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  • Softw Syst Model (2014) 13:13DOI 10.1007/s10270-014-0396-2

    EDITORIAL

    The 2013 State of the Journal reportRobert France Geri Georg Bernhard Rumpe Martin Schindler

    Published online: 29 January 2014 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

    Executive Summary:

    213 days from submission to final accept or reject. Thisshould be better.

    As the backlog became too large, we do two things:SoSyM permanently increases the number of papers perissue from 192 to 224 pages (+32 pages) and we almostdouble (!) the number of pages for 2014 to 448 pages (issue1 and 2) and 304 pages (issue 3 and 4).

    Impact factor SCI: 1.250 (previous: 1,061). This is anincrease of 17.8 %.

    New domains of modeling, like CPS, modeling big data,scientific models, or models of the world are not yetpresent enough.

    In overall SoSyM is doing very well.

    SoSyM continues to experience an increasing number ofsubmissions. In 2013, 245 manuscripts were submitted, ofwhich 67 % were reviewed for regular issues, while the other33 % were submitted for special or theme sections or indus-try voice. The average number of days from initial submis-sion to a final decision (that is, a final accept or reject) was213 days. It should be noted that this time includes the time

    R. France G. GeorgColorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USAe-mail: france@cs.colostate.edu

    G. George-mail: georg@cs.colostate.edu

    B. Rumpe M. Schindler (B)RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germanye-mail: schindler@se-rwth.de

    B. Rumpee-mail: Bernhard.Rumpe@sosym.org

    authors spend on making major and subsequent minor revi-sions (typically 45 months). The number of months to onlinepublication of an accepted paper is between three to fourweeks. We will continue to work on improving the reviewturnaround time.

    The impact factor published this year is 1.250. The currentacceptance rate is 19 % for regular papers and 47 % for spe-cial or theme section papers. Due to the increase of submis-sions the current publication pipeline grew above one year. Toreduce this pipeline we are pleased to announce that Springerwill significantly increase the number of printed pages perissue. SoSyM permanently increases the number of papersper issue from 192 to 224 pages (+32 pages) and to almostdouble (!) the number of pages for 2014 to 448 pages (issue 1and 2) and 304 pages (issue 3 and 4). Additionally, acceptedpapers are available online soon after acceptance, and thusthe current pipeline should not pose a significant problem toaccepted authors. Online first articles are cited and their cita-tions contribute to the impact factors of the overall articles.

    The rather timely turnaround of papers and the high qualityof accepted papers are a result of the excellent effort theeditors and reviewers put into the review process. We seethat is and will always be difficult to balance editorial andreview responsibilities with other work responsibilities andthus we greatly appreciate the effort made by our editors andreviewers on behalf of SoSyM.

    Below we list the reviewers who reviewed one or morepapers for the journal in the last year. The complete listof reviewers can also be found on our website http://www.sosym.org/.

    Silvia Mara Abrahao, Rafael Accorsi, Mathieu Acher,Nazareno Aguirre, Ian Alexander, Mohammad Alhaj,Shaukat Ali, Joao Paulo Almeida, Thomas Alspaugh, NaifAlzahrani, Vasco Amaral, Daniel Amyot, Eric Andonoff,Kelly Androutsopoulos, Ludovic Apvrille, Joao Araujo,

