Editorial Aims and Scope

Editorial Aims

The growth in all aspects of research in the last decade has led to a multitude of new publications and an exponential increase in published research. Finding a way through the excellent existing literature and keeping up to date has become a major time-consuming problem. Electronic publishing has given researchers instant access to more articles than ever before. But which articles are the essential ones that should be read to understand and keep abreast with developments of any topic? To address this problem Foundations and Trends® in Theoretical Computer Science publishes high-quality survey and tutorial monographs of the field.

Each issue of Foundations and Trends® in Theoretical Computer Science comprises a 50-100 page monograph written by research leaders in the field. Monographs that give tutorial coverage of subjects, research retrospectives as well as survey papers that offer state-of-the-art reviews fall within the scope of the journal.

Editorial Scope

Foundations and Trends® in Theoretical Computer Science publishes surveys and tutorials on the foundations of computer science. The scope of the series is broad. Articles in this series focus on mathematical approaches to topics revolving around the theme of efficiency in computing. The list of topics below is meant to illustrate some of the coverage, and is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

  • Algorithmic game theory
  • Computational algebra
  • Computational aspects of combinatorics and graph theory
  • Computational aspects of communication
  • Computational biology
  • Computational complexity
  • Computational geometry
  • Computational learning
  • Computational Models and Complexity
  • Computational Number Theory
  • Cryptography and information security
  • Data structures
  • Database theory
  • Design and analysis of algorithms
  • Distributed computing
  • Information retrieval
  • Operations Research
  • Parallel algorithms
  • Quantum Computation
  • Randomness in Computation