RofASSS rapidly publishes comments in a citable format without fees or a paywall – it aims to promote academic discussion on all aspects of social simulation


Highlights

Three recent contributions:

For all the contributions about COVID-19, modelling and policy, see the JASSS-Covid19-Thread. For all those about prediction in complex systems see the Prediction-Thread.


How to access content

  • Here on the website:
    • Via the “CONTENT” link (also in above menu)
    • Via the various links on the content bar (either to the left or below the page depending on your device)
  • As posts on a FaceBook page: https://facebook.com/RofASSS
  • On twitter at: @RofASSS
  • Via an RSS feed: https://rofasss.org/feed/ (so you can subscribe using a reader or app)
  • By email – use the widget at the top of the content bar to get email notifications (use the same widget to stop following)

What RofASSS Publishes

Suitable material includes (but is not limited to):

  • A summary/review of a model or paper
  • An idea you have had
  • A question you would like the community to answer
  • An issue you want to bring to the attention of others

Items that have an established home elsewhere (mature papers, book reviews, conference/job announcements or simulations) should be submitted there.  For more information about submission and ideas for things to submit, see the submission page.

Advantages of Submitting to RofASSS

  • Rapid publication – submissions often get published within 48 hours
  • Wide dissemination – over 1000 readers are subscribed to RofASSS content via a variety of methods (see above)
  • Citable – contributions are in a format that can be (and are) cited in other people’s papers (for examples see here)
  • Early dissemination – suitable for getting out an idea or issue without having to write a full paper about it, so (a) there is dated proof that the idea was yours and (b) to get feedback and discussion
  • Wide range of kinds of contribution – as long as it is relevant to social simulation and promotes debate, the content can be a wide range of things: a summary of a paper, a response to a paper you have read, an interview, a question you would like answered, a challenge to others, an issue that needs raising, a report or comment from a conference,  etc.
  • Open Access – anyone with a browser can read contributions, there is no paywall
  • Permanency – we are in the process of archiving pdf versions of contributions to CERN’s Zenodo archive, so they will persist even if this website eventually closes
  • Free – we do not ask for fees of any kind; RofASSS is produced by the effort of those involved

For more about RofASSS see the About page.

For discussion about social simulation research