ACM DL

Algorithms (TALG)

Menu

Search TALG
enter search term and/or author name


Social Media

SIGN UP FOR TOC SERVICES :
EMAIL OR RSS

Information for Authors

Submissions to the TALG is done electronically through http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/talg. Once you are at that site, you will be asked to create an account and password with which you can enter the ACM Manuscript Central manuscript review tracking system. From a drop-down list of journals, choose Transactions on Algorithms and proceed to the Author Center to submit your manuscript and other accompanying files.

For editorial review, the manuscript should be submitted as a PDF or Postscript file. Templates for preparing your paper are available as follows: Word Template Page:http://www.acm.org/publications/article-templates/word-style-guide and LaTeX Template Page: http://www.acm.org/publications/article-templates/acm-latex-style-guide.

You will be asked to create an abstract that will be used throughout the system as a synopsis of your paper. An important aspect of preparing your paper for publication by ACM Press is to provide the proper indexing and retrieval information from the ACM Computing Classification System (CCS). This is beneficial to you because accurate categorization provides the reader with quick content reference, facilitating the search for related literature, as well as searches for your work in ACM's Digital Library and on other online resources. Please read the How to classify works using ACM's Computing Classification System for instructions on how to classify your document using the 2012 ACM Computing Classification System and insert the index terms into your LaTeX or Microsoft Word source file.

Authors should be aware of the following ACM Author Representations Policy.

Questions regarding editorial review process should be directed to the Editorial Assistant ([email protected]).

Criteria for Acceptance

ACM Transactions on Algorithms seeks original research papers of lasting value dealing with the mathematical aspects of discrete algorithms. TALG aims to provide coverage of the most significant work in the area of design and analysis of algorithms. Further details can be found by consulting the Aims and Scope statement, the list of Editorial Board members and the Referee Instructions.

Manuscripts must be organized in the standard journal style, including Abstract, Introduction, appropriate technical sections and Bibliography. The Abstract and Introduction taken together must include a clear statement of the research contributions and their significance, as well as a comparison with recent work in the area.

Procedures for Accepted Papers

Once a manuscript is accepted, authors must be certain the final version of their manuscript is uploaded to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/talg for transmission to ACM for publication. This will prevent any possible version confusion. Author communication will then move from the Associate Editor to someone assigned to the author from the post-acceptance production process at ACM. He/she will contact authors directly regarding copyediting and any changes required to prepare for publication.

The final version of an accepted paper must be formatted using the ACM style files, which can be accessed at http://www.acm.org/publications/submissions/.

Author Rights

Working with the computing community, ACM leadership has responded to calls to make scholarly articles more openly accessible, to enable authors to exercise greater control of their published works, and to comply with the increasing demands placed on authors by funding agencies. 

ACM authors now have three ways to manage their publication rights with ACM:

  1. A license granting ACM non-exclusive permission to publish—by choosing to pay for perpetual open access from the ACM Digital Library, authors may opt to self-manage all rights to their work. 
  2. A new Publishing License Agreement granting ACM exclusive publication rights—in choosing this license authors grant ACM the right to serve as the exclusive publisher of their work and to manage ongoing rights and permissions associated with the work, including the right to defend it against improper use by third parties. This exclusive license is roughly the equivalent of ACM’s traditional Copyright Transfer Agreement except that the author continues to hold copyright. 
  3. ACM's traditional Copyright Transfer Agreement—for authors comfortable with the existing agreement.

Learn more by visiting the Information for Authors webpage.

ACM Author-izer Service

Once your manuscript is published, we recommend that you use the newly launched ACM Author-Izer service. This service allows you to generate and post a link on your home page or institutional repository to your published article. This link will let any visitors to your personal bibliography pages download the definitive version of the articles for free from the ACM DL. These downloads will be recorded as part of your DL usage statistics. A detailed description of the service and instructions for its use may be found at: http://www.acm.org/publications/acm-author-izer-service.

ACM Computing Classification System (CCS)

An important aspect of preparing your paper for publication by ACM Press is to provide the proper indexing and retrieval information from the ACM Computing Classification System (CCS). This is beneficial to you because accurate categorization provides the reader with quick content reference, facilitating the search for related literature, as well as searches for your work in ACM's Digital Library and on other online resources.

Language Services

ACM has partnered with International Science Editing (ISE) to provide language editing services to ACM authors. ISE offers a comprehensive range of services for authors including standard and premium English language editing, as well as illustration and translation services, and also has significant international outreach, especially in China. Editing is available for both Word and LaTeX files. As an ACM author, you will receive a generous discount on ISE editing services.

To take advantage of this partnership, visit http://acm.internationalscienceediting.com/.  (Editing services are at author expense and do not guarantee publication of a manuscript.)

Please note that formatting assistance is provided at no charge to authors by Aptara, as specified on the author style guide page: http://www.acm.org/publications/submissions/.

Templates

Word Template Page

http://www.acm.org/publications/article-templates/word-style-guide

LaTeX Template Page

http://www.acm.org/publications/article-templates/acm-latex-style-guide

For further assistance

  • Questions regarding editorial review process should be directed to the Editor-in-Chief.
  • Questions regarding the post-acceptance production process should be addressed to the ACM Journals Manager, Laura A. Lander.
 
All ACM Journals | See Full Journal Index