Tbilisi Journal of Computer Science and Mathematics
ISSN: 2587-5493

Information for Authors

Tbilisi Journal of Computer Science and Mathematics is an electronic journal covering all areas of computer science and related mathematical topics, which uses the TeX typesetting system. Authors are expected to prepare their papers in any standard flavor of TeX (i.e ., plain, LaTeX, AMS-(La)TeX).

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis or as an electronic preprint), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder.

Authors are invited to submit articles in PDF format via TCMS submission system of the TJCSM. For more details about the mechanics of submitting an article please read our Submission Instructions below.

After acceptance of the paper, the authors will be asked to submit the final version of the LaTeX file to E-MAIL HERE. Page proofs will be made available to authors in PDF format. Failure to acknowledge receipt of proofs or return corrections within the requested deadline may cause publication to be postponed.

After proofs, the final accepted version of a paper is the form that will be in the archive and the author will not be able to make any changes. Accepted papers will be archived electronically in Postscript and PDF format by the journal.

Authors retain ownership of copyright to their work, subject to appropriate use of the work by the journal. For details consult the License to Publish, to which authors must agree before an accepted paper is published.

Article Processing Charge

All articles published in TJCSM are provided in full open access. In order to provide free access to readers, and to cover the costs of peer review, copyediting, typesetting, long-term archiving, and journal management, an article processing charge of US$10 per page applies to papers accepted after peer review. In our journal, the publication of accepted papers will be free of charge until July 1, 2019.

Publication Ethics Statement

Tbilisi Journal of Computer Science and Mathematics follows closely the Committee on Publications Ethics (COPE). We fully adhere to its Code of Conduct and its Best Practice Guidelines.

The editors of this journal are well known experts in the field and they enforce a rigorous peer-review process together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, image manipulation, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. The editors of TJCSM take such publishing ethics issues very seriously and are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy.

Authors wishing to publish their papers in TJCSM must abide to the following:

Any facts that might be perceived as a possible conflict of interest of the author(s) must be disclosed in the paper prior to submission. Authors should accurately present their research findings and include an objective discussion of the significance of their findings. Data and methods used in the research need to be presented in sufficient detail in the paper, so that other researchers can replicate the work. Simultaneous submission of manuscripts to more than one journal is not tolerated.

Republishing content that is not novel is not tolerated (for example, an English translation of a paper that is already published in another language will not be accepted).

If errors and inaccuracies are found by the authors after publication of their paper, they need to be promptly communicated to the editors of this journal so that appropriate actions can be taken.

Manuscripts should not contain any information that has already been published. If you include already published figures or images, please obtain the necessary permission from the copyright holder to publish under the Licence to Publish. Plagiarism, data fabrication and image manipulation are not tolerated.

Plagiarism is not acceptable in TJCSM submissions.

Plagiarism includes copying text, ideas, images, or data from another source, even from your own publications, without giving any credit to the original source. If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the manuscript may be rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication, we may publish a correction or retract the paper.

TJCSM acts in a balanced, objective and fair way while carrying out their expected duties, without discrimination on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, ethnic or geographical origin of the authors.

TJCSM adopts and follows reasonable procedures in the event of complaints of an ethical or conflict nature. It gives authors a reasonable opportunity to respond to any complaints. All complaints should be investigated no matter when the original publication was approved.

All the articles published in TJCSM go through the peer – review process. Submitted manuscripts that not fit the journal’s ethics policy or do not meet the standards of the journal are rejected before peer – review. After these checks the handling editor chosen by the author assigns an expert in the field (or two independent experts as appropriate) for peer – review.

Reviewers should provide a clear report in a reasonable time at least of three months after submission. Peer – review comments are confidential and are only disclosed with the express agreement of the reviewer. All reviewer comments should be responded by the authors in a point – by – point fashion.

The proposed referees should neither be current collaborators of the co – authors nor have published with any of the co – authors of the submitted manuscript the last five years. To guarantee an impartial refereeing process the names of referees are revealed only if the referees agree to do so, and after a manuscript is accepted for publication.

