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Call for Nominations 

ACM Transactions on Computation Theory

The term of the current Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of the ACM Transactions on Computation Theory (ToCT) is coming to an end, and the ACM Publications Board has set up a nominating committee to assist the Board in selecting the next EiC.

Nominations, including self-nominations, are invited for a three-year term as ToCT EiC, beginning on January 1, 2020. The EiC appointment may be renewed at most one time. This is an entirely voluntary position, but ACM will provide appropriate administrative support.

The EiC is responsible for maintaining the highest editorial quality, for setting technical direction of the papers published in ToCT, and for maintaining a reasonable pipeline of articles for publication. He/she has final say on acceptance of papers, size of the Editorial Board, and appointment of Associate Editors. The EiC is expected to adhere to the commitments expressed in the policy on Rights and Responsibilities in ACM Publishing. For more information about the role of the EiC, see ACM's Evaluation Criteria for Editors-in-Chief.

Nominations should include a vita along with a brief statement of why the nominee should be considered. Self-nominations are encouraged, and should include a statement of the candidate's vision for the future development of ToCT. The deadline for submitting nominations is September 25, although nominations will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please send all nominations to the nominating committee chair, Eric Allender (

The search committee members are:

  • · Eric Allender (Rutgers), Chair
    · Martin Grohe (RWTH Aachen University)
    · Valentine Kabanets (Simon Fraser University)
    · Subhash Khot (New York University)
    · Ronitt Rubinfeld (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
    · Chris Hankin (Imperial College, London), ACM Publications Board Liaison


Format and Type of Publication

ACM Transactions on Computation Theory is a peer-reviewed and archival journal.

Following the ACM policy of Online First, ACM Transactions on Computation Theory will be primarily an online journal with access via the ACM Digital Library.


Special note regarding the question of whether P is equal to NP:

ToCT follows the policy of Journal of the ACM, with regard to submissions purporting to resolve the P versus NP question.  This policy will be implemented in the following manner:

No author may submit more than one paper to ToCT, TALG, or JACM in any 24 month period, purporting to resolve the P versus NP question or related long-standing questions in complexity theory, except by invitation of the Editor-in-Chief. This applies to resubmissions of previously rejected manuscripts.
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