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I've just completed a short (5 page) paper on proving a certain combinatorial game NP-Complete. This is in no way a result of huge significance, yet it's one that I believe is publishable. What venues would be good for a paper like this? The only one I'm aware of is Information Processing Letters; are there other ones like this?

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Theory of Computing has "short communications", but I am not sure how good of a fit your result is: theoryofcomputing.org/categories/short.html. –  Sasho Nikolov Jul 11 at 12:01
    
If the game is econ-related, perhaps as a letter in the ACM SIGECOM Exchanges? –  usul Jul 13 at 13:18
    
A less known journal where you could certainly publish it is acta.sapientia.ro/acta-info/informatica-main.htm –  domotorp Jul 13 at 13:49
    
Post it to arXiv. –  JɛffE Jul 13 at 18:18
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Fun with Algorithms! Although it is a conference not a journal that you might looking for, among other things several NP-hardness results about (combinatorial) games are published here, including this one.

However this is a triennial conference (except for 2014, where the last conference was in 2012), so if you want to publish it soon then there might be a better choice.

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I've seen fun with algorithms before, and it looks great! However I would like to try and publish this sooner, and also in general would like to know wahh other good venues there are for publishing short articles in complexity –  rahulmehta95 Jul 10 at 17:26
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Rahul, keep in mind that even though FUN's next deadline is probably half a year away, even a fast journal would take about this long. ECCC should be a good place to announce a complexity result: it's fast, provides more screening than arxiv, does not care about length, and does not preclude future publication. –  Sasho Nikolov Jul 11 at 19:17
    
@Sasho Nikolov I think I'm going to go ahead and do that. Thank you - I had always thought arxiv and ECCC were the same, but had never realized the difference. –  rahulmehta95 Jul 14 at 21:37
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Put it on the arxiv. Yes, it is not refereed, but it does give you some limited visibility, and sooner or later, if it is interesting, it would get cited.

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IPL (for Information Processing Letters) is a good place for publishing short papers.

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Not really. Its published by the evil elsevier. –  Sariel Har-Peled Jul 15 at 23:29
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