Apply to become the next Editor-in-Chief

About the Journal

International Journal of Systems Science (IJSS) is a world leading journal dedicated to publishing high quality, rigorously reviewed, original papers that contribute to the methodology and practice in emerging systems engineering themes of intelligence, autonomy and complexity.


Modern systems are becoming more and more complex and sophisticated in their demand for performance, reliability and increasing autonomy. Historically, highly analytic and numeric-based methods have sufficed, frequently simplifying the problem to allow analytical tractability. Many manufactured and natural systems (biological, ecological and socio-economic) cannot be adequately represented or analyzed without requiring multiple interacting and interconnected frameworks and a common information-processing framework. A wide range of new theories, methodologies and techniques are required to ‘enable’ such systems, and thus engineering and integration to deal with these demands. Find out more here.


About the Role

The journal is currently recruiting for a new Editor-in-Chief who will lead the future direction of the journal and foster an exciting and lively discourse community.


We are looking for someone who has a real passion for excellent research and the ways in which disciplines can connect and learn from each other to progress the state of the art.


Becoming an editor is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you will build your networks, promote the research that you are passionate about, and be recognized as a leading figure within the community. Find out more here.



Interested in applying? Here are the kind of skills and attributes we would be looking for in the successful applicant(s):


  • Active in the community with strong networks

  • Confidence to engage with authors and researchers to solicit the highest quality submissions

  • Strong organizational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner

  • Ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues such as Associate Editors


Submit your application


  • Please submit a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and vision for the journal.

  • Applications should be limited to one page.

  • Joint applications are welcome if you wish to act as co-editors.

We kindly request that all applications are submitted on or before Friday 27th November 2020 and should be sent to