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An Introduction to Complex Systems Science and Its Applications

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Complexity publishes original research and review articles across a broad range of disciplines with the purpose of reporting important advances in the scientific study of complex systems.

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Chief Editor, Prof Sayama, is currently researching complex dynamical networks, human and social dynamics, artificial life, and interactive systems while working at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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CiteScore3.200
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