Many societies, in different sub-disciplines of computing, are making changes to the publication process in selected conferences and journals. Some of these are experimental, some have since failed, others are more established. A sampling of these is here:
- ACL provides pre-publication mentoring.
- ETAI (Electronic Transactions on Artificial Intelligence) was an early creative effort.
- Global Internet Workshop was a one time experiment with open (non-blind) reviewing, described in You must be joking: a historic open reviewing at global internet ’07 by Michalis Faloutsos, Anirban Banerjee, and Reza Rejaie ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, 37(3):79-82, July 2007.]
- Author feedback is used by many conferences. One that took this farther then most is PAM. This is described in Author feedback experiment at PAM 2007 by Konstantina Papagiannaki, 37(3):75-78, July 2007.
- ICLP has had a conference/journal hybrid in operation since 2010, with two classes of conference papers: those published in a journal and those not.
- NIPS is considering some far-reaching changes.
- SIGMOD Digital Review was an effort to provide post-publication reviews without changing the publication process itself. It has since been reborn as Pubzone. The idea for these schemes was described in ACM-SIGMOD Digital Review: Restaurant Ratings for Technical Papers by H. V. Jagadish, SIGMOD Record, 29(1), Mar 2000.
- SIGOPS has given thoughtful consideration to the issue of republishing extensions of conference papers in journals.
- VLDB is perhaps the farthest along of these. There is a hybrid journal/conference called PVLDB, with an informative FAQ, and a published vision paper.