Information for Authors

1. Deadlines and Timeline

JDS follows a timetable that has three fixed submission deadlines, following the review process timeline shown here.

2. Paper Template

Submission and camera-ready papers follow the JDS paper template, which includes a cover page that is tailored to communicating research results across a broad community.

3. Author Feedback

Authors have the opportunity to impact the review process by providing feedback on the technical contentent and quality of the reviews. This introduces a dialogue between authors and reviewers that has become a standard part of many conferences.

4. Diversity and Inclusion

JDS is committed to the promotion of diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the journal, throughout the reviewing process to the published content, with the involvement of a broad community of researchers.

5. Copyright and open access

Authors retain copyright of their papers, which are freely accessible to everyone. Publishing in JDS is free for authors if their institution participates in the ACM open access initiative, which includes an increasing number of academic and industry institutions. JDS is committed to helping to offset author fees for authors from non-participating institutions. Details on ACM open access policies are available here.

6. ACM Author instructions

All submissions to JDS need to follow the ACM author guidelines, in addition to the guidelines described for JDS.

7. Submission Website

The CMT system, used by leading conferences, is used for submission of papers and management of reviews.