Complex Systems

Founded by Stephen Wolfram in 1987 »
The original journal devoted to the science, mathematics and engineering of systems with simple components but complex overall behavior.

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Complex Systems journal is included in the Web of Science (Clarivate) 2023 Journal Citation Reports with an Impact Factor of 1.2, ranking 11th in the category "Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Application - ESCI" and 5th by total citations.

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Volume 32, Issue 1

Current Issue

Randall D. Beer
Cultivating the Garden of Eden

Maurice Margenstern
The Domino Problem of the Hyperbolic Plane Is Undecidable: New Proof

Tomoko Sakiyama
A Game of Life Shifted toward a Critical Point

Marlon N. Gonzaga, Marcelo M. de Oliveira and Allbens A. P. Faria
Spatial Scale Effects in COVID-19 Spread Models

D. E. Rivas-Cisneros
Use of Recurrence Plots to Find Mutations in Deoxyribonucleic Acid Sequences


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