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Journal of Grey System

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Editorial Board

Professor Sifeng Liu – Editor-in-Chief
Director of the Institute for Grey Systems Studies and a Distinguished Professor of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, P. R. China
Email: sfliu@nuaa.edy.cn

Dr. Liangyan Tao – Editorial Assistant
Professor Chaoqing Yuan – Director of the Editorial Office

Founding Editor
Professor Julong Deng – (in memorium)

Associate Editors
Professor Yingjie Yang – Institute of Artificial Intelligence De Montfort University, UK
Professor Jeffrey Forrest – Mathematics Department, Slippery Rock University, USA
Professor Dash Wu – RiskLab, University of Toronto, Canada
Professor Xuerui Tan – The First Affiliated Hospital of the Medical College, Shantou University, P. R. China

Prof. Qun Lin – Honorary Editor – Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Academy of Math. & Syst. Science, CAS, P.R. China

International Editorial Advisory Board

Prof. Emil Scarlat – Bucharest University of Economics Romania

Prof. Jose L. Salmeron – University Pablo de Olavide, Spain

Prof. David Mba – De Montfort University, UK

Prof. Alan Pearman – Leeds University, UK

Prof. David L. Olson – University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

Prof. J. Paulo Davim – University of Aveiro, Portugal

Prof. Ahmed Mehaoua – University of Paris Descartes, France

Prof. Edmundas K. Zavadskas – Vilnius Gediminas Technical U., Lithuania

Dr. Stefano Alvisi – University of Ferrara, Italy

Prof. Ewa Więcek-Janka – Poznan University of Technology, Poland

Dr. Angelika Ning – Universität Würzburg, Germany

Dr. Guo-Dong Li – Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

Dr. Patrick Siqueira da Rocha – Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso, Brazil

Prof. Diyar Akay – Gazi University, Turkey

Prof. Vipul Jain – Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India

Prof. Zhengyu Song – China Aerospace Sci &Tech Corp, P.R. China

Prof. Cheng-Hsiung Hsieh – Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan

Prof. Der-Chiang Li – National Chen Kung University, Taiwan

Prof. Naiming Xie – Nanjing U. of Aero. and Astro., P.R.China

Prof. Zhengpeng Wu – Communication U. of China, P.R.China

Prof. Guoping Wu – China University of Geosciences, P.R.China

Dr. Zhengxin Wang – Zhejiang U. of Finance and Economics, P.R.China

Prof. Wei Chen – Nanjing Audit University, P.R.China

Prof. Benhai Guo – Jiangsu University, P.R.China

Prof. Kejia Chen – FuzhouUniversity, P.R.China

Prof. Bo Zeng – Chongqing T. and B. U., P.R.China

Dr. Wuyong Qian – Jiangnan University, P.R.China

Prof. Zaiwu Gong – Nanjing U. of Information S. & T., P.R.China

Prof. Lizhi Cui – Anhui University of Technology, P.R.China

Prof. Chuanmin Mi – Nanjing U. of Aero. and Astro., P.R.China

Prof. Qiaoxing Li – Guizhou University, P.R.China

Prof. Hong Liu – Fuzhou University, P.R.China

Prof. Yuhong Wang – Jiangnan University, P.R.China

Prof. Miao Ma – Shanxi Normal University, P.R.China

Prof. Qiuping Wang – Xi’an University of Technology, P.R.China

Prof. Shuhua Mao – Wuhan University of Technology, P.R.China

Prof. Lirong Jian – Nanjing U. of Aero. and Astro., P.R.China

Prof. Yuan Liu – Zhejiang Normal University, P.R.China

Prof. Lizhong Duan – Beijing U. of Chinese Medicine, P.R.China

Prof. Jianzhong Xu – Harbin Engineering University, P.R.China

Prof. Ruilin Guo – Anyang Institute of Technology, P.R.China

Prof. Yunxian Hou – China Agricultural University, P.R.China

Prof. Xican Li – Shandong Agricultural University, P.R.China

Prof. Fenyi Dong – Henan Agricultural University, P.R.China

Prof. Shiquan Jiang – Tongling University, P.R.China

Dr. Yingsai Cao – Jiangnan University, P.R.China

Instructions to authors for manuscripts submission


Articles submitted to the journal should not have been published before in their current or substantially similar form, or be under consideration for publication with another journal. Use this in conjunction with the points below about references, before submission i.e. always attribute clearly using either indented text or quote marks. Authors submitting articles for publication warrant that the work is not an infringement of any existing copyright and will indemnify the publisher against any breach of such warranty. For ease of dissemination and to ensure proper policing of use, papers and contributions become the legal copyright of the publisher unless otherwise agreed.

Review process

Each paper is reviewed by the editor and, if it is judged suitable for this publication, it is then sent to at least two independent referees for double blind peer review. Based on their recommendation, as well as consultation between relevant Editorial Board members, the editor then decides whether the paper should be accepted as is, revised or rejected.

Permissions Prior to article submission, authors should clear permission to use any content that has not been created by them. Failure to do so may lead to lengthy delays in publication. JGS is unable to publish any article which has permissions pending.

Final submission Before submitting, authors should check their submission for completeness. Authors should note that proofs are not supplied prior to publication. The manuscript will be considered to be the definitive version of the article. The author must ensure that it is complete, grammatically correct and without spelling or typographical errors.

Manuscript requirements

Please prepare your manuscript before submission, using the following guidelines:

  • Format: All files should be submitted as a Word document;
  • Article Length: Articles should be between 8 and 12 pages in length unless agreed by the editor.
  • Article Title: A title shouldn’t be more than ten words.
  • Abstract: An abstract is a succinct summary of a longer piece of work. Its purpose is to act as a reference tool (for example in a library abstracting service), enabling the reader to decide whether or not to read the full text. Abstracts should contain no more than 200 words. Write concisely and clearly. There are four elements, such as purpose, methodology or approach, findings and originality or value, should be included in abstract. The abstract should reflect only what appears in the original paper.
  • Keywords: Please provide 3-8 keywords which encapsulate the principal topics of the paper.
  • Classification: Categorize your paper under one of the following classifications: Research paper, Technical paper, Literature review, Book review, CFPs or reports of relevant conferences.
  • Headings: Headings must be concise, with a clear indication of the distinction between the hierarchy of headings. The first level headings should be presented in bold format and subsequent sub-headings to be presented in medium italics.
  • Figures/Tables: All Figures/Tables should be of high quality, legible and numbered consecutively with arabic numerals.
  • References: References must be identified in the text by consecutive numbers, enclosed in square brackets and listed at the end of the article. Unpublished data or private communications should not be included in the references.



Manuscripts and correspondence on editorial matters should be addressed The Editorial Office of the Journal Dr. Liangyan Tao. E-mail: jgs1982@126.com Or by post to the Institute for Grey Systems Studies, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 29 Jiangjun Avenue, Nanjing 211106, P. R. China


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