Thursday, November 15, 2007

Inception of The Python Papers: Monograph Series

We at The Python Papers are putting together another forum for publications which may not be suited to the quarterly issues. Over the next little while, we will be calling for submissions to this new publication series.

What is The Python Papers Monograph Series?

The Python Papers Monograph Series (ISSN under application) is a sub-publication of The Python Papers (ISSN 1834-3147). This monograph series provides a refereed format for publication of monograph-length reports including dissertations, conference proceedings, case studies, advanced-level lectures, and similar material of theoretical or empirical importance. It does so quickly, informally and at a high level, where the Python programming language is an integral aspect.

In some cases, the timeliness of a manuscript is more important than its form, which may be unfinished or unpolished. Hence, it is possible that proofs may be outlined with an intention to publish elsewhere at a later date.

Refereeing is done by members of the The Python Papers' editorial board and other authorities in the topic concerned and may be acknowledged in name in the published form. Scientific quality is the over-riding criterion for refereeing.

Suggestions for publication, in the form of outlines and representative samples, are invited by the editorial board for assessment. Potential authors should contact the editors at

Publication in this monograph series is intended as a service to the Python users and scientific community at large. Work in this series is licensed under the Creative Commons 2.5 license subject to Attribution, Non-Commercial and Share-Alike conditions. The full legal code may be found at Once published and copyrighted, they can be documented and discussed in the scientific literature.

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