Each short article
will be accompanied by the appropriate source code.
Authors may submit manuscripts in PDF format online at the
Submission of a manuscript acknowledges that the manuscript is
original and is not, in whole or in part, published or under consideration for
publication elsewhere. It is understood also that the manuscript will not be
submitted elsewhere while under consideration for publication in this journal.
Articles in JSAG are usually in English, but
articles written in other languages are welcome.
Required items for source code
The source code should be well-documented and
well-tested. An appropriate test suite has to be provided, being clear about
requirements needed to run it. Normally, the code should follow the accepted
style for its programming language. The source code must be free software in
the sense of http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.en.html
and must not depend
on other software that is not free (aside from the operating system).
Required items for article
A brief abstract of about 150 words or less must
be included. It should be self-contained and not make any reference to the
bibliography. If the article is not in English, two versions of the abstract
must be included, one in the language of the article and one in English. Also
required are keywords and subject classifications for the article, and, for
each author, postal address, affiliation (if appropriate), and email address
if available. A homepage URL is optional.
Format for article
Submission requires uploading the paper in PDF. If your submission is
accepted you will then need to supply source files, which may be in
any variety of TeX or LaTeX, or in other software such as Word.
Bibliographical references should be complete, including article
titles and page ranges. All references in the bibliography should be cited in
the text. The use of BibTeX is preferred but not required. Tags will be
converted to the house format, however, for submission you may use the format
of your choice. Links will be provided to all literature with known web
locations and authors are encouraged to provide their own links in addition to
those supplied in the editorial process.
Figures must be of publication quality.
After acceptance, you will need to submit the original source files in vector
graphics format for all
diagrams in your manuscript: vector EPS or vector PDF
files are the most useful. If you need help, please write to
with as many details as you can about how your graphics were generated.
Page proofs will be made available to authors (or to the designated
corresponding author) at a Web site in PDF format. Failure to acknowledge the
receipt of proofs or to return corrections within the requested deadline may
cause publication to be postponed.
This journal operates a single-anonymized review process (the names of the reviewers are hidden from the author).
All contributions will be initially assessed by an editor for suitability for the journal.
Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of one independent expert reviewer to assess the scientific quality of the paper.
The editors are responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles.
The editors’ decisions are final.
Editors are not involved in decisions about papers which they have written themselves.