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 editor-in-chief is Arfon Smith (Space Telescope Science Institute)[4] who launched the journal in May 2016.[5] 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]

The journal has been discussed in several peer-reviewed papers which describe its publishing model and its effectiveness.[1][8]

Abstracting and indexing

The journal is abstracted and indexed in the Astrophysics Data System.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Smith, Arfon M.; Niemeyer, Kyle E.; Katz, Daniel S.; Barba, Lorena A.; Githinji, George; Gymrek, Melissa; Huff, Kathryn D.; Madan, Christopher R. et al. (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. 
  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. 
  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. doi:10.1002/2016EA000225. Bibcode2017E&SS....4..670H. 
  4. Singh Chawla, Dalmeet (5 February 2018). "Open Source Software Deleted? A Code Archive Could Help". Undark. Retrieved 8 September 2018. 
  5. Moore, Madison (9 May 2016). "Journal of Open Source Software helps researchers write and publish papers on software - SD Times". SD Times. 
  6. Perkel, Jeffrey (4 April 2017). "TechBlog: JOSS gives computational scientists their academic due". 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 et al. (18 December 2017). "Sustainable computational science: the ReScience initiative". PeerJ Computer Science 3: e142. doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.142. 
  8. Katz, Daniel; Niemeyer, Kyle; Smith, Arfon (May 2018). "Publish Your Software: Introducing the Journal of Open Source Software (JOSS)". CiSE 2 (3): 84–88. doi:10.1109/MCSE.2018.03221930. Bibcode2018CSE....20c..84K. Retrieved 2018-08-10. 

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