The Proceedings of the JuliaCon Conferences is an open-access journal published in cooperation with the the Open Journals.
The technical infrastructure of the JuliaCon proceedings are currently being overhauled. We will not be able to accept new submissions until the end of February 2024.
We thank you for your understanding, and hope to see your submission then.
The Proceedings of the JuliaCon Conferences (JCON) is an academic journal (ISSN 2642-4029) with a formal peer review process that is designed to improve the quality of the software submitted. Upon acceptance into JCON, a Crossref DOI is minted and we list your paper on the JCON website.
Perhaps, and in a perfect world we'd rather papers about software weren't necessary but we recognize that for most researchers, papers and not software are the currency of academic research and that citations are required for a good career.
We built this journal because we believe that after you've done the hard work of writing great software, it shouldn't take weeks and months to write a paper about your work.
We have a simple submission workflow and an accessible author's guide to help you prepare your submission. As further guidance, there is the extensive JOSS documentation. If your software is already well documented then paper preparation should take no more than an hour.
Not all papers are eligible to be published in the JuliaCon proceedings. Submissions must be related to JuliaCon contributions such as talks, posters, or similar. Generally, this journal will accept two different kinds of submissions:
Authors wishing to make a pre-submission enquiry should open an issue on the JCON repository.
Ph.D. student at MIT in Mathematics
PostDoc in theoretical physics researching quantum critical phenomena in metals at the University of Cologne
Postdoctoral researcher in mathematical optimization, Zuse Institute Berlin
Ph.D Student at the JuliaLab at MIT.
Not a Julia Conference person (just testing)
Although spaces may feel informal at times, we want to remind authors and reviewers (and anyone else) that this is a professional space. As such, the JCON community adheres to a code of conduct adapted from the Contributor Covenant code of conduct.
Authors and reviewers will be required to confirm they have read our code of conduct, and are expected to adhere to it in all JCON spaces and associated interactions.
We also want to remind authors and reviewers (and anyone else) that we expect and require ethical behavior. Some examples are:
Any potentially unethical behavior should be brought to the attention of the JCON staff. See Contacting JCON.
The JCON Editors will track any concerns and respond to the submitter with a resolution, which will range from doing nothing if the editors disagree about the issue to withdrawing papers and notifying authors' institutions.
Proceedings of the JuliaCon Conferences is an open access journal committed to running at minimal costs, with zero publication fees (article processing charges) or subscription fees.
Under the NumFOCUS nonprofit umbrella, JCON is now eligible to seek grants for sustaining its future. With an entirely volunteer team, JCON is seeking to sustain its operations via donations and grants, keeping its low cost of operation and free service for authors.
In the spirit of transparency, below is an outline of our current running costs:
Assuming a publication rate of 200 papers per year this works out at ~$4.75 per paper ((19*12) + 200 + 275 + 250) / 200.
A more detailed analysis of our running costs is available on our blog.
JOSS has an experimental collaboration with AAS publishing where authors submitting to one of the AAS journals can also publish a companion software paper in JOSS, thereby receviving a review of their software. For this service, JOSS receives a small donation from AAS publishing. In 2019, JOSS received $200 as a result of this collaboration.
JCON is an open access journal. Copyright of JCON papers is retained by submitting authors and accepted papers are subject to a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Any code snippets included in JCON papers are subject to the MIT license regardless of the license of the submitted software package under review..
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