[ANN] Completion of The Python Papers Volume 4 Issue 1

mauriceling@acm.org mauriceling at gmail.com
Wed May 6 10:08:24 EDT 2009

Welcome to Issue 4 Volume 1 of The Python Papers. This marks our 4th
year in business. It is my pleasure to announce 4 improvements made to
The Python Papers Anthology.

Firstly, we had created a class of editorial members in our team – the
Editorial Reviewers (ER). This is in addition to the existing Editors-
in-Chief (EIC) and Associate Editors (AE). In the words of our revised
editorial policy, “ER is a tier of editors deemed to have in-depth
expertise knowledge in specialized areas. As members of the editorial
board, ERs are accorded editorial status but are generally not
involved in the strategic and routine operations of the periodicals
although their
expert opinions may be sought at the discretion of EIC.” To this
aspect, we are glad to have Jacob Kaplan-Moss (President, Django
Software Foundation; Partner, Revolution Systems, LLC; Co-BDFL,
Django) as our first ER. Welcome aboard.

Secondly, we had adopted a fast publication scheme. In the past,
accepted manuscripts will only be published on the release date in the
month of April, August and December each year. With the use of Open
Journal System, we are able to publish manuscripts as they are being
accepted. This means that the release date in the month of April,
August and December is now effectively our closing date for the issue.
For example, manuscripts accepted after April 2009 will be routed to
immediate publication in Volume 4 Issue 2. This is to being
information faster to our readers, rather than waiting for a few

Thirdly, we announce a set of manuscript templates for our authors and
contributors for their manuscript preparation. As such, we had
revamped our website (http://www.pythonpapers.org) to reflect these

Lastly, we are glad to announce the launch of our 2nd publication
under The Python Papers Anthology – The Python Papers Source Codes
(ISSN 1836-621X). TPPSC, for short, is a collection of software and
source codes, usually associated with papers published in The Python
Papers and The Python Papers Monograph. These codes are refereed for
originality, accuracy, completeness, and lasting value. TPPSC will
act as a developers codebook of high-quality, peer-reviewed codes.
TPPSC is an annual publication using the same fast publication scheme.

We thank all our readers and contributors for their continued support.

Happy reading.

Maurice Ling

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