Overview and general guidelines to submit a contribution to Computo


Submissions to Computo require both scientific content (typically equations, codes and figures, data) and a proof that this content is reproducible. This is achieved by means of i) a notebook system, ii) a virtual environment fixing the dependencies and iii) continuous integration (plus, if needed, an external website to store data files such as Zenodo or OSF ).

A Computo submission is thus a git repository (e.g. Github or Gitlab) typically containing

  • the source file of the notebook (a markdown file with yaml metadata)
  • auxiliary files: a \(\mathrm{bib}\TeX\) file and some statics files, e.g. figures or small .csv data tables
  • configuration files to set up the dependencies in a virtual environment
  • configuration files to set up the continuous integration rendering the final documents

The compiled notebook (both HTML and PDF) will be directly generated in the git(hub) repository via continuous integration (e.g., Github action or Gitlab CI) and published, if the action is successful, to a web page (e.g. gh-page).

The PDF and the git repository address are then submitted via OpenReview.

Available templates for R, Python and Julia


To start writing your own contribution, do not start from scratch!! Please use one of our quarto-based templates below to ensure reproducibility. quarto supports R, Python and Julia.

To get started, click “[GIT REPO]” for the language of your choice and follow the corresponding “Step-by-step procedure”. These templates serve both as material for starting to write your submission, and as a documentation for doing so.

  1. Computo Template for R users
    Computo editorial board
    Computo, 2022.
  2. Computo Template for Python users
    Computo editorial board
    Computo, 2022.
  3. Computo Template for Julia users
    Computo editorial board
    Computo, 2022.

Submit your work

Once your are happy with your notebook AND the continuous integration (Github action or Gitlab CI) is successful, you must submit your PDF and the url of your git repository via OpenReview, our platform for peer-reviewing.

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 publication is under six months.

In order to ensure an efficient reviewing process, authors are requested upon submission to suggest the names of four potential referees. To avoid conflicts of interests, recent co-authors or collaborators should not be suggested.

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 information 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 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.
  • Copyright/author’s right/license compliance: Authors guarantee that they comply with the usage license of any third party contents/works (code, software, data, figures/images, documents, etc.) that were used to produce their work.