Spring 2023 newsletter: Scopus indexing and more!
Dear authors, editors, reviews, sponsors, and other contributors,
We wanted to share three pieces of good news related to CCR:
- Scopus has accepted CCR for indexing! This is great news for us and for all contributors to the journal, and an important confirmation that we are becoming a more established journal. According to their communication, we should show up in the index some time in the coming month. We would like to thank all authors, reviewers and readers as well as the people at Amsterdam University Press for making this possible.
- The University of Zurich’s HOPE has offered to host our submission and reviewing system. They will help us professionalize our workflow but also help out with technical issues such as emails sometimes arriving in spam folders. It also means that the editorial team no longer has to think about hosting, updating, etc,. and is another step on the way to ensuring the sustainability of the journal. Note that we will still be published by Amsterdam University Press, so nothing will change in that regard. We would like to thank the people at HOPE as well as dr. Gerold Schneider, who also joined our editorial board, for making this happen. See https://www.hope.uzh.ch/ for more information.
- The first article using our new latex template has been published, see https://doi.org/ 10.5117/CCR2023.1.002.JIAM. This should make publishing latex-based articles quicker, less error-prone, and also less costly for the journal.
Thanks to all of you for making your preferences clear in the recent survey. See below for the full results, but for us the main conclusion is that (a) a majority of our authors would be comfortable submitting in latex; but (b) that a sizable minority strongly prefers traditional .docx submissions; and (c) that keeping the .docx format and html full text options are important for inclusivity, accessibility and diversity, For these reasons, we will now proceed as follows:
- From now, we will ask the authors of all accepted articles to submit their article using our latex or quarto template, if possible. The advantage for authors is that the article can then be published immediately as no further type setting is needed.
- Authors that prefer not to use latex or quarto can still submit in APA .docx format, and we will convert it to latex using (presumably) a commercial typesetting company, similar to how all current manuscripts are processed. We might ask authors to contribute to the costs, but the journal is committed to covering these costs for authors for whom these costs would be a burden as long as our financial position allows.
- As you can see, the currently published article is only accessible as PDF. We are currently working on publishing the full text as HTML as well, and we are hopeful that this will work out in the short term, but unfortunately it is not trivial to convert the latex format to the XML format used by the publisher. (Please feel free to contact me if you have experience with custom pandoc readers/writers and are willing to help out!)
We would like to thank the first author Jia Fan as well as Irene van Rossum at AUP for their efforts and patience. We would also like to thank dr. Chung-Hong Chang for creating the quarto template.
Many thanks on behalf of the editorial team, and hopefully see many of you at ICA,
Wouter van Atteveldt