International Journal of Simulation Modelling

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International Journal of Simulation Modelling The International Journal of Simulation Modelling (IJSIMM) provides a global forum for the publication of all forms of simulation modelling research work in academic institutions, in industry or in consultancy ISSN: 1726-4529 (PRINT) Journal metadata

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  • Aims and scope

    The International Journal of Simulation Modelling (IJSIMM) provides a global forum for the publication of all forms of simulation modelling research work in academic institutions, in industry or in consultancy. The journal publishes two types of issues: regular issues and special issues. Regular issues are collections  of papers submitted without special invitation directly to the Editor-in-Chief. Special issues are collections of papers on a specific topic or event coordinated by a Guest Editor.  

    The editors of the IJSIMM are searching primarily for original, high-quality, truly insightful, theoretical and application-oriented research papers (based on practical experience, case study situation or experimental results) dealing with simulation modelling, mainly within discreteevent simulation field and mechanical or industrial engineering. 

    In selected chapters of the paper (in the Introduction or in the Literature review or in the Conclusion) the authors should include simple descriptions with clear answers to some of the following questions: 

    - Where is the problem? 
    - What is the original contribution of the paper? 
    - Why should this contribution be considered important? 
    - What are the most closely related publications by others? 
    - How can other researchers make use of the results and findings of the paper? 
    - Does the paper have the potential to make an impact to practice? 
    - What experience has been obtained in applying the proposed approach? 

    Fields of interest include, but are not limited to: 

    Automatic Control 
    Business Systems Simulation 
    Decision Support Systems 
    Discrete Systems and Methodology 
    Dynamic Simulation of Systems 
    Evolutionary Techniques 
    Fuzzy Systems 
    Human Behaviour Representation 
    Industrial Processes 
    Intelligent Simulation 
    Inventory Management 
    Knowledge-Based Simulation Environments 
    Manufacturing Systems 
    Mechanical Engineering 
    Methodology for Analyzing Simulation Output 
    Mobile and Intelligent Agents 
    Numerical Techniques 
    Operations Research 
    Optimisation Techniques 
    Project Management 
    Real-Time Systems 
    Robotics and Manipulators 
    Queuing Systems 
    Self-Organizing Systems 
    Service Systems 
    Simulation Software, Simulators 
    Statistical Methods 
    Supply Chain Management 
    Tools for High Performance Simulation 
    Traffic Systems 
    Virtual Reality 
    Work Study and Ergonomics

  • Profile

    Published quarterly by  DAAAM International Vienna, TU Wien, Karlsplatz 13/311, A – 1040 Vienna, Austria

  • Indexing

    IJSIMM is indexed and abstracted in: INSPEC, ProQuest – CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts: Advanced Polymers Abstracts,  Aerospace  & High Technology Database,  Aluminium Industry Abstracts, Ceramic Abstracts, Civil Engineering Abstracts, Composites Industry Abstracts, Computer and Information Systems Abstracts Journal, Corrosion Abstracts, Earthquake Engineering Abstracts, Engineering Research Database,  Environmental Engineering  Abstracts,  Environmental Sciences and 
    Pollution Management, Electronics and Communications Abstracts Journal, High Technology Research Database with Aerospace,  Materials Research Database with METADEX,  Materials Business File, Mechanical & Transportation Engineering Abstracts, Solid State and Superconductivity Abstracts, Technology Research Database), CURRENT ABSTRACTS, PASCAL, RAM, SCOPUS,TEMA and  GALE (Academic OneFile, Computer Database, Expanded Academic ASAP, InfoTrac Custom). 
    Included in SCImago Journal Ranking (SJR) indicator, SCIRUS (Internet Search Engine), Cabell's Directories, EBSCO Information Services and in Microsoft Academic Search.  

