Focus and Scope

The Theory and Applications of Mathematics & Computer Science journal publishes original papers of high scientific value in all areas of pure and theoretical applied mathematics and computer science, but giving a preference to those in the areas represented by the editorial board. The journal “Theory Appl. Math. Comput. Sci.” publishes high-quality original articles and state-of-the-art surveys in the areas of pure and applied mathematics and computer science, but giving a preference in presenting works in the theory and applications of fuzzy sets and systems in the areas of mathematics, artificial intelligence and control.

The journal covering all aspects of mathematical sciences, new computational techniques for solving scientific or engineering problems, programming methodology, software engineering, and related hardware-software-systems issues. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, artificial intelligence, software development environments and tools, techniques for developing, validating, and maintaining software systems, software architecture and design, multiprocessing, automatic control, distributed and concurrent algorithms. The journal publishes only research papers and all articles, except pure mathematics area, should consider the practical application of the idea advanced through case studies, experiments, or systematic comparisons with other approaches already in practice. Occasionally, special issues are devoted to topics of particular interest; proposals for such issues are invited.
Journal Topics: Fuzzy mathematics, Artificial intelligence, Fuzzy control systems, Functional analysis, Operator theory, Differential equations

 

Peer Review Process

The peer-review type

The peer-review process is double-blind peer review: the reviewers unknown who the authors of the manuscript are and the authors do not have access to the information of who the peer-reviewers are.

The practice of peer review is to ensure that high quality scientific material is published. It is an objective process at the heart of competitive academic publishing and is carried out by all reputable scientific journals. Our referees therefore play a vital role in maintaining the high standards of the Theory and Applications of Mathematics & Computer Science journal.

The submissions will be revised independently by minimum two reviewers and will be accepted for publication only after end of the editorial workflow.
Evaluation period and rejection rate information:

  • Evaluation period after paper submission: up to 3-4 months;
  • Publication time is pending on the number of papers received. We aim at a time not longer than one year;
  • Rejection expected: over than 85%.

 

Initial manuscript evaluation

The Editor first evaluates all manuscripts. Although it is an extremely rare occurrence, the Editor may accept an exceptional manuscript at this first stage. The Editor may also reject a manuscript at this stage because it is insufficiently original, has serious scientific flaws, is ungrammatical, is written in poor English, or falls outside the aims and scope of the journal. Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to experts for review.

Theory and Applications of Mathematics & Computer Science reviewers evaluate the article according to the following:

 

Originality. Article must be sufficiently novel and interesting to warrant publication:

· the paper must be among the best papers in its research area,

· the level of general interest is high,

· the presentation must be effective.

 

Structure. Are all the relevant elements must be present: abstract, keyword, Mathematics Subject Classification (MSC) or/and Computing Classification System (CCS), introduction, methodology, results and conclusions.

· Title: it must clearly describe the article.

· Abstract: it must reflect the content of the article.

· Introduction: the introduction should summarize relevant research to provide context, and explain what other authors' findings, if any, are being challenged or extended.

· Method: the authors must accurately explain how the data was collected, and what original methods and algorithms have used.

· Results: the results describe in the article must be original and have made ​​comparisons with other results from the same research area.

· Conclusion: the authors must indicate how the results relate to expectations and to earlier research.

 

Ethical Issues. Plagiarism: If you suspect that an article is a substantial copy of another work, please let the editor know, citing the previous work in as much detail as possible. See: Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement.

The articles appearing in Theory and Applications of Mathematics & Computer Science journal are normally original contributions that have not been published elsewhere. Widely disseminated conference proceedings, technical report and newsletters are a form of publication, although they are usually only semiarchival and often unrefereed. Concurrent submission to TAMCS and other publications is viewed as a serious breach of ethics and, if detected, will result in immediate rejection of the submission.

 

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Review Guidelines

Theory and Applications of Mathematics & Computer Science reviewers evaluate the article according to the following:

 

Originality. Article must be sufficiently novel and interesting to warrant publication:

· the paper must be among the best papers in its research area,

· the level of general interest is high,

· the presentation must be effective.

 

Structure. Are all the relevant elements must be present: abstract, keyword, Mathematics Subject Classification (MSC) or/and Computing Classification System (CCS), introduction, methodology, results and conclusions.

· Title: it must clearly describe the article.

· Abstract: it must reflect the content of the article.

· Introduction: the introduction should summarize relevant research to provide context, and explain what other authors' findings, if any, are being challenged or extended.

· Method: the authors must accurately explain how the data was collected, and what original methods and algorithms have used.

· Results: the results describe in the article must be original and have made ​​comparisons with other results from the same research area.

