Template:Otheruses4 JOT, the Journal of Object Technology, is an online journal entirely devoted to object-oriented programming and component-based development. The journal is entirely free for both readers and authors. It is published by the Chair of Software Engineering at ETH Zurich.
JOT's first issue appeared in May of 2002, in response to the need for an international journal covering the object-oriented and component-based development field. From 1986 to 2001, the Journal of Object-Oriented Programming, known as JOOP, played much of that role. In 2000, SIGS publication, the publisher of JOOP, was sold to a new owner, who announced the next year that JOOP would cease publication at the end of the year. The launching of JOT was largely a response to this event, as leaders from the community realized a flagship publication was needed.
JOT is published on the first day of every odd-numbered month. In addition, special issues, usually coming out of conferences, are occasionally published in intermediate months. The publisher of JOT is Bertrand Meyer and the editor-in-chief since the inception of the journal is Richard Wiener. The editorial board includes many of the key contributors to the development of object and component technology.
Each issue contains columns by JOT's regular columnists, departments (e.g. book and product reviews) and refereed papers. Columnists include Dave Thomas, Won Kim, Bertrand Meyer, John McGregor.
From a mid-2006 publisher's letter, it appears that the readership is estimated at 50,000 regular readers. Acceptance rate for submitted papers was 38% 2005 (up from previous years due, according to the editor-in-chief, to improved quality of submissions), average time to author notification was 35 days, average time to publication 10 months
- JOT Web site at www.jot.fm
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