J.UCS Pre-publishing Policy
J.UCS is an open access journal without submission, publication or access charges. Since the financing of the journal depends on the citation values, access and download numbers, it is mandatory that the full text of articles published in J.UCS is only available from the J.UCS site. For this reason, pre-publishing of articles which are submitted to J.UCS on such sites as for example ArXiv is not allowed.
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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").
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 authors and members of our editorial board for making this important increase possible.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)All articles and issues including Volume 18, have been assigned a digital object identifier.
In 2008, a significant new addition to the J.UCS publishing system was made: each published article and issue has been assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) which can be found above the abstracts. We thankfully acknowledge the support and help of the staff of the library of the Graz University of Technology for accomplishing the gargantuan task of registering all published papers.
New folder available (April 2013): You are cordially invited to download a new information folder about J.UCS which you can freely distribute.
We are convinced that open access has made J.UCS a very attractive journal: a high-quality, peer-reviewed journal published in an electronic edition and annually in printed form. (The latter will still have to be paid for since the printing costs and postage must be covered by the sale.)
J.UCS would like to thank external reviewers for their support and help with the evaluation of submissions to our journal.
J.UCS accepts submission from all areas of computer science. The submitted article must be an original contribution and may not be submitted to or already have been published in another journal. Furthermore, the article has to be a self-contained entity, i.e. the paper can be understood without knowledge of any previous articles published in J.UCS or elsewhere.
Submissions will only be dealt with if
The copyright transfer statement can be downloaded from http://www.jucs.org/ujs/jucs/info/submissions/copyright.html.
The submission is sent to the members of the J.UCS editorial board. If at least three reviewers sign up for a review of the paper, the submission is admitted to the evaluation process. The authors are notified about the status of their submission within approximately 4 weeks. If we fail to find the required number of reviewers, the authors are notified and can submit their paper to another journal of their choice after the notification.
Archive edition 2010The printed annual archive edition of J.UCS, Volume 16, 2010, ISBN ISBN 978-3-85125-159-3, is available for purchase. To order this volume or the 2008 archive edition, please contact the editor-in-chief, Narayanan Kulathuramaiyer, at email@example.com.
J.UCS congratulates one of its founding fathers and Managing Editor through the last 17 years, Hermann Maurer, to his 70th birthday!
In Memoriam Sheng Yu (1950-2012)
The editors-in-chief are deeply saddened to announce the passing away of Professor Sheng Yu, a supportive member of the J.UCS editorial board. Read Arto Salomaa's obituary.