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About this Journal

Complexity is a peer-reviewed, Open Access journal that reports important advances in the scientific study of complex systems. Complex systems are characterized by interactions between their components that produce new information — present in neither the initial nor boundary conditions — which limit their predictability. Given the amount of information processing required to study complexity, the use of computers has been central to complex systems research.

The journal publishes high-quality original research, as well a rigorous review articles, across a broad range of disciplines. Concepts relevant to the journal include: adaptability, robustness, and resilience; complex networks; criticality; evolution and emergent behaviour; nonlinear dynamics; pattern formation; and self-organization. Studies can have a theoretical, methodological, or practical focus. However, submissions must provide a significant contribution to complex systems. For the avoidance of doubt, ‘complex’ in the context of this journal should not be considered merely as a synonym for difficult or complicated.

Complexity is archived in Portico, which provides permanent archiving for electronic scholarly journals, as well as via the LOCKSS initiative. It operates a fully open access publishing model which allows open global access to its published content. This model is supported through Article Processing Charges. For more information on Article Processing charges in general, click here.

Complexity is included in many leading abstracting and indexing databases. For a complete list, click here.

The most recent Impact Factor for Complexity is 2.591 according to the 2018 Journal Citation Reports released by Clarivate Analytics in 2019. The journal’s most recent CiteScore is 2.69 according to the CiteScore 2018 metrics released by Scopus.

Content published prior to 2017 is hosted on the Wiley Online Library.

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This journal is published by Hindawi as part of a publishing collaboration with John Wiley & Sons, Inc. It is a fully Open Access journal produced under the Hindawi and Wiley brands. For more information please click here.