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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 2024 (March, April, May issue): Computing For Environments

  • Mail Date: April 1, 2024

Summer 2024 (June, July, August): Tech and Social Justice

  • Advertising deadline: April 22, 2024

Fall 2024 (September, October, November issue): Capturing The Future: Reimagining The Next Generation of Cameras 

  • Article submission deadline (Final Department Articles due): May 10, 2024
  • Article submission deadline (Feature articles from Authors to Guest Editor): June 28, 2024
  • Advertising deadline: August 9, 2024

December 2024 (December, January, February issue): ChatGPT in Education

  • Article submission deadline (Final Department Articles due): August 16, 2024
  • Article submission deadline (Feature articles from Authors to Guest Editor): September 27, 2024
  • Advertising deadline: November 4, 2024

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:

  • Computational Methods in the Era of Big Biological Data
  • Robots and You
  • Computer Generated Media
  • Transforming the Future of Eduation
  • Augmented Humans: Cyborg Visions for the Future
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Computer Science
  • Interactions in Mixed Reality
  • Smart Cities
  • 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