Journal of Open Source Software
The Journal of Open Source Software (JOSS) is a developer friendly journal for research software packages.
JOSS is an academic journal (ISSN 2475-9066) with a formal peer-review process that is designed to improve the quality of the software submitted. Upon acceptance into JOSS, we mint a CrossRef DOI for your paper and we list it on the JOSS website.
About this site
This site contains documentation for authors interested in submitting to JOSS, reviewers who have generously volunteered their time to review submissions, and editors who manage the JOSS editorial process.
If you're interested in learning more about JOSS, you might want to read:
- Our announcement blog post describing some of the motivations for starting a new journal
- The paper in Computing in Science and Engineering introducing JOSS
- The paper in PeerJ CS describing the first year of JOSS
- The about page on the main JOSS site
Submitting a paper to JOSS
If you'd like to submit a paper to JOSS, please read the author submission guidelines in the :doc:`submitting` section.
Sponsors and affiliates
JOSS is a proud affiliate of the Open Source Initiative. As such, we are committed to public support for open source software and the role OSI plays therein. In addition, Open Journals (the parent entity behind JOSS) is a NumFOCUS-sponsored project.
.. toctree:: :caption: Author and Reviewer Guides :maxdepth: 5 submitting reviewer_guidelines review_criteria review_checklist
.. toctree:: :caption: Editor Guides :maxdepth: 2 editing
.. toctree:: :caption: The Whedon Editorial Bot :maxdepth: 2 whedon
.. toctree:: :caption: Developer Guides :maxdepth: 2 installing