As posted to C.O.L.A.
Crossroads, the Association for Computing Machinery Student Magazine Linux (Fall 1999) DUE DATE: March 2, 1999 SUBMISSION ADDRESS: [email protected] INFORMATION: [email protected] http://www.acm.org/crossroads/ The Crossroads editorial staff invites authors to submit articles dealing with topics drawn from several areas pertaining to Linux. The following partial list of topics is provided to give prospective authors ideas for articles and is by no means exhaustive; other relevant topics will be considered. - -History and future of Linux - -Interaction between Linux and other operating systems; Interaction between Linux and various windowing systems - -Software development issues and projects; Compatibility and portability issues; Linux system administration - -Linux and the Internet - -Legal issues surrounding Linux and licensing - -Productivity software and Linux - -Linux Multimedia Development (e.g. 3D graphics rendering etc) Articles should include a basic description of the kinds of problems being worked on, the state of the art of research, the state of the art of commercial applications, open problems, or future research/commercial development trends. Interviews with researchers; reviews of related books, software, videos, or conferences; and opinion columns on related issues are also welcome. We especially encourage both undergraduate and graduate students to submit articles. However, articles written or coauthored by professionals will also be considered. Crossroads articles should be written for a broad audience. They should be easily understandable by someone who has had only the most basic computer science instruction, and yet still be interesting to the advanced computer enthusiast. Articles longer than 6000 words will generally not be considered for publication. Feature articles should be between 1500 and 6000 words; reviews should be between 800 and 2000 words; and opinion columns should be between 800 and 3000 words. Articles should be written in a magazine style rather than a research paper style. In consideration of our diverse readership, authors should try to use language that is inclusive of people regardless of their gender, race, religion, nationality, or field of study. Additional writing guidelines and submission information are available online at the Crossroads web site http://www.acm.org/crossroads/doc/information/writing.html. Crossroads is published both online and in print. We have a print circulation of about 15,000. All back issues are available for free on our website. Authors that have an article printed in Crossroads can receive complementary copies of the issue they were published in. All submissions should be formatted in HTML or plain text format and emailed to [email protected]. Please include your submission in the body of your message: DO NOT include it as an attachment. If you have any images or graphics, put them somewhere on your own website and use a full URL reference to them inside the article (example use img src= http://www.myhome.edu/me/pic1.gif). Submissions are due March 2, 1999. They will be reviewed shortly thereafter and authors of accepted submissions will be notified within two to three weeks of the deadline. For detailed submission guidelines, see http://www.acm.org/crossroads/doc/information/writing.html Prospective authors are invited to send email to the editors of Crossroads at [email protected] indicating their intention to submit an article. In this way we can keep everyone informed of any changes in deadlines or formats and make sure we have a good variety of articles. General questions should also be sent to the Crossroads editors.