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Author Guidelines

Contributions are accepted for review on the understanding that the same work has not been published and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Technical reports can be submitted. Substantially revised versions of papers published in not easily accessible conference proceedings can also be submitted. The editor-in-chief, should be notified at the time of submission and the author is responsible for obtaining the necessary copyright releases for all copyrighted material.

We would also like to invite organizers of conferences/workshops of potential interest to the SCPE readers to submit calls for papers for their events. Please contact the editor-in-chief about the details.

Proposals of Special Issues should be submitted to the editor-in-chief.

The language of the journal is English. SCPE publishes overview papers, research papers, short communications, book and software reviews. Only electronic submissions are possible. Submission for refereeing should be performed using SCPE website by following online submission steps.

A 50-100 word abstract should be included with overview and research papers.

Upon acceptance the authors will be asked to transfer copyright of the article to the publisher and to make a source submission

All papers should be submitted electronically using online submission system.

Overview Papers

Overview papers summarize historical developments, state of the art and current research directions of selected subfields of parallel and distributed computing. There is no a priori length restriction. Each overview paper appropriate to the journal will be refereed by a minimum of three referees.

Research Papers

Research papers are limited to approximately 20 pages. Each paper appropriate to the journal will be refereed by a minimum of two referees. Refereeing form for research papers.

Short Notes

Short notes are not to exceed 5 pages.

Source submission

The authors will be required to prepare the source text in LaTeX using the journal style file (based on the SIAM style: zipped, 30 KB). Figures must be prepared in Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) and appropriately incorporated into the text. The bibliography should be formatted using the SIAM convention. The source of the paper should be merged in one file. The source file should contain only ASCII symbols. All diacritics should be TeX-encoded.

Book reviews and editorials that do not contain complicated objects (pictures, tables, diagrams) can be prepared as a plain text or in OpenDocument format (ISO/IEC 26300:2006). Please, do not use the Microsoft Word format. Authors are strongly encouraged to use Docbook


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. Has the manuscript been checked for British English spelling with an automatic spell checker or human proofreader?
  2. Is the text containing only ASCII characters? Please check that the special characters (e.g., diacritics) are properly encoded.
  3. Have you included all contact information in the paper?
  4. Are all the images in the EPS format saved at 300dpi? Are the images placed in a separate folder called figures? Please name the images: img1.eps, img2.eps, ... If the images contain any text is it clearly visible?
  5. Is there a call for every figure, table and equation in the paper? Is the call properly formated? The call should have the following format when inside the text: cf. Fig. 1, cf. Table 1, cf. Rel. 1 or cf. Eq. 1. For multiple references use: cf. Figs. 1 and 2, cf. Tables 1 and 2, cf. Eqs. 1 and 2 or cf. Rels. 1 and 2. When referring to a figure, table or equation at the beginning of the sentence do not use the abreviated form.
  6. Have you used the algorithmicx package to define your algorithms? We prefer it to maintain coherence and for a smooth technical handling of the article integration in the journal.
  7. Are sections and subsections properly referred to? When referring to a section inside a sentence the call should have the following form: cf Sect. 1 or in Sect. 1. When reffering to a section at the beginning of the sentence you can use the following form: Section 1 ....
  8. Are all the bibliographical entries quoted in the paper and inserted as bibitems? Do not provide external .bib files! Please avoid starting a sentence with a citation. For example: [1] describes a method ... is not recommended. Use instead: The work depicted in [1] describes a method ...
  9. Before uploading the final document to the submission system check that all necessary files are archived using any of the popular formats (zip, rar, tar etc.)

    DO NOT upload individual files since they will be renamed thus loosing consistency with the naming used by the authors! This causes unnecessary delay in the final formating and may postpone the release of the issue.


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