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The System Dynamics Review (SDR), a publication of the System Dynamics Society, is a peer-reviewed journal that emphasizes the advancement of systems thinking and System Dynamics. Currently under the editorship of Andreas Größler and the publication team, the journal specializes in applying these methodologies to a range of complex challenges in societal, technological, managerial, and environmental contexts. Published by Wiley, the journal is renowned for its high-quality research and insights, catering to a diverse and informed audience.

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Publishing in the system dynamics review 

Publishing in the System Dynamics Review (SDR) is a structured and rewarding process, designed to ensure the dissemination of high-quality, impactful research in the field of systems thinking and System Dynamics. Aspiring authors are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the submission guidelines, which detail the necessary steps for submitting, revising, and ultimately publishing manuscripts. The SDR editorial team provides comprehensive feedback to help refine submissions. It is essential for authors to focus on clear, concise, and well-supported arguments in their manuscripts. Additionally, understanding what has historically worked and what hasn’t is crucial; successful submissions often feature innovative research, robust methodologies, and real-world applications. The SDR emphasizes not just the theoretical aspects but also the practical implications of the research, making it a valuable platform for both new and experienced researchers in the field.

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publication team


Andreas Größler

Institute of Business Administration (BWI)
University of Stuttgart, Germany


Birgit Kopainsky

University of Bergen, Norway


Jim Duggan, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Shayne Gary, University of New South Wales, Australia
Luis Luna-Reyes, University at Albany, USA

Ignacio Martinez-Moyano, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Hazhir Rahmandad, MIT Sloan School of Management, USA
Markus Schwaninger, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland


Edward G. Anderson, University of Texas, USA
Stefano Armenia, Link Campus University Rome, Italy
Yaman Barlas, Boğaziçi University, Turkey
David N. Ford
, Texas A&M University, USA
Navid Ghaffarzadegan, Virginia Tech, USA
Paulo Gonçalves, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland
Cleotilde Gonzalez, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Stefan Groesser, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Burak Güneralp, Texas A&M University, USA
Jack Homer, Homer Consulting, USA
Niyousha Hosseinichimeh, Virginia Tech, USA
Peter Hovmand, Washington University in St. Louis, USA

Susan Howick, University of Strathclyde, UK
Mohammad Jalali
, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Martin Kunc, University of Warwick, UK
PJ Lamberson, UCLA, USA
Oleg V. Pavlov, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
Scott Rockart, Duke University, USA
Etiënne Rouwette, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Ali Kerem Saysel, Boğaziçi University,Turkey
Krystyna Stave, University of Nevada Las Vegas, USA
John Sterman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Gönenç Yücel, Boğaziçi University, Turkey

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