|Submitted articles awaiting assignment:||5|
|Articles currently under review:||1|
|Recommended articles being edited:||5|
|Accepted articles being copyedited:||1|
|Published, accepted articles:||9|
|Acceptance rate:||14/25 = 56%|
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 quarterly 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.