Aims & Scope
Computability is the journal of the association Computability in Europe. It is a peer reviewed international journal that is devoted to publishing original research of highest quality, which is centered around the topic of computability. The subject is understood from a multidisciplinary perspective, recapturing the spirit of Alan Turing (1912-1954) by linking theoretical and real-world concerns from computer science, mathematics, biology, physics, computational neuroscience, history and the philosophy of computing.
Faculty of Computer Science
Universität der Bundeswehr München
Werner-Heisenberg-Weg 39, 85577 Neubiberg,
Dept. of Mathematics & Applied Mathematics
University of Cape Town, South Africa
Università di Milano-Bicocca
Universidad de Zaragoza
University of Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom
University of South Florida
University of Groningen
Groningen, The Netherlands
University of Oxford
National University of Singapore
University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
Novosibirsk State University
City University of New York
New York, USA
University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Indian Institute of Technology
Rodney G. Downey
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Stephen A. Cook
University of Toronto
Istituto di Informatica e Telematica
Centre national de la recherche scientifique
Swansea, United Kingdom
Carnegie Mellon University
University of Cincinnati
S. Barry Cooper †
Leeds, United Kingdom
SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPT
For initial submission a .pdf file of the article is sufficient. After an article has been accepted for publication an editable file of the text, such as MsWord or LateX, is required. If you are uploading a paper that has been accepted for publication or accepted pending minor revisions please upload the source files of the paper. If using LaTeX please use our LaTeX template and also send a pdf version of the LaTeX file as well as separate files of all figures (if any); see "Preparation of manuscripts" for the required file formats. LaTeX packages should be compiled into .zip or .rar files.
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There are no costs associated to publishing an article in Computability, it is free of any charge.
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Computability Peer Review Policy
Computability is a peer-reviewed journal. All articles submitted to the journal undergo a single blind peer review process. This means that the identity of the authors is known with the reviewers but the identity of the reviewers is not communicated to the authors.
Each submitted article is pre-screened by the Editor-in-Chief to decide if it is suitable to be sent out for formal review. Reasons to reject a paper in the pre-screening process could for example be because the work does not fall within the aims and scope, the writing is of poor quality, the instructions to authors were not followed or the presented work is not novel.
Papers deemed suitable to be reviewed will be assigned a handling editor. The handling editor will then invite reviewers to comment on the work. Typically, a minimum of two reviews are required to be able make a decision on a paper.
Reviewers are asked to judge a paper on at least:
- Relevance to the journal
- Significance of results
- Depth of results
- Correctness of results
Clarity of presentation
Based on the received reviews the handling editor will propose to the Editor-in-Chief their recommendation:
- Accept as is
- Accept pending minor revisions
- Revise and resubmit
- Reject outright
For articles that receive a "Revise and resubmit" decision, often major revisions are required and articles may still be rejected in a second round of peer review.
Accept or reject decisions are made by the Editor-in-Chief, whose decision is final.