Profile of modeling and simulation research published in the Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation
Le Forsonney, T
The Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation: Applications, Methodology, Technology
(c) The Author(s) 2017, SAGE
The Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation (JDMS) publishes peer-reviewed articles in modeling and simulation (M&S) in the application area of military and defense. We profile literature published in JDMS from 2012 to 2016. Over 150 contributed and special issue papers appeared in a total of 20 issues of the journal during this period. Our analysis includes the contribution of the authors and their respective universities/departments using measures such as total papers published, count of unique authors in an institution, and authors with the most number of publications; it recognizes the geographical diversity of the authors’ affiliations by presenting country-specific data. The analysis takes into account the contribution made by researchers, practitioners and military personnel and their relative seniority. We identify the most cited papers and present an aggregate analysis of contribution by research field. We also identify the top funding sources that are acknowledged by the authors. Our findings show the predominance of US in research related to defense M&S. This includes the US-based affiliation of a significant proportion of JDMS authors and the concentration of US-specific bodies that fund defense-related research.
We acknowledge the funding received from the University of Exeter Business School (Behavior, Identity and Decision Research Cluster) which enabled the data collection work.
This is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from SAGE Publications via the DOI in this record.
First Published October 30, 2017