Journal of Open Source Software

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Journal of Open Source Software
DisciplineSoftware engineering
Edited byArfon Smith
Publication details
FrequencyContinuous, upon acceptance
LicenseCC-BY 4.0
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4J. Open Source Softw.
OCLC no.971252162

The Journal of Open Source Software is a peer-reviewed open-access scientific journal covering open-source software from any research discipline.[1][2][3] The journal was founded in 2016 by editors Arfon Smith, Kyle Niemeyer, Dan Katz, Kevin Moerman, and Karthik Ram.[1][4] The editor-in-chief is Arfon Smith (Space Telescope Science Institute),[5] and associate editors-in-chief: Dan Foreman-Mackey, Olivia Guest, Daniel Katz, Kevin Moerman, Kyle Niemeyer, George Thiruvathukal, and Krysten Thyng (retired: Lorena A. Barba). The journal is a sponsored project of NumFOCUS and an affiliate of the Open Source Initiative.[6] The journal uses GitHub as publishing platform.[7]

The journal was established in May 2016 and in its first year published 111 articles, with more than 40 additional articles under review.[1] They reported approximately 1200 published articles in March 2021.[8]

The journal has been discussed in several peer-reviewed papers which describe its publishing model and its effectiveness.[1][9]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in the Astrophysics Data System and in the DBLP computer science bibliography online database.


  1. ^ a b c d Smith, Arfon M.; Niemeyer, Kyle E.; Katz, Daniel S.; Barba, Lorena A.; Githinji, George; Gymrek, Melissa; Huff, Kathryn D.; Madan, Christopher R.; Cabunoc Mayes, Abigail; Moerman, Kevin M.; Prins, Pjotr; Ram, Karthik; Rokem, Ariel; Teal, Tracy K.; Valls Guimera, Roman; Vanderplas, Jacob T. (2018). "Journal of Open Source Software (JOSS): design and first-year review". PeerJ Computer Science. 4: e147. doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.147. ISSN 2376-5992. PMC 7340488. PMID 32704456.
  2. ^ Boehmke, Bradley C.; Hazen, Benjamin T. (21 February 2017). "The Future of Supply Chain Information Systems: The Open Source Ecosystem". Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management. 18 (2): 163–168. doi:10.1007/s40171-017-0152-x. S2CID 168774982.
  3. ^ Hwang, Lorraine; Fish, Allison; Soito, Laura; Smith, MacKenzie; Kellogg, Louise H. (November 2017). "Software and the Scientist: Coding and Citation Practices in Geodynamics". Earth and Space Science. 4 (11): 670–680. Bibcode:2017E&SS....4..670H. doi:10.1002/2016EA000225.
  4. ^ Moore, Madison (9 May 2016). "Journal of Open Source Software helps researchers write and publish papers on software - SD Times". SD Times.
  5. ^ Singh Chawla, Dalmeet (5 February 2018). "Open Source Software Deleted? A Code Archive Could Help". Undark. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  6. ^ Perkel, Jeffrey (4 April 2017). "TechBlog: JOSS gives computational scientists their academic due". Naturejobs Blog. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  7. ^ Rougier, Nicolas P.; Hinsen, Konrad; Alexandre, Frédéric; Arildsen, Thomas; Barba, Lorena A.; Benureau, Fabien C.Y.; Brown, C. Titus; de Buyl, Pierre; Caglayan, Ozan; Davison, Andrew P.; Delsuc, Marc-André; Detorakis, Georgios; Diem, Alexandra K.; Drix, Damien; Enel, Pierre; Girard, Benoît; Guest, Olivia; Hall, Matt G.; Henriques, Rafael N.; Hinaut, Xavier; Jaron, Kamil S.; Khamassi, Mehdi; Klein, Almar; Manninen, Tiina; Marchesi, Pietro; McGlinn, Daniel; Metzner, Christoph; Petchey, Owen; Plesser, Hans Ekkehard; Poisot, Timothée; Ram, Karthik; Ram, Yoav; Roesch, Etienne; Rossant, Cyrille; Rostami, Vahid; Shifman, Aaron; Stachelek, Joseph; Stimberg, Marcel; Stollmeier, Frank; Vaggi, Federico; Viejo, Guillaume; Vitay, Julien; Vostinar, Anya E.; Yurchak, Roman; Zito, Tiziano (18 December 2017). "Sustainable computational science: the ReScience initiative". PeerJ Computer Science. 3: e142. arXiv:1707.04393. doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.142. PMC 8530091. PMID 34722870.
  8. ^ Blog, Journal of Open Source Software (30 March 2021). "Call for editors | Journal of Open Source Software Blog". Retrieved 24 June 2021.
  9. ^ Katz, Daniel; Niemeyer, Kyle; Smith, Arfon (May 2018). "Publish Your Software: Introducing the Journal of Open Source Software (JOSS)". CiSE. 2 (3): 84–88. Bibcode:2018CSE....20c..84K. doi:10.1109/MCSE.2018.03221930. Retrieved 2018-08-10.

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