Dear friends and colleagues,
We would like to encourage you to submit suitable papers
to the journal Computational Complexity (cc).
We believe that cc should be the main publication forum
for papers in complexity theory. In our opinion, a high-quality
specialized journal (like cc) should be a preferred
option because of the following reasons:
authors can have better impact on the field by publishing in cc,
since their papers will be read by more complexity theorists.
by having a specialized journal devoted to complexity,
our community proclaims and enhances its identity.
What prompts this email is that the 2002 volume of cc was only published
in 2003 and consisted of two rather than the customary four issues.
This was mainly due to too few good submissions, and we did not want
to compromise on quality. (The delays, in turn, caused further problems
with library subscriptions.)
It is up to us, the relevant research community, to change this situation
by submitting enough good papers to cc to make it flourish.
Certainly, the number of high-quality complexity papers every year
significantly exceeds the number we can publish, so we hope this
is a realistic goal. We are committed to establishing the journal
as a leading journal for papers in complexity theory.
Another advantage of publishing in cc: the publisher has a
very liberal policy on copyrights and electronic versions.
The copyright remains with the authors, and only the
commercial-distribution rights are transferred to the publisher.
Authors are free to post their work on any non-commercial forum.
You are most welcome to submit papers (via email) to us
or to any member of the editorial board.
Currently, the delay between receipt of a final version
of an accepted paper and its publication is quite short.
Joachim von zur Gathen (Editor-in-chief)
Sanjeev Arora (Assoc Ed)
Peter B�rgisser (Assoc Ed)
Oded Goldreich (Assoc Ed)