The Journal of Open Research Software (JORS) features peer reviewed Software Metapapers describing research software with high reuse potential. We are working with a number of specialist and institutional repositories to ensure that the associated software is professionally archived, preserved, and is openly available. Equally importantly, the software and the papers will be citable, and reuse will be tracked.
JORS also publishes full-length research papers that cover different aspects of creating, maintaining and evaluating open source research software. The aim of the section is to promote the dissemination of best practice and experience related to the development and maintenance of reusable, sustainable research software.
We will be publishing a special collection of extended versions of WSSSPE4 accepted submissions, published as "Issues in Research Software" track papers. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by members of the WSSSPE community.
The deadline for submissions is July 31st. Please click "Start Submission" at the top of our website to submit.
Submission format: Articles should be no longer than 8000 words (about 12 pages, including figures and references), though they do not have to be this long. There is no template for submission. Please structure the article as you see fit, with no more than three-level headings, and include an abstract. Display items (figures, tables, etc.) are encouraged. Please use the Vancouver (numbered) system of references. Please submit in PDF, DOC or ODT. We can accommodate LaTeX submissions, but you will need to provide the complete .tex package upon acceptance.
Article Processing Charge: If your paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee of £300 to cover publication costs. This fee can normally be sourced from your funder or institution, and we recommend approaching them about this at the time of submission.
APC Waivers: You will be able to pay any amount from nothing to full charge, as we recognise that not all authors have access to funding, and we do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work. The editor and peer reviewers of the journal will not know what amount (if any) you have paid, and this will in no way influence whether your article is published or not.
Posted on 14 Jun 2017More Announcements