Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics (E-JC) is a fully-refereed electronic journal with very high standards, publishing papers of substantial content and interest in all branches of discrete mathematics, including combinatorics, graph theory, and algorithms for combinatorial problems.

 

Section Policies

Papers

Use the "Papers" section for all new submissions to the journal. The initial submission must be in PDF format.

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Provisionally accepted paper

This is a temporary section to help our transition from the old server.  Only submit a paper to this section if an editor asks you to. You should upload a PDF copy of the paper, typeset according to the author guidelines. You should also upload the latex source file and any picture files that it imports (include these in a tar file or zip file).

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Peer Review Process

All submissions are refereed to the highest standard, to make sure that they are original, correct and substantial.  The median time from submission to publication is 6 months. Please do not send queries about the progress of your paper if it has been under consideration for less than 6 months.

 

Publication Frequency

E-JC publishes one regular volume per year (divided into issues), but occasionally special issues are also published. Papers are published as soon as they are accepted.

 

Open Access Policy

E-JC is free for both authors and readers. By making research freely available, E-JC supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

The Editorial Process

  1. The Managing Editor assigns your paper to one of the Editors-in-Chief.
  2. If your paper appears potentially acceptable, the Editor-in-Chief will send it to one or more referees. In some cases, several rounds of refereeing may be required and you may be asked to make changes. This step can take from days to months, depending on the referees.
  3. If your paper still appears potentially acceptable when the refereeing process is complete, the Editor-in-Chief will ask you to provide a new version on the basis of the reports, and in the format of the journal (see the Author Guidelines). At this stage, source files in LaTeX and any supplementary files (e.g. figures) must be submitted.
  4. The committee of all Editors-in-Chief will then consider your paper and make a final decision on whether to accept it or not. This step usually takes about two weeks.
  5. If your paper is accepted it will be published. You will not be specifically notified when it is published, though you can choose to be notified of all papers that we publish.

 

Thanks

The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, as a free web-based mathematics journal, relies on the generosity of many people and institutions for its operation. We have no income and no paid employees.

Our papers are carefully reviewed by anonymous referees who give generously of their time and their expertise. We gratefully acknowledge their essential contributions.

The main web site of the Journal is hosted by the Research School of Computer Science at the Australian National University, and was previously hosted by the Department of Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania. We thank both these institutions for generously supplying disk space, server capacity, and valuable technical advice.

We also thank those who operate our mirror sites.



ISSN: 1077-8926