Collective Dynamics

A multidisciplinary journal for pedestrian dynamics, vehicular traffic and other systems of self-driven particles. Published by the Forschungszentrum Jülich/Research Center Jülich.

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Collective Dynamics


Focus & Scope


Collective Dynamics focuses on research in the field of pedestrian dynamics, crowds, vehicular traffic, and other systems of self-driven particles, such as molecular motors, animal groups, or agents. The journal is a forum for all scientists working on fundamental (empirical as well as theoretical) research or concrete applications. Articles should be written in a way that makes them accessible to a wide range of scientific disciplines.

As a peer-reviewed journal, Collective Dynamics publishes scientific papers that should reflect original, previously unpublished work, but may also report on systematic reviews of published research and other pedagogical articles (e.g. lecture notes).



Open Access Policies


This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Authors contributing to Collective Dynamics agree to publish their articles under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

This license allows to:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material

for any purpose, even commercially. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Authors retain copyright of their work. They are permitted and encouraged to post items submitted to Collective Dynamics on personal or institutional websites and repositories, prior to and after publication (while providing the bibliographic details of that publication).





More than one article might exist for a large-scale research facility because equipment and setup change over time. These articles have the same DOI prefix but different suffixes. The prefix represents the research facility and the suffixes reflect the version. The DOI of the original article has no suffix; subsequent versions have a serial number as suffix. For instance, the original article describing a large-scale research facility has the assigned DOI 10.9999/example-doi; the subsequent versions maintain this prefix and have the DOIs 10.9999/example-doi-1, 10.9999/example-doi-2, 10.9999/example-doi-3 etcetera. It is, moreover, possible to update an article with smaller changes, e.g., by changing the contact data, while retaining the DOI. To obtain the correct DOI prefix, please refer to the previous versions and DOIs of the article in the "Comments for the Editor".



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Editorial Team


  1. Andreas Schadschneider, Institut für Theoretische Physik Universität zu Köln
  2. Armin Seyfried, Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany


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