Special Issue of Discrete Mathematics
Papers presented at the 20th British Combinatorial Conference
Editorial Board : Keith Edwards (Guest Editor),
Francis Bell, Terry Griggs, Jan van den Heuvel, Stephanie Perkins (Associate Guest Editors).
Papers for publication in this special issue should be submitted
in triplicate to the local organisers not later than
5p.m. on Tuesday 12th July.
Please note the following points:
- Only papers presented at the conference will be considered,
one paper per talk.
Papers should not have been submitted elsewhere.
- Each paper should be accompanied by an abstract and a list of keywords.
- The affiliations of all the authors should be included
at the head of the paper.
- The full postal address of the corresponding author should be enclosed.
- Each author should be listed with all the initials
that they usually use.
(Thus D.R. Woodall might appear as Douglas R. Woodall,
but not as Douglas Woodall.
"For bibliographic purposes, people who
throw away initials are a menace!")
- The list of references should use standard Math. Reviews
abbreviations for names of journals. Do not include references that are not
cited in the paper.
- Use `` or `, NOT '' for open quotes.
(In TeX, `` is two ` characters.)
- Conventionally, in Mathematics only single-letter names of variables
are printed in italic.
Thus the crossing number of G might be
cr(G), while cr(G) is c times its rank;
and the transpose of A might be A^t,
while A^t is its tth power.
Note that Discrete Mathematics
does not publish conference proceedings as such,
but only collections of journal-quality papers that happen to have
been presented at conferences.
We are required by the Editor-in-Chief of Discrete Mathematics
to have each paper refereed by two referees to the normal standards expected
in that journal.
We hope that everyone who submits a paper will be willing, if asked, to act as a referee.
We aim to send the accepted papers to the Editorial Office of
Discrete Mathematics in June 2006,
in the hope that the volume will appear before April 2007.
(For the record, the 18th BCC special issue appeared in May 2003,
and the 19th BCC special issue in April 2005.)
Almost inevitably, the processing of a small number of papers
will be held up by delays on the part of the authors, editors or,
most probably, referees.
When this happens, for whatever reason,
these delayed papers will not appear in the special issue,
but they will continue to be processed and, if subsequently
accepted, will appear in a regular issue of
Authors are presumed to be aware of the possibility of this happening,
and to agree to it, when they submit their papers.
Here is the Information for Contributors
in postscript format discmath.ps
and in pdf format discmath.pdf.