Instructions to authors


The journal is strongly committed to machine-readable copy and electronic email submission of papers. Although paper copies of manuscripts sent to either editor will be considered, submission in electronic form is preferred. If a manuscript is submitted in paper form, three copies should be supplied. Papers can be prepared on any of a wide range of text processing/word processing systems such as nroff/troff, WordPerfect, Word, etc. A style file for LATEX will be made available on request to either editor.


Papers should be written in concise and clear English. Each paper should be typed double spaced and the first page should contain the names, full postal address and email address of the authors, an abstract and keywords. In the case of multiple authors, the author responsible for handling correspondence should be identified.


A separate reference section should accompany the paper. The Vancouver system of references is used. The following style should be used

M. Ganapathi, C. N. Fischer and J. Hennessy. Retargetable compiler code generation. ACM Computing Surveys, 14 (1982) 573-92.
A. V. Aho, R. Sethi and J. D. Ullman. Compilers - Principles, Techniques and Tools (Addison-Wesley, Reading, 1986)
R. Gupta, M. L. Soffa and T. Steele. Register allocation via clique separators, in Proceedings of the ACM SIGPLAN'92 Symposium on Programming Language Design and Implementation, Portland, Oregon, June 1989 (ACM, Ohio, 1989), pp. 264-74.

Illustrations and tables

It is essential that a hard copy of each paper is provided for the extraction of illustrations and to ensure proper layout of tables. PostScript images of figures can be used directly and may be supplied along with the manuscript.


Proofs must be corrected and returned within three days. Alterations other than typesetting corrections may be charged for.


Twenty five offprints of each paper will be provided free of charge. Extra copies may be ordered when returning proofs.


Manuscripts will be accepted for review with the understanding that the same work has not been published nor is it under consideration for publication elsewhere. Upon acceptance of a manuscript, authors will be asked to assign the copyright of the manuscript, including the right to reproduce the article in all forms and media, to the publisher.

Apart from any fair dealing for the purposes of research or private study, or criticism or review, as permitted under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, 1988, this publication may only be reproduced, stored or transmitted, in any form or by any means, with the prior permission in writing of the publishers, or in the case of reprographic reproduction in accordance with the terms of licences issued by the copyright Licensing Agency in the UK.

US Copyright Law is applicable to users in the USA.

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Des Watson, School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QH
Tel: 44 273 678045 Fax: 44 273 671320

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Tel: 1 (619) 534-8406

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