Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The aim of the journal is to publish peer reviewed original research papers reporting on studies of the structure, algorithms, behavior, and interactions of natural, social, socio-technical, and artificial systems that store, process, access, and communicate information. It concerns data, information, and knowledge fundamentals, models, and management from the points of view of their discovery, engineering, and application.

The journal publishes four regular issues per year in the following areas:

Social, Socio-technical, Organization and Business Informatics, which includes but is not limited to

  • Social Systems Informatics
  • Socio-technical Systems Informatics
  • Organization Informatics
  • Business Informatics
  • Natural Systems Informatics
  • Artificial Systems Informatics

High Complexity Information Systems Engineering, which includes but is not limited to

  • Intelligent Systems Engineering
  • Complex Systems Modeling and Software Development
  • Adaptive and Adaptable Information Systems Engineering
  • Networked Systems Engineering
  • Emergent and Virtual Systems Engineering

Data and Knowledge Analytics, which includes but is not limited to

  • Data Intensive Computing
  • Semantic Data Analysis and Management
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Knowledge Analytics
  • Business Analytics
  • Social Networks Analytics

Supercomputing, which includes but is not limited to

  • High Performance Computing
  • High Throughput Computing
  • Grid Computing
  • Cloud Computing
  • Supercomputing for Engineering Applications
  • Mathematical and Analytical Methods for Scientific Computing
  • Supercomputing for Social Systems

Special issues can be published upon the request.

The main principles of the journal are the following:

  • Usefulness and relevance of papers
  • Comfort for authors and readers
  • Flexibility in publishing


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Currently the review process is organized in EasyChair. The blind peer review process is performed by the International Editorial Review Board and, for each issue, it is managed by the issue editor(s) in cooperation with the area editors and the managing editor. The members of the International Editorial Review Board can involve external reviewers in the review process.

Reviewers of CSIMQ follow the following criteria in evaluation:

1. Usefulness

2. Scientific Contribution

3. Practical Relevance

4. Clarity

5. Technical Quality (Formating is not considered here - authors are free to choose the format of submission. The only requirements for formating are as follows: page format is A4, figures are well readable, references are fully described according to academic standards)


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



In accordance with RTU Open Access Policy this journal articles are archived on RTU institutional online repository ORTUS.
This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Plagiarism Detection Policy

All CSIMQ content is screened for possible plagiarism using plagiarism detection tool CrossCheck. 

CrossCheck compares submitted manuscripts against a very large database of published technical papers (as well as over 6 billion Web pages), and provides a summary report that highlights the similarity to previously published work. The CSIMQ editorial team can then follow up to isolate and review the high-scoring papers as necessary.

Plagiarism detection systems are only as effective as the amount and quality of the source content within them. CrossCheck’s significant advantage over all other similar services is that it includes the indexed, full-text content of participating CrossCheck member publishers.


Licence Agreement

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Authors who publish with CSIMQ agree to the following terms:

  1. The authors  grant international journal "Complex Systems Informatics and Modeling Quarterly" (CSIMQ), currently published by RTU Press, the right of first publication of the Work, complying to Creative Commons Attribution License , as far as it is not stated differently in this Form, that allows others to share the Work with an acknowledgement of the Work's authorship and initial publication in CSIMQ. With this the authors also grant to the publisher of CSIMQ the following rights: to print the Work; to publish the Work; to distribute the Work; to make the Work available to the public by wire or by other means, in an individually selected location and at an individually selected time; to rent or to publicly lend copies of the Work; to translate the Work; and to use the Work in other ways permitted by the normative acts.
  2. The authors warrant that the Work submitted to CSIMQ is original, there is no third party that holds copyright to the Work (or the copyright transfer from this party is attached to this Form), and any excerpts from any other copyrighted material are included in the Work only with the permission of their copyright holders.
  3. The authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the published Work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository, website, or publish it in a book) with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in the international journal "Complex Systems Informatics and Modeling Quarterly" (CSIMQ), as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as to greater citation of the Work.
  4. The authors certify that they bear the responsibility for any damage or expenses that may arise for RTU in the event of breach of these license agreement terms.
  5. The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions.


Policy on Declaration of Conflict of Interest

The policy is available here


Publication Ethics Guidelines

The guidelines are available here