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:

Submitting a paper to JOSS

If you’d like to submit a paper to JOSS, please read the author submission guidelines in the Submitting a paper to JOSS 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.