Deciding to submit your article to the ETAI
The following is what you need to think about when you consider
submitting an article to the ETAI.
- Is there an ETAI area where the article belongs?
If not, we can not receive it, sorry. (This is because the
idea of on-line public review discussion with peers in the
same speciality is a core idea in ETAI, and these discussions
are organized within the areas).
- Are you convinced that the article is ready for publication?
Please remember that it's not like in a conventional journal
or conference, where you can always send in an article to see
what happens. Here, the article is published at the beginning
of the review process, so you can't retract it. It will stay
with you forever.
- Does the article convey distinct new results, or
a solid argument for a new approach in its area of research?
A good test in the former case is that you can write a summary
of two-three pages specifying in concise form what the new results
are. A minimal requirement for an "argument for approach"
type of paper is that the approach is indeed new, that you have
described both it and its known alternatives in concise form in the
paper, and that you have a good argument why your approach is a
superior one. (If your paper does not belong to either of these
two categories, then you run a clear risk of nonacceptance).
If the answer to each of these three questions is Yes, then it is very
appropriate to submit the article to the ETAI. If you should still
wonder whether it is a good idea to do so, then please click for
favor of publishing in the ETAI.
Latest update: 9.2.1999; Position code: C.etai.authors.decide.