J.UCS - The Journal of Universal Computer Science - is a
high-quality electronic publication that deals with all aspects of computer
science. J.UCS has been appearing monthly since 1995 and is thus one of the
oldest electronic journals with uninterrupted publication since its foundation.
As of January 2012, J.UCS is run by a consortium consisting of nine research organisations, listed in what follows in alphabetical order:
The editorial team is headed by Dana Kaiser (email@example.com).
For more details concerning the J.UCS Consortium have a look at http://www.jucs.org/jucs_info/aims/jucs_consortium_agreement.html.
If you and your organization are interested in joining the J.UCS Consortium, please contact the Managing Editor, Christian Guetl, at Christian.Guetl@iicm.tu-graz.ac.at.
J.UCS SupportersJ.UCS acknowledges the support of Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW, "Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaf").
Board of Editors
Applications for membership in J.UCS editorial board are generally accepted on a basis of referral only.
J.UCS would like to thank external reviewers for their support and help with the evaluation of submissions to our journal.
The impact factor of J.UCS is 0.669, the 5-year impact factor 0.788 (2010). In comparison, in 2009, the impact factor of the journal was 0.488, the 5-year impact factor 0.484. We thank the authors and the members of our editorial board for making this important increase possible.
Publishing papers in J.UCS has a number of advantages compared to publications in traditional media:
There are four categories of papers in J.UCS:
(a) Research contributions: This is the rule, and the majority of papers will be in this area.
(b) Notes: Short research contributions with usually a single but interesting new idea, result or innovation.
(c) Surveys: Usually longer papers, do usually not contain any or much original research but are judged on whether they are well written and give an unbiased and complete survey of the topic at issue.
(d) Papers on J.UCS: These are papers that explain improvements or changes in J.UCS. In this case they may or may not contain novel material. They should be judged on whether they are well-written and understandable and whether the innovative features and changes in J.UCS -something one can usually try out and test- are indeed of interest to at least some parts of the J.UCS community.
After several years with an increasing number of published special issues, the editorial team has decided to change the publishing policy as of January 2010. In order to raise the impact factor of the journal, the emphasis will be made on the publication of regular submissions which have been peer-reviewed by the members of the J.UCS editorial board. A higher impact factor is imperative for further funding of the journal.
However, there is a possibility to publish a small selection of papers collected and reviewed by a guest editor in a regular issue, provided they have also been reviewed by two members of the J.UCS editorial board after the review process by the guest editor. The guest editor can also write a few words of introduction to the selected papers. If you are interested in this possibility, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
A number of special issues as well as the printed archive editions of volumes 3 to 14 are also avaible in print and can be ordered directly from our office. To do so, fill in a print-out of the order form (Pdf, Word) and fax it to H. Maurer at +43-316-873-5699. Prices are inclusive of packing and postage. Delivery time is about 2 weeks, depending on the country of destination. You will received an invoice upon delivery.
All papers published in J.UCS can be annotated - this feature makes it possible to attach comments, criticisms, cross references, links etc. to the papers. We invite all readers to indeed make use of this possibility! To annotate just click the 'Write a comment' button on the abstract page of a paper. You can now enter your comments. To read a comment, just click on the 'Read comments' button. Each time a comment has been added to a paper, the corresponding author receives an automatic notification and can thus respond to the comment, if desired.
Please notice that the annontations can be posted by all readers, hence J.UCS disclaims responsibility for the contents of the annotations.BODY <>