Random Structures & Algorithms

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Edited By: Michal Karonski, Noga Alon, and Andrzej Rucinski

Impact Factor: 1.243

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 39/310 (Mathematics); 61/106 (Computer Science Software Engineering); 76/255 (Mathematics Applied)

Online ISSN: 1098-2418

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