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Author Guidelines

Preparing Papers For Review

Dear Authors, MC2R is undergoing a major redesign, and as a result we have stopped accepting new submissions. We assure authors that papers that are already under review, will continue to be processed as normal. We thank you for supporting the Journal with your submissions. Details about the publication's new format will be posted soon

Review Process
Shortly after we receive your submission, the Associate Editor will assign your paper to one of the Area Editors, and inform you the name of the Area Editor who will be your primary point of contact to check on the progress of the review. Please note that emails sent to does not go to the Area Editors.

A frequently asked question is how long the review process will take. We strive for a short review cycle, and request our reviwers to do the review withing a couple of months. However, we cannot promise or guarantee any specific turn-around time for the review as we are ultimately dependent on external reviewers. Nevertheless, most papers get the first round reviews back within four to six months.

After the first round of review, the paper will be assigned into one of the following categories: REJECT, MAJOR REVISION, ACCEPT WITH MINOR REVISION, and ACCEPT. If the paper receives REJECT, we will not be able to consider the paper further an discourage resubmission. If the paper receives MAJOR REVISION, it needs to be significantly revised and resubmitted, and will under go a through re-review to ensure that reviwer concerns have been handled. You should resubmit it through EDAS, while referring to the manuscript id of the original paper (best would be to include the legend "Major Revision of Original Mansucript # ....") prominently on the front page. The revised manuscript should be accompanied by a detailed desacription of changes made as well as detailed itemization of how the various concerns expressed by the reviewers were addressed. Please note that MAJOR REVISION means that you need to put a significant effort and not superficial writing changes. A second MAJOR REVISION decision leads to automatic REJECT of the paper. If the paper receives ACCEPT WITH MINOR REVISION, the revised paper will not be sent out to external reviewers but will be checked by the editors. The revised manuscript should be accompanied by a detailed desacription of changes made as well as detailed itemization of how the various concerns expressed by the reviewers were addressed.

Submitting Final Version of Accepted Papers for Publication

1. Once your manuscript has been acceppted, you will need to submit a camera ready PDF version that follows the MC2R format described below. Please email the manuscript to . In case of papers that were given a decision of ACCEPT WITH MINOR REVISION, in most cases the revised manuscript gets treated as the camera ready manuscript barring formatting issues or unhandled reviwer comments.

2, Manuscripts should be single spaced (except for papers containing a great deal of mathematical notation; these should be prepared with as little additional line spacing as possible). Papers are usually no longer than 12 pages in MC2R format (two columns, 11pt font).

3. Manuscripts should be formatted for two columns with a gutter width of 1/8-inch. The paper should be set up for printing on 8.5 x 11-inch paper. Left and right margins should be 3/4-inch from the edges of the page, and the top and bottom margins should be 1/2-inch.

4. The title of the paper should appear on the first page. Authors are encouraged to include a short abstract of approximately 100 words. The text of the paper should begin a few lines below the abstract.

5. There should be no header or footer text or page numbers.

6. The file must be in grayscale - we cannot handle color at all. Please make sure that all graphs and figures are in grayscale.

7. All encapsulated pictures and figures need to be included in the final submission. All final figures and pictures should be provided in 300dpi or higher resolution. (600dpi is preferred for best printing)

8. Please restrict to using standard Adobe fonts (Courier, Times Roman, or Helvetica). The main text font should be 11-point Times or Times Roman. If you must use other forms, please embed them in the pDF file. Since the pubkication is assembed by voluntary efforts with no staff support from ACM, we really are in no position to deal with formattign issues arising from using uncommon fonts, and will only cause delay in publishing your paper.

9. If you are using LaTeX (2e), here is a beta style file we use for formatting, and here is a test input file with example output in PDF . The style file requires the publicly available Adobe fonts to be properly setup in your LaTeX installation as well as the graphics/color packages and fancyhdr package. These files are all available through any of the TeX CTAN archives (such as If you have an older version of LaTeX or incomplete installation, you may wish to simply follow the other instructions below.

6. If you are using MS Word, here is sample file.

7. If you are using some other word processing package, please emulate the look-and-feel of the  example output in PDF.

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