Additions Policy

Journal articles, monographs, chapters in edited books, audio-visual materials and dissertation/thesis bibliographic references are acceptable additions to the System Dynamics Bibliography. All of the articles from the System Dynamics Review and papers from the Society conferences are routinely included in the current bibliography. The bibliography is updated two times per year. Please only submit references that have been published.

Forthcoming materials should have the following features:

Entries should not contain abbreviations, except for vol. or no. Your name should be written as you prefer it to appear (not nickname).

The preferred language is English, but all titles will be included if they deal specifically with the fields of system dynamics and systems thinking. Transliterations of titles not in English will be appreciated.

Please provide as much information as possible. Your addition of keywords and abstracts not under copyright is especially encouraged. Below are the guidelines for entries:

Journal articles:
Author(s), title, journal name, year, volume, issue number, paging, ISSN, keywords and abstract.

Author(s), title, place of publication, publisher, year, paging, edition, ISBN(s), keywords and abstract.

Author(s), chapter title, paging (for chapter), editor(s)/author(s) of book, book title, place of publication, publisher, year, edition, ISBN(s), keywords and abstract.

Audio-visual materials:
Title, medium type (ex. Videocassette, DVD), running time, place of publication, publisher, year, number of items, content description, producer/director/narrator.

Author, title, year, paging, University/College name and city, academic department, type of thesis, keywords and abstract.

Please refer to the Chicago Manual of Style at if you need more specific direction.

Acceptable file formats include Endnote, Microsoft Excel or Word, and plain text.

Additions can be submitted to the System Dynamics Society office via email,

Or mail:

System Dynamics Society
Milne 300, University at Albany
Albany, NY 12222, USA