Journal of Open Source Software (JOSS) Launches

Now available: The Journal of Open Source Software (JOSS). “The Journal of Open Source Software (JOSS) is a new take on an idea that’s been gaining some traction over the last few years, that is, to publish papers about software. On the face of it, writing papers about software is a weird thing to do, especially if there’s a public software repository, documentation and perhaps even a website for users of the software. But writing a papers about software is currently the only sure way for authors to gain career credit as it creates a citable entity (a paper) that can be referenced by other authors.”