About this series
SpringerBriefs in Complexity are a series of slim high-quality publications encompassing the entire spectrum of complex systems science and technology. Featuring compact volumes of 50 to 125 pages (approximately 20,000-45,000 words), Briefs are shorter than a conventional book but longer than a journal article. Thus Briefs serve as timely, concise tools for students, researchers, and professionals.
Typical texts for publication might include:
- A snapshot review of the current state of a hot or emerging field
- A concise introduction to core concepts that students must understand in order to make independent contributions
- An extended research report giving more details and discussion than is possible in a conventional journal article,
- A manual describing underlying principles and best practices for an experimental or computational technique
- An essay exploring new ideas broader topics such as science and society
Briefs allow authors to present their ideas and readers to absorb them with minimal time investment. Briefs are published as part of Springer's eBook collection, with millions of users worldwide. In addition, Briefs are available, just like books, for individual print and electronic purchase. Briefs are characterized by fast, global electronic dissemination, straightforward publishing agreements, easy-to-use manuscript preparation and formatting guidelines, and expedited production schedules. We aim for publication 8-12 weeks after acceptance.
SpringerBriefs in Complexity are an integral part of the Springer Complexity publishing program. Proposals should be sent to the responsible Springer editors or to a member of the Springer Complexity editorial and program advisory board (springer.com/complexity).