should be incorporated. Scientists in ivory towers must face the real challenges in the whole of society. When one part of the society offers its service to the other, it is very likely that both parties will benefit. Only in this way can the talents and the resources from different areas be fully utilised for the benefits of the entire society.


IJSSS presents a forum to help policy makers, researchers, and professionals to exchange their innovative ideas and thought-provoking opinions. It also creates a communication channel between practitioners and academics to discuss problems, challenges and opportunities in all aspects of our society.


IJSSS publishes research papers, reviews, reports, surveys, position papers, debates, case studies, innovative ideas, research notes, practice comments, book reviews, commentaries, and news. Special Issues devoted to important topics in society management will occasionally be published.



Browse issues

Vol. 10
Vol. 9
Vol. 8
Vol. 7
Vol. 6
Vol. 5


More volumes...


Get Permission
More on permissions

 IJSSS is indexed in:


 IJSSS is listed in:


    Editor in Chief

  • Wang, John, Montclair State University, USA

Managing Editor

  • Shen, Zhenjiang, Kanazawa University, Japan

Associate Editors

  • Anjomani, Ardeshir, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA
  • Hua, Zhongsheng, University of Science and Technology of China, China
  • Moitra, Soumyo, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Prosperi, David, Florida Atlantic University, USA
  • Ragsdale, Cliff, Virginia Tech, USA
  • Schniederjans, Marc, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

