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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 Managing Editor Denise Doig at (doig at acm dot org).

The magazine plans to publish articles on the following topics:

Spring 2022 (March, April, May issue): Smart Cities

  • Article submission deadline (Final Department Articles due):  December 17, 2021
  • Article submission deadline (Feature articles from Authors to Guest Editor): January 7, 2022
  • Advertising deadline: February 11, 2022

Summer 2022 (June, July, August): Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Computer Science

  • Article submission deadline (Final Department Articles due):  to come
  • Article submission deadline (Feature articles from Authors to Guest Editor): to come
  • Advertising deadline: April 22, 2022

Fall 2022 (September, October, November issue): Interactions in Mixed Reality

  • Article submission deadline (Final Department Articles due):  to come
  • Article submission deadline (Feature articles from Authors to Guest Editor) to come
  • Advertising deadline: August 5, 2022

December 2022 (December, January, February issue): Cyborg Visions for the Future

  • Article submission deadline (Final Department Articles due): to come
  • Article submission deadline (Feature articles from Authors to Guest Editor): to come
  • Advertising deadline: November 4, 2022

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:

  • Is Computing Toxic?
  • Computing and Sustainability
  • Women on the Web
  • Agents of Change
  • Combating Fake News and Misinformation
  • View Source: Be a new source
  • Changing Healthcare
  • Global Culture and Computing
  • The Future of Devices
  • Computer Science and Sports
  • AI and Interpretation
  • Hype vs. Innovation
  • The Computer Scientist
  • Pseudonimity and Anonymity
  • Computers and Art
  • Human to Human
  • Tech for Crises
  • Startups and Entreprenuership
  • Incentives and Gamification
  • Human to Human
  • 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