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International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos

The International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos is widely regarded as the leading journal in the exciting field of chaos and nonlinear science. Represented by an international editorial board comprising eighty top researchers from a wide variety of disciplines, it is setting the standard in scientific and production quality. The journal has been highly acclaimed by the scientific community around the world, and has featured many important papers by leading researchers from various fields. The discipline of chaos has created a universal paradigm, a scientific parlance, and a mathematical tool for grappling with nonlinear phenomena. In every field of applied sciences (astronomy, atmospheric sciences, biology, chemistry, economics, geophysics, life and medical sciences, physics, social sciences, ecology, etc.) and engineering (aerospace, chemical, electronic, civil, computer, information, mechanical, software, telecommunication, etc.), the local and global manifestations of Chaos and Bifurcation have burst forth in an unprecedented universality, linking scientists heretofore unfamiliar with one another's fields, and offering an opportunity to reshape our grasp of reality. The primary objective of this journal is to provide a single forum for this multidisciplinary discipline — a forum specifically designed for an interdisciplinary audience, a forum accessible and affordable to all. Real-world problems and applications will be emphasized. Our goal is to bring together, in one periodical, papers of the highest quality and greatest importance on every aspect of nonlinear dynamics, phenomena, modeling, complexity, and particularly bifurcation and chaos, thereby providing a focus and catalyst for the timely dissemination and cross-fertilization of new ideas, principles, methodologies and techniques across a broad interdisciplinary front. The scope of this journal encompasses experimental, computational, and theoretical aspects of bifurcations, chaos and complexity, as well as closely-related nonlinear dynamics, fractals, cellular and nonlinear dynamical networks of biological, economic, engineering, fluid dynamic, neural, physical, social, and other complex systems. This broad but focused coverage includes, but is not restricted to, those areas of expertise provided by the members of the editorial board, whose composition will evolve continuously in order to respond to emerging new areas and directions in nonlinear science and engineering. The philosophy and policy of this journal, as well as its commitment to readability and clarity, were articulated in an Editorial in the first issue (vol. 1, no. 1, 1991) and are posted on the website of the journal.

Chaos, Nonlinear Dynamics