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As a part of your member benefits, members receive complimentary access to INCOSE publications of the SE Journal and INSIGHT. All members of INCOSE may also purchase hard copies of INSIGHT and Journal of Systems Engineering at a discounted rate. Digital copy is provided with your membership.

Systems Engineering (SE Journal)

Systems Engineering is an international scholarly journal and a primary source of multidisciplinary information for the systems engineering and management of products and services, and processes of all types.

Accessing the Journal Online
Members can access full-text versions of papers and access PDF copies via downloads. Members must first login on the INCOSE website in order to access the online journal using this direct link:

Wiley Interscience - Systems Engineering

NOTE: You do NOT need to login on the Wiley site once you are connected. Your access credentials are provided through the linked connection.

Purchase Hardcopies of the Journal
INCOSE members can purchase hardcopy subscriptions to the Journal either during membership renewal or purchasing the Hardcopy Subscription in your member Profile Home where you can add the hardcopy subscription to your membership. 

Dr. Clifford Whitcomb

Deputy Editor
Dr. Rob Vingerhoeds

Managing Editor
Heather Hahn

Aims and Scope
The journal Systems Engineering aims to publish manuscripts on topics related to the discipline of Systems Engineering. The journal welcomes original submissions on the conceptualization, design, implementation, operation, sustainment, and recycling, reuse, and retirement of technologically enabled systems that satisfy stakeholder needs throughout the lifecycle. This includes products and services in the private sector, as well as defense and public infrastructures and socio-technical systems whose precise boundaries are often challenging to define. Systems engineers consider, among others, defining stakeholder needs and customer requirements, trading off alternatives, focusing design team creativity, developing system architecture and design, managing the system complexity over time, establishing and maintaining quality, cost, schedule, risk, and opportunity under uncertainty, manufacturing and realization, understanding performance and safety during operations, training and support, as well as recycling and disposal at the end of life. The topics systems engineers consider provides a focus for the scope of Systems Engineering including encouraging contributions studying fundamental systems science to further define the underpinnings of the discipline, the design and operation of systems and systems-of-systems; the application of systems engineering to enterprises and complex socio-technical systems; the identification, selection and development of systems engineers; as well as the operation and evolution of systems and systems-of-systems over their entire lifecycle.

Systems Engineering is included in the Web of Science, Scopus, INSPEC and Ei Compendex indices.

The Journal is published six times a year:
January, March, May, July, September, and November. 

Call for Papers
The journal is always open for paper submission. We especially encourage INCOSE members to consider publication of your work that fits the journal Aims and Scope, as you are our major stakeholders!

Manuscripts submitted to Systems Engineering should report original research that contributes significantly to the body of knowledge in the field of systems engineering that aligns with the journal’s Aims and Scope. The journal publishes papers in 4 categories. Although published page lengths are stated, these are not hard limits, they intended as guidelines.

  1. Regular papers are a novel contribution that advances the state-of-the-art as a result of original research. Regular papers are focused on empirical investigations, so authors should state the questions addressed and their context relative to prior knowledge on the subject. They should present relevant theories, justify the research design decisions, and describe the research methods to permit an evaluation of their quality. The data must support the interpretation of the results. The conclusions should explain the significance of the results and implications for advancing systems engineering research or practice. Case studies based on practice in industry are also encouraged and published under this category. They are normally 10-15 published pages in length or shorter.

  2. Communications are a response to earlier published papers, book reviews, corrigenda, interviews, or sharing of very recent emerging and important results in systems engineering. They are generally no more than 5 published pages in length.

  3. Review Papers report on a literature survey, state-of-the-art survey, tutorial, or educational topic. Authors should clearly state the purpose, scope or research questions addressed by the review. These reviews should include a critical analysis, synthesis, or evaluation of previous research to provide new perspectives, a new knowledge structure, general conclusions or overarching principles, or new research directions. Reviews should specify the type of review (systematic, meta-analytic approaches, or their variants) and include clear descriptions of the inclusion criteria, search strategies, and coding and analysis methods. Reviews should also address the quality of primary sources identified. An explanation of the significance of the insights that advance systems engineering research or practice should be provided. Reviews are normally 10-15 published pages in length or shorter.

