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
Indian Institute of Technology
Carnegie Mellon University
Swansea, United Kingdom
Centre national de la recherche scientifique
Istituto di Informatica e Telematica
Stephen A. Cook
University of Toronto
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Rodney G. Downey
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
University of South Florida
Technische Universität Darmstadt
University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
City University of New York
New York, USA
Novosibirsk State University
University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
National University of Singapore
University of Oxford
University of Groningen
Groningen, The Netherlands
University of Cincinnati
S. Barry Cooper †
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Web of Science: Emerging Sources Citation Index
By default, articles published in Computability are available only to institutions and individuals with access rights. However, the journal offers all authors the option to purchase open access publication for their article as part of the IOS Press Open Library. This means that the final published version will be freely available to anyone worldwide, indefinitely, under a Creative Commons license and without the need to purchase access to the article. This is also referred to as “gold” open access.
Gold open access pricing
Authors who choose gold open access publication will be subject to an article publication charge of € 1500 / US$ 1500 for publication under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license or € 2150 / US$ 2150 for publication under the CC BY 4.0 license. Pricing is exclusive of possible taxes. After an article is accepted for publication, the corresponding author will be informed regarding the open access option during the production stages, and will have the opportunity to purchase open access for their article. It could be that the open access fee of an article is waived completely due an institutional agreement IOS Press has with the corresponding authors' institution. Please check the institutional agreements page for details.
Green open access
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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. Please visit our reviewer guidelines for further information about how to conduct a review.
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.
Discover the contents of the latest journal issue:
Limit computability and ultrafilters
Mingzhong Cai, Uri Andrews, David Diamondstone, Noah Schweber
On the complexity of algebraic numbers, and the bit-complexity of straight-line programs1
Nikhil Balaji, Eric Allender, Samir Datta, Rameshwar Pratap
-Betti numbers and computability of reals
Matthias Uschold, Clara Löh