Journal of Simulation (JOS)

The Journal of Simulation (JOS) aims to publish both articles and technical notes from researchers and practitioners active in the field of simulation.


Full papers are only accessible to paying members of the society.

Non-members who have registered with the website (eg as part of submitting an abstract, or booking a conference) do not have access to full JOS papers. 


In the Journal of Simulation the field of simulation includes the techniques, tools, methods and technologies of the application and the use of discrete-event simulation, agent-based modelling and system dynamics. We are also interested in models that are hybrids of these approaches. JOS encourages theoretical papers that span the breadth of the simulation process, including both modelling and analysis methodologies, as well as practical papers from a wide range of simulation applications in domains including, manufacturing, service, defence, health care and general commerce. JOS will particularly seek topics that are not "mainstream" in nature but interesting and evocative to the simulation community as outlined above.

Particular interest is paid to significant success in the use of simulation. JOS will publish the methodological and technological advances that represent significant progress toward the application of simulation modelling-related theory and/or practice.

Other streams of interest will be practical applications that highlight insights into the contemporary practice of simulation modelling; articles that are tutorial in nature or that largely review existing literature as a contribution to the field, and articles based on empirical research such as questionnaire surveys, controlled experiments or more qualitative case studies.

Shorter technical notes will also be considered.


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JOS Africa Focus Initiative

The JOS Africa Focus initiative aims to increase the volume of modelling and simulation research from authors affiliated with African institutions. It is a three-year initiative (January 2024-December 2026) supported by the OR Society. 


JOS Africa Focus Initiative Page

Call for Co-Editor-in-Chief

The Journal of Simulation are currently looking for a fourth Co-Editor-in-Chief, who can cover analysis methodology, including risk and uncertainty quantification, techniques for variance reduction and sensitivity analysis. The new Co-Editor-in-Chief will be expected to start on 1 January 2025.

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Call for papers

Digital Twins and Simulation in Smart Manufacturing

Closing Date: 31st May 2024