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On Writing Short Papers



"In the old days, when mathematics journals were all published on paper, there were hard budgetary constraints on the number of pages available in any issue, so long papers were naturally a much harder sell than short ones. But now that the primary means of dissemination of papers is electronic, this should no longer be the case. So journals that still impose draconian page constraints (I’m looking at you, CS conference proceedings), or reject papers because they are too long, are just a holdover from the past, an annoyance to be put up with until they die out.

At least, that’s what I used to believe...

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