Open Access Policy

Theory and Applications of Graphs is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

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Editorial Process

Theory and Applications of Graphs employs the following single-blind peer-review process for evaluating and accepting articles for publication. Authors may elect double-blind peer-review of their work by removing all self-identifying information from their manuscript prior to submission.

  1. Upon submission, an Editor-in-Chief will assign your paper to one of the Editors for initial review.
  2. If your paper appears potentially acceptable, the Editor will send it to one or more referees. In some cases, several rounds of refereeing may be required and you may be asked to make changes. This step can take from days to months depending on the referees and the degree to which changes must be made.
  3. If your paper still appears potentially acceptable when the refereeing process is complete, the Editor will ask you to provide a new version on the basis of the reports, and in the format of the journal (see Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines). At this stage, source files in LaTeX and any supplementary files (e.g. figures) may be submitted. We encourage authors to use our LaTeX template file for document formatting.
  4. A subcommittee of the Editors will then consider your paper and make a final decision on whether to accept it or not. This step usually takes several days.
  5. If your paper is accepted, it will be published. You will be notified when it is published.
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    Submission Guidelines

    Anyone may submit an original manuscript to be considered for publication in Theory and Applications of Graphs provided the author owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article.

    Submitted manuscripts must be original, self-contained, and written in English. The writing must be unambiguous and grammatically correct to be considered for publication.

    Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Theory and Applications of Graphs, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Theory and Applications of Graphs. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Theory and Applications of Graphs, please contact the editors.

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    Formatting Guidelines

    Initial submissions should be made in PDF format. Final versions should be formatted according to the Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for Theory and Applications of Graphs. Source files should be formatted in LaTeX. We encourage authors to use our LaTeX template file for this purpose.

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    Copyright & Licensing Terms

    All articles published in Theory and Applications of Graphs are distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0. Authors retain all copyrights without restrictions, and agree to the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 agreement for their work as a condition of publication.

    Under the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 anyone is free to:

    • Share - copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
    • Adapt - remix, transform, and build upon the material

    for any purpose, even commercially. This license cannot be revoked so long as the end user complies with the following terms:

    • Attribution - You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
    • No Additional Restrictions -You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

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    Plaigiarism Policy

    Theory and Applications of Graphs uses Similarity Check, a multi-publisher initiative, to selectively screen article submissions for originality. Similarity Check uses the iThenticate software, which checks submissions against millions of published research papers (the Similarity Check database), documents on the web, and other relevant sources. These submitted papers are not retained in the Similarity Check system after they have been checked.

    Read more at Crossref's Similarity Check & Researchers page.

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    Charges & Fees

    Theory and Applications of Graphs levies no charges or fees for publication of accepted articles.

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