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XRDS: Editorial Calendar

 


XRDS is the ACM's magazine for students, established in 1994. It is published quarterly and invites submissions of high quality articles of interest to computer science students. For more information on the types of articles XRDS publishes, see our About page. Potential authors should read our Author GuidelinesIf you are interested in submitting an article to XRDS, please contact the editorial staff at xrds@acm.org.

The magazine plans to publish articles on the following topics:

Winter 2015 (December, January, February issue) : The Internet of Things (IoT)

  • Article submission deadline: CLOSED
  • Advertising deadline: CLOSED

Spring 2016 (March, April, May issue) : Digital Fabrication

Social and cultural perspectives on digital fabrication.

  • Article submission deadline: CLOSED
  • Advertising deadline: CLOSED

Summer 2016  (June, July, August issue) : Cultures in Computing

Covering a diversity of cultures of computing today across the world, and how different communities in different countries are contributing to technological innovation.

  • Article submission deadline: CLOSED
  • Advertising deadline: CLOSED

Fall 2016 (September, October, November issue) : Quantum Computing

An overview of quantum computing—future innovations,  social and cultural impacts, and technical explanations of some of the primary concepts and technologies in play.

  • Article submission deadline: CLOSED
  • Advertising deadline: CLOSED

Winter 2016 (December, January, February issue) : Future of Work

How technology is changing the modern work environment and the nature of work.

  • Article submission deadline: CLOSED
  • Advertising deadline: CLOSED

Spring 2017 (March, April, May issue) : Tech for Crises

  • Article submission deadline: December 30, 2016
  • Advertising deadline: March 10, 2017

Summer 2017 (June, July, August) : Startups

  • Article submission deadline (Feature articles from Authors to Guest Authors): March 3, 2017
  • Article submission deadline (Final Department Articles, INITEIC letter to ACM): March 10, 2017
  • Advertising deadline: May 12, 2017

Fall 2017 (September, October, November issue) :To be Determined

  • Article submission deadline (Feature articles from Authors to Guest Authors): June 2, 2017
  • Article submission deadline (Final Department Articles, INIT, EIC letter to ACM): June 6, 2017
  • Advertising deadline: August 11, 2017

December 2017 (December, January, February issue) :To be Determined

  • Article submission deadline (Feature articles from Authors to Guest Authors): September 1, 2017
  • Article submission deadline (Final Department Articles, INIT, EIC letter to ACM): September 8, 2017
  • Advertising deadline: November 10, 2017

Please note that submitted articles do not necessarily have to fit the theme of the issue. Themed articles are typically written by experts in the field. Student authors typically have a much better opportunity of being published if they write about the student experience, including but not limited to experiences at an internship, advice for other students about their educational careers, and activities going on at their universities or ACM chapters that are unique and of interest to students worldwide.

Additionally, in recent past issues, we have covered the following topics:

  • Future of Work
  • Quantum Computing
  • Digital Fabrication
  • Cultures of Computing
  • Internet of Things
  • Virtual Reality
  • Computational Biology
  • Cryptography
  • Health Informatics
  • Natural Language
  • Diversity and Computer Science
  • Cyber Physical Systems
  • Wearable Computing
  • The Complexities of Privacy and Anonymity
  • Computer Science and Creativity
  • Scientific Computing
  • Big Data
  • Startups
  • Open Government
  • Neuroscience and Computing
  • Green Technology
  • Banking, Currency and e-Commerce
  • Human computation
  • Programming
  • Interfaces and human-computer interaction
  • Cloud computing
  • The social web