General Instructions

General Instructions for all Submissions

All submissions must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. Please use the ACM Proceedings template, and submit in electronic form via the conference’s EasyChair submission page. Note: Submissions to JCDL can also be posted to local institutional repositories or repositories like CoRR (, without having an effect on their review and possible acceptance by JCDL 2018.

This page has brief instructions about papers (full and short, which for the first time can be accompanied by datasets or software), as well as about other types of submissions (posters and demonstrations, doctoral consortium, tutorials, workshops, and panels)

The following paper categories are welcome:

Full papers report on mature work, or efforts that have reached an important milestone, and must not exceed 10 pages. Accepted full papers will typically be presented in 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

Short papers may highlight preliminary results to bring them to the community’s attention. They may also present theories or systems that can be described concisely in the limited space. Short papers must not exceed 4 pages in the conference format. Accepted short papers will typically be presented in 10 minutes with 5 minutes for questions and discussion.

Posters and Demonstrations permit presentation of late-breaking results in an informal, interactive manner. Demonstrations showcase innovative digital library technologies and applications, allowing you to share your work directly with your colleagues in a high-visibility setting. Proposals for posters or demonstrations should consist of a title, extended abstract, and contact information for the authors, and should not exceed 2 pages in the conference format. Accepted posters and demonstrations will be displayed at the conference. Accepted posters and demonstrations will be included in the proceedings of the conference and the ACM digital library.

Doctoral Consortium (DC). The Doctoral Consortium is a workshop for Ph.D. students from all over the world who are in the early phases of their dissertation work (i.e., the consortium is not intended for those who are finished or nearly finished with their dissertation). Please find the detailed DC call for participation at :

Tutorials provide an opportunity to offer in-depth education on a topic or solution relevant to research or practice in digital libraries. They should address a single topic in detail over either a half-day or a full day. More information about Tutorials can be found at:

Workshops are intended to draw together communities of interest - both those in established communities and those interested in discussion and exploration of a new or emerging issue. They can range in format from formal, perhaps centering on presentation of refereed papers, to informal, perhaps centering on an extended round¬table discussions among the selected participants. Workshops relating to the theme of the conference, “From Data to Wisdom: Resilient Integration across Societies, Disciplines, and Systems” are particularly encouraged. Workshop proposals should be no more than 2 pages. More information about Workshops can be found at:

Panels at JCDL are intended to draw together communities of interest, including those with strong traditions in the digital library community as well as those involving emerging issues of interest to members of the community at large. The panels typically last about 90 minutes and include an extended round-table discussion among the selected participants and the audience members. More information about Panels can be found at:

Supplemental Datasets or Software Artifacts. Datasets or software artifacts that supplement short or long papers may be submitted as part of the paper submissions. They could be considered during the review of the papers. We support the objective of the ACM to include the dataset or software artifact in the proceedings and later in the ACM Digital Library, separately identified and discoverable.

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