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Subject: Re: ICGA publishing requirements

Author: Omid David Tabibi

Date: 07:29:16 11/21/02

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On November 21, 2002 at 09:44:17, Georg v. Zimmermann wrote:

>I would love to publish the 1 or 2 of my 1000 ideas which are actually working
>for my programs.
>Trouble is I dont think I can.
>I dont know anyone who would open the doors to ICGA or other journals for me. If
>anyone could help with that.. none would be more happy than me for being proven
>I bet you just need the connections you get from working in a science department
>someplace for a year or more. I doubt that the quality of the papers do matter
>that much, otherwise all articles coming from any author who's program isnt in
>the SSDF top 30 should get rejected immediately.

Quality does matter, and so the articles are published only after being reviewed
and accepted by several experts. The strength of your program doesn't matter
(for example Marsland published some great articles based on his Chinese Chess
program which got the last place in Maastricht). The important matter is how
scientific your contribution actually is.

>Kind regards,
>Georg v. Zimmermann
>>When you find a new idea, you have two options: publish it and contribute to the
>>scientific community, or keep it as a secret to improve your program over

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