About the Semantic Web journal (by IOS Press)

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The journal Semantic Web – Interoperability, Usability, Applicability (published and printed by IOS Press, ISSN: 1570-0844), in short Semantic Web journal, brings together researchers from various fields which share the vision and need for more effective and meaningful ways to share information across agents and services on the future internet and elsewhere. As such, Semantic Web technologies shall support the seamless integration of data, on-the-fly composition and interoperation of Web services, as well as more intuitive search engines. The semantics – or meaning – of information, however, cannot be defined without a context, which makes personalization, trust, and provenance core topics for Semantic Web research. New retrieval paradigms, user interfaces, and visualization techniques have to unleash the power of the Semantic Web and at the same time hide its complexity from the user. Based on this vision, the journal welcomes contributions ranging from theoretical and foundational research over methods and tools to descriptions of concrete ontologies and applications in all areas. We especially welcome papers which add a social, spatial, and temporal dimension to Semantic Web research, as well as application-oriented papers making use of formal semantics.

The journal is peer-reviewed, open access and published bimonthly.

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For any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Editors-in-Chief.

IOS Press is a leading international publisher of scientific books and journals in many fields including computer & communications sciences and especially also the Semantic Web. Visit the Semantic Web Journal at IOS Press.

Open and Transparent Reviews

The Semantic Web journal relies on an open and transparent review process. Submitted manuscripts are posted on the journal's website and are publicly available. In addition to solicited reviews selected by members of the editorial board, public reviews and comments are welcome by any researcher and can be uploaded using the journal website. All reviews and responses from the authors are posted on the journal homepage. All involved reviewers and editors will be acknowledged in the final printed version. While we strongly encourage reviewers to participate in the open and transparent review process it is still possible to submit anonymous reviews. See review process and FAQ for details before submitting a manuscript or a review.

The Semantic Web journal furthermore is a proponent of Open Science Data and requires, whenever possible, that authors provide relevant data and software for evaluation and replication. Please see our corresponding blog post for more details. .


Editorial Board


Contact email: contact @ semantic-web-journal . net

  • Krzysztof Janowicz, University of Vienna, Austria and University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Managing Editors

Editorial Board

Editorial Assistant

Former Editors-in-Chief

  • Pascal Hitzler, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA

System Administrator

Contact email: sysadmin @ semantic-web-journal . net