One of the outcomes of the useR! 2006 conference held in Vienna was that JSS, the Journal of Statistical Software, is planning to publish a series of special volumes. They will be guest edited and each volume will have 5-10 issues (articles) of the usual JSS format. One of the volumes is related to the use of the R software in ecology.
Submissions should include both an article and a software component. The article can take the form of a manual, a users’ guide, or other forms that describe the accompanying software and algorithms. Both the article and the software will be peer-reviewed. The combination of the parts should work as indicated, be clearly documented, and make a significant contribution to the theory and/or practice of ecology or ecological modeling.
Send the paper (as a PDF) and the source code (as ASCII, zipped) to one of the guest editors:
Submissions are welcome through Feb. 15, and will be reviewed in approximate order of arrival. Since there is no pre-determined page limit for this volume, we anticipate being able to keep submissions open until the deadline.
We expect that most submissions will include:
The typical JSS article is fifteen pages (roughly 5000 words), not including source code. There is, however, no page or program size limit.
To aid review, we encourage, submissions in the form of CRAN-ready R modules, or other standard modular forms.
The Journal of Statistical Software is a peer-reviewed journal of the American Statistical Association focusing on the publication of software for statistical computing and computational statistics in any discipline. JSS is indexed in Web of Science, CIS, DOAJ, the BibTex Database, Scopus, and Google Scholar. The journal is published on-line, and replication code is archived with each article.
A World Wide Web site for JSS is found at http://www.jstatsoft.org