Please can you tell me how many days it takes long to inform me about the result of acceptance or rejection of the manuscript?
You can submit your paper to our journal right now. After you submit your paper, the editor, the managing editor, and/or the editorial team decide whether to consider the paper for review or not. Ideally, editors will notify authors of such a decision within a couple of weeks so that the author can find a more suitable venue for the piece without losing too much time. Assuming that the journal staff decides to consider the paper, its next task is to find reviewers for it. The process of finding enough suitable reviewers who agree to the task itself can take a while. If you notice after about two weeks that your paper has not yet been assigned for a review then consider sending an inquiry to the journal to check about the paper’s status and whether there is anything you can do to help it along. After a certain period of time, in my areas about three months, if the journal still has not responded with a decision about the manuscript, it is O.K. to send the editor or managing editor a short polite note to inquire about the paper’s status.
The most common responses to submission are either a request to revise and resubmit the piece or a rejection. Outright acceptance and acceptance conditional on minor revisions are also possibilities but are rather rare.
Please let me know is there any publication charge for the paper to be submitted?
The research articles are published free of charge in the Annals of communications in Mathematics (ACM).
Furthermore, the scientific community and the general public can unlimitedly and immediately access all content published in our journal for free as soon as it is published on the Internet.
How long does the review process of a manuscript take?
The peer-review process is generally known to be a stochastic procedure involving joint interactions among the Editorial office, reviewers and in particular the authors. However, ACM’s commitment is to minimize such an exhaustive process by considering rigorous monitoring over different segmentations of this procedure. The estimated duration of tasks related to each of the involved parties is as follows. The Editorial office is to make any sort of actions (e.g., initial review, reviewers’ assignment and taking decisions) within one week. This time limit for reviewers is two weeks in order to review either initial or revised versions of the manuscript. On the other hand, the authors are subjected to respond to reviewers’ comments at most one month depending on the type of the revisions. Taking as a whole, the expected duration to issue the final decision letter for a manuscript that has encountered one major revision will probably be 30 days subsequent to initial submission.
How long does the online publication of an accepted manuscript take?
The accepted manuscripts will be published online within two weeks.
When does a manuscript encounter a desk rejection?
If a submitted manuscript is either beyond the scope of ACM, poorly written, or covers trivial aspects, it will be subjected to desk rejection by the Editorial office.
Is it possible to change the authors’ configuration after submitting a manuscript?
Any inquiry about changes in authors’ configuration can be made by sending an official letter to Editor-in-Chief specifying the reasoning behind it. In response, Editor-in-Chief assesses the request and decides whether to consider the changes or not. Notably, the changes in authors’ configuration embraces refreshing order of authors, adding new authors/omitting the previous ones, and/or modifying the affiliations/corresponding author.
What are the important factors increasing the prospect of accepting a manuscript at ACM
To increase the prospect of a manuscript’s acceptance at ACM, authors are suggested to submit applied works with significant contributions while delicately respecting the appropriate usage of English structures in their text. Furthermore, in terms of requested revisions, authors are seriously recommended to transparently respond to reviewers’ comment down to the last detail. Finally, the structure of a manuscript and its content (e.g. Formula, Tables, Figures, References and so on) should not provide burdensome responsibilities for the editors to correct it. Thus, it is prudent to completely follow the author guidelines stipulated by the journal.