Submission guidelines

Submissions are welcome in all areas of Object Technology. JOT welcomes original research contributions, empirical studies, mature best practice reports and state-of-the-art surveys.

Submissions must not have been previously published or submitted for publication in another venue. Research submissions that extend a previously published conference or or workshop paper must contain at least 30% new material to be considered original. The cover letter to the submission must list all related previous publications and detail the differences to the submitted paper. Manuscripts should be concise and complete, and should be carefully proofread. Submissions that do not meet these standards may be returned without review.

New! Submissions must use the JOT LaTeX template. Please note that this is a new template: while most of the typical article structures are presented, please make sure to check the template users manual for the differences.

Have a look at the users manual!

Papers not using this format will not be considered for review. JOT does not have fixed page limits, though a typical paper is around 25–30 pages. Lengthier submissions may be considered if justified. (Supporting material, such as extended code examples or full proofs of theorems may be placed in a separate appendix.)

Authors are invited to suggest an Associate Editor of JOT with the appropriate expertise to assess the paper, provided no conflict of interest exists. (An author is considered to have a conflict of interest with an editor or reviewer if they have co-authored papers or have otherwise been in a close professional relationship within the past six years.) An acknowledgment of receipt from the editor should be expected within a few days of submitting a paper.

Members of the Editorial Board are permitted to submit papers to JOT.

Review Process

Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of their relevance, originality, timeliness, significance, and presentation.

Continuous Publication Scheme

The JOT Journal implements a continuous publication scheme, i.e., regular papers are added into a dynamic and annual issue as soon as they are accepted. Hence, the meta-data (DOI, volume and issue) are associated to the article as soon as it is accepted, thus the time in between the submission and the publication is only restricted to the reviewing process.


Upon acceptance of your submission, you are required to choose to license your paper under either CC BY, CC BY-ND, or CC BY-NC-ND. The authors retain the copyright and full publishing rights without restrictions. This is specified in the LaTeX template and is binding.



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The JOT Journal   |   ISSN 1660-1769   |   DOI 10.5381/jot   |   AITO   |   Open Access   |    Contact