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:
Business Systems Simulation
Decision Support Systems
Discrete Systems and Methodology
Dynamic Simulation of Systems
Human Behaviour Representation
Knowledge-Based Simulation Environments
Methodology for Analyzing Simulation Output
Mobile and Intelligent Agents
Robotics and Manipulators
Simulation Software, Simulators
Supply Chain Management
Tools for High Performance Simulation
Work Study and Ergonomics
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.
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., ). 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.
Surname1, Initials; Surname2, Initials (year). Title, journal, volume, number, pages, doi (if existent)
 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
 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
 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
Surname1, Initials; Surname2, Initials (year). Paper title, proceedings title, pages
 Vosniakos, G.-C.; Matsas, E. (2006). Feasibility issues in robotic milling, Proceedings of the 17th International DAAAM Symposium, 435-436
Surname, Initials or Company name. Title, from http://address, date of access
 Rockwell Automation. Arena, from http://www.arenasimulation.com, accessed on 27-09-2007