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    Renata Araujo, Mohsen Asadi, Uwe Assmann, Colin Atkin-son, Alberto Avritzer, Thomas Baar, Eric Badouel, Doo-Hwan Bae, Franck Barbier, Luciano Baresi, Gilles Barthe,Steffen Becker, Nicolas Belloir, David Benavides, NellyBencomo, Dirk Beyer, Xavier Blanc, Arnaud Blouin, Fran-cois Bobot, Marko Boger, Andre Bondi, Paulo Borba, PereBotella, Goetz Botterweck, Paolo Bottoni, Sylvain Boulme,Rolv Braek, Marco Brambilla, Ruth Breu, Petra Brosch,Achim D. Brucker, Richard Bubel, Didier Buchs, BarboraBuhnova, Fabian Bttner, Jordi Cabot, Artur Caetano, JosCampos, Javier Canovas, Moiss Almeida Castelo Branco,Walter Cazzola, Joel Champeau, Woei-Kae Chen, Yoon-sik Cheon, Ruzanna Chitchyan, Lawrence Chung, Anto-nio Cicchetti, Robert Claris, Tony Clark, Peter Clarke,Manuel Clavel, Paul Clements, Rolland Colette, PhilippeCollet, Christian Colombo, Benoit Combemale, Fabio Costa,Thomas Cottenier, Joelle Coutaz, Arnaud Cuccuru, Zhen RuDai, Andrea DAmbrogio, Maya Daneva, Hung Dang Van,Duc-Hanh Dang, Valeria De Castro, Juan de Lara, Andrea DeLucia, Miguel A. de Miguel, David Deharbe, Patrick Delf-mann, Birgit Demuth, Antinisca Di Marco, Davide Di Rus-cio, Juergen Dingel, Zinovy Diskin, Salvatore Distefano, Lil-iana Dobrica, Joerg Doerr, Hubert Dubois, Keith Duddy, JimDuggan, Zoya Durdik, Jrgen Ebert, Marina Egea, AlexanderEgyed, Maged Elaasar, Gregor Engels, Claudia Ermel, Ser-gio Espaa, Anne Etien, Dirk Fahland, Stephan Falke, JulieFant, Ali Fatolahi, Massimo Felici, Joo Miguel Fernandes,Pietro Ferrara, Sbastien Ferr, Andrew Gavin Fish, FrdericFondement, Piero Fraternali, Agns Front, Lidia Fuentes,Luka Frst, Luciano Garca-Bauelos, David Garlan, Mare-clla Genero, Sebastien Gerard, Johny Ghattas, Holger Giese,Eduardo Gimenez, Sabine Glesner, Claude Godart, Sebas-tian Goetz, Michael Gonzalez-Harbour, Cesar Gonzalez-Perez, Vincenzo Grassi, Joel Greenyer, Gerd Groener, LarsGrunske, Yann-Gal Guhneuc, Esther Guerra, GiancarloGuizzardi, Jens Gulden, Irit Hadar, Nicolas Halbwachs,Jon Hall, Terry Halpin, Brahim Hamid, Stefan Hanen-berg, Cecile Hardebolle, Reiko Heckel, David Heise, LoicHelouet, Brian Henderson-Sellers, Frank Hermann, PeterHerrmann, Robert M. Hierons, James Hill, Petr Hnetynka,Michael Hoefling, Jennifer Horkoff, Tassilo Horn, AkosHorvath, Zhenjiang Hu, Darko Huljenic, Benjamin Hum-mel, Julio Hurtado Alegria, Heinrich Hussmann, MartaIndulska, Ludovico Iovino, Clemente Izurieta, Paul Johan-nesson, Jan Juerjens, Gerd Kainz, Florian Kammueller,Gerti Kappel, Amela Karahasanovic, Gabor Karsai, Jr-gen Kazmeier, Steven Kelly, Ali Hanzala Khan, Dae-KyooKim, Marite Kirikova, Jacques Klein, Dimitrios Kolovos,Dimitris Kolovos, Barbara Knig, Christian Koot, ElenaKornyshova, Agnes Koschmider, Piotr Kosiuczenko, FrankAlexander Kraemer, Hans-Jrg Kreowski, Hillel Kugler,Mirco Kuhlmann, Cesar Kunz, Ivan Kurtev, Marcel Kyas,Marcello La Rosa, Rgine Laleau, Patrick Lam, Leen

