It is with regret that we wish to inform you that Open Research Computation is no longer launching as a journal within its own right. Instead, it has launched as an ongoing thematic series within another BioMed Central journal, Source Code for Biology and Medicine.
This thematic series aims to continue to promote and publish the innovative ideas central to Open Research Computation, and to provide a platform for the discussion of these ideas.
If you wish to submit your manuscript, please click here, and clearly indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the Open Research Computation thematic series. If you have any queries, please contact Cameron Neylon.
The Open Research Computation thematic series publishes peer reviewed articles that describe the development, capacities, and uses of software designed for use by researchers. Submissions relating to software for use in any area of research are welcome as are articles dealing with algorithms, useful code snippets, as well as large applications or web services, and libraries. The Open Research Computation thematic series requires for software source code to be made available under an Open Source Initiative compliant license, and assesses the quality of documentation and testing of the software. In addition to articles describing software the thematic series also welcomes submissions that review or describe developments relating to software based tools for research. These include, but are not limited to, reviews or proposals for standards, discussion of best practice in research software development, educational and support resources and tools for researchers that develop or use software based tools.