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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.


Peer reviewed articles, including:

Original Articles: Experimental research, theoretical studies, case studies, or other scholarly papers that advance the theory and practice of system safety
Review Articles: Papers reviewing and analyzing an existing body of scholarly literature relevant to system safety, often with a focus on improving application of existing theories


This section covers other content that may be of interest to JSS readers. Suggestions may be submitted t the editor:

  • System Safety In the News: Short news stories of interest to a system safety audience.
  • Other: ISSS society events or chapter news

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