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Author Guidelines

 

Instructions for Submission

 

Click here to go to Editorial Manager for ToCT, and log in.

If you are new to this submission process, click the "Register Now" link found under the login on that page.

If you have already created an account for a different journal under ACM, you will have to create another account for ToCT. You may use the same user id and password for each account.

Once logged in, follow the submission instructions. As part of the submission process, you will be asked to choose the level of rights management that you prefer. To find out more about this, visit the Author Rights webpage at authors.acm.org.

The ACM is one of several institutions that is starting to use the ORCID identification system of unique identifiers for researchers and scholars in order to improve the accuracy of bibliographic databases. When you register, you will be given the opportunity to enter your ORCID identifier. (If you have previously registered, you may update your record to include your ORCID identifier by clicking on "Update my Information" near the top of the page.) If you do not already have such an identifier, you may visit the ORCID web site to obtain one. For more about ORCID, visit http://about.orcid.org/about/what-is-orcid

If you have any questions, please contact the journal's administrator, Victoria White ([email protected]).

ACM Author Representations Policy

ACM Author Representations Policy can be found at: http://www.acm.org/publications/policies/author_representations

Language Services

ACM has partnered with International Science Editing (ISE) to provide language editing services to ACM authors. ISE offers a comprehensive range of services for authors including standard and premium English language editing, as well as illustration and translation services, and also has significant international outreach, especially in China. Editing is available for both Word and LaTeX files. As an ACM author, you will receive a generous discount on ISE editing services.

To take advantage of this partnership, visit http://acm.internationalscienceediting.com/.  (Editing services are at author expense and do not guarantee publication of a manuscript.)

Please note that formatting assistance is provided at no charge to authors by Aptara, as specified on the author style guide page: http://www.acm.org/publications/submissions/.

Editorial Manager (ACM Transactions on Computation Theory Submission Server)

We urge everyone involved in the journal process - authors, associate editors, reviewers, administrators - to utilize Editorial Manager for every transaction related to the manuscripts you have been assigned. This will ensure that papers-in-process are correctly tracked, that reviewers are not overloaded with requests, and that the system is able to function as intended.

The Editorial Manager system can be very useful in the submission review process, however, if you are having trouble with it, or choose not to utilize the system, this journal's administrator can, in most cases, upload a document, revision, review, or decision letter as proxy on your behalf, and is happy to do so.

If you have any questions, please contact Victoria White, ToCT Administrator, at [email protected]

On to Editorial Managers's Log In page ...

Instructions for Authors of Accepted Papers

Congratulations on having your paper accepted for publication in ToCT!

After you receive your acceptance email, you will hear from the editors at ACM. Meanwhile, you can begin to prepare the necessary files, which by doing so will ensure the timely publication of your paper.

Once your paper is finalized, please prepare a zip file with

1. Source file (with bibliography), formatted according to the style file found at http://www.acm.org/publications/authors/submissions

Please include:

a) COMPUTING CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM

An important aspect of preparing your paper for publication by ACM Press is to provide the proper indexing and retrieval information from the ACM Computing Classification System (CCS). This is beneficial to you because accurate categorization provides the reader with quick content reference, facilitating the search for related literature, as well as searches for your work in ACM's Digital Library and on other online resources.

b) Additional Keywords and Phrases

2. PDF generated from the source file

3. Figure files in .eps or tif or gif or jpg

You will receive a letter with instructions on how to upload your paper to the production server.  Production will begin after you paper has been assigned to an issue.

Please note that formatting assistance is provided at no charge to authors by Aptara, as specified on the author style guide page: http://www.acm.org/publications/submissions/

One more thing:  If you have been directed to this URL for copyright information, please note that you will be contacted directly via our e-rights system within one week with a link to the e-rights system.  (Rights management emails are sent from an automated system and may end up in your SPAM folder. Please make sure to adjust your SPAM settings to allow emails from:  [email protected])

Supplemental Online-only Material

Please provide a brief description of your supplementary online-only material (i.e., text and multimedia material) to be published in the Digital Library. A short “readme.txt” file will appear in the DL along with your supplementary material describing its content and whatever requirements there are for using it.

Author Rights

Working with the computing community, ACM leadership has responded to calls to make scholarly articles more openly accessible, to enable authors to exercise greater control of their published works, and to comply with the increasing demands placed on authors by funding agencies. ACM authors have three ways to manage their publication rights with ACM:

  1. A license granting ACM non-exclusive permission to publish—by choosing to pay for perpetual open access from the ACM Digital Library, authors may opt to self-manage all rights to their work. 
  2. A new Publishing License Agreement granting ACM exclusive publication rights—in choosing this license authors grant ACM the right to serve as the exclusive publisher of their work and to manage ongoing rights and permissions associated with the work, including the right to defend it against improper use by third parties. This exclusive license is roughly the equivalent of ACM’s traditional Copyright Transfer Agreement except that the author continues to hold copyright. 
  3. ACM's traditional Copyright Transfer Agreement—for authors comfortable with the existing agreement.

Learn more by visiting the Information for Authors webpage.

Author-izer

Once your manuscript is published, we recommend that you use the ACM Author-Izer service. This service allows you to generate and post a link on your home page or institutional repository to your published article. This link will let any visitors to your personal bibliography pages download the definitive version of the articles for free from the ACM DL. These downloads will be recorded as part of your DL usage statistics. A detailed description of the service and instructions for its use may be found at: http://www.acm.org/publications/acm-author-izer-service.

ACM's Author-Izer Service may be used for any paper that you have published with ACM.

ACM Computing Classification System (CCS)

An important aspect of preparing your paper for publication by ACM Press is to provide the proper indexing and retrieval information from the ACM Computing Classification System (CCS). This is beneficial to you because accurate categorization provides the reader with quick content reference, facilitating the search for related literature, as well as searches for your work in ACM's Digital Library and on other online resources.

For further assistance:

  • Questions regarding editorial review process should be directed to the Editor-in-Chief.
  • Questions regarding the post-acceptance production process should be addressed to the Publisher, Laura A. Lander.
 
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