Submission Instructions

Submitting a paper to Tbilisi Journal of Computer Science and Mathematics:

Authors may prepare their paper as a single (uncompressed) PDF file and submit it via the following TCMS submission system, , with all the information required therein.

No paper that has been previously published, or is being considered for publication elsewhere, should be submitted to TJCSM, nor may a paper that is under consideration by TJCSM be submitted elsewhere.
If for any reason you cannot use our online submission form, then email the required data to the Editorial Office (tjcsm@gmail.com).

Preparing an article to Tbilisi Journal of Computer Science and Mathematics:

TeX source files of articles should be prepared in English. It is essential that the manuscript is submitted in grammatically correct English. If you are not a native English speaker we recommend that you have your manuscript professionally edited before submission or read by a native English – speaking colleague. TJCSM has no restrictions on the length of manuscripts, provided that the text is concise and comprehensive.

LaTeX version 2e is the preferred format, and its use will facilitate consideration of an article, but papers in other standard TeX flavors will be considered.

A style file is available from the journal and its use during preparation of articles is encouraged. Whether or not the journal’s style is used, and whatever the flavour of TeX, authors should define a macro for each proclaimed structure e.g. \definition, \proposition, \theorem. These macros will be replaced by the journal’s own.

Accepted articles will be archived in the style of the journal. Authors should note that the base font size is 10 point. Please avoid use of elements which depend on another base font size. Also avoid any absolute moves such as “\vskip 10 pt” as the journal’s pagination will differ from yours. As a general rule, less formatting is better.

An article is normally submitted as a single source file. All macros must be included with the source file and are the responsibility of the author. Macros should be placed at the beginning of the file. It is also helpful if any macro that is not actually used is deleted from the source file. The only exception is diagram macro packages. The currently acceptable macro packages are those authored by Barr, Borceux, Rose (XY-Pic) and Taylor. The author is responsible to ensure that the current version of a macro package has been used. Editors are not permitted to correct errors in TeX source.

If BiBTeX is used with LaTeX, bibliographies must be BiBTeXed and .bbl files appended to the source file. No .bib files will be accepted. References may use the standard BiBTeX styles or the Harvard style.

Authors are strongly encouraged to use only fonts from the standard TeX distribution (cmr etc.), AMS symbol fonts (msym…) or the XY-pic fonts. They should be aware that use of non-standard fonts can interfere with successful dissemination of their work. Fonts not mentioned above must be provided by the author to the Editor concerned and to the journal. Embedded graphics or Postscript are not currently accepted.

The source file for an article must begin with a comment which includes the following information: the flavour of TeX used, the number of pages, any diagram macro package used, any non-standard fonts, the implementation of TeX used in preparation of the article. An example might be

% LaTeX-2e document, 12 pp, XY-pic ver 3.1, emTeX version 3.1

Archive Policy

The primary archive of TJCSM is a set of electronic files in TeX source, dvi and pk font formats. The source files contain all articles accepted in TJCSM and any macro files required to typeset them. The dvi files are those produced from the articles by the TeX program. Font files to allow printing of accepted articles must also be maintained. This archive is the property of the Editorial Board of TJCSM and is maintained by the Editor-in-Chief.

Style Files

You can download the TJCSM style file here:

(La)TeX macros for diagrams

The links here are to macro packages (and their documentation) intended to facilitate creation of diagrams in (La)TeX. A general index of TeX macro packages is maintained by David M. Jones in the pub/tex directory at theory.lcs.mit.edu

The links below are to appropriate directories at the ftp.shsu.edu CTAN (Comprehensive TeX Archive Network) site. If you are not in North America, you may retrieve the files more quickly by connecting to another CTAN site closer to you. Try ftp://ftp.dante.de/ or ftp://ftp.tex.ac.uk/. The packages are:

  • Michael Barr’s front-end for XY-pic. This uses syntax similar to his old package based on the LaTeX picture mode and provides the most attractive output for typeset categorical diagrams.
  • A LaTeX diagram macro package by Francis Borceux based on matrices.
  • The XY-pic diagram macro package by Kris Rose and Ross Moore.
  • A diagram macro package by Paul Taylor based on matrices.