Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- (Novelty) The manuscript has not been published previously, nor is it being under review for another journal.
- (Proprietary Protection) The manuscript does not include any information or data that are deemed proprietary and confidential by the institutes or companies where the authors are current employees.
- (Compliance) The authors have obtained clearance/approval from their Compliance Department(s), if such a requirement exists and is applicable to this submission.
- (Copyrighted Materials) The authors have obtained the approvals from the copyright owners if any copyrighted materials are included in the manuscript (unless under licenses such as CC BY).
- (Communication) The authors are aware that the Dedicated Editor (DE) may contact the Corresponding Author(s) in real time with regard to the technical contents of the manuscript, in order to achieve the 5D5W objective.
- (Editorial Review) To improve transparency and integrity under the current publishing model, an independent review article written by the DE, mostly in a single page, will be published along with the final production version of the accepted manuscript. It will highlight the major contributions, reasons for the DE's accceptance decision, or any future directions of improvement or expansion, etc. The authors must feel comfortable with this new style. (For American Mathematical Society for instance, such post-publication reviewing has become a precious tradition since 1940 and led to the celebrated "Mathematical Reviews®" in the MathSciNet®.)
- (Comfort & APC) The authors have all read the "MustRead - Journal Model" and "MustRead - Fee Statement" of the journal, and feel comfortable with this experimental publishing model and its workflows. In particular, the authors all agree to pay the Article Processing Charge (APC) before the accepted manuscript is fully ready for production.
(Future Obligations) For any of these probable but rare changes ("The Change") in the future: (C.1) Journal's name change, (C.2) Journal is acquired by a different publishing house, (C.3) Journal's publishing model change - from the "Dedicated Editor" model to the regular Editors-Reviewers model, or (C.4) Journal is terminated and no longer accepts new submissions, etc, the authors all agree that the obligations of Deep QuanTech, LLC ("DQT") are only restricted to:
(O.1) preserving the accuracy of a published paper's original reference information, including the original name of the journal (in the case of a name change), volume, issue, page numbers, and publishing year, and (O.2) maintaining a website, with dedicated hosting (e.g., within DQT as in the present form or within the new publishing house (in the case of acquisition)) or being hosted in a 3rd-party platform, where the original journal name, its volumes and issues before The Change are enlisted, and the PDFs of the published papers are fully accessible in their original forms.
By submitting to ATC, authors have all agreed to the following terms on OA and copyright.
Open Access (OA):
Algorithmic Trading and Controls (ATC) is an online open-access journal, that follows the BBB defintions of "Open Access," i.e., the Budapest OA Initiative in 2002, the Bethesda Statement on OA Publishing in 2003, and the Berlin Declaration on OA to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities in 2003.
More formally, authors who choose to publish in ATC automatically grant the release of the Creative Commons Attribution License (currently “CC BY 4.0”), under which,
- (Sharing) any third party or end user can copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and
- (Adapting) any third party or end user can remix, transform, and build upon the material for any lawful purpose (e.g., crawled or data mined by search engines), even commercially, and
- (Attributing) when doing so, the third party or end user must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the License, and indicate if any changes were made.
As a result, any production article of ATC is freely available to the international community without the need of individual purchasing, paid subscription, or obtaining permission from the authors or the ATC publisher, for any lawful purposes, as long as a proper citation to the original publication is given.
Authors own and retain the original copyright to their published works in ATC, while granting first publication rights to the ATC publisher - Deep QuanTech, LLC.