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Friday, May 01, 2009

OA repository for refereed conference proceedings in CS

The Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS) is a new OA repository of refereed conference proceedings in CS.  See yesterday's announcement.  (Thanks to Michael Greenburg.)  From the site:

Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS) is an international refereed open access venue for the rapid electronic publication of the proceedings of workshops and conferences, and of festschrifts, etc, in the general area of theoretical computer science, broadly construed.

We do not charge authors or event organisers for electronic publication in EPTCS in any way. If hard-copies of proceedings are desired, event organisers have the choice of organising the printing themselves or taking advantage of a standard contract we will make with a printing house. Copyright on all papers is retained by the author, and full-text electronic access to all papers is freely available, without any need for registration or subscription. Permanent archival of the journal content is ensured by organising the journal as an overlay of the Computing Research Repository (CoRR): see In addition, a printed version of the entire series is available to subscribers.

Quality Control

Event organisers may apply for publication of proceedings or festschrifts as an issue of EPTCS by filling in this form and writing to a member of our editorial board whose scientific interest are closest to the topic of that event. Such an application needs to contain a detailed description of the way in which the papers that are considered for publication in that issue are being refereed. The application will be granted only if we trust the event to select scientific papers of quality only. This trust may be instilled through the organisers of the event, the program committee members, and (if applicable) the quality of earlier editions. Once an application has been granted, the refereeing is left entirely in the hands of the committee established for this purpose by the event organisers, and our staff will perform a quick check of format and contents only.

Pre- and Post-proceedings

Workshops and conferences can choose between proceedings that will be online when the event takes place, or post-proceedings, that will appear after the event, thereby giving authors the opportunity to incorporate insights gathered during the event into their papers....