RofASSS rapidly publishes comments in a citable format. It aims to promote academic discussion on all aspects of social simulation

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)
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  • On twitter at: @RofASSS
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  • By email – use the widget at the top of the content bar to get email notifications (use the same widget to stop following)


The 6 most viewed responses to the JASSS Covid19 position paper (in chronological order):

For the complete list of these contributions see the JASSS-Covid19-Thread

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 to that site or list.  For more information about submission and suggestions for things to submit, see the submission page.

Advantages of Submitting to RofASSS

  • Rapid publication – often submissions get published within 48 hours
  • Wide dissemination – over 1000 readers are subscribed to RofASSS content via a variety of methods
  • Citable – contributions are in a format that can be (and are) cited in other people’s papers
  • 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 on it
  • 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, including: 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.

For more about RofASSS see the About page.

For discussion about social simulation research