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How do conference proceedings add to academic prestige?

I come from mathematics and, for whatever reason, am trying to publish in theoretical computer science. I'm still trying to understand the role of conference proceedings, and I have two specific ...
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What are the criteria for inviting conference papers (e.g. SODA) for special issue?

This is mostly for some immigration related document that I am trying to write and want to reference an online link which mentions that only a select few papers are invited for special issue for SODA ...
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Is it a bad idea to critique someone's paper in my first publication?

I am currently facing a situation that I am not sure how to handle. Basically, there is this problem $A$. Problem $A$ has been a hot topic in the past $5$ years. Last year, a paper was published in ...
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What is the current status of Acta Informatica?

Almost everybody knows the journal Acta Informatica. Some really important publications appeared there over the years. Upon looking on the website of the journal I noticed the following: Number of ...
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Correcting a conference paper error in the journal version

In a conference paper, in order to prove the $\mathsf{NP}$-completeness of a problem, I wrote the stupid sentence "It is clear that the problem is in $\mathsf{NP}$. So we will prove that it is $\...
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Is putting articles on arXiv or alternatives, before peer review, generally acceptable?

How common is it to place articles on arXiv or similar sites before publishing in a peer-reviewed journal? I'm trying to get a feel for what my chances are, of publishing in a journal if I put an ...
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When is the Journal of the ACM issued? [closed]

Is there a specific time that the Journal of the ACM is released? Monthly, quarterly, etc? Or does it depend on how many significant papers have been gathered to warrant a new issue? I couldn't find ...
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How do journals serve the TCS community?

In the past, journals were the main way scientific/mathematical discoveries were disseminated and vetted. In some areas, they still are. However, in (theoretical) computer science that role is almost ...
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Some good Theoretical Computer Science Journals

I have been doing some work in Theoretical Computer Science(especially related to algorithms), and I wanted the publish some of my findings. Can someone please suggest some good journals or ...
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Venues for short research articles

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 ...
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Complexity Theory in Finance and journals?

What journals are there that try to combine these two areas ? I came across the Algorithmic Finance Journal, are there others ? Looking at papers, mixed to overly -ve views about the quality and ...
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Open access journals

With the advent of internet (and common sense) there is more and more demand for open-access research. Several researchers (including me) find it frustrating that published peer-reviewed research ...
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Required delta between proceedings and journal versions

I am recently getting my papers rejected from journals (i.e., TALG) on the mere basis of not having a significant difference between the journal and proceedings (i.e., SODA) version. The main reasons ...
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Journals with quick reviewing

Background: The motivation for this question is two-fold. First, I would like to get some hard facts to better understand the ongoing conferences vs. journals debate. Second, if this information was ...
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