American Editor

  • Thill, Jean-Claude, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

European Editor

  • Michel, Beuthe, Catholic University of Mons, Belgium

Far East Editor

  • Mao, Ji-Ye, Renmin University of China, China

Editorial Board Members

  • Baker, Timothy, Washington State University, USA
  • Bertolotto, Michela, University College Dublin   , Ireland
  • Berumen, Lorena, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico
  • Bian, Ling, University at Buffalo, USA
  • Blumenfeld-Lieberthal, Efrat, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
  • Brunsma, David, University of Missouri, USA
  • Cabrero, Daniel G., The Open University, UK
  • Caramia, Massimiliano, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy
  • Chhetri, Prem, RMIT University, Australia
  • Cohen, Suleiman Ibrahim, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Cook, Ian, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
  • Del Baldo, Mara, University of Urbino "Carlo Bo", Italy
  • Delve, Janet, University of Portsmouth, UK
  • Desai, Anand, The Ohio State University, USA
  • Dias, Luis, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Dobija, Dorota, Kozminski University, Poland
  • Edgeman, Rick L., Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Fávero, Luiz Paulo, University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Fernández Rodríguez, Carlos Jesús, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
  • Forgó, Ferenc, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
  • Fukuyama, Hirofumi, Fukuoka University, Japan
  • Galinec, Darko, Ministry of Defense of The Republic of Croatia, Croatia
  • Garcia, Reinaldo C., Universidade de Brasília, Brazil
  • Gatt, Kevin, University of Malta, Malta
  • Georgiadis, Panagiotis, University of Athens, Greece
  • González, Gilberto, Universidad Metropolitana Autónoma (UAM), Mexico
  • Grängsjö, Yvonne von Friedrichs, Mid Sweden University, Sweden
  • Gulbahar, Yasemin, Baskent University, Turkey
  • Haller, Tobias, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Hong, Wei-Chiang, Jiangsu Normal University, China
  • Hsing, Yu, Southeastern Louisiana University, USA
  • Hu, Zhiyong, University of West Florida, USA
  • Huang, Zhimin, Adelphi University, USA
  • Jackson, Anthony (Tony) A., University of Dundee, UK
  • Jahanshir, Arezu, Bueinzahra Technical University, Iran
  • Jakobs, Kai, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Jemielniak, Dariusz, Kozminski Business School, Poland
  • Jiang, Bin, University of Gävle, Sweden
  • Kelly, Maurie, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Kim, Soo Wook, Seoul National University, South Korea
  • Kim, Yushim, Arizona State University, USA
  • Kutlar, Aziz, Cumhuriyet University, Turkey
  • Kvasny, Lynette, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Lai, Shih-Kung, Tongji University, China
  • Lessner, Lawrence, State University of New York at Albany, USA
  • Li, Kevin W., University of Windsor, Canada
  • Liang, Liang, University of Science and Technology of China, China
  • Liao, Ching-Jong, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • Lotriet, Hugo, University of South Africa, South Africa
  • Lownes, Nicholas, University of Connecticut, USA
  • Lozano, Sebastian, University of Seville, Spain
  • Maoh, Hanna, University of Windsor, Canada
  • Maranda, Michael J., City College of New York, USA
  • Marceau, Danielle, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Martín, Juan, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Mayer, Audrey, Michigan Technological University, USA
  • Moore, Antoni, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Mukhopadhay, Somnath, University of Texas at El Paso, USA
  • Nandan, Deoki, National Institute of Health & Family Welfare, India
  • Neto, Paulo, University of Évora, Portugal
  • Nijkamp, Peter, Free University, Netherlands
  • Paiva, Sara, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
  • Papathanasiou, Jason, University of Macedonia, Greece
  • Parker, Barnett, Pfeiffer University, USA
  • Pei, Tao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Portnov, Boris A., University of Haifa, Israel
  • Powell, Jason, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Ramim, Michelle, Nova Southeastern University, USA
  • Rauner, Marion S., University of Vienna, Austria
  • Revesz, Peter, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
  • Söderholm, Kristina, Luleå University of Technology , Sweden
  • Saarela, Jan, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
  • Sadahiro, Yukio, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Sambhoos, Kedar, University at Buffalo, USA
  • Satria, Arif, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
  • Serrano Pascual, Amparo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Sgroi, Filippo, University of Palermo, Italy
  • Shah, Shital C., Rush University Medical Center, USA
  • Shih, Jhih-Shyang, Resources for the Future, USA
  • Shiode, Narushige, Cardiff University, UK
  • Singh, Jagdeep, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, India
  • Skraba, Andrej, University of Maribor, Slovenia
  • Song, Zhe, University of Iowa, USA
  • Stanganelli, Marialuce, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
  • Szidarovszky, Ferenc, University of Arizona, USA
  • Targowski, Andrew S., Western Michigan University, USA
  • Tarverdyan, Ruzanna, Université Pierre Mendès France de Grenoble II, France
  • Thore, Sten A., IC2 Institute, Portugal
  • Tien, Flora, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Timmermans, Harry, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Wang, Xinhao, University of Cincinnati , USA
  • Webster, D.G., Dartmouth College, USA
  • Wyne, Mudasser F., National University, USA
  • Yuan, Michael Y., Roger Williams University, USA
  • Yuan, Yufei, McMaster University, Canada
  • Zellner, Moira, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
  • Zhang, Peter, Georgia State University, USA
  • Zhang, Zuopeng (Justin), State University of New York at Plattsburgh, USA
  • Zhao, Fang, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Zheng, Guihuan, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Zimon, Dominik, Rzeszow University of Technology, Poland
  • Zirilli, Francesco, Sapienza Universita di Roma, Italy
  • Zolfaghari, Saeed, Ryerson University, Canada


A few essentials for publishing in this journal


  • Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written (more details available here) and the author has cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owner if it has been previously copyrighted.
  • All our articles go through a double-blind review process.
  • All authors must declare they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted article. A full statement of our Ethical Guidelines for Authors (PDF) is available.
  • There are no charges for publishing with Inderscience, unless you require your article to be Open Access (OA). You can find more information on OA here.


Submission process


All articles for this journal must be submitted using our online submissions system.

Submit here.



Journal news

  • Predicting urban sprawl


    The proportion of the global population that lives in towns and cities has risen from one in fifty, two centuries ago, to approximately half of all people today. This radical shift from rural to urban life is an especially pressing problem for developing nations, such as India, where mega cities with uncontrolled, unauthorised, uncoordinated, and unplanned urban growth urban sprawl are discovering serious health and safety problems for their citizens in terms of infrastructure demands, traffic and other pollution, and waste and sewage disposal, as well as the obvious pressures of increased population density and demands on food, water, and other resources[...]

    More details...