Submitted papers should be prepared with a font size no smaller than 11pt,
and with 1.5 line spacing. Number of pages is not restricted. An abstract,
keywords and appropriate literature list, as well as an extra summary, are
required. No particular submission format is required; documents can be
prepared in Word or Latex (please convert a Latex document to PS or PDF
before upload and don't use macros in Word).
packages are available.
Information about the process:
- Each paper will be reviewed by at least three reviewers.
- The editors-in-chief will make every effort to obtain final reviews
of submitted papers within sixteen weeks.
- Final typesetting is done by Springer.
- Publishing policy is first come, first served. Reasons for fast-track
papers may exist.
SoSyM Policy Statement on Plagiarism
Papers submitted to SoSyM must not be simultaneously submitted
as is, in an extended form, or in a shortened form to other journals
or conferences. Authors can submit extended forms of papers that
have previously appeared in conference proceedings. Such submissions
must clearly state that the paper has been published elsewhere, must
reference the paper in the submission, and must clearly state how the
paper significantly extends the published version (please see also
SoSyM Publication Quality Guidelines
The SoSyM editors-in-chief and the editorial board will not under
any circumstance publish plagiarized material. For actions that will
be taken if reviewers or editors recognize a case of plagiarism please
see Process for
Handling Cases of Plagiarism.
SoSyM Publication Quality Guidelines (for regular and theme issue papers)
- Published papers must be written in a scientifically rigorous manner with adequate references to related work.
- Published research papers must address significant problems pertaining to the use of models during the development and execution of software-based systems. A significant problem is one whose solutions are of interest to a wide cross-section of the SoSyM readership.
- Published experience papers must provide significant insights into modeling phenomena. A significant insight is one that a wide cross-section of the SoSyM readership can use to better understand modeling problems and their solutions.
- (Plagiarism) Manuscripts with plagiarized content will not be published.
- (Self-Plagiarism) Manuscripts in which at least 75% of the content appears in a non-journal publication or in which at least 40% appears in a journal publication will not be published.
- (Simultaneous Submissions) Manuscripts that have been submitted to or are under review at or have been accepted for publication by another publisher will not be published.
Submitting a Paper to SoSyM
We have an online submission system, Manuscript Central. We think it fits
needs of authors, reviewers and editors quite well, but if you think you know
an improvement, please do not hesitate to tell us.
To the Manuscript Central
Document File Formats for online submission:
- Microsoft Word (.DOC without macros)
- Rich Text Format (.RTF)
- Post Script (.PS)
- Adobe Acrobat (.PDF): Version 6.0 files must be saved as readable in Version 5.0. Refer to your Adobe documentation.
- LaTex: Convert to .PS file or PDF before upload.
- Tagged Image File Format (.TIF)
- Encapsulated PostScript (.EPS): Always include/embed all fonts.
- Preferred font: Times New Roman
- Use English Equation Editor when you have equations in your document.
- If unique fonts must be used, embed them in the .DOC or .PS file (you cannot embed fonts in an .RTF file).
- EPS and TIF files are the preferred file formats for all uploaded images.
Thanks for your help,