· Conclusion: the authors must indicate how the results relate to expectations and to earlier research.

 

Ethical Issues. Plagiarism: If you suspect that an article is a substantial copy of another work, please let the editor know, citing the previous work in as much detail as possible. See: Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement.

The articles appearing in Theory and Applications of Mathematics & Computer Science journal are normally original contributions that have not been published elsewhere. Widely disseminated conference proceedings, technical report and newsletters are a form of publication, although they are usually only semiarchival and often unrefereed. Concurrent submission to TAMCS and other publications is viewed as a serious breach of ethics and, if detected, will result in immediate rejection of the submission.

 



Instructions for Referees

A. One of TAMCS's Associate Editors will email you, asking you to review a submission.  Email the Associate Editor back, letting him/her know whether or not you will review the submission.  If you agree to complete the review, the Associate Editor will assign you to the submission in Open Journal Systems.

B. Go to Open Journal Systems ( http://www.uav.ro/applications/se/journal/index.php/TAMCS/index ) and click on "Log In".  Under Active Submissions, click on the title to view the submission. The Associate Editor asking you to review the paper will create an Open Journal Systems account for you if one does not already exist. If you already have an account, then the paper to review should appear under your existing account. To retrieve your account name and password, at the Open Journal Systems login prompt, enter the email address used to send you the request for the review. This will then send to you your login and password.

C. Download the submission. Spend sufficient time with the submission to evaluate its overall quality, novelty, and contributions.

E. When you are ready to submit your review in Open Journal Systems, return to your account, Click on the "Review Form Response" button. Complete the online reviewer form, and submit your review.

 

Guidelines for Composing the Review

The review form contains an area for confidential comments to the Editors. All private information and questions are clearly marked. These remarks (as well as referee information) are strictly confidential and are not sent to the author.

The overall recommendation should be based on the following five criteria:

  • Relevance: How relevant is the submission to the topics covered by TAMCS.
  • Originality/Novelty: How innovative is the research being presented? If the research was previously published in a conference, the submission must include 25% new material. Is the submission significantly different or better than previously 'published' material?
  • Importance: How important is this area, and the presented solutions. Were significant contributions made?
  • Technically Sound: Is the submission technically sound? Are the concepts correct and accurate? Does the submission operate correctly? Is the technique complete?
  • Clarity: Are the techniques presented clearly? Is it well written?

Please make comments that are as constructive as possible. Authors spend significant time to create and submit their paper. Your comments should be meaningful and respectful.

Overall Recommendation

For the overall recommendation there are four options: Accept, Minor Revision, Major Revision, and Reject.

Accept

• All components present;

• Data are accurate and match text;

• Well written, concise, clear;

• Subject matter is original, pressworthy, of major general interest;

• The summary and abstract fair representations of the paper;

• Subject Classification Numbers are presents. At least one of the followings must be presents:

A. Mathematics Subject Classification (MSC);

B. Computing Classification System (CCS);

C. Journal of Economic Literature (JEL);

• Keywords are presents;

• The comparisons with existing models, algorithms, theorems are performed;

• Data are accurate;

• All research components are present, clearly stated;

• Procedures, models, algorithms, theorems are clear, concise, and easily replicable;

• Article advances knowledge;

• Tables/figures contribute substantially to content;

• Logically presented;

• Study’s implications and limitations are completely and succinctly presented;

• References are up to date; relevant;

• References appropriate to manuscript type;

• References correlated well with text;

• Appropriate number of tables;

• Data in tables support/match/ augment text;

• Figures are excellent quality;

• Figures correlate with and support text/discussion/hypothesis.

 

Minor Revision

• Minor data errors (rounding errors; minor mismatch with text/tables/figures);

• Components present but may need minor writing for readability;

• Minor data errors that are easily fixed;

• Adequately written, although writing could be polished; minor typos/grammar/ punctuation errors;

• Description of Procedures, models, algorithms, theorems needs minor clarification (clearly remediable);

• Minor repetition of data already included in tables/other text, but rewriting can address this;

• Statements and conclusions are presented but need minor revision to correlate with data and link with goals;

• Study implications and/or limitations are presented but are missing a point(s), which can be addressed;

• References minor adding/trimming needed in ref list, but list is current and appropriate to article type

• References list missing an important article(s); easily addressed by authors;

• References need minor work to correlate list with text;

• Tables minor revisions needed to correlate data with text;

• Tables support and augment text.

