About the Journal

The peer-reviewed and peer-published Journal of Simulation Engineering (JSimE) is dedicated to the accessible dissemination of research results in the broad area of simulation engineering to the global modeling and simulation community by providing True Open Access.

True Open Access means that the journal is not only accessible to readers, but also to authors who do not have to pay excessive publication charges. It also means that research results are not just reported in PDF files with limited interactivity and accessibility, but are available in the more accessible HTML format, which allows improved text retrieval, analysis and indexing, in-document linking, semantic annotations, multi-media contents and interactivity.

The focus of the journal is on concepts, theories and techniques for the design and implementation of simulations, simulators and simulation frameworks, including requirements analysis, modeling languages, model engineering, user interface design and development methodologies (like agile or model-driven).

The journal's scope encompasses all areas of simulation engineering, including

  • development environments, e.g., integrated tool chains;
  • execution environments, e.g., architectures for parallel and distributed simulation, using mobile devices and cloud infrastructure;
  • integrating visualization technologies and statistical tools in support of verification, validation and understanding of simulation models and results;
  • support of methodologies for the design and execution of simulation experiments;
  • assessment methods, e.g., software testing, metrics, verification and validation, measurements and evaluation of various aspects of development processes and their products;
  • simulation project management, e.g., technology choices, productivity factors, cost models, maintenance and evolution, and organizational issues.

JSimE publishes

  • Research Articles that report results of primary research and meet the highest quality standards, as measured by originality and significance of the contribution, and the clarity of exposition. Normally, they should be accompanied by one or more simulation programs that demonstrate their issues and can be published together with the article, preferably on the JSimE website.
  • Surveys that contribute an analysis or perspective to advance our understanding of the topic under investigation and make it accessible to a broad community of simulation researchers and practitioners.
  • Tutorials that explain, instruct, show or demonstrate the use of simulation and visualization platforms and tools, or analysis methods.
  • Book Reviews that provide a critical assessment of the book within the context of the simulation engineering area, describing and evaluating its quality and significance to the modeling and simulation community.

Authors should

  • refer to our Author Guidelines prior to submission;
  • clearly articulate all claims, and support them by empirical or simulated experiments or theoretical analyses;
  • show how their work advances the current state of understanding, why the advance matters, and how these advances can be exploited in practice or by other researchers;
  • clearly acknowledge the contributions of their predecessors; if an article introduces new terminology or techniques, it should also explain why current terminology or techniques are insufficient.