Journal of Computational Geometry

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Journal of Computational Geometry
Journal of Computational Geometry
The Journal of Computational Geometry (JoCG) is an international open access electronic journal devoted to original research of the highest quality in all aspects of computational geometry ISSN 1920-180X (PRINT) Journal metadata

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  • Aims and scope

    The Journal of Computational Geometry (JoCG) is an international open access electronic journal devoted to original research of the highest quality in all aspects of computational geometry.  JoCG publishes papers on the design and analysis of geometric algorithms, the complexity of geometric problems, experimental work on geometric algorithms, applications of computational geometry, and topics at the intersection of geometry and algorithms.  Topics include metric space embeddings, graph drawing, computational topology, topological learning, meshing, compressed sensing, manifold learning, computer-aided design, discrete geometry, and combinatorial geometry. Outstanding survey papers in the area are also considered.

  • Profile

    After an initial screening process, each submission to JoCG is assigned to an editor who will ensure that the submission is refereed.  Submissions are judged based on relevance, foundational/conceptual contribution, technical contribution, relation to open problems, and community interest.  Reviewers, who are chosen based on their expertise, are asked to complete their reviews within 8 weeks, though exceptions may be made for particularly long and/or technical submissions.

    Individual articles are assigned volume, issue, and page numbers and published online immediately upon approval of the final camera-ready version. Volumes are finalized once per year.
    This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

  • Indexing

    JoCG is now included the Directory of Open Access Journals, MathSciNet, and Zentralblatt Math.

  • Editors


    Dr. Ken Clarkson, IBM, United States
    Dr. Günter Rote, Freie Universität Berlin

    Editorial Board

    Dr. Hee-Kap Ahn, Postech, Korea, Republic of
    Dr. Oswin Aichholzer, Graz University of Technology, Austria
    Dr. Nancy M. Amato, Texas A&M University, United States
    Dr. Lars Arge, University of Aarhus, Denmark
    Prof. Boris Aronov, Polytechnic Institute of NYU, United States
    Dr. Mark de Berg, TU Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Prof. Jean-Daniel Boissonnat, INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France
    Dr. Peter Brass, City College of New York, United States
    Sergio Cabello, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Dr. Bernard Chazelle, Princeton University, United States
    Dr. Otfried Cheong, KAIST, Korea, Republic Of
    Dr. Ken Clarkson, IBM, United States
    Prof. Erik D. Demaine, MIT, United States
    Dr. Tamal K. Dey, The Ohio State University, United States
    Dr. Vida Dujmovic, Carleton University, Canada
    Jeff Erickson, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, United States
    Dr. Xavier Goaoc, INRIA, France
    Dan Halperin, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Anupam Gupta, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
    Dr. John Hershberger, Mentor Graphics, United States
    Ferran Hurtado, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
    Dr. Piotr Indyk, MIT, United States
    Dr. Marc van Kreveld, Utrecht University, Netherlands
    Dr. Stefan Langerman, Université Libre de Bruxelles
    Dr. Joseph S. B. Mitchell, Stony Brook University, United States
    Dr. Günter Rote, Freie Universität Berlin
    Dr. Christian Sohler, TU Dortmund, Germany
    Dr. Konrad Swanepoel, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
    Dr. Takeshi Tokuyama, Tohoku University, Japan
    Dr. Jan Vahrenhold, Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany
    Dr. Yusu Wang, The Ohio State University, United States
    Dr. David R. Wood, The University of Melbourne, Australia

    Managing Editors

    Joachim Gudmundsson, University of Sydney, Australia
    Pat Morin, Carleton University, Canada

  • Guide to authors

    The following review criteria are considered by editors and referees when reviewing a JoCG submissions. A paper that appears in JoCG should be rated highly on several of the criteria below. Note that these criteria apply to both theoretical or applied/engineering/experimental papers.

    Paper type

    Is the paper a

    - first step (opens a new area)?
    - last step (closes an important area)?
    - giant step (makes essential progress)?
    - none of the above?

    Is the paper

    - a theoretical contribution?
    - an experience paper/experimental paper?
    - an applied paper that shows an interesting application of geometric algorithms and concepts to other fields?
    - or a combination of some of the above?


    In what respect is the paper relevant to the scope of JoCG? Is it directly relevant for the design, use, analysis, or implementation of algorithms for geometric problems? May it have indirect implications for the complexity of geometric problems?

    Foundational/conceptual contribution

    Does the paper introduce a new model, new notion, new definition, new approach, novel implementation, or a novel application? Note the significance and reasons for this novelty or note the absence of such a novelty.

    Technical contribution

    Does the paper make

    - an introduction of a new technique?
    - a novel use of known technique?
    - a talented use of known technique?
    - a traditional use of known technique?
    - a trivial use of technical knowledge?

    Relation to open problems

    Does the paper solve completely/partially an open question? How important is this question? Is the question central/important/interesting/legitimate/stupid?. How much effort has been invested in solving it and by whom?

    Community interest

    Is the paper potentially interesting to the whole community, to a major field (e.g., meshing), to everyone in a restricted area (e.g., pseudotriangulations), or interesting only to the authors?

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