  4. Editorials are an introduction to a published issue or statements of opinion or critical observation written by members of the editorial board or invited guest editors. An editorial is an essay of about 1,500 words that presents an opinion on an aspect of systems engineering research. The opinion should be supported by scholarly arguments, with references. Authors who wish to submit guest editorials should contact the Editor and Deputy Editor with their proposed idea. They are normally 1–2 published pages in length.

The Author Guidelines offer details about the structure and types of papers acceptable for journal consideration.

To submit a paper for consideration for publication, go to the Systems Engineering Wiley online library website, and select Contribute, then Submit a Manuscript.

Call for Reviewers
Want to become a peer reviewer for journal articles? See our Call for Reviewers. This involves creating an account on the ScholarOne ManuscriptCentral journal paper management system, which adds your name to the database of reviewers used by editors to invite reviewers to comment on manuscripts. Systems Engineering uses a single-blind review process, where editors and reviewers know the names of the authors, but the authors do not know the names of the reviewers of their paper.

Membership in INCOSE does not influence either the review or publication decision of manuscripts submitted.


Sue Blessing
Advertising Representative 
Phone: +1 201-748-6819 /


INSIGHT is the magazine of International Council on Systems Engineering. It is published four times per year.  In 1993, INSIGHT was a newsletter and contained reports by the various groups, chapters, BOD.  As the organization grew, and we had more substantive things to say INSIGHT changed  to feature theme sections dedicated to providing informative articles on the state of the art and practice in systems engineering. It also contains status and information about INCOSE's technical work programs, and events, editorials, book reviews, trends, and how-to-do articles that are pertinent to the many aspects of a systems engineer's job.

INSIGHT is now a Practitioners' Magazine published by Wiley and can be found in the: Wiley Online Library 

You must be logged in through the INCOSE Member Login in order to gain access INSIGHT this way. to these Member Only Areas:  

INCOSE INSIGHT Members-only Page 
INCOSE Members can also access issues of INSIGHT here.

Upcoming Submission Deadlines and Themes for INSIGHT


Submission Date for General Articles


March 2023

2 January 2023

Model-Based Test & Evaluation - Bill Miller

June 2023

1 April 2023

Future of Systems Engineering Agility - Rick Dove

September 2023

1 July 2023

Systems Engineering in Early Stage R&D - Ann Hodges 

December 2023

1 October 2023

Systems Engineering Research in French Universities - Herve Panetto (TBR)


To submit an article or place an advertisement, contact the Editor-in-Chief or Advertising Representative as follows:

Refer to the INCOSE Writing Resources for IP Form and guides.

William Miller
Phone: +1 908-759-7110

Jo Corbett
Advertising Representative
Phone: +1 908-514-0776

Primary point of contact, letters to the editor, publication management (including schedule, theme selection, coordination).

Paid ads, employment ads, general information

Subscriptions . Electronic subscriptions to INSIGHT are available as a member benefit to INCOSE members. Hard-copy subscriptions to INSIGHT are available for purchase by all INCOSE members for one membership year and to the public. To inquire about membership or hardcopies, contact the INCOSE Central Admin Office. If you are not a member and would like to inquire about copies, contact Wiley.

INCOSE Members Newsletter

The INCOSE Members Newsletter is published every quarter and seeks articles and news items of interest. The Newsletter is focused on happenings of interest from across the systems community. Packed with events from around the world, news from working groups, insights on the upcoming standards, and items of interest from beyond INCOSE’s borders, this quarterly newsletter adds new depth as we share the latest news in the world of systems.

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15 August

INCOSE International Symposium Recap
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Fourth Quarter –
15 December

15 November

INCOSE Year’s End & Current News






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