Call for Papers, Ledger Volume 5 (2020)


Now in its fifth year of publication, Ledger—the first peer-reviewed journal dedicated entirely to the study of cryptocurrencies and shared ledgers—is open for submissions!

Ledger publishes full-length articles describing original research in all areas related to cryptocurrency and its intersection with mathematics, computer science, engineering, law and economics. Manuscripts are selected based on conceptual advancement, novelty, technical quality, and general interest to the journal’s audience. Submissions of articles related to all areas of cryptocurrency research are welcome, including (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Development of new cryptocurrency computer algorithms/protocols
  • Analysis of existing cryptocurrency algorithms/protocols
  • New cryptographic methods for cryptocurrencies
  • Network analysis of transactions on public ledgers
  • Macroeconomic studies of cryptocurrencies
  • Computer hardware design of new components
  • Novel applications of cryptocurrencies 
  • Legal commentary on cryptocurrency uses
  • Finance and the effect of decentralized ledgers on markets
  • Sociological studies of the implications of the rise of cryptocurrencies
  • Analysis of proposed changes to the Bitcoin protocol, etc.

Please note that now as ever we are an open-access journal, our published papers are indexed by Google Scholar, and we do not charge any author fees whatsoever.

To submit, find Word and LaTeX templates, and see cover letter requirements, please consult the Submissions link below and the Author Guidelines section found there.


Ledger is published by the University Library System of the University of Pittsburgh as a part of its D-Scribe Digital Publishing Program and is co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Press.