Aims and Scope

Journal of System Safety (JSS) is a peer reviewed scholarly journal published three times per year by the International System Safety Society (ISSS).

JSS encourages the development and dissemination of original research of system safety knowledge for the benefit of all humankind. JSS fosters the professional development of those engaged in safety activities and fosters open communication among safety professionals, academic researchers, and diverse organizations. JSS strives to advance the state of the art in the theory and practice of system safety engineering, management, and standards.

JSS seeks to advance the discipline of system safety across a wide range of application domains. Areas of study comprising the discipline of system safety and within the scope of JSS include:

  • Autonomous system safety
  • Functional Safety
  • Hazard Recognition/Risk Management
  • Human Factors/Ergonomics
  • Process Safety
  • Product Safety
  • Quantitative Risk Assessment
  • Resilience Engineering
  • Risk Analysis
  • Safety of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
  • Software Safety
  • System-Theoretic Process Analysis (STPA)

Application domains relevant to JSS include:

  • Automotive
  • Aviation / Aerospace
  • Chemical processes / Oil & gas
  • Maritime
  • Medical devices / Patient safety
  • Nuclear power
  • Space systems
  • Transportation systems
  • Weapons systems / Explosives safety

The journal has an Editorial Board composed of recognized experts from both industry and academia with significant international coverage. JSS maintains high levels of technical rigor through a peer review process overseen by the Editorial staff.