Special Issue on Sensitivity analysis for environmental modelling

  in Special Issue   Posted on June 3, 2020

Information for the Special Issue

Submission Deadline: Tue 01 Dec 2020
Journal Impact Factor : 4.404
Journal Name : Environmental Modelling and Software
Journal Publisher:
Website for the Special Issue: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/environmental-modelling-and-software/call-for-papers/sensitivity-analysis-for-environmental-modelling
Journal & Submission Website: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/environmental-modelling-and-software

Special Issue Call for Papers:

Scope of the Special Issue:

Sensitivity analysis is the tool to tackle the trade-off between model completeness and model interpretability, to decide what drives the model-based inference, e.g. in cases where a number of model-based inferences are similar but conditional on different assumptions, and for many other applications linked to the quality of models. Sensitivity analysis could thus be seen as the hermeneutics of mathematical modelling. The Ninth International Conference on Sensitivity Analysis of Model Output (SAMO) has been held in Barcelona (Spain) in October, 2019. Active since 1995, the SAMO conferences series tackles methods and application of sensitivity analysis in a truly interdisciplinary spirit, joining scholars and practitioners active in a myriad of discipline and application areas. Based on this conference – but open to other contributions – this special issue will promote the development, the use and the teaching of sensitivity analysis in environmental applications. The special issue also welcomes submissions on topics such as advancing to a more structured and standardized approach to verification in mathematical modelling, assessing the sensitivity of complex integrated models, and SA in support of model identifiability. 

Guest Editors:

Saman Razavi
School of Environment and Sustainability
University of Saskatchewan

Andrea Saltelli
Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT)
University of Bergen

Anthony Jakeman
Fenner School of Environment and Society
Australian National University

Qiongli Wu
Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Submission instructions:

  • Please prepare your manuscript according to the Guide for Authors online at: http://www.elsevier.com/journals/environmental-modelling-and-software/1364-8152/guide-for-authors
  • Once the manuscript is completed, please register as author and submit it on the EVISE website: https://www.evise.com/evise/jrnl/enso
  • Please select “VSI:Sensitivity analysis” from the dropdown list when you reach the step of selecting “Article Type” during the submission procedure.
  • Please refer to the “Sensitivity analysis for environmental modelling” in your cover letter.
  • Please add a footnote on the first page of your manuscript, stating it is part of a SI on “Sensitivity analysis for environmental modelling”.


Full paper submission deadline:  December 1st, 2020

Deadline for paper reviews and editorial decisions:  June 1st, 2021