 

Major Revision

• The summary and abstract don’t fair representations of the paper;

• Incomplete  Subject Classification Numbers or Keywords;

• Errors in data (compared with text, tables, figures);

• Poorly written (incomplete sentences, needs major rewriting for sense and flow);

• Components (objective/ methods/results/conclusions) missing or unclear;

• Subject matter is of specialized or moderate interest, or of major interest only if paper is substantially revised;

• The comparisons with existing models, algorithms, theorems have not been performed very clear;

• Poorly written (incomplete sentences, needs major rewriting for sense and flow);

• Grammar/punctuation/ spelling errors that detract from readability;

• Description of procedures, models, algorithms, theorems proof are unclear; would be difficult for others to reproduce study by reading article, although with major rewriting, deficit could be remedied;

• Tables/figures need major work;

• Statements, goals, and conclusions are not linked and are not clearly supported by data; major rewriting could address this;

• Some study implications and/or limitations are missing or not clearly presented;

• Study has the potential to advance knowledge if paper is rewritten and key components clearly presented;

• Some refs are out of date and important refs are missing, but authors can fix via lit search; authors did make some effort to research other important articles;

• References are not well correlated with text;

• Too many/too few tables, but can be addressed by authors;

• Some data errors (lack of correlation with text);

• Too many/too few figures (but could be addressed by authors);

• Figures correlation to/support of text/discussion/hypothesis is weak; must be strengthened

• Some images are poor quality; better images must be substituted;

• In figures, some problems with missing arrows/arrows not cited in legends, but topic is important and art could be fixed.

 

Reject

• Missing; poorly written;

• Content doesn’t match text;

• Stated objective/methods/results/conclusions missing or incomprehensible;

• Subject matter is not fresh, new; content is not original; material is of marginal general interest;

• Missing the comparisons with existing models, algorithms, theorems;

• Description of procedures, models, missing or so unclear that others couldn’t reproduce study, with little likelihood that deficit could be fixed; wrong algorithms or theorems proof;

• No new information is imparted; poorly written/hard to understand;

• Inadequate/missing figures/tables;

• Multiple grammar/punctuation/spelling errors and language grasp

• Findings are totally inconsistent with all available data in the literature (possibility of false data)

• Unqualified statements and conclusions are made that are not supported by the procedures, models, algorithms, theorems proof; conclusions and goals not linked;

• Relevant studies not mentioned;

• Doesn’t emphasize how study advances knowledge or study does not advance knowledge;

• References misnumbered; list doesn’t match text;

• References are out of date;

• Glaring omissions (clearly, authors did not review other important articles)

• Duplicative/too many/too few tables;

• Unnecessary tables;

• Tables repeat material in text;

• Unclear tables; data do not correlate with/support text;

• Figures not cited in text;

• Duplicative figures;

• Poor quality images;

• Figures don’t add to discussion/support goals;

• In figures, missing arrows, etc., on images; arrows are not cited in legends; acronyms not spelled out in legends.

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Journal History

Editorial

Dear readers of Theory and Applications of Mathematics & Computer Science,

We are pleased to launch a scientific journal in the field of the exact sciences, Theory and Applications of Mathematics & Computer Science (TAMCS). It is a direct follower of the Annals of ”Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad, Series: Mathematics and Computer Science (founded in 1992), yet aiming at a wider impact in the scientific community. Those were volumes comprising contributions presented by researchers in mathematics and informatics during the last two decades at the seven Scientific Communication Meetings held at the ”Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad (1992 - 2004). Meanwhile, these Annals made a step forward by gaining a more prestigious dimension, as the Scientific Communication Meeting became the International Symposium ”Research and Education in Innovation Era” organized by ”Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad (2006, 2008 and 2010). One of the main symposium sections, that of Mathematics and Computer Science, involved a lot of distinguished participants from Romania and abroad, whose oral presentations were published as original scientific papers in three volumes of ”Proceedings of the International Symposium Research and Education in Innovation Era”.

Therefore, TAMCS is neither a newcomer on the stage of scientific production, nor a mere local enterprise. Although it unfolds here its first issue, one can state that it has a tradition. Belonging to the Faculty of Exact Sciences, it covers a large area of topics; the TAMCS journal publishes original papers of high scientific value in all domains of  pure and theoretical applied mathematics, and computer science, with a special preference for the domains of interest represented by the members of the editorial board.

Occasionally, special thematic issues will be devoted to topics of particular interest; proposal for such issues are invited.

The TAMCS is a peer-reviewed online journal and is published with a volume yearly, each volume consisting of two distinct issues (usually the issues are scheduled to appear in Spring and Autumn, respectively).

I would like to thank all the editors that have contributed to the success of the journal.

Editor-in-Chief

Sorin Nădăban

”Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad