Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Call for Papers, Volume 3 Issue 3

We would like to call for papers, articles, opinion pieces and feedback to include in Volume 3, Issue 3 of The Python Papers. We would love to receive articles on Python for beginners and discussions about Python performance. Any article will be gratefully received, of course, so do not let the above list of suggestions deter you from considering an article on another topic.

We also need volunteers from Python User Groups to include an article on the activities, members and geographical area of their local group.

Expressions of Interest Close: Friday, 14 November

Initial Draft Submission Deadline: Friday, 21 November
Editorial Process Concludes (i.e. Final Version Due): Monday, 15 December
PDF Release Date: Sunday, 4th January (approximate)

If you are considering submitting an article, please let us know A.S.A.P., even if you are only thinking about it. This will allow us to post email reminders of important dates to prospective authors, as well as giving us an indication of content.

If you are unable to submit an article according to the schedule above, please let us know of your interest anyway, and we will involve you in the publication cycle for the following edition.

Contact us at editor@pythonpapers.org

Thanks,
-Maurice Ling
Co-Editor In Chief, The Python Papers

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Entire Volume 3 Issue 2 in one PDF

Hi everyone

Our original release of TPP Volume 3 Issue 2 is in the form of one PDF per article. A number of readers had kindly requested for a parallel release for the entire issue in a single PDF for easy transport.

Despite prevalent "industrial standards" for one PDF per article such as IEEE and ACM, we can understand our readers' point of view. We can see mutually exclusive advantages of both system - one PDF per article allows for tracking of view counts for each article whereas one PDF per issue allows for easy transport and offline browsing. Therefore, we had chose to released the entire volume as a single PDF in parallel and will continue to do so in future.

The entire Volume 3 Issue 2 can be accessed from http://www.pythonpapers.org.

We look forward to your continued support and contributions.

Regards
Maurice Ling
Co-EIC, TPPA

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Volume 3 issue 2 is released

Hi everyone

After a long wait of nearly 5 month, we are back in business to bring the latest edition of The Python Papers - Volume 3 Issue 2 ( http://ojs.pythonpapers.org/index.php/tpp/issue/current ).

From this issue onwards, we will be having only 3 issues per year instead of 4. This is in compliance with our ISSN registration.

What's new
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1. We have expanded our editorial team with 2 new Associate Editors, Sarah Mount (from UK) and Guy Kloss from (New Zealand).

2. TPP is now managed using Open Journal System and it can be assessed at http://ojs.pythonpapers.org/tpp

3. Backporting of previous issues of TPP from Volume 1 Issue 1 is complete

4. We had "soft-launched" TWO new periodicals - The Python Papers Monographs (for monograph-length submissions which may include dissertations, conference proceedings, case studies and advanced-level lectures) and The Python Papers Source Codes (modeled after ACM Collected Algorithms and provides a collection of software and source codes, usually associated with papers published in The Python Papers and The Python Papers Monograph). They shall be TPPM and TPPSC respectively.

5. Collectively, TPP, TPPM and TPPSC will be umbrella-ed as The Python Papers Anthology (TPPA) and managed under the same editorial committee.

6. Probably the most important development to TPP is that TPP is currently indexed by a number of services, including Google Scholar and OAIster, as a result of using Open Journal System.

So, please enjoy our latest edition and we look towards all of your continued support and contributions.

Thank you.

Cheers
Maurice Ling
Co-Editor-in-Chief, The Python Papers Anthology