Papers We Love is a community built around reading, discussing and learning more about academic computer science papers. This repository serves as a directory of some of the best papers the community can find, bringing together documents scattered across the web.
Due to licenses we cannot always host the papers themselves (when we do, you will see a emoji next to its title in the directory README) but we can provide links to their locations.
If you enjoy the papers, perhaps stop by a local chapter meetup and join in on the vibrant discussions around them.
Here are our official chapters. Let us know if you are interested in starting one in your city!
- New York City
- San Francisco || Meetup list
- Los Angeles
- St. Louis
- Washington, DC
All of our meetups follow our Code of Conduct.
Search this Repo!
We're looking for pull requests related to papers we should add, better organization of the papers we do have, and/or links to other paper-repos we should point to.
Other Good Places to Discuss Papers
Other Good Places to Find Papers
- Bell System Technical Journal, 1922-1983
- Best Paper Awards in Computer Science
- Google Scholar (choose a subcategory)
- Microsoft Research
- Functional Programming Books Review
- MIT's Artificial Intelligence Lab Publications
- MIT's Distributed System's Reading Group
- arXiv Paper Repository
- Services Engineering Reading List
- Readings in Distributed Systems
- Gradual Typing Bibliography
- Security Data Science Papers
- Research Papers from Robert Harper, Carnegie Mellon University
- Lobste.rs tagged as PDF
Please check out our wiki-page for links to blogs, books, exchanges that are worth a good read.
How To Read a Paper
Reading a paper is not the same as reading a blogpost or a novel. Here are a few handy resources to help you get started.
- How to read an academic article
- Advice on reading academic papers
- How to read and understand a scientific paper
We have a few guidelines in place to keep the repo clean and easy to navigate. We recommend that you follow these conventions in your pull-request for a speedy merge. Note that every pull request we receive must have Two-Thumbs-Up minimum from PWL organizers/collaborators to be merged.
Follow the group's ethos
We want to help bring academic research closer to practitioners and we strive to:
- Keep the quality of papers listed high: Books, blogposts, and/or reference pdfs don't go through the same review process that academic papers do and we won't add them to this repo.
- Help people understand why a paper is important: We ask that you include with your commit an update to the directory README with a short justification of why you love this paper (for example: A paper might be interesting because it spawned a new domain, it was exceptionally well-written, or perhaps it was completely wrong about something.)
Respect content licenses
- We will only merge pull requests that contain research papers that allow digital distribution. Papers whose copyright prohibits redistribution will not be accepted; for example license 1 from the ACM digital library.
- We encourage papers that do not allow digital distribution to be added to a README in the appropriate subject's folder. For example, the distributed systems README.
Follow our naming convention
- Directory names are undercased and separated by underscores (example: artificial_intelligence)
- Paper names are undercased and separated by dashes (example: out-of-the-tar-pit.pdf). Use the full title when possible.
The name "Papers We Love" and the logos for the organization are copyrighted, and under the ownership of Papers We Love NYC, all rights reserved. When starting a chapter, please review our guidelines and ask us about using the logo.