Guidelines for Editors

Guidelines for Editors of Logical Methods in Computer Science:
https://lmcs.episciences.org/public/Editor_Guidelines.pdf

 

The following guidelines are sent to referees when the accept a review invitation:

Guidelines for Referees of Logical Methods in Computer Science
As a general guide to evaluation criteria, (new) referees may consult Ian Parberry's A Guide for New Referees in Theoretical Computer Science. For formatting and submitting your report, instructions follow.

Logical Methods in Computer Science intends to become the standard reference for logic in computer science. To achieve this, published papers must be of high quality (in the scale from 1, weak, to 10, exceptional, we suggest that only papers rated 7 or above be accepted).

Please state your overall evaluation (from 10, exceptionally good and important, to 1, totally bad) in your report. Theoretical papers should contain novel significant results, while applied papers should contain compelling experimental evidence. All papers should be written in English, presenting adequate motivation, and relating to previous relevant work.

The prefered format for a referee report is to submit it with the Logical Methods in Computer Science editorial system.

Please start your referee report by copying into it one of the following
four options:

- Recommendation: This is an excellent paper and can be accepted for
Logical Methods in Computer Science as it is.

- Recommendation: The paper can be accepted for Logical Methods in
Computer Science after minor revisions. No further refereeing is needed.

- Recommendation: The paper can possibly be accepted for Logical Methods
in Computer Science. Another refereeing round is needed.

- Recommendation: The paper does not meet the high standards set by
Logical Methods in Computer Science, and I recommend rejection.

Your report, especially in the last case, should provide a clear explanation and justification of your recommendation.

You will be informed by the editor about her/his decision on accepting the
paper, and on that occasion you will receive a copy of all anonymous
referee reports.

Thank you very much for your assistance.