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Research articles as well as surveys and articles of more general interest are welcome. Refereeing of papers is carried out in the normal manner of mathematical journals, maintaining the highest standards. Even though the Journal is divided into volumes for convenience, papers are presented on the internet immediately after they are accepted for publication and a completed publication release form has been received. The Journal does not ask authors to relinquish copyright of their papers.
Our research papers are reviewed by principal reviewing services in the field, such as Mathematical Reviews and Zentralblatt für Mathematik, and indexed by Web of Science.
The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics was one of the first scientific journals published on the web, starting in 1994 only a few months after the release of the web browser Mosaic. The founders of the journal were Herbert Wilf (University of Pennsylvania) and Neil Calkin (Georgia Institute of Technology).
Until 2009, an annual edition of E-JC was published on paper by International Press under the name Journal of Combinatorics. That name is now in use by a new journal.
In 2010, as part of the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative, the Australian Research Council (ARC) published a ranking of over 10,000 academic journals. The possible ranks were A* (top 5%), A (next 15%), B (next 30%), and C (remaining 50%). The Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS) was commissioned by the ARC to recommend a ranking of mathematics journals. The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics was given a rank of A by AustMS but, due to an administrative error, the ARC published it as C. In 2011, the ARC abandoned journal ranking without revising the original list.
However, a number of other countries have taken the 2010 ARC list and used it without change. If your country is looking at doing the same, it would be worth drawing attention to this anomaly. AustMS ranks for mathematical journals can be found on this page.
To contact the journal, please write to the Managing Editor.