The journal welcomes the submission of publications that can show how a variety of mathematical, statistical, computational and algorithmic techniques can be useful for the analysis and control of engineered and natural systems. OJ-CSYS also welcomes the submission of papers that promote open access to all research, education, and data pertaining to dynamic systems and controls.

The following article types can be currently submitted to the OJ-CSYS. Click on each link to understand the scope of the papers, and submission procedures.

Regular papers

These are standard journal articles, presenting significant research on analysis relevant for dynamic control systems, and/or applications. These papers can extend work presented at a previous conference. The CSS policy at http://ieeecss.org/publications/css-policy-overlapping-conferencejournal-submissions will be followed to evaluate the contribution of the paper.

  • The recommended length: 12 pages (not including references), or shorter
  • Overlength charges: None. A paper longer than 12 pages may incur longer review times and require justification
  • Submission: Open in CSS PaperPlaza in October

Overview papers

These are papers that present an overview of a research area of interest in the dynamics and controls field, and which may also contain tutorial elements. Before submitting a full overview paper, authors should submit an overview paper proposal, which will be encouraged or discouraged for further development and submission.

  • Recommended length: 25 pages (not including references), or shorter
  • Overlength charges: None. A paper longer than 25 pages may require longer review times and require justification
  • Submission: Open in CSS PaperPlaza in October

Position/Outlook papers

These are short papers presenting future challenges and new developments in dynamic systems and controls. They can either provide a viewpoint on existing problems, or fundamental concepts, and discuss the broader implications of a new research area. Alternatively, they can be more technical; identifying bottlenecks in a current research area, its open problems, and provide a synthetic view of the current research area as well.

  • Recommended length: 3 to 6 pages (not including references), or shorter
  • Overlength charges: None. A paper longer than 6 pages will require justification
  • Submission: Open in CSS PaperPlaza in October

Turnaround Time

Regular journal articles will target less than 20 weeks from submission to accept/reject decision notification. Please contact the editorial assistant for up-to-date peer review process time frames. To ensure a quicker turnaround time, after the initial round of review, OJ-CSYS papers may only be revised one time. We do not use the (major revision) decision type. We only use R (reject), AM (accept with minor revision), and A (accept).

In case authors wish to do so, they can submit a new manuscript that has received an R decision due to a major revision being necessary. In this case, the review process will be restarted, and a response to the previous reviewers will have to be uploaded with the new submission.

Coming Soon

In addition, future paper types and submission procedures will be announced soon for the following:

  • Tutorial and data description papers (on software, remotely-accessible testbeds, datasets in systems and controls, research case-studies)
  • Outreach papers, education-in-controls case-study papers
  • R-articles
  • M-articles