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JOS - Scope

The Journal of Simulation is published 4 times a year by Taylor & Francis on behalf of the OR Society. The journal aims to

publish both articles and technical notes from researchers and practitioners active in the field of simulation. Within JOS, the scope of the field of simulation is taken to include the techniques, tools, methods and technologies of the application and use of discrete-event simulation in a wide range of domains including, for example, manufacturing, service, defence, health care and commerce.

Additionally, this scope includes topics that although not "mainstream" in nature, can be of interest to the simulation community so long as the link to simulation as outlined above is clear.

Particular interest is paid to significant successes in the use of simulation, and methodological and technological advances that represent significant progress toward the application of simulation modelling-related theory and/or practice. Also welcomed are: practical applications that highlight insights into the contemporary practice of simulation modelling; papers of a tutorial nature or papers that largely review existing literature where they make a definite contribution to the field; papers based on empirical research, such as questionnaire surveys, controlled experiments or more qualitative case studies.

Shorter technical notes on aspects of any of the above will also be considered. Major topic areas of interest to JOS include:

  • Case studies of simulation application
  • Input modelling
  • Output analysis
  • Simulation practice
  • Verification and validation
  • Conceptual modelling
  • Modelling techniques
  • Design and Analysis of Experiments
  • Simulation project management
  • Simulation-based optimisation
  • Simulation visualisation
  • Simulation software and technology
  • Parallel and distributed simulation
  • Emerging technologies in simulation
  • Object-oriented simulation
  • Agent-based discrete-event simulation
  • Modelling of human factors
  • Insights into the application of simulation modelling in various domains (manufacturing, service, defence, health and emergency response, commerce, call centres, etc.)
  • Supply chain simulation
  • Logistics and transportation simulation
  • Simulation standards
  • Economics of simulation application
  • Simulation education and training
  • Tutorials in simulation
  • Other modelling approaches linked to discrete-event simulation

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