1. Introduction to complexity and policy: http://vimeo.com/51435839
2. The Stacey diagram: http://vimeo.com/25979052
3. Complexity and UK social policy interview with Eileen Munro: http://vimeo.com/31959287
- • Promote professional and public understanding of the relationship between policy studies and complex systems thinking, evolving greater understanding and engagement.
- • Establish a venue for reporting results of exploring, developing, and evaluating policies using cutting edge computational approaches to policy research, including complexity theory, agent-based modeling/simulation, chaos theory, fractals, dynamical systems, and the science of networks.
- • Establish a repository of data and systems developed through research efforts reported in the journal.
- • Bring together a community of multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary scholars to address common societal concerns; including social scientists, natural scientists, computational scientists, humanists, policy analysts, public administrators, and policy makers.
• Overview of Complexity and Systems Methodological Approaches and Best Practices
• Public Policy & Complexity Theory/Systems Theory
• Data Acquisition for Systems-based Policy Research
The Journal on Policy and Complex Systems (JPCS) is a journal of the Policy Studies Organization – an international and interdisciplinary group associated with the American Political Science Association (APSA). The JPCS publishes international academic research of distinction and excellence pertinent to the field of complexity in public policy.
Papers are considered for publication with the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere, and are not under consideration by any other publication. Initially, the JPCS will be published twice a year. Papers that are published or held by the JPCS may not be published elsewhere without a written permission from the JPCS. The JPCS reserves the right to edit all papers for style, syntax, grammar, and clarity. The authors of published papers are required to transfer copyright ownership of the paper to the JPCS. All authors are required to obtain written copyright permission to include material in their paper for which they do not own copyright.
Types of Submissions
A separate title page should list the paper title, names of the authors, and contact information for each corresponding author, including email addresses, phone numbers, and mailing addresses. For all authors, order names, as they should appear, along with each author's academic rank and academic affiliation. Acknowledgments and additional author notes can be listed at the bottom of the separate title page. Corresponding authors may also include a cover letter on a separate page. Authors should ensure that the main manuscript is anonymous so that there is no information that could identify them or collaborators. For review purposes, authors may place an in-text locator of figures and tables approximately where they fit in the text - example: [Table 1 about here]. Each figure and table must be on a single page and be submitted after references.
An added feature of the journal is the inclusion of live simulations from accepted research on the journal website. Authors should include the name of the software program and computer code for simulations with their submission.
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Liz Johnson, Complex Systems Institute, George Washington University
Pietro Terna, University of Turin, Italy
Adrian Palacios, University of Valparaiso, Chile
Joseph Whitmeyer, UNC Charlotte
Robert Geyer, Lancaster University, UK
Michael Givel, University of Oklahoma
Jaehwa Choi, George Washington University
Calestous Juma, Harvard University
Complex adaptive systems
Human development and learning
Advanced statistics (structural equation modeling and latent growth models)
Qualitative research in complexity context