The Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation
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The Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation

Applications, Methodology, Technology

Editor-in-Chief
European Editor
Axel Lehmann Universitdt der Bundeswehr Munchen, Germany
Asia-Pacific Editor
Tag Gon Kim KAIST, Korea
Senior Advisor
Wendell H. Lunceford Jr. U.S.Army Model and Simulation Office, USA
Editor Emeritus and Editorial Advisor
Bernard P Zeigler University of Arizona, USA


eISSN: 1557380X | ISSN: 15485129 | Current volume: 13 | Current issue: 4 Frequency: Quarterly

JDMS: The Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation: Applications, Methodology, Technology is a quarterly refereed archival journal devoted to advancing the practice, science, and art of modeling and simulation as it relates to the military and defense.

The primary focus of the journal is to document, in a rigorous manner, technical lessons derived from practical experience. The journal also publishes work related to the advancement of defense systems modeling and simulation technology, methodology, and theory.

The journal covers all areas of the military / defense mission, maintaining a focus on the practical side of systems simulation versus pure theoretical applications.

For a complete list of current and past Special Issue Call for Papers in JDMS click here

PLEASE NOTE:

An institutional subscription to the Journal of Defense Modeling & Simulation includes its sister journal SIMULATION: Transactions of the Society of Modeling & Simulation International. Individual subscribers must purchase each journal separately.

Subscription includes both JDMS: Journal of Defense Modeling & Simulation and SIMULATION. Subscribers benefit from 16 issues of essential simulation information from the leading society in modeling and simulation: Society for Modeling and Simulation International.

The Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation: Applications, Methodology, Technology (JDMS) is a quarterly refereed archival journal devoted to advancing the practice, science, and art of modeling and simulation as it relates to the military and defense.

The primary focus of the journal is to document, in a rigorous manner, technical lessons derived from practical experience. The journal also publishes work related to the advancement of defense systems modeling and simulation technology, methodology, and theory. It covers all areas of the military/defense mission, maintaining a focus on the practical side of systems simulation versus pure theoretical applications.

The journal seeks contributions that provide in-depth descriptions of applications of modeling and simulation to defense systems and developments of new simulation-based military technologies.

Methodologies and theories that demonstrate achieved, or potential, significant improvements in defense modeling and simulation practice are also welcome. Submissions will be judged for their contribution to the development of a robust and reliable knowledge base for application of validated modeling and simulation principles to defense systems.

Comprehensive review and tutorial papers that explicate topics in modeling and simulation that fall within the journal aims and scope are welcome and will be reviewed both for technical quality as well as understandability to the general reader.

The journal will be of prime interest to developers, researchers, educators, and managers who are interested in lessons learned from the experiences and conclusions documented in the articles.

Further Definitions:

Applications includes (but is not limited to): warfighting, training, test and evaluation, command and control, decision support, aerospace, peacekeeping, non-traditional missions, special operations, and homeland security.

Methodology includes (but is not limited to): simulation design techniques, scenario construction, and federation construction process.

Technology includes (but is not limited to): simulation techniques, synthetic natural environment modeling, multi-resolution techniques, time management techniques, and High Level Architecture.

Author: if your proposed article does not fall under the JDMS aims and scope, please consider submitting to our sister journal Simulation: Transactions of The Society for Modeling and Simulation International

