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Why isn't TheoretiCS very popular yet?

Disclaimer: I'm managing editor for TheoretiCS. It is true that TheoretiCS is not as well known as it may be in some research areas within Theoretical Computer Science. But in many respects it is ...
Nathanaël Fijalkow's user avatar
23 votes
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Correcting a conference paper error in the journal version

I think it is very helpful to point out if and where previous results are erroneous. I've done this myself (more times than I would have liked to). My style is to state the correct result, and in ...
Aryeh's user avatar
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How do journals serve the TCS community?

The process of journal reviewing shakes out bugs. Conference reviewers tend not to look at papers with a fine-tooth comb; the program committee process gives them too many papers to review in too ...
David Eppstein's user avatar
13 votes

Why isn't TheoretiCS very popular yet?

One of the reasons is that TheoretiCS is relatively new, and hence it is not listed in national rankings and/or the CORE rankings. In Poland for instance (long story short), every researcher collects ...
Bartosz Bednarczyk's user avatar
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Is it a bad idea to critique someone's paper in my first publication?

I think the same standards apply, regardless of whether it's your 1st or 100th publication. If you think you've found a mistake in a published paper, a common courtesy is to first contact the paper's ...
Aryeh's user avatar
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How do conference proceedings add to academic prestige?

I don't think there is any TCS conference that would be a fast track to a permanent job. STOC, FOCS, and SODA are the most competitive conferences, and papers in those will certainly look very good ...
Jukka Suomela's user avatar
8 votes

Journals with quick reviewing

TheoretiCS, which was launched in late 2021, is a TCS journal that fits your description. It aims to give a first verdict (either reject, either conditional accept subject to the results being correct ...
a3nm's user avatar
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6 votes

Open access journals

TheoretiCS was launched in late 2021 as an open-access journal covering all areas of theoretical CS. It is a diamond open-access journal (submitting and reading papers is free), and the papers are ...
a3nm's user avatar
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6 votes

How do conference proceedings add to academic prestige?

I agree with the others that the answer to your first question is definitely "yes", and would like to add another online resource where you can have an idea of the difference in "prestige": it's the (...
Damiano Mazza's user avatar
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What are the criteria for inviting conference papers (e.g. SODA) for special issue?

You may want to refer to the editorials introducing recent special issues: SODA 2016: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3230647 SODA 2017: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3319426 They both ...
Sasho Nikolov's user avatar
4 votes

How do conference proceedings add to academic prestige?

In Italy we don't have "fast tracks to permanent jobs" (especially in Academia), but we have a complicated algorithm that ranks CS conferences (we have to take it into account for the National ...
Michele Amoretti's user avatar
3 votes

Open access journals

The Discrete Analysis Journal, which works as a peer-reviewed overlay for arXiv, includes among its topics "theoretical computer science" (and, for instance, computational complexity. From their ...
Clement C.'s user avatar
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2 votes
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When is the Journal of the ACM issued?

Judging from their archive, it seems that since 1994 the Journal of the ACM is issued 6 times a year, so roughly every other month. Until 2006 it was published on odd months. From 2007 on, the ...
Yuval Filmus's user avatar
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2 votes

Open access journals

The International Conference on Database Theory (ICDT) publishes its proceedings in the LIPIcs series. It is essentially the European-based database theory conference, with PODS (not open-access) ...
a3nm's user avatar
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1 vote

Open access journals

Although this doesn't seem to be widely advertised, and it's not clear to me whether or not SIAM policy makes these open access forever [can someone clarify?], many of the SIAM conferences currently ...
Joshua Grochow's user avatar

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