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The Charles Babbage Research Centre
The Canadian Journal of Combinatorics
(The Journal of Combinatorial Mathematics
and Combinatorial Computing)
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History of the CBRC
The Charles Babbage Research Centre began in the 1970s, and is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of research in Mathematics and Computing. From its formation, the CBRC Editors aimed to provide support for research, publications, and conferences focusing on Combinatorial Mathematics.
Organization of the Centre
CBRC is a registered charitable non-profit corporation.
Functionally, the CBRC is run by an Editorial Board, headed by an Editor-in-chief and Managing Editors, who work closely with their editorial members to monitor the production and distribution of its research publications. Information about Editorial Board members is published in Ars Combinatoria and JCMCC.
Activities of the CBRC
The most visible activity of the CBRC is the publication of its two main journals, Ars Combinatoria and the Journal of Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing (JCMCC).
CBRC also publishes other Selected Works and special series from time to time.
In addition, the CBRC is a registered charitable organization, and as such sponsors selected conferences worldwide as part of its mission to promote research in Mathematics and Computing.
Volume I of Ars Combinatoria appeared in June, 1976. It was an almost instant hit, and has been very popular for many years with reaserchers in Combinatorics, Optimization, Graph Theory, and Combinatorial Mathematics in general. Special series appeared on a regular basis until the volume of papers was so great that two new journals were started: The Australasian Journal of Combinatorics is published independently in Australia, and The Journal of Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing (called JCMCC for short), below.
Ars Combinatoria now ships 4 times a year, in January, April, July, and October.
Submitted articles are refereed and approved for publication in a professional manner. Instructions and formatting criteria are available from the Math Journals office and in Ars Combinatoria.
For a partial list of the articles that have appeared in Ars Combinatoria, please click here.
Volume 1 of JCMCC appeared in April, 1987. It has become very popular, and takes up a lot of the overload that once plagued Ars Combinatoria. The two journals share a similar format and a familiar presentation.
JCMCC ships 4 times a year, in February, May, August, and November.
Submitted articles are refereed and approved for publication in a professional manner. Instructions and formatting criteria are available from the Math Journals office and in JCMCC.
The CBRC has been the home for other journals as well as JCMCC and Ars Combinatoria. Back issues of the the special Red series (or B series) are still available.
For several years, CBRC published Ars Textrina, a journal devoted to weaving and costume. Eventually, this journal was moved to another publisher; but CBRC still has a supply of back issues of Ars Textrina from those early years, and the Special Volumes by Pat Hilts dedicated to the early German weaving experts.
Over the years, CBRC published several Collected Works series commemorating the lifelong research of notable mathematicians. These were not meant to be part of the regular journal series, but as collections of the many publicatons from these particular researchers, and are available in small numbers only.
For pricing and availability of any of these publications, please inquire at Math Journals.
Note: We intend to compile and publish a list of all articles that have appeared
in Ars Combinatoria and JCMCC online as soon as possible.
Charles Babbage Research Centre
P.O. Box 272, St Norbert Postal Station
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3V1L6