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The international journal of cybernetics, systems and management sciences

ISSN: 0368-492X

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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2017 Impact Factor: 0.980*
5-year Impact Factor (2017): 0.799*

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CiteScore 2017: 1.07
CiteScoreTracker 2018: 1.37 (Updated Monthly)


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Kybernetes is the official journal of the UNESCO recognized World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetics (WOSC), and The Cybernetics Society.

The journal is an important forum for the exchange of knowledge and information among all those who are interested in  cybernetics and systems thinking.

It is devoted to improvement in the understanding of human, social, organizational,  technological and sustainable aspects of society and their interdependencies. It encourages consideration of a range of theories, methodologies and approaches, and  their transdisciplinary links. The spirit of the journal comes from Norbert Wiener's understanding of cybernetics as "The Human Use of Human Beings." Hence, Kybernetes strives for examination and analysis, based on a systemic frame of reference, of burning issues of ecosystems, society, organizations, businesses and human behavior.

The journal addresses current areas of concern and debate whilst promoting future perspectives and developments. The complex and challenging nature of the systems under study is reflected in the published articles. These may involve not only theoretical and methodologically oriented studies, but also in-depth discussions of applications, implications and implementations.

Within its transdisciplinary framework of Cybernetics and Systems Thinking, the journal welcomes topics from all domains of human, social, and ecological sciences, including contributing to themes of sustainability, viability, and the impact of technology on human beings and society.  

To ensure relevance, academic rigor and integrity, all submitted manuscripts will be subject to an initial evaluation by the Editors and, if found suitable for further consideration, to a double-blind peer-review by independent anonymous expert reviewers. 

Kybernetes is indexed and abstracted by:

Academic Search Complete, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS Previews, Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Computer Science, Computer Science Index, Computers & Applied Sciences Complete, Current Abstracts, EI Compendex, Expanded Mathematical Reviews, dblp Computer Science Bibliography, IET Research Journals; INSPEC®, Alerting Services®, Norwegian Scientific Index, ReadCube Discover; Zentralblatt MATH

This journal is ranked by:

The Association of Business Schools' (ABS) Academic Journal Guide 2015 (the Guide), AIDEA (Italy), BFI (Denmark), Current Contents®: Engineering, Computing and Technology, COMPUMATH Citation Index®, Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, SciSearch® Science Citation Index, Scopus, The Publication Forum (Finland)



Kybernetes is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Engineering eJournals Collection. For more information, please email or visit the Emerald Engineering eJournals Collection page.

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* 2017 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2018)