International Journal on Software Tools for Technology Transfer

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For Authors

Before preparing your manuscript, consult the Instructions for Authors on Springer’s STTT journal homepage and/or a copy of the journal to familiarize yourself with its formal and stylistic requirements: The manuscript should be written in clear and simple language. As STTT addresses quite a heterogeneous audience, a major selection criterion for papers and tools is a suitable and widely accessible presentation. The abstract, key words, and introduction should also be accessible to a wide audience.

Reviewing is organized via the editorial system Equinocs. The preferred submission format is PDF from LaTeX, but Word is also accepted. Authors who prepare their papers with LaTeX are encouraged to use this macropackage. Please note that also submissions have to be in the style required for final versions.

Papers must be written in English. Authors whose mother tongue is not English are advised to seek the assistance of a native English speaker who is familiar with the topic of the paper.

Final Versions: After the manuscript is accepted, please submit also the final version of your article including LaTeX sources, figures, and the corresponding copyright form in electronic form via the STTT editorial service Equinocs.

Submission Initiation 🔗

Each article submission to STTT is initiated in one of the following ways:

Presentation Approach and Expected Content 🔗

Style - As a forum for interdisciplinary technology transfer, STTT encourages an illustrative, example-driven presentation style that focuses on the underlying intuitions. Technical material and detailed proofs not necessary to understand the essence and the impact of the contributions should be replaced by adequate referencing of other publications or be provided separately as an online appendix. This way the journal allows a fast and intuitive entry into the new material and new themes, and at the same time the online appendix provides experts with easy access to related technical or theoretical details. These include proofs, definitions of complicated underlying calculi, and discussions of related theories, as well as other information concerning implementation issues, user documentation, benchmarking information, raw experimental data, which go beyond the general interest, as well as (software) artefacts enabling repeatability.

Emphasis: Many STTT papers will present the construction, application, or evaluation of one or more tools for software or system development. Important quality criteria for tool-oriented presentations are as follows.

Length: Submissions to the General Paper and Thematic Theme are typically 10 to 20 pages in Springer double-column format. Longer papers should be split into thematic subparts whenever possible

Example issues and concerns:

Reviewing Process 🔗

Once an Open Submission is received via the web-based STTT submission service, the submission will be reviewed for general suitability for STTT by the Editors-in-Chief. Papers deemed unsuitable due to scope or content issues may be rejected without further review. Suitable papers are delegated to an appropriate Area Editor who manages the selection of reviewers, assesses the results of reviews, and makes decisions regarding paper revision and final acceptance. The STTT Office supports the designated editor by handling communication with authors and reviewers.