Call for Articles
The USENIX Journal of Election Technology and Systems (JETS) is a new hybrid journal/conference, in which papers will have a journal-style reviewing process and online-only publication. Authors of accepted papers for Volume 1, Number 1, presented their work at EVT/WOTE '13. Authors of accepted papers for Volume 2, Numbers 1–3, will appear at EVT/WOTE '14, which will be co-located with the 23rd USENIX Security Symposium in San Diego, CA. EVT/WOTE will take place August 18–19, 2014.
The USENIX Association has established JETS to improve the quality of reviewing and to shorten the turnaround time relative to the normal journal process while also keeping the community feel of the computer science conference process alive. Although it looks like a major step to us, it is in line with what is done in other disciplines and makes it easier for academics in all disciplines to submit real work, since "journals" get them credit in a way that "conferences" and "workshops" don't. We will have to do some fine tuning, but we hope that in the long term everyone will be happier about our reviewing process.
Important Dates for Volume 2, Number 2
- Submissions due: Thursday, December 5, 2013, 11:59 p.m. PST
- Initial notification to authors: Thursday, January 9, 2014
- Second-round revisions due: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 11:59 p.m. PST
- Final notification to authors: Thursday, February 27, 2014
- Final files due: Thursday, March 13, 2014
Further details on the submission and review process can be found here.
Papers for Volume 2, Number 2, must be received by 11:59 p.m. PST on Thursday, December 5, 2013. All deadlines are hard—no extensions will be given. All submissions will be electronic. Submissions should be finished, complete papers (not work in progress) and must be in PDF format, submitted via the Web submission form. Detailed formatting and submission instructions are available here. Important: Please print and sign the Consent Form for Papers and return it to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, fax at 510-528-8649, or US mail to Publications Department, USENIX Association, 2560 Ninth Street, Suite 215, Berkeley, CA 94710.
There will be additional, regular submission deadlines for JETS, and EVT/WOTE will continue to be an annual workshop. See the FAQ for details.