Papers must be submitted using the TCMS submission system. New submissions go simultaneously to the Managing Committee and to the receiving editor chosen by the author(s). The details of the paper and its electronic location are entered in the Editorial Log of TJCSM which is accessible to all members of the editorial board.
After receiving a paper submitted to TJCSM by the online submission form, the editor should personally make a quick decision in at least 15 days (what we call quick pre-refereeing) whether this paper is suitable. If the paper is far from receiving editor’s interests, it should be returned immediately to the Managing Committee which will seek another appropriate editor who is willing to act as the responsible editor for the paper. If the paper doesn’t satisfy TJCSM’s standards, for instance if the paper is clearly of low level, or the English and the exposition are badly written, then such paper should be recommended a priori for rejection. In case the paper is suitable, the receiving editor takes the responsibility for this paper and sends it to a referee.
Any editor may submit a paper for TJCSM to another editor. Papers submitted by editors are treated exactly as other papers except that the author is excluded from discussion.
The editor is responsible for finding referee(s), for obtaining one or more suitable referee reports and trying to get reviews in a reasonable time of six to twelve weeks after submission. The editor is responsible for negotiating with the authors about any major rewriting requested by the referee(s) and for making decisions on recommendation for acceptance or rejection. If consensus is reached with the referee(s), before recommendation on acceptance the responsible editor checks whether referee(s)’ comments are taken by the author(s). For the recommendation, one referee’s report may be sufficient, if it is strongly positive or negative. Responsible editors should not themselves serve as sole referees except in cases where the reason of rejection is clear.
The responsible editor sends his or her recommendation (together with a PDF file of the recommended paper and the referee(s) report(s)) to the Managing Committee. The Managing Committee will follow the recommendation of the responsible editor, but it reserves the right to solicit further advice. The Editor-in-Chief makes the final decision on acceptance or rejection of submitted papers.
After a positive decision, the author is informed that his or her paper has been accepted, and is asked to timely send the final LaTeX file and the confirmation of payment of Article Processing Charge to the Managing Committee at email@example.com for publication.
The Managing Committee may invite guest editors for ‘Thematic Corners’. A thematic corner may consist of three to five closely connected invited papers plus a short editorial introduction written by the guest editor(s). The papers invited for a thematic corner will be refereed according to the standards for regular submissions.