The Journal of Systems Thinking (JoST) (ISSN 2767-3847) published articles.
The Journal of Systems Thinking (JoST) (ISSN 2767-3847) is a rolling, online-only, open-access, free-to-publish, post publication peer-reviewed journal dedicated to basic scientific research, innovation, and public understanding in the areas of Systems Thinking (cognitive complexity), Systems Mapping (visual complexity), Systems Leadership (organizational complexity), and Systems Science (ontological complexity).
Because systems thinking is an applied science, our editorial board members are comprised of a diverse array of scholars and practitioners from the public, private and academic sectors, as well as notable faculty and advanced students of systems thinking. All hail from many disciplines with expertise in many systems approaches from across the globe. We especially encourage advanced graduate students to participate in academic publishing in the field as well as involvement in the journal.
|Derek Cabrera, Ph.D., Cornell University, Cabrera Research Lab (Editor in Chief)|
|Laura Cabrera, Ph.D., Cornell University, Cabrera Research Lab|
|Gerald Midgley, Ph.D., University of Hull, Centre for Systems Studies|
|Fran Ackermann, BA, Ph.D., FBAM, GAICD, John Curtin Distinguished Professor, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Strategy and International Business Discipline, School of Management and Marketing, Curtin Business School|
|Gabriele Bammer, Ph.D., Professor of Integration and Implementation Sciences, The Australian National University|
|Nora Bateson, President of the International Bateson Institute|
|Kelvy Bird, Co-Founder and Creative Director, Presencing Institute|
|Stefan Blachfellner, Managing Director, Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science|
|Sarah Brown, MPA, Strategy Advisor|
|Cathal MacSwiney Brugha, Ph.D., MSc, MBA, FMII, Emeritus Professor of Decision Analytics, University College Dublin President, Analytics Society of Ireland|
|Deeanna Burleson, Ph.D., LtCol (ret), Full Spectrum Solutions, Owner, Systemic Excellence Global, Co-Owner|
|Danny Burns, Professor, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK|
|Arturo Castellanos-Canales, J.S.D., Co-Founder and Creative Director at Demos Justice|
|Iffat Sabir Chaudhry, Ph.D., Al Ain University, Abu Dhabi Campus, United Arab Emirates|
|Shiang Chin, Ph.D. Candidate, Systems Engineering, Cornell University|
|Alexander N. Christakis, Ph.D., Institute for 21st Century Agoras|
|Josep M. Coll, Ph.D., Professor of Strategy, Sustainability and Innovation at EADA Business School|
|Christa Court, PhD, Assistant Professor of Regional Economics, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida-Gainesville|
|Angela M. Espinosa, Ph.D., Fellow of the British Cybernetics Society, Emeritus Fellow, Centre for Systems Studies, University of Hull|
|Thomas R. Flanagan, Ph.D., Board President of the Institute for 21st Century Agoras|
|Jeff Foote, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Department of Management, University of Otago, New Zealand|
|Ramses Fuenmayor, Ph.D., M.Sc., Universidad de Los Andes - Venezuela|
|Emily Gates, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics, & Assessment Department, Boston College|
|Catherine Hobbs, BSc (Hons) Psychology, Msc Local Governance, Ph.D. Systems Science, Independent, Visiting Fellow at Northumbria University|
|Ana Magdalena Hurtado, Ph.D., Professor, Arizona State University|
|Tadeja Jere Jakulin, Ph.D., Full Professor, University of Primorska, Faculty of Tourism Studies - TURISTICA.|
|Bryan Jenkins, BE(Hons), ME, Ph.D., MAdmin, FEIANZ, FIEAust, Adjunct Professor, University of Adelaide; President, Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand|
|Jennifer Kushner, Ed.D., Assistant Director, CALS Global, University of Wisconsin.|
|Paulina Lucio-Maymon, MPA & J.D. candidate, Juris Doctor Candidate and Public Interest Public Service Scholar at American University Washington College of Law.|
|Ignacio J. Martinez-Moyano, Ph.D., Computational Social Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory and Lecturer at The University of Chicago.|
|Janet McIntyre, Ph.D., Adjunct Associate Professor,, Flinders University|
|Anita Mirijamdotter, Ph.D., Professor of Informatics, Linnaeus University, Sweden.|
|Raquel Muñiz, J.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Law and Education Policy, Boston College.|
|Eriberta B. Nepomuceno, Ph.D., International Scientist, Director of Albay Research and Innovation Center (ARIC), Office of the Governor, Albay Farmers Bounty Village, Cabangan, Camalig Albay, Philippines.|
|Nam Nguyen, Ph.D., Director Australia and Southeast Asia, Malik Management Institute, Switzerland|
|Luis Arturo Pinzon-Salcedo, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Los Andes, Colombia|
|John Pourdehnad, Ph.D., Visiting Professor at IESE Business School Doctoral faculty, Strategic Leadership Doctorate, and Executive Education, Research and Consulting, Thomas Jefferson University|
Roberto Poli, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy of Science, UNESCO Chair in Anticipatory Systems,University of Trento
|Raghav Rajagopalan, Ph.D. (Systems Sciences), Fellow (Sumedhas), Fellow, Centre for Systems Studies, Hull; Fellow, European School of Governance, Berlin|
|César Augusto Ramirez Corzo, Ph.D., Universidad Militar Nueva Granada UMNG: Law Faculty- and Catholic University: Law Faculty.|
|Jessica Riehl, M.S., M.F.A., Visual Practitioner, Jessica Riehl Consulting, LLC.|
|Luis Gomes Sambo, MD, Ph.D., D.Litt, Dr.h.c., Specialist in Public Health Professor at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Honorary Professor at the University of Hull.|
|Shankar Sankaran, Ph.D., Professor of Organizational Project Management, University of Technology Sydney, Australia|
|Nadarajah Sriskandarajah, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala|
|Anne Stephens, MBA, PhD, BEd, BA Director, Ethos of Engagement Consulting|
|Resham Thapa-Parajuli, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Central Department of Economics, Tribhuvan University, Nepal Research Fellow, Global Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, Nepal|
|Priscilla Koo Wilkens, MPA, Cornell University|
|Susan A. Yoon, Ph.D., Professor of Education, University of Pennsylvania|
|Jae Eon Yu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Keimyung University, South Korea|
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