Journal Papers

Submissions to the journal-track of the ECSCW conference undergo a fully integrated, continuous review process. The manuscript enters this process as soon as the submission is made. Journal Papers must be accepted by April 1, 2024, to be included in to the ECSCW 2024 Program. Papers accepted after this date will be included in ECSCW 2024 Program.  

Important Dates

On a rolling basis End of paper review, revise & resubmit processes, on a rolling basis (for further information please read here:
April 1st, 2024 Paper acceptance cut-off date for inclusion in ECSCW 2024 Program
June 17th–21st, 2024: ECSCW 2024 Conference

Submission Format & Process

Paper submissions should be formatted following the CSCW Journal Instructions for Authors available at: The length of the paper must correspond to the size of the contribution. We suggest the papers to be between 10000 and 15000 words (including tables and appendices, excluding references). 

Manuscripts must be submitted via  

Please note that Springer has changed their editorial management system. The system is called SNAPP and it supports a new submission process.  

In the new system, ECSCW contributions are not an article type anymore, they are a “collection”, and will be visible all together on the journal website:  on top of being accessible in the different issues in which they will be published: 

It means that now when authors will submit their article (, they will have to select “research”, and then “start submission”: 

And then, when they are on the submission form, they have to click on “details”, and select the ECSCW collection: 

Journal Papers Chairs

For any queries, please, do not hesitate to contact the ECSCW 2024 Journal Papers Chairs.

Maristella Matera
Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Francisco J. Gutierrez
University of Chile, Chile

Gabriela Marcu
University of Michigan, USA

Journal Papers Description

We invite journal papers documenting original, rich, and in-depth contributions to CSCW. Authors are encouraged to submit papers that improve and extend the CSCW field. Visit the journal website for more information about the scope and aims of the journal (

Relevant themes include, but are not limited to: 

  • Empirical investigations of collaborative practices. Findings, guidelines, and/or studies related to communication, collaboration, and social technologies, practices, or use. 
  • System design focusing on solutions to support cooperative work in increasingly complex, networked, and data-driven settings. 
  • Hardware, architectures, infrastructures, interaction design, technical foundations, algorithms, and/or toolkits that enable the building of new social and collaborative systems and experiences. 
  • Methodologies and tools for investigating human practices, e.g., the nature of ethnography and the role of other innovative research approaches in building systems or studying their use, the application of critical design or design fictions to investigate future possibilities. 
  • Critical analysis or theory with clear relevance to study, design, or use of collaborative settings and systems. 
  • Domain-specific social and collaborative applications, including applications to digital civics, grassroots movements, healthcare, transportation, ICT4D, sustainability, education, workplace, accessibility, global collaboration, or other domains. 
  • Analysis of the ethics and policy implications of socio-technical systems, the values that inform them, and the algorithms that shape them. 
  • The changing nature of collaboration and teaming in relation to intelligent machine agents, e.g., human-AI relationships in collaborative practices. 
  • Studies, prototypes, or other investigations that explore interactions across disciplines, distances, languages, generations, and cultures, to help understand how to design in relation to  social, temporal, and/or spatial boundaries. 
  • Discussions and extrapolations of work-practices and technologies, which contribute to the core topics of ECSCW. 

Paper Review, Revision & Resubmission Process

Submissions to the journal-track of the ECSCW conference will undergo a fully integrated, continuous review process. The submission and review process will allow authors to develop and refine stronger papers over a longer time period. The review process is single-blind. Each submission is assigned to one of the three ECSCW 2024 Journal Papers Chairs, who is in charge of finding three reviewers, writing a meta-review, and making a decision. This decision is transmitted to the Lead Editor of the CSCW Journal in charge of ECSCW contributions, who will transmit the decision to the Editor in Chief of the Journal, and will manage conflicts of interest among the different Journal Papers Chairs if necessary. Authors of the submitted papers will be considered as reviewers for other submissions and may be contacted by the Journal Papers Chairs on this behalf. 

Authors are encouraged to submit as soon as they have their manuscripts ready. The system is already open for submissions. Early submissions will allow for multiple Revise & Resubmit cycles and will generally result in earlier publication of the accepted manuscript in the Journal. Papers could take approximately three months between submission and results of the first review cycle, and approximately two months in the subsequent review cycles, but the Journal Papers Chairs are working hard to speed the process up. Papers usually go through at least two review rounds.  

Upon an acceptance notice, the paper will go through production (including proof corrections), and only then will it be published on Springer Online First. To be considered for publication and presentation at ECSCW 2024, papers must be accepted by the 1st of April 2024. Early submission makes it more likely to receive reviews in a timely manner and speeds up the process of publication afterward. 

If the paper is not accepted by the 1st of April 2024, it will automatically be transferred to the batch of submissions for the subsequent ECSCW conference, unless the submission is withdrawn. With this approach, the authors will not have to restart the submission process. All work completed to this point will be considered for the next edition of the conference. This also means that authors may get their papers accepted shortly after the ECSCW 2024 conference. If this happens, the paper will be published as an Online First manuscript as soon as it goes through the production process; the authors will be invited to present their work at ECSCW 2024. 

Publication & Copyright Information

The accepted articles are published in Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW): The Journal of Collaborative Computing and Work Practices – see for details. Authors will be asked, upon acceptance of the article, to transfer copyright of the article to the Publisher. This will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information under copyright laws. As soon as a manuscript has been accepted for publication, it will go to production, and when production has finished (including proof corrections), it will be published on Springer Online First, complete with DOI. 

Additionally, authors will have the option to make their versions of accepted Papers available with open access in the European Society for Embedded Technologies (EUSSET) digital library (, as an edited collection. The EUSSET digital library features all past ECSCW proceedings.