Muhammad al-Khowarizmi, from a 1983 USSR commemorative stamp scanned by Donald Knuth

ACM Transactions on Algorithms


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ACM Transactions on Algorithms publishes original research of the highest quality dealing with algorithms. It is a peer-reviewed journal, appearing quarterly.


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  • New submission policy on P vs. NP (October 2013): No author may submit more than one paper to J. ACM, ACM Trans. on Algorithms, ACM Trans. on Computation Theory, or SIAM J. on Computing 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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