Dear CCS14 Participants,
Citizen Science is supposed to be about citizens doing science, not academics publishing papers. Nevertheless, in a concession to the academic world that makes events like CCS14 possible, we are glad to announce that we will be publishing the proceedings of the 3rd Citizen Cyberscience Summit in a new interdisciplinary journal titled Human Computation.
Human Computation is a community-driven, open-access international journal, with no author fees. All submissions undergo peer review, and the journal provides prospective authors with guidelines and templates. Accepted papers are are published and freely available online under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal.
The journal is a forum for the electronic publication with on-demand printing of high-quality scholarly articles in the area broadly defined as human computation. This term should not deter you from sending papers about any topic that is covered at the summit. We would like this special issue to be as inclusive as the summit itself, covering all aspects of the design, development and deployment of citizen science projects that involve collecting, analyzing and computing data by people.
The Editors-in-Chief of Human Computation, Pietro Michelucci and Elena Simperl, have expressed their strong enthusiasm to publish the proceeding of CCS14. We have agreed on a submission deadline for manuscripts of 31 March, with the goal of completing online publication of the proceedings by 30 September.
The journal uses a streamlined all-electronic system based on Open Journal Systems to support the editorial process, currently in use by many other journals. The portal is located at http://hcjournal.org. The editorial board includes members of academia, industry and government.
In general, submitted papers will be published electronically as soon as they successfully emerge from the editorial process. The “Issue” construct is used for conceptually grouping papers on the journal site, for print-on-demand, and for references. The journal also employs DOIs. To keep costs low, the journal relies on contributors producing mature copy and author-based copy editing.
We encourage participants who are reporting new results at the Citizen Cyberscience Summit to consider preparing a publication for this proceedings, which we anticipate will become a regular and popular feature of future summits.
Francois Grey and Muki Haklay
On behalf of the Organizing Committee for CCS14