SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing
|SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing|
|Former name(s)||SIAM Journal on Scientific & Statistical Computing|
|Abbreviated title (ISO 4)||SIAM J. Sci. Comput.|
|Edited by||Hans Petter Langtangen|
|Publisher||Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics|
|Publication history||1980 to present|
|Frequency||once every two months|
The SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing (SISC), formerly SIAM Journal on Scientific & Statistical Computing, is a scientific journal focusing on the research articles on numerical methods and techniques for scientific computation. It is published by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). As of August 2012, Hans Petter Langtangen serves as editor-in-chief.
This journal papers address computational issues relevant to solution of scientific or engineering problems and include computational results demonstrating the effectiveness of proposed techniques. They are classified into three categories: 1) Methods and Algorithms for Scientific Computing. 2) Computational Methods in Science and Engineering. 3) Software and High-Performance Computing. The first type papers focus on theoretical analysis, provided that relevance to applications in science and engineering is demonstrated. They are supposed to contain meaningful computational results and theoretical results or strong heuristics supporting the performance of new algorithms. The second type papers pay much attention to describing novel methodologies for solving a specific problem in computational science or engineering. The information about the application to orient other computational scientists is necessary. The third type papers more concern about novel design and development of computational methods and high-quality software, parallel algorithms, high-performance computing issues, new architectures, data analysis or visualization. However, the primary focus should be on computational methods that have huge impact on scientific or engineering problems.
The modern numerical analysis can be dated back to 1947 when John von Neumann and Herman Goldstine wrote a pioneering paper, “Numerical Inverting of Matrices of High Order” (Bulletin of the AMS, Nov. 1947). This paper commonly is considered as one of the first papers to study rounding error and include discussion of what is called scientific computing nowadays. Although, from math history, numerical analysis has a longer and richer history, “modern” numerical analysis is defined by the mix of the programmable electronic computer, mathematical analysis, and the opportunity and need to solve large and complex problems in life applications. The need, such as, ballistics prediction, neutron transport, and nonsteady, multidimensional fluid dynamics pushed the development of computer and depended strongly on developments in numerical analysis and mathematical modeling.
The submission policies for SISC are pretty much high-level. Any author must submit manuscripts to SISC in electronic form with a cover letter in pdf form. In the paper, The author should specify what types of the topic they issue. There is a limit of approximately 20 journal pages. Any plagiarized article will not be accepted. Once the submitted paper was found plagiarism, the paper and author name will be listed on the specified website.
The review policies are also strict. After checking the files submitted, SIAM office will inform Editor-in-chief (EIC). EIC will briefly reviews each paper to determine if this one is appropriate for journal. If so, EIC will send it to the appropriate section editor who decides the associate editors who will review the paper carefully. During this process the author will be anonymous. Associate editors are not allowed to review papers authored by their friends, colleagues, co-workers, students or recent former students. There are 4 statuses for submitted paper: reject (RJ), in revision (V), and provisionally accepted (PA) and accepted (A). Accepted means that the paper is guaranteed to be published and just needs a little format modification. In revision is to ask authors to revise their paper but there is no guarantee that the revised paper will be accepted for publication. Again, the revised papers must be reviewed. Provisionally accepted means a paper is more likely to be accepted as long as the authors make the changes specified, but the editor may still reject.
Currently, the impact factor for SISC is around 2. This is high among the peer journals, although this journal mainly focuses on the theory and application innovation. It does not aim to apply any existed theory or algorithm but create or improve the theory. So this academic group is relatively small comparing with other association, like the cell in biology.
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T. Preusser, M. Rumpf, S. Sauter, and L. O. Schwen. 3D composite finite elements for elliptic boundary value problems with discontinuous coefficients. SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, 33(5):2115-2143, 2011.
O. Nemitz, M. B. Nielsen, M. Rumpf, and R. Whitaker. Finite element methods on very large, dynamic tubular grid encoded implicit surfaces. SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, 31(3):2258-2281, 2009.
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