Last update December 2019 - THIS PAGE IS BEING REGULARLY UPDATED.
Policies for COIs, Submission & Review for the Cryptoeconomic Systems journal and conference series.
Submissions are currently closed. Guidelines:
We are searching for the following types of submissions: research papers, SoKs, meta-analyses, subject surveys, measurement papers, and working papers. Submissions can be up to 10000 words excluding references and appendices.
Papers may be formatted in any A4 format and submitted via HotCRP as PDF files. All papers must be submitted electronically according to the instructions found at the submission site. A total page restriction may apply for the published proceedings version and reviewers are not required to read the appendices.
We *recommend* that authors remove any identifying information from their submissions, even if the paper is available with author names elsewhere, because it helps the reviewers to focus their attention on the content of the paper rather than preconceptions about the authors. However, deanonymization is optional and we will not reject a paper on this basis, for example if the deanonymization is incomplete (author names appear by mistake somewhere) or if the author names can be found online.
Pre-prints, Author Versions & Double Blind Reviewing:
We expect that submitted papers may often also be available on public pre-print servers such as ePrint, arXiv.org or SSRN. We welcome such submissions. This includes working papers, technical papers and interim reports from the fields of economics and law, or latest work from technical domains.
Concurrent Submission Policy:
We wish to encourage strong submissions to bootstrap our new venue, and also to extend our experimental reviewing process to as many authors as possible. However, we also wish to respect the exclusivity policies of other venues, which prohibit concurrent submission in order to avoid overwhelming reviewers with redundant effort. As a compromise, we are implementing an optional concurrent submissions policy by providing authors with two options.
When submitting a paper, you must select 1 of the following 2 options:
Regular paper (published in full):
A regular paper WILL be considered an exclusive submission, and if it is accepted, both the full paper and the review summary will be published in the CES journal and conference proceedings. By selecting this option, you must agree that this paper is NOT to be submitted to another peer reviewed venue. (If the submission is rejected from CES, then afterwards you are of course welcome to submit it anywhere else you choose.)
Hot Topics paper (only abstract & review will be published):
Hot Topics papers will undergo the same peer review process as regular papers, and in particular *the full paper must be submitted, and will be reviewed in its entirety, not just the abstract*. However, in the journal & proceedings we will only publish the abstract of the paper, along with our review summary. In this case, we strongly recommend that the version of the paper reviewed is available online through a preprint server so that we can also include an external link to it.
When assigning reviewers to submissions, we will give priority to regular papers. Our reviewers have committed to a bounded work load. Hence we will only review Hot Topics papers to the extent our reviewers have time available - Hot Topics papers may be desk rejected without going through the full review process.
Publication and Presentation:
Accepted papers are to be included in Cryptoeconomic Systems Journal which is a forthcoming Diamond Open Access journal published by the MIT Press. At least one of the authors of an accepted paper is expected to present at the conference in March. Though MIT Press requires only a non-exclusive license to publish accepted works, authors are responsible for obtaining appropriate publication clearances.
Open Peer Review Policy:
Long term, the editorial team is interested in undertaking experiments to maximize the speed, quality and reach of our journal’s publication processes. As a starting point, an open peer review policy will be operated with reviewer feedback being published online alongside accepted papers with optional reviewer attribution. We encourage the adoption of various forms of peer review within the cryptocurrency community, to use the publication of reviewer feedback as a way of seeding public discussions and to experiment with increased transparency and reputation systems in the review process.
Conflicts of Interest, Ethics & Professional Conduct:
Authors should also report any potential conflicts of interest with program committee members during the submission process. Please respect the latest editions of The ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, COPE and our Code of Conduct in all aspects of conference and journal interactions.