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ACM Transactions on Computer Architecture and Code Optimization (TACO) was established in 2003, with Dean Tullsen and Brad Calder as the Founding Co-Editors-in-Chief.  Over the past 20 years, the journal has served as a high-quality platform for rapid dissemination of research publications. 

TACO is a Gold Open Access journal that focuses on hardware, software, and systems research spanning the fields of computer architecture and code optimization. While approximately 75% of our submissions are previously unpublished manuscripts, approximately 25% are extended versions of previously published papers. The average turnaround time from submission to first review is generally less than two months. Accepted manuscripts are published in the digital library immediately upon acceptance.  Accepted papers that were previously unpublished manuscripts are invited for presentation at the HIPEAC annual conference, providing authors with another opportunity to present their work. 

Over the past few years, ACM TACO has seen a significant increase in the number of papers submitted to the journal. During 2022, 113 manuscripts were submitted to TACO.  During 2023, this number increased to 203, and in the first half of 2024 we have already received over 140 submissions.  To continue to provide efficient turnaround on reviews to our authors, we have extended the size of ACM TACO Editorial Board to 34 members.  In addition, ACM TACO maintains a board of Distinguished Reviewers who agree to review at least 4 papers each year.  ACM TACO depends on our volunteers to provide short review cycles and we are always looking to expand our list of talented Distinguished Reviewers.  Please feel free to reach out to me if you would like to become a member.

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About the Author: David Kaeli is a College of Engineering Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University, Boston, MA USA.  Prior to joining Northeastern in 1993, he worked at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. David has served as the Editor-in-Chief of ACM TACO since 2020.  He is a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE.

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