Ars Combinatoria

A Canadian Journal of Combinatorics

Last update Jan 19, 2016.



Scott Vanstone, Waterloo

Managing Editor:

Jeff Allston, Winnipeg

Editorial Board:

B. Alspach, Newcastle, Australia
D.G. Corneil, Toronto, Canada
Diane Donovan, Queensland, Australia
R.J. Gould, Atlanta, Georgia
W.L. Kocay, Manitoba, Canada
C.C. Lindner, Auburn, Alabama
R.C. Mullin, Waterloo, Canada
M. Newman, Ottawa, Canada
O.R. Oellermann, Winnipeg, Canada
D. Pike, St. John's, Canada
C.A. Praeger, Perth, Australia
A. Rosa, Hamilton, Canada
J.R. Seberry, Wollongong, Australia
D.J. Street, Sydney, Australia
H.C. Swart, Durban, South Africa
G.H.J. van Rees, Winnipeg, Canada
W.D. Wallis, Carbondale, Illinois
M. Yamada, Fukuoka, Japan
Zhu Lie, Suzhou, China

Production Manager:

David Allston


The Charles Babbage Research Centre
P.O. Box 272, St. Norbert Postal Station
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Requests for subscriptions should be sent to the publisher or Production Manager.

ISSN: 0381-7032


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Tables of Contents volumes 40 (1995) to 123 (2015) are available.


Subscription Information

Beginning in June, 1976, two volumes were issued each year, dated June and December. In 1995 three volumes were published each year. In 2000 four volumes were published each year. In 2011, five volumes were published each year. In 2015, six volumes will be published per year. For subscription details, please contact the Charles Babbage Research Centre. All back issues are available. The subscription rate for 2016 (volumes 119 to 124) will be US$440.00 for US customers; US$475.00 for International customers; CDN$460.00 plus GST for Canadian customers.
Subscription rates are the same, whether direct or through an agent. Subscribers who employ an agent can expect to pay a further fee to the agent. All payments should be made to the publisher (see address above).


Information for Authors

Submissions must be sent electonically in either .pdf or .ps format and should be sent to the Managing Editorr.
It is understood that the contents of the paper have not been published elsewhere, and will not be published elsewhere. The author should retain a copy of the paper. The Editorial Board cannot accept responsibility for the return of submissions.
Authors are requested to use a spelling checker and grammar checker before submitting a paper, as it is not the referee's job to check spelling and grammar.
In preparing the manuscript, avoid compositors' conventions, such as coloured underlining. Text need merely be typed in Roman letters, according to the standards of the AMS. Tables and figures should be numbered and in a form suitable for photographic reproduction. References should be given in the form [1] to a final alphabetically organized list of references, which should include page numbers. Authors' names should not be inverted in the reference list; write C.T. Onions, not Onions, C.T.
Once a paper has been accepted, send a .pdf file to the Managing Editor. The file must be in 10 point Times or Computer Modern font, single spaced, with the text being 4.5 by 7.125 inches (11.4 by 18.1 cm). We use your copy as camera-ready. An invoice for 25 reprints (with or without covers) will be sent to you if you ask for the reprints.

Ars Combinatoria currently has a backlog of about 5 years for papers not using priority publication. Authors who wish a faster publication time may wish to submit their paper to the Journal of Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing, which currently has a very short backlog. JCMCC is also published by CBRC.
JCMCC recently published a special volume (vol. 80, Feb., 2012) in honour of
Professor Ralph Stanton
More info is available on the JCMCC website.


Priority Publication Page Charges

Our policy of voluntary page charges operates as follows. If you do pay page charges, your paper will receive priority publication. It will go into another queue and will appear in the next available issue of the journal (this could cut as much as 4 years off the waiting time). Currently there is a backlog of about 3 volumes for priority papers.

This policy will not cause any delay for papers already in the queue, since all priority publication articles will result in additional pages in the journal. For example, if there are 200 pages of priority-paid articles for an issue, that issue will contain the regular number of pages, plus an additional 200 pages. In this way we shall be able to publish larger volumes of the journal. Authors who are not able to pay page charges will also benefit considerably, since the priority articles will be removed from the queue and thus the queue will be shortened.
The US Postal Service and Canada Post have recently increased their charges a great deal. Effective January 1, 2016 the priority page charge will be US$70.00 per page if paying by cheque; US$75.00 per page if paying by VISA or bank transfer.

Questions or comments about Ars Combinatoria may be directed to Jeff Allston


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