Consulting Editors
Ana Isabel Barros The Hague, Netherlands
Howard Body Dstl, UK
Lawrence Fulton Army-Baylor University, USA
Phil Hammond Northrop Grumman, USA
Marko Hofmann University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich, Germany
Thomas W Lucas Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences, USA
Paul Roman University of Georgia
John A Sokolowski Old Dominion University, USA
Arun Sood George Mason University, USA
Andreas Tolk MITRE Corporation, USA
Associate Editors
Canicious Abeynayake DSTO, Australia
Jonathan Alt Naval Postgraduate School, USA
Paul Davis RAND, USA
Hassan B Diab American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Umut Durak DLR, Germany
Richard Gay U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Avelino Gonzalez University of Central Florida, USA
John Andrew Hamilton Jr. Ph.D Mississippi State University
Raymond R Hill Ph.D Air Force Institute of Technology, USA
Greg Hudas U.S. Army RDECOM-TARDEC, USA
Veysi Isler Middle East Technical University, Turkey
COL Robert H. Kewley U.S. Military Academy, USA
P.N. Ram Kumar Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK), India
Frank L. Lewis University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Pieter J Mosterman Ph.D The MathWorks, Inc., MA, USA
Mohammad S. Obaidat Ph.D Fordham University, USA
Tunçer Ören University of Ottawa, Canada
Ernest H Page The Mitre Corporation, USA
Michael D. Proctor Ph.D University of Central Florida, USA
Robert Siegfried aditerna GmbH, Germany
Gabriel A Wainer Carleton University, Canada
Editorial Board
Mike Bailey USMC, USA
Jerry M. Couretas Booz Hamilton, USA
Amy Henninger Institute for Defense Analyses, USA
Micheal Lilienthal US Navy, USa
S Numrich DMSO, USA
James Nutaro Oak Ridge National Laborartory, USA
Mikel D Petty University of Alabama Huntsville, USA
Larry B. Rainey Missile Defense Agency, USA
Ruth Willis Naval Research Labatory, USA
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    1. Article types
    2. Editorial Policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgments
      2.4 Funding
      2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
      2.6 Data
    3. Publishing Policies
      3.1 Publication Ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open Access and author archiving
      3.4 Permissions
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Word processing formats
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Supplementary material
      4.4 Journal layout
      4.5 Reference style
      4.6 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 How to submit your manuscript
      5.2 Title, keywords and abstracts
      5.3 Corresponding author contact details
    6. On acceptance and publication
      6.1 SAGE Production
      6.2 Access to your published article
      6.3 Online First publication
    7. Further Information

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/scs/jdms to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of JDMS  will be reviewed.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

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    1. Article types

    Whilst there is no restriction on the length of submitted manuscripts; the length of papers should ideally be between 10 and 20 pages.

    The manuscript should contain the following elements which are explained below:

    (1) cover page, (2) abstract, (3) key words, (4) text, (5) footnotes or endnotes, (6) references, (7) tables, (8) figures with captions.

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    All manuscripts submitted for publication will be critically reviewed by at least two reviewers for their relevance to journal objectives, technical quality, significance, and readability.

    As part of the submission process you will be asked to provide the names of 5 peers who could be called upon to review your manuscript. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below: 

    • The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
    • The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
    • Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted

    Please note that the Editors are not obliged to invite any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.

    2.2 Authorship

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.

    The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:

    1. Made a substantial contribution to the concept and design, acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data,
    2. Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
    3. Approved the version to be published.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.
    When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.

    Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.

     

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    2.3.1 Writing Assistance

    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communciations company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance”).
    It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    2.4 Funding

    JDMS requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    It is the policy of JDMS to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.
    Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’.

    For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations here

    2.6 Data

    SAGE acknowledges the importance of research data availability as an integral part of the research and verification process for academic journal articles.

    JDMS requests all authors submitting any primary data used in their research articles alongside their article submissions to be published in the online version of the journal, or provide detailed information in their articles on how the data can be obtained. This information should include links to third-party data repositories or detailed contact information for third-party data sources. Data available only on an author-maintained website will need to be loaded onto either the journal’s platform or a third-party platform to ensure continuing accessibility. Examples of data types include but are not limited to statistical data files, replication code, text files, audio files, images, videos, appendices, and additional charts and graphs necessary to understand the original research. [The editor(s) may consider limited embargoes on proprietary data.] The editor can also grant exceptions for data that cannot legally or ethically be released. All data submitted should comply with Institutional or Ethical Review Board requirements and applicable government regulations. For further information, please contact the editorial office at vmpate@scs.org

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    3. Publishing policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    JDMS and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    3.3 Open Access and author archiving

    JDMS offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

    3.4 Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

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    4. Preparing your manuscript

    4.1 Word processing formats

    Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files are also accepted. The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines  
    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    JDMS does not currently accept supplemental files.

    4.4 Journal layout

    JDMS conforms to the SAGE house style.  Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style.

    4.5 Reference style

    JDMS adheres to the SAGE Vancouver reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on SAGE Vancouver to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Vancouver output file here

    4.6 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

    5.1 How to submit your manuscript

    JDMS is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/scs/jdms to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne™

    5.2 Title, keywords and abstracts

    Please supply a title, short title, an abstract and keywords to accompany your article. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting the SAGE Journal Author Gateway for guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

    5.3 Corresponding author contact details

    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

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    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.

    6.2 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.3 Online First publication

    Online First allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a final journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our Online First Fact Sheet

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    7. Further Information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the JDMS editorial office as follows:

    Vicki Pate,
    Managing Editor
    vmpate@scs.org

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