Submission Guidelines

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Author Guidelines

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Concurrency & Computation: Practice & Experience operates an online submission and peer review system that allows authors to submit articles online and track their progress via a web interface. Please read the remainder of these instructions to authors and then visit and navigate to the Concurrency & Computation: Practice & Experience online submission site. IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.

All papers must be submitted via the online system.

File types. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are .doc, .rtf, .ppt, .xls. LaTeX files may be submitted provided that an .eps or .pdf file is provided in addition to the source files. Figures may be provided in .tiff or .eps format.

Please note: This journal does not accept Microsoft Word 2007 documents at this time. Please use Word's "Save As" option to save your document as a .doc file type. If you try to upload a Word 2007 document in the online submission and review system you will be prompted to save .docx files as .doc files.


Non-LaTeX users. Upload your manuscript files. At this stage, further source files do not need to be uploaded.

LaTeX users. For reviewing purposes you should upload a single .pdf that you have generated from your source files. You must use the File Designation "Main Document" from the dropdown box.


Non-LaTeX users. Editable source files must be uploaded at this stage. Tables must be on separate pages after the reference list, and not be incorporated into the main text. Figures should be uploaded as separate figure files.

LaTeX users. When submitting your revision you must still upload a single .pdf that you have generated from your revised source files. You must use the File Designation "Main Document" from the dropdown box. In addition you must upload your TeX source files. For all your source files you must use the File Designation "Supplemental Material not for review". Previous versions of uploaded documents must be deleted. If your manuscript is accepted for publication we will use the files you upload to typeset your article within a totally digital workflow.


Authors must sign, scan and upload to the online system:

  • To enable the publisher to disseminate the author's work to the fullest extent, the author must sign a Copyright Transfer Agreement transferring copyright in the article from the author to the publisher. Without this we are unable to accept the submission. A copy of the agreement to be used (which may be photocopied) can be found on the Wiley InterScience website and through links in the online submission system. Copies may also be obtained from the journal editors or publisher.
  • Permission grants - if the manuscript contains extracts, including illustrations, from other copyright works (including material from on-line or intranet sources) it is the author's responsibility to obtain written permission from the owners of the publishing rights to reproduce such extracts using the Wiley Permission Request Form .

The Copyright Transfer Agreement Form and the Permissions Request Form should be uploaded as “Supplementary files not for review�?with the online submission of your article.

If you do not have access to a scanner, further instructions will be given to you after acceptance of the manuscript.

Submission of a manuscript will be held to imply that it contains original unpublished work and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere at the same time.


The language of the journal is English. 12-point type in one of the standard fonts: Times, Helvetica, or Courier is preferred. It is not necessary to double-line space your manuscript. Tables must be on separate pages after the reference list, and not be incorporated into the main text. Figures should be uploaded as separate figure files.

  • During the submission process you must enter the full title, short title of up to 70 characters and names and affiliations of all authors. Give the full address, including email, telephone and fax, of the author who is to check the proofs.
  • Include the name(s) of any sponsor(s) of the research contained in the paper, along with grant number(s) .
  • Enter an abstract of up to 250 words for all articles. An abstract is a concise summary of the whole paper, not just the conclusions, and is understandable without reference to the rest of the paper. It should contain no citation to other published work.
  • Include up to six keywords that describe your paper for indexing purposes.
Reference style. References should be cited in the text by number withinsquare brackets and listed at the end of the paper in the order in which theyappear in the text. All references must be complete and accurate. Ifnecessary, cite unpublished or personal work in the text but do not include itin the reference list. Where possible the DOI *for the reference should be included at the end of the reference. Onlinecitations should include date of access. References should be listed in thefollowing style:
  1. Alonso P, Badía JM, Vidal AM. Solving the block-Toeplitz least-squares problem in parallel. Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience 2005; 17 (1): 49-67. DOI: 10.1002/cpe.883.
  2. Reismann H. Elastic Plates: Theory and Application . Wiley: New York, 1988; 1-10.
  3. Rowston A, Li S, Stefanova R. C 2 AS: A system supporting distributed Web applications composed of collaborating agents. Proceedings of the 6th IEEE Workshop on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE) , June 1997. IEEE Computer Society Press: Los Alamitos, CA, 1997; 127-132.
  4. Hughes J. A distributed garbage collection algorithm. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Functional Programming Languages and Computer Architecture ( Lecture Notes in Computer Science , vol. 201), Jouannaud J-P (ed.). Springer: Berlin, 1985; 256-272.
  5. PARAllel Total Energy Code. [6 November 2004].

*The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is an identification system for intellectual property in the digital environment. Developed by the International DOI Foundation on behalf of the publishing industry, its goals are to provide a framework for managing intellectual content, link customers with publishers, facilitate electronic commerce, and enable automated copyright management.

Illustrations. Upload each figure as a separate file in either .tiff or .eps format, with the lead author's name, the figure number and the top of the figure indicated. Compound figures e.g. 1a, b, c should be uploaded as one figure. Tints are not acceptable. Lettering must be of a reasonable size that would still be clearly legible upon reduction, and consistent within each figure and set of figures. Where a key to symbols is required, please include this in the artwork itself, not in the figure legend. All illustrations must be supplied at the correct resolution:

  • Black and white and colour photos - 300 dpi
  • Graphs, drawings, etc - 800 dpi preferred; 600 dpi minimum
  • Combinations of photos and drawings (black and white and colour) - 500 dpi

Colour policy. The cost of printing colour illustrations in the journal will be charged to the author. If colour illustrations are supplied electronically in either TIFF or EPS format, they may be used in the PDF of the article at no cost to the author, even if this illustration was printed in black and white in the journal. The PDF will appear on the Wiley InterScience site.


Further information. For accepted manuscripts the publisher will supply proofs to the corresponding author prior to publication. This stage is to be used only to correct errors that may have been introduced during the production process. Prompt return of the corrected proofs, preferably within two days of receipt, will minimise the risk of the paper being held over to a later issue.

Once your article is published online no further amendments can be made.

Free access to the final PDF offprint of your article will be available via Author Services only. Please therefore sign up for Author Services if you would like to access your article PDF offprint and enjoy the many other benefits the service offers. Additional copies of the journal may be ordered. There is no page charge to authors.

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Cite EarlyView articles. To link to an article from the author’s homepage, take the DOI (digital object identifier) and append it to "" as per the following example:
DOI 10.1002/hep.20941, becomes

News and Diary. News and Diary on forthcoming meetings, publications, legislation and new products are invited and should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief.

Notes for Authors

  • All articles must be original and not published or submitted elsewhere. We follow ACM in our definition of originality as the article containing 25% new material. This applies to regular and special issues
  • See Author Instructions at
  • You will be asked to file copyright form. Please preferably download it, sign it, scan into system as described on Manuscript Central.. If this is not possible please donload it from and FAX this form to Wiley in the UK at +44 (0)1243 770481 and do not send to editors.
  • Copyright form has a mysterious "TO" field on it. Please leave it blank. Please give ManuscriptCentral number CPE-XX-YYYY on form
  • As usual lead author can sign on behalf of a group of co-authors
  • Occasionally papers like to use color pictures. It is strongly recommended that this be avoided although in principle this is possible if authors pay additional costs.