In 1996, the Joint Accelerator Conferences Website, JACoW was set up for the publication of EPAC and PAC conference proceedings. As this PAC/EPAC collaboration got underway, it was joined by APAC for its first conference in 1998. Today, fifteen conference series are members of the JACoW Collaboration: ABDW (HB, FLS, ERL, eeFACT, Ecloud, Factories), COOL, Cyclotrons, IBIC (formally BIW, and DIPAC now combined into an international event), IPAC (formally the regional events APAC, EPAC, and PAC), ECRIS, FEL, HIAT, ICALEPCS, ICAP, LINAC, MEDSI, NA-PAC, PCaPAC, RuPAC, SAP, and SRF.
Each conference series agrees to adopt common templates, and to produce JACoW-compatible files of papers for publication at the site. They also agree to abide by terms of reference and boundary conditions which have been put in place to facilitate the training of JACoW editors through hands-on experience in processing during the larger conferences, and also through attendance at the annual JACoW Team Meetings where technical problems related to electronic publication are addressed.