|Submitted articles awaiting assignment:||1|
|Articles currently under review:||2|
|Recommended articles being edited:||5|
|Accepted articles being copyedited:||2|
|Acceptance rate:||23/40 = 58%|
2013-11-17: ISSN Number Issued
Managing Editor Alice Peters arranged for JCGT's International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) 2331-7418 through the ISSN Center at the Library of Congress. This is now listed in JCGT article bibtex files.
2013-09-26: JCGT-I3D 2014 Partnership
I'm pleased to announce a special partnership between JCGT and the ACM Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games (I3D) 2014 conference. This year, I3D will include presentation of JCGT papers in the program. Furthermore, selected I3D papers will be invited to follow up with extended implementation details in JCGT. This brings together the advantages of a journal and a conference, allowing both considered, detailed exploration of a topic without page limits and public presentation and debate. JCGT and I3D are a good fit for one another, with overlapping communities and a shared focus on practical, robust methods with collaboration between academia and industry.
JCGT Papers Presented at I3D: The authors of any paper submitted to JCGT before 22 October 2013 who want to present at I3D 2014 should e-mail email@example.com before 4 December 2013. In the event that there are more authors who wish to take advantage of this opportunity than the schedule can accomodate, we will prioritize speaking slots in the order that e-mails were received. Authors whose papers are under review may request a slot conditional on their paper being accepted. Speakers must register for and attend the conference as would authors presenting papers in the regular I3D program.
I3D Paper Followup in JCGT: Every paper accepted at I3D will automatically be considered by the I3D committee and JCGT board for subsequent followup in the journal. Authors of papers that are recommended for followup in JCGT will have the opportunity to revise at least 30% of their paper to address the implementation details, limitations, and robustness evaluation emphasized by the journal. At least two of the anonymous I3D reviewers from the original paper will also review for JCGT per paper, providing continuity and accelerating the publication process. The papers selected for this process will be announced at the I3D closing ceremony.
2013-01-18: Opening Volume 2
The inaugural Volume 1, Issue 1 of JCGT contains five articles written and accepted in 2012 that total slightly over 100 pages. These papers were collectively downloaded more than 40,000 times in the past six months. These are strong and diverse papers that span the intended breadth of JCGT, including novel research, long-form systems, and position papers that are all of immediate practical value in computer graphics. I'm currently adjusting the website to post the last two of these papers and appropriately archive the volume now that it is closed. Note that these papers are all Creative Commons licensed so that they may be distributed freely.
The average time from submission until a first decision for the first volume was four weeks, with an average of 25 days from that point to publication for recommended papers. These are exceptionally fast turnaround times for thorough reviewing and editing. They are made possible by our dedicated editorial board listed on the masthead on the right and by our anonymous reviewers. I anticipate a slight increase in those durations for January and February 2013 due to holidays and the SIGGRAPH papers deadline and paper reviewing. The editing and reviewing at JCGT is the best that I've seen in the field for contemporary publication venues.
The journal is now accepting papers for Volume 2. This volume will be numbered in two issues, although papers will continue to be published online immediately upon acceptance. We currently have nine papers in the pipeline for this volume. There is no minimum or maximum size for an issue. Our goal is to publish five papers per issue. I invite authors to discuss paper topics with me even before submitting their work. The primary advice that I offer all authors is to fully and candidly present information in the form that they themselves would seek as readers. That often includes discussion of failure cases and integration issues, test data, and source code.
I updated the style file for Volume 2. The new format allows more text per page while retaining the single-column layout and relatively wide margins intended to enhance readability on tablets. The new template also adds explicit permission for re-use of the abstract and teaser (with attribution) for the purpose of summarizing or promoting the paper. We're working to expand our archival process and website, register with indexing services, and promote the journal in a variety of ways. The importance of these initiatives will scale with the number of papers in the journal. Our first priority remains publishing the timely and high quality articles that you find on this website.