I must admit, I find long lists of research topics to be violently dull.
And yet, as your friend and humble narrator (not to mention putative Editor-in-Chief), one of the very first tasks that confronted me was to issue a spiffy new Call for Papers for TOCHI.
So rather than subjecting you to a gradual sanding-down of your own existence as your eyes grate across an enumeration of bullet-pointed buzzwords, what I instead set out to convey was the essence of what gives the journal its vigor.
And announce some cool new initiatives to boot.
Give it a gander, and I hope that you will respond in kind by submitting your latest and greatest work.
Or by pausing to reflect on a research agenda that you may have been stewing on for years, and serving up that accumulated wisdom as a milestone contribution.
And I will reward any and all upstanding individuals who post our professionally-designed TOCHI flyer [PDF format] on your Department’s bulletin board with a billion virtual donuts. Or thereabouts.
As well as my eternal thanks, of course.
CALL FOR PAPERS
ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI)
TOCHI is the premier archival journal for contributions from the frontiers of human-computer interaction.
CHI is an exciting field, often with profound implications:
What are the human consequences of the technologies we create?
What are the impacts of user interfaces — and of the design choices we make — on people’s everyday lives?
How are technologies changing our society, and how can we use them to shape the many possible futures that are emerging as a result?
These questions, and many more, drive the vibrancy of the journal — and our field.
No Artificial Bounds. TOCHI embraces the full breadth of the diverse CHI community. We publish papers on any topic relevant to human-computer interaction, so long as the results offer significant new insights for the community. TOCHI particularly encourages integrative contributions that span multiple studies, multiple systems, or multiple explorations of a theme so as to contribute a new perspective to the field — the type of contribution that is nigh-impossible to convey in a typical conference paper.
Wisdom of the Elite. Papers go through rigorous peer review, led by a world-class editorial board stacked with leading experts. As one of our authors, you will benefit from their advice and deep insights to hone your research. Getting published in TOCHI represents a prestigious recognition of excellence.
Influence and Laurels. Acceptance at TOCHI garners an invitation to present your work at leading SIGCHI conferences. Combine the continuity of journal review — judicious and fair-minded, with an opportunity to redress critiques — with the lively discussion and influence that speaking at a top-notch conference brings. And starting in 2016, TOCHI will recognize our very best work with Best Paper Awards.
Rigorous and Fast. Although rigorous, TOCHI maintains a fast pace: decision time averages about 50 days. We publish accepted works quickly, online-first in the ACM Digital Library, and the pipeline from submission to publication can be shorter than the overwrought processes that tend to burden conference publication these days.
High Exposure. TOCHI heightens exposure for your research and enshrines the premier work in our field. And starting with Volume 23, the Editor-in-Chief will spotlight select articles, offering perspectives and reflections on some of the most intriguing contributions to grace our pages.
Submit your work today, and help advance the frontiers of technology — and the human experience.
Ken Hinckley, Microsoft Research, USA
Please see the PDF version of the flyer for a complete listing of the TOCHI Editorial Board, and other publication details.