Transactions on the Web (TWEB)


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Information for reviewers

TWEB is a fully peer-reviewed journal. Each paper will receive no less than three reviews.

Papers should satisfy certain minimum criteria before submission, including the following:

  • There should be a comprehensive related work section which covers a representative selection of work in the field, in addition to specifically comparing the authors' own previous work (including any conference version of the paper) to the current submission.
  • There should be a solid evaluation section.
  • There should not be an excessive number of self-references.
  • There should be no text largely duplicated from previously-published papers.

TWEB will consider extended versions of conference papers for publication; however, authors of such papers must make substantial enhancements to the conference versions and must alert the Editors that the paper is an extended version, and include a copy of the earlier publication as well as a letter indicating the enhancements the authors have made to the earlier publication.

Some papers can be exempted from some conditions where, say, an evaluation is perhaps not relevant, but in general most good papers will have most of these characteristics. Authors will be given advice about the expected style of the paper in the submission guidelines.

The Review Form

There is a customized review form for the ACM Transactions on the Web in the Manuscript Central review system.

Each review should give the authors useful comments and suggestions? which could help them improve their papers. Criticisms can often be difficult to accept, and should be given as courteously as possible, while still remaining useful.

The Review Process

TWEB aims to return responses to authors within three months of submission. The review process is handled in Manuscript Central, and proceeds as follows:?

  1. The Associate Editor in charge of the submission invites qualified individuals to review the manuscript.
  2. Reviewers confirm their availability.
  3. Confirmed reviewers examine the manuscript and any previously published conference version of the paper, along with the authors' explanation of how the current manuscript differs from the previously published version.
  4. Reviewers complete their reviews within six weeks of accepting the invitation.
  5. The Associate Editor examines the reviews and recommends a disposition of the manuscript to the Editors-in-Chief.


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