Submission of papers to the Transactions of the London Mathematical Society

This is the page for submitting your paper to the Transactions of the London Mathematical Society.



Transactions of the London Mathematical Society is a new fully open access journal that covers the same subjects as the Bulletin, Journal and Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society with whom it shares the LMS Editorial Board. It has a wide scope which ranges from number theory to functional analysis and from quantum field theory to topology. The journal is peer reviewed, copy-edited and typeset to the same high standard as the other LMS titles.   Read more ...

Article Processing Charge

•  APC discount available until January 2016

Papers that are accepted by the Transactions are published subject to payment of the article processing charge for Open Access. The London Mathematical Society will continue to charge a reduced fee of £500 or $750 or €600 for papers submitted before January 2016. After that, rates will be tiered according to paper length. See below for payment details.

Mathematicians who do not have access to funds to cover the charge are welcome to submit their paper instead to one of the sister journals, Proceedings, Journal or Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society, which offer an identical peer review service.

A summary of open access and archiving policies and publishing rights for the Transactions can be found here.

Submitting your paper 

(For survey articles, see the submission page for the Bulletin.)

You may submit a paper electronically as a single PDF file. To do this, you will need to complete a web form.

  • 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.

  • Have a look at the list of Editorial Advisers and be prepared to select one whose mathematical interests are closest to the subject of your paper.

Link to the web form for submitting a new article

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

Revised version

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.

The Editor prefers 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 should be submitted in English or French.

  • 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.

LMS class file

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 Editor.

Please read the Instructions for Authors  for further information.

Ethical Policy

The London Mathematical Society has recently adopted an ethical policy for its journals, including guidance on the expected behaviour of authors, referees and editors. The full policy can be found here.

Note regarding U.K. research funding

This journal is compliant with the RCUK (Research Councils of the United Kingdom) Policy on Access to Research Outputs. Click here for details.

Conditions for acceptance

  • Upon acceptance, you will agree to sign the publishing agreement. See the sample licence form.

  • The London Mathematical Society will distribute the paper, according to your choice, under the terms of either

  • You may continue to post electronic versions of your paper, up to the version initially accepted for publication, on any web page, server or electronic archive, provided that you give a journal reference to the published version (with DOI, published page numbers, or 'to appear'). You should also include a statement that the two versions are different.

    A summary of open access and archiving policies and publishing rights for the Transactions can be found here.

Payment details

  • Upon acceptance, authors will receive further information about how to pay the charge. Normally, you will need to ask your funding institution to send us a purchase order, which will allow the LMS to issue an invoice.
  • The charges for papers submitted before January 2016 are as follows:
Payments from outside the United Kingdom* £500 or $750 or €600
Payments from the United Kingdom £500 + VAT*

* VAT is added to payments from the UK and from VAT-non-registered individuals within the EU, at the prevalent UK rate.

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.