Abstract for: How to Write a Good SD Paper

Too often, submissions to the System Dynamics Review reflect considerable hard work that has missed one or more of the basics of doing good research and describing it adequately, such that the reviewers say "do it all over". The workshop supplies preventive measures: It examines all the phases of conceptualizing, executing and writing up research. For each phase, the workshop uses discussion of examples, metrics, test questions and "sure signs of an effort in trouble" to allow the author to detect and correct the big flaws well before submission. "War stories" supplement the brutally simple guidelines.