Overview and general guidelines to submit a contribution to Computo


Submissions to Computo require both scientific content (typically equations, codes, and figures) and a proof that this content is reproducible. This is achieved via the standard notebook systems available for R, Python, and Julia, coupled with the binder building system.

A Computo submission is thus a git(hub) repository typically containing

  • the source of the notebook (a markdown file with yaml metadata) ;
  • auxiliary files, e.g.: a \(\mathrm{bib}\TeX\) file, some static figures in the figs/ subdirectory, configuration files for the binder environment to setup the machine that will build the final notebook file.

The compiled notebook will be generated directly in the github repository via a github action and published, if the action is successful, to a gh-page. A PDF can then be submitted to the Computo submission platform, by means of the chrome print function.

More details can be found in the following templates, which serve as material for starting to write your submission, and as a documentation for doing so. The process is described in a dedicated post.


To start writing your own contribution, do not start from scratch!! You must clone the github repository associated with one of the following templates. Then, rename it an share it on your own github account.

Available templates

Choosing the quarto system would help us in the final formatting process of your article. Moreover, it supports both R, Python and Julia!

  1. Template for writing a contribution for Computo based on Quarto
    Computo editorial board
    Computo, 2021.
  2. Template for writing a contribution for Computo based on Rmarkdown
    Computo editorial board
    Computo, 2021.
  3. Template for writing a contribution for Computo based on Myst/Jupyter book
    Computo editorial board
    Computo, 2021.

Submit your work

Once your are happy with your notebook AND the github-action is successful, you may submit your PDF via Scholastica, our platform for peer-reviewing:

Submit to Computo

Reviewing and publication

Submitted papers are reviewed by external reviewers selected by the Associate Editor in charge of the paper. Computo strives for fast reviewing cycles, but cannot provide strict guarantees on the matter; the current time between submission and final submission is under six months.

Computo’s accepted papers are published electronically immediately upon receipt under CC BY 4.0 license. Authors retain the copyright and full publishing rights without restrictions.

More details about the reviewing process are available on the Review page

Computo’s code of ethics for authors

  • Originality: Authors guarantee that their proposed article is original, and that it infringes no moral intellectual property right of any other person or entity. Authors guarantee that their proposed article has not been published previously, and that it relies neither wholly nor in part on material already published. Authors guarantee that they have not submitted the proposed article simultaneously to any other journal.
  • Conflicts of interest: Authors shall disclose any potential conflict of interest, whether it is professional, financial or other, to the journal’s Editor, if this conflict could be interpreted as having influenced their work. Authors shall declare all sources of funding for the research presented in the article.
  • Impartiality: All articles are examined impartially, and their merits are assessed regardless of the sex, religion, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnic origin, length of service or institutional affiliation of the author(s).
  • Funding: All funding received by the author(s) shall be clearly stated in the article(s).
  • Defamatory statements: Authors guarantee that their proposed article contains no matter of a defamatory, hateful, fraudulent or knowingly inexact character.
  • References: Authors guarantee that all the publications used in their work have been cited appropriately.