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10, 4 issues

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10:4 online 08 October 2021

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11:1 scheduled for January 2022

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From volume 1, 2012

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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.

Editorial Board


Vasco Brattka
Institute 1
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

Managing Editors

Paola Bonizzoni
Università di Milano-Bicocca
Milan, Italy

Olivier Bournez
Ecole Polytechnique
Palaiseau, France

Elvira Mayordomo
Universidad de Zaragoza
Zaragoza, Spain

Editorial Board

Samson Abramsky
University of Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom

Manindra Agrawal
Indian Institute of Technology
Kanpur, India

Eric Allender
Rutgers University
Piscataway, USA

Jeremy Avigad
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, USA

Arnold Beckmann
Swansea University
Swansea, United Kingdom

Alessandra Carbone
Sorbonne Université
Paris, France

Karine Chemla
Centre national de la recherche scientifique
Paris, France

Bruno Codenotti
Istituto di Informatica e Telematica
Pisa, Italy

Stephen A. Cook
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

Anuj Dawar
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Rodney G. Downey
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand

Hajime Ishihara
Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Ishikawa, Japan

Natasha Jonoska
University of South Florida
Tampa, USA

Ulrich Kohlenbach
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Darmstadt, Germany

Benedikt Löwe
University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Russell Miller
City University of New York
New York, USA

Andrei Morozov
Novosibirsk State University
Novosibirsk, Russia

André Nies
University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand

Prakash Panangaden
McGill University
Montreal, Canada

Frank Stephan
National University of Singapore

Vlatko Vedral
University of Oxford
Oxford, UK

Rineke Verbrugge
University of Groningen
Groningen, The Netherlands

Ning Zhong
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, USA

Honorary Editor

S. Barry Cooper †
Leeds, United Kingdom

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DBLP Bibliography Server
Mathematical Reviews
Web of Science: Emerging Sources Citation Index
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Peer Review

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.


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