Journal of Open Source Software¶
The Journal of Open Source Software (JOSS) is a developer friendly journal for research software packages.
JOSS is 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, a CrossRef DOI is created and we list your paper 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
- This paper in Computing in Science and Engineering introducing JOSS
- This 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 take a look at 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.
- Submitting a paper to JOSS
- The JOSS review process
- Review criteria
- The JOSS paper
- Review items
- Other considerations