NOTE TO U.K. AUTHORS
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Some U.K. universities are using the SHERPA database to decide on journal compliance, but that database does not reflect the true position regarding copyright on LMS journals, and U.K. authors should refer directly to our copyright policy and the new RCUK guidance. We are working with our publishing partners to get the SHERPA database corrected.
This is the page for submitting your paper to the LMS JCM. The LMS JCM publishes high-quality research or expository papers in all areas where mathematics and computation meet; for example, papers on the computational aspects of mathematics, mathematical aspects of computation, and papers in mathematics which benefit from being published electronically.
Submitting your paper
You may submit a paper electronically as a single PDF file. To do this, you will need to complete a web form.
Before filling in the form, please read through this checklist of items you will need to have to hand when completing it:
- Be sure to have a single PDF version of your paper ready to be uploaded as part of the web form submission.
Please keep the .tex file that precisely corresponds to the PDF version that you are submitting. If your paper is accepted, we will require that particular version of the .tex file. Please do not send the .tex file at this time.
- On the web form, you will be asked to choose the name of the Editorial Adviser whose mathematical interests are closest to the subject of your paper.
- Appendices/add-ons. The JCM welcomes submissions with supplementary material, such as databases, code, graphics, etc., in an appropriate format (*.txt, *.html, *.jpg, *.m, *.g etc.)., that are not part of the paper itself but you wish to have published with the paper, or which may be useful to the editors or referees. When you upload your paper (one PDF file only) via the web form, there will be a text box headed ’Cover Letter’. In that text box, optionally include a URL (web address) or an anonymous FTP host/directory address from which we can download any such additional file(s) (preferably as one zipped file).
Also, in the ’Cover Letter’ textbox, please list the name and description of each file included in the submission, indicating any that are not intended for publication.
You will be sent an acknowledgement immediately via email, confirming receipt of your submission. If you do not receive such an acknowledgement within 1 hour, please write to email@example.com.
If you wish to upload a revision of a previously submitted article, please do not use the link above. Instead, use the status link contained in the email you received from us about your previous submission. If you cannot find the link, then write to us.
You are encouraged to use the LMS class file which, if the paper is accepted, will make it easier to compare the proofs with your version; see further down this page for details on how to obtain the class file. The LMS JCM is a free open access journal, and therefore any help authors can provide in preparing their manuscript is appreciated.
The Editors prefer not to consider multiple versions of the same paper before a decision on the first version is sent, particularly if the changes are minor. If you have received a letter that firmly rejects your paper and does not mention that a resubmission would be considered, you would be advised to submit any revision of your paper to another journal.
General Submission Guidelines
Papers for the LMS JCM should be submitted in English.
Each paper must be submitted exclusively to one journal.
No paper that has been previously published, or which is being considered for publication elsewhere, should be submitted to the London Mathematical Society.
Nor may a paper that is under consideration by the London Mathematical Society be submitted elsewhere.
Authors should take care to keep a copy of all emails sent to the Society.
Authors may prepare their manuscripts in the ’LMS’ document class for LaTeX2e. The class file and its accompanying, concise author guide can be downloaded here.
Please remember that only the PDF file should be submitted electronically in the first instance. Even if you have prepared your paper using our class file, we do not want to receive the .tex files unless and until the paper has been finally accepted for publication by the Editors.
Please read the Instructions for Authors for further information.
Upon acceptance, you will agree to grant a non-exclusive publishing licence to the Society. See the sample publishing agreement. (Unlike the other LMS periodicals, the LMS JCM does not claim copyright of papers that it publishes. Authors are free to republish a paper after it has been published by the LMS JCM, provided that they make due acknowledgement.)
You may also post electronic versions of your paper up to the accepted version on any web page, server or electronic archive, provided that you give a journal reference to the published version ('to appear', or with published page numbers).
Paper management system
The LMS uses the journal management software EditFlow, a registered trademark of Mathematical Sciences Publishers. Further information about the EditFlow software is available here.
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