I know that CS journals usually accept extended version of a conference paper with some, say 10%, new contents. But is it still true for non-CS journals?

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    Why on earth would you submit a CS paper to a non-CS journal? – Massimo Ortolano Dec 4 '17 at 20:02
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    It might a paper whose topic is bordering on, say, discrete mathematics. I have colleagues in the maths department that publish in both mathematics and computer science outlets. – Hans Hüttel Dec 4 '17 at 21:21
  • @HansHüttel That is certainly a possibility, but I find it curious submitting a paper to a CS conference and then submitting an extended version to a non-CS journal. – Massimo Ortolano Dec 4 '17 at 22:07
  • Is there any legal restrictions that you signed as part of your submission and acceptance to the conference? – Bluebird Dec 5 '17 at 5:59
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    Then you ask the journal you'd like to submit your paper. They would be best to give you a thumbs up or down. – Bluebird Dec 5 '17 at 12:18

I think it would be a better strategy to submit the extended version to a CS journal and a different approach of the problem with a different point of view (not just 10% extension) to the non-CS journal.

For the reader of the non-CS journal having a non-CS way of expressing the problem/solution would be more beneficial. For the reader that sees both submissions there will not be a feeling of simply trying to get more publications with the same paper (not meaning to be rude or anything!).


Most journals expect at least 30% difference from any previous published version of your work. Some CS journals do not require such a change, or do not enforce it. In other journals this requirement may be strictly enforced or less strictly — this depends on the editor and the specific journal.

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