A Survey of Software Journals
The goal of this Capstone project is to investigate the qualities of journals that accept software articles, how they communicate those expectations to authors, and how many articles have been published in recent years. Between 2014-2021, there has been a steady upward trend in the number of software articles published. Most journals do not give authors clear instructions about the expectations for software articles; however, of those that do, archiving, persistent links, and documentation are usually required. We hope that this data will draw attention to the myriad of guidelines and issues in software articles and journals.