    Listed in Ulrich's Periodicals Directory.  DAAAM International is a member of CrossRef

  • Editors


    Dr. Borut Buchmeister 
    University of Maribor 


    Dr. Branko Katalinic 
    DAAAM International Vienna 
    Vienna University of Technology

    Editorial Board Members

    Dr. Peter Ball, Cranfield, United Kingdom 
    Dr. Thomas Bräunl, Santa Clara, USA 
    Dr. Miran Brezocnik, Maribor, Slovenia 
    Dr. Agostino Bruzzone, Genoa, Italy 
    Dr. Costel Emil Cotet, Bucharest, Romania 
    Dr. Vlatka Hlupic, London, United Kingdom 
    Dr. Pramod K. Jain, Roorkee, India 
    Dr. Bojan Jerbic, Zagreb, Croatia 
    Dr. W. David Kelton, Cincinnati, USA 
    Dr. Kin Keung Lai, Hong Kong, China 
    Dr. Laszlo Monostori, Budapest, Hungary 
    Dr. Victor F. Nicola, Twente, Netherlands 
    Dr. C. Dennis Pegden, Canonsburg, USA 
    Dr. Michael Pidd, Lancaster, United Kingdom 
    Dr. Zoran Ren, Maribor, Slovenia 
    Dr. Manfred Schmidt, Jena, Germany 
    Dr. Goran Simunovic, Slavonski Brod, Croatia 
    Dr. Soemon Takakuwa, Nagoya, Japan  
    Dr. G. Don Taylor, Blacksburg, USA 
    Dr. Kanji Ueda, Tokyo, Japan

  • Guide to authors

    Unpublished papers (and extended versions of papers presented at conferences) may be submitted for possible publication. Responsibility for the contents of a paper rests upon the authors and not upon the editors or the publisher. Authors of submitted papers automatically accept a copyright transfer to DAAAM Int. Vienna.


    A letter must accompany all submissions, clearly indicating the following:  the corresponding author's complete name, affiliation, address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail address. Short biographies (70-120 words) should be provided that detail the authors' education and work histories as well as their research interests. Small (3.5 x 4.5 cm), black-and-white digitized images of the authors can be included.
    All papers for consideration by International Journal of Simulation Modelling should be submitted electronically to the Editor-in-Chief. For all documents MS Word text processor should be used (paper size  – standard A4, headers and footers – 12.5 mm from edge). Submissions by post are optional (accompanied with a files’ CD).

    The authors have to suggest at least two independent, qualified and responsible referees (without possible conflicts of interest), although these recommendations may not be used. Submissions should be sent to:

    Dr. Borut Buchmeister
    University of Maribor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
    Institute for Production Engineering
    Laboratory for Discrete System Simulation
    Smetanova 17, SI-2000 Maribor, Slovenia, EU

    The review process

    Every manuscript that arrives at the editorial office is first reviewed briefly by the editor for general suitability for the journal. Notification of successful submission is sent. After initial screening the manuscript is passed on 
    to at least two referees. A double-blind review process ensures the content’s validity and relevance. Referees receive electronic versions of manuscript for review (authors’ names and addresses are removed to preserve anonymity). We ask our referees to finish the review within eight weeks.

    Based on the comments of the referees, the editor will take a decision about the paper. The following decisions can be made: accepting the paper, reconsidering the paper after changes, and rejecting the paper. Accepted papers may not be offered elsewhere for publication. The editor may, in some circumstances, vary this process at his discretion.

    Application of the peer review process indicates journal's standards and overall quality of the research presented.


    Papers should be between 2500 and 5000 words long (12 pages or less) including all illustrations and appendices.


    Please read the following format instructions carefully. Formatting your paper correctly saves a great deal of 
    editing time, which in turn ensures publication of papers in a timely manner. Papers not formatted correctly will be returned.

    The authors must ensure that the paper is complete, grammatically correct and without spelling or typographical errors. Please note that  English (U.K.) spelling is adopted. Acronyms are spelled out at first mention but not thereafter unless there is good reason to do so. 

    It is required to use Times New Roman font. Margins: 25 mm all around (all pages).
    The structure of the paper should be as follows: Title of the paper, Authors' names and affiliation, Abstract, Key Words, Introduction, Body of the paper (in sequential headings), Conclusion, (Acknowledgements), References.

    The  title is centred on the page and is CAPITALIZED AND SET IN BOLDFACE (font size 16 pt). Please limit the title to a maximum length of 10 words. It should adequately describe the content of the paper.

    The author's name(s) follows and is also centred on the page (font size 12 pt). A blank line is required between the title and the author's name(s). Last names should be spelled out in full and succeeded by author's initials. The author's affiliation, complete mailing address, and e-mail address  (all in font size 11 pt)  are provided below. 

    Phone and fax numbers do not appear.


    A nonmathematical abstract, not exceeding 150 words, is required for all papers. It should be an abbreviated, accurate presentation of the contents of the paper. It should contain sufficient information to enable readers to decide whether they should obtain and read the entire paper. Do not cite references in the abstract.

