The following additional Editorial Policies are relevant to the
production of the ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software.
The TOMS Editor-in-Chief (EiC) and/or Algorithms Editor (AE) make the final determination of
acceptance or rejection for papers submitted to TOMS. This leads to an obvious
conflict of interest for papers in which they are an author or co-author. If the
EiC and/or AE is (co-)author of a submitted paper the following procedure will be followed.
- Papers authored by the EiC should be submitted to the AE.
Papers authored by the AE should be submitted to the EiC.
Papers co-authored by the EiC and the AE should be submitted to the senior Associate
- The receiving editor will appoint an impartial TOMS associate editor to handle the
manuscript, i.e., obtain referee reports and make recommendations regarding
disposal of the manuscript.
- The receiving editor will serve as the Editor-in-Chief for purposes of this paper,
making the final acceptance or rejection decision.