    Lambers, Ralf Lmmel, Ivan Lanese, Philip Langer, KevinLano, Peter Gorm Larsen, Herv Leblanc, Edward A. Lee,Elizabeth Leonard, Tihamer Levendovszky, Xiaoshan Li,Sotirios Liaskos, Hui Liu, Yan Liu, Seng Wai Loke, RobertoLopez, Levi Lucio, Ivan Lukovic, Mass Soldal Lund, Ange-lika Mader, Frdric Mallet, Nariman Mani, Shahar Maoz,Dan Matheson, Jos Norberto Mazn, Julio Luis Medina,Stephen Mellor, Jan Mendling, Mercedes G. Merayo, EricMercer, Marjan Mernik, Jose Javier Merseguer, StephanMerz, Marius Mikucionis, Dragan Milicev, Mark Minas,Parastoo Mohagheghi, Daniel Moldt, Pedro Molina, BirgerMller-Pedersen, Lionel Montrieux, Brice Morin, SebastienMosser, Sbastien Mosser, Pieter Mosterman, Jean-MarieMottu, Laurent Mounier, Chokri Mraidha, Henry Muccini,Gunter Mussbacher, Bela Mutschler, Sebastian Nanz, TahirNaseer, Nan Niu, Selmin Nurcan, Ileana Ober, AndreasOberweis, Aida Omerovic, Fernando Orejas, Barbara Paech,Richard Paige, Lars Pareto, Liliana Pasquale, Oscar Pas-tor, Fabio Patern, Patrizio Pelliccione, Xin Peng, GntherPernul, Robert Pettit, Rolf-Helge Pfeiffer, David Pichardie,Jorge Pinna Puissant, Andreas Pleuss, Fiona Polack, DamienPollet, Wolfgang Pree, Christian Prehofer, Jolyta Ralyt, Ist-van Rath, Mickael Raulet, Ruth Raventos, Jan Recker, Man-fred Reichert, Wolfgang Reif, Hajo A. Reijers, Iris Reinhartz-Berger, Wolfgang Reisig, Guizzardi Renata, Arend Rensink,Stefani Rinderle-Ma, Matteo Risoldi, Ella Roubtsova, NehaRungta, Mehrdad Sabetzadeh, Kai Sachs, Shazia Sadiq,Gwen Salaun, Rick Salay, Jess Snchez Cuadrado, CesarSanchez, Jesus Snchez-Cuadrado, Markus Scheidgen, Ans-gar Scherp, Klaus Schmid, Rainer Schmidt, Jean-Guy Schnei-der, Kurt Schneider, Michael Schrefl, Dennis Schunse-laar, Andy Schrr, Martina Seidl, Bran Selic, Gehan M.K. Selim, Sandeep Shukla, Darius Silingas, Devon Sim-monds, Mathias Soeken, Bjornar Solhaug, Hui Song, PaolaSpoletini, Stefan Stecker, Alin Stefanescu, Martin Steffen,Friedrich Steimann, Perdita Stevens, Arnon Sturm, JrnGuy S, Eugene Syriani, Gabriele Taentzer, Robert Tairas,Bedir Tekinerdogan, Daniel Thoma, Thomas Thuem, Mas-simo Tisi, Andreas Tolk, Richard Trefler, Helen Eleri Tre-harne, Javier Troya, Salvador Trujillo, Sara Tucci, ThienTun, Sabrina Uhrig, Mark van den Brand, Wil M. P. vander Aalst, Pieter Van Gorp, Dniel Varr, Gergely Varr,Cristina Vicente-Chicote, Andrs Vignaga, Giusseppe Vis-saggio, Thomas Vogel, Philip Wadler, Dennis Wagelaar,Gabriel Wainer, Andrzej Wasowski, Thomas Weiler, DavidWeiss, Michael Whalen, Jules White, James Williams, EdWillink, Manuel Wimmer, Karsten Wolf, Sune Wolff, Lau-rent Wouters, Yingfei Xiong, Yijun Yu, Tao Yue, Uwe Zdun,Tian Zhang, Yongjie Zheng, Steffen Zschaler, and Moham-mad Zulkernine.

    The journals reputation and quality is a direct result of theoutstanding support provided by authors, reviewers, editors,and the publishing staff. The editors-in-chief, are committed

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    to ensuring that the journal continues to play an important rolein the dissemination of knowledge in the software-based sys-tem modeling community. Finally, we thank you, the reader,for your support of SoSyM. Please do not hesitate to contactus with your comments about the journal.

    We are always interested in suggestions for furtherimprovement, new ideas and modeling related topics thatthe journal can additionally serve.

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