    Key Words

    The author should provide a list of three to five key words that clearly describe the subject matter of the paper

    HEADINGS should be typed in capitals and underlined, starting with 1. INTRODUCTION, and should be set in bold (font size 14 pt) and aligned flush left. Do not add dashes, colons, etc. All headings from the Introduction to Acknowledgments are numbered sequentially using 1, 2, 3, etc. Headings must be short and clearly defined.

    Subheadings appear in upper and lower case letters, and set in bold (font size 12 pt). Subheadings are numbered 1.1, 1.2, etc. Make no further divisions (two-level numbering at most). 


    Use single column format and single line spacing. Use 12 points font size. Symbols for physical quantities in the text should be written in italics. The first paragraph under each heading or subheading should be flush left and subsequent paragraphs should have a six-space indentation. A colon is  inserted before an  equation is presented, but there is no punctuation following the equation. All 
    equations are numbered and referred to in the text solely by a number enclosed in a round bracket (i.e. (3) reads as "equation 3").

    Figures and Tables

    To ensure a high-quality product, figures (and charts, diagrams, photos) must be computer-drafted or digitized with at least 300 dpi. They must be black and white with minimum shading. Figure captions appear below the figure, are flush left, and are in upper and lower case letters. When referring to a figure in the body of the text, the abbreviation "Fig." is used. Each figure should have a number in arabic numerals.

    Table captions appear centred above the table in upper and lower case letters. When referring to a table in the text, "Table" with the proper number is used. Each table should have a number in roman numerals. Tables are numbered consecutively and independently of any figures. Tables should be kept to a minimum. All figures and 
    tables must be incorporated into the text (in Portrait orientation).


    The introduction of the paper should explain the nature of the problem, previous work, purpose, and the contribution of the paper. It is assigned the number "1" and following sections are assigned numbers as needed. 


    A conclusion section must be included and should indicate clearly the advantages, limitations and possible applications of the paper. Discuss about future work.


    An acknowledgement section may be presented after the conclusion, if desired.
    References This heading is not assigned a number. A reference list MUST be included using the following information as a  guide. Only cited text references are included. Each reference is referred to in the text by a number enclosed in a 
    square bracket (i.e., [3]). No reference to the author is necessary. Use 11 points font size. Please cite the papers from our journal IJSIMM in your papers published in other journals (from JCR Database).

    References must be numbered and ordered according to where they are first mentioned in the paper,  not  alphabetically. All references must be complete and accurate. Examples follow.

    Journal Papers:

    Surname1, Initials; Surname2, Initials (year). Title, journal, volume, number, pages, doi (if existent)
    [1] Eldabi, T.; Irani, Z.; Paul, R. J.; Love, P. E. D. (2002). Quantitative and qualitative decision-making methods 
    in simulation modelling, Management Decision, Vol. 40, No. 1, 64-73, doi:10.1108/00251740210413370
    Journal titles should not be abbreviated. Note that journal title is set in italics.


    Surname1, Initials; Surname2, Initials (year). Title, publisher, place of publication 
    [2] Law, A. M. (2007). Simulation Modeling and Analysis, McGraw-Hill, Boston
    Note that the title of the book is italicized. 

    Chapters in Books:

    Surname1, Initials;  Surname2,  Initials (year). Chapter title, editor(s) of book,  book title, publisher, place of publication, pages
    [3] Carbone, G.; Ceccarelli, M. (2005).  Legged robotic systems,  Kordic,  V.;  Lazinica,  A.; Merdan,  M. 
    (Editors), Cutting Edge Robotics, ARS International Vienna, pro literatur Verlag, Mammendorf, 553-576

    Proceedings Papers:

    Surname1, Initials; Surname2, Initials (year). Paper title, proceedings title, pages
    [4] Vosniakos,  G.-C.;  Matsas,  E. (2006).  Feasibility issues in robotic  milling, Proceedings of the 17th International DAAAM Symposium, 435-436

    WWW pages:

    Surname, Initials or Company name. Title, from http://address, date of access
    [5] Rockwell Automation. Arena, from, accessed on 27-09-2007

  • Contact


    Dr. Borut Buchmeister
    University of Maribor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
    Institute for Production Engineering
    Laboratory for Discrete System Simulation
    Smetanova 17, SI-2000 Maribor, Slovenia, EU

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