The London Mathematical Society has published mathematical texts since its founding in 1865. These international publications are critical to the Society's delivery of its charitable activities in the advancement and support of mathematics and the wider mathematical research community.
Please see the full set of LMS Publications Aims for further details.
All surplus income from the LMS publications is used entirely to support mathematicians and mathematics research. This includes activities such as funding mathematics conferences, awarding mathematics research grants, giving prizes for mathematical accomplishments, and representing mathematics to government and national policymakers.
Books and journals
The LMS Newsletter is published on line with contributions added as they become ready. LMS members may opt to receive the printed LMS Newsletter which is distributed bimonthly free of charge.
The Society also publishes a number of reports and papers as a result of the activities of its Committees. Links to these can be found here.
- 2020 Senior Berwick Prize awarded to Professor Thomas Hales
Professor Thomas Hales of the University of Pittsburgh is awarded the Senior Berwick Prize in recognition of his book ‘Dense sphere packings. A blueprint for formal proofs’ (London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series, 400. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.2012. xiv+271 pp. ISBN: 978-0-521-61770-3).
26 June 2020
- UK authors: arrangement between Wiley and Jisc to make papers open access
Authors affiliated with over 140 institutions in the UK may now opt to publish their papers open access, under a CC-BY licence, at no direct cost to themselves.
This arrangment between Jisc and Wiley covers research and review papers accepted for the Bulletin, Journal, Proceedings, Transactions, Journal of Topology and Mathematika.
The article's corresponding author must be from a participating UK institution (see the Wiley Institutional & Funder Payments page) and the article must have been accepted on or after 2 March 2020.
5 March 2020
- 2019 Berwick Prize awarded to Dr Clark Barwick
Dr Clark Barwick of the University of Edinburgh is awarded a Berwick Prize for his paper 'On the algebraic K-theory of higher categories', published in the Journal of Topology in 2016, which proves that Waldhausen's algebraic K-theory is the universal homology theory for ∞-categories, and uses this universality to reprove the major fundamental theorems of the subject in this new context.
See all 2019 LMS prize winners here.
A list of historical prize winners can be found here.
- The LMS becomes a signatory to DORA
The London Mathematical Society has signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) in support of the movement towards the responsible use of research metrics within mathematics.
DORA is a worldwide initiative covering all scholarly disciplines which recognizes the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scholarly research are evaluated and seeks to develop and promote best practice. To date it has been signed by over 1,200 organizations and around 13,000 individuals. Its main themes are the need to eliminate the use of journal-based metrics, such as Journal Impact Factors, in funding, appointment, and promotion considerations; the need to assess research on its own merits rather than on the basis of the journal in which the research is published, and exploring new indicators of significance and impact.
11 March 2019
- New Identity for the Proceedings
As of 1 March 2019, the Proceedings of the LMS has been relaunched with its own Editorial Board and new criteria for acceptance.
1 March 2019
- Compositio Mathematica Prize awarded to Professor James Maynard
The Prize for the best paper published in Compositio Mathematica in the three-year period 2014–2016 has been awarded to the paper 'Dense clusters of primes in subsets' by James Maynard (Compos. Math. 152 (2016) 1517–1554). More information is can be found here.
22 November 2018
- 2018 Senior Berwick Prize awarded to Professor Dr Marc Levine
Professor Dr Marc Levine of the University of Duisburg-Essen is awarded a Senior Berwick Prize in recognition of his paper: “A comparison of motivic and classical stable homotopy theories”, J. Topol. 7 (2014), no.2, 327–362.
A list of historical prize winners can be found here.
- Transactions of the LMS now listed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index
Launched in 2013 and published by Wiley on behalf of the LMS, the Transactions of the LMS is the Society’s fully open access, online journal. In April 2018, the journal was accepted into Clarivate Analytics’ Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).
Launched by Clarivate in 2017, ESCI is a multidisciplinary index that includes journals which have passed an editorial evaluation. While being covered in ESCI, journals will continue to be considered for inclusion in other Web of Science Core Collection indexes, such as the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE).
All content published in Transactions of the LMS can be accessed for free online at http://bit.ly/TLMSlms
17 April 2018
- Special issue of Mathematika, dedicated to Klaus Friedrich Roth
The Editors of Mathematika are pleased to announce a special issue of the journal dedicated to Klaus Friedrich Roth, which is now available on Cambridge Core. Read a blog entry from the Managing Editor of Mathematika, Alex Sobolev, detailing the project for which William Chen and Robert Vaughan acted as special editors.
30 November 2017
- Mandating ORCID
ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a not-for-profit organisation that provides unique identifiers for researchers engaged in academic publishing and scholarship. An ORCID iD distinguishes researchers from others, simplifies the searching of databases and indexes, and supports manuscript submissions and grant applications. As such it saves time, connects researchers with funders, societies and other institutions, and creates a persistent thread to link research activities. The LMS is joining many other academic publishers and funding bodies in making ORCID iDs required as part of the submission process to its journals.
From 2020, ORCID iDs will be mandatory for all corresponding authors submitting a paper to the Bulletin, Journal, Proceedings and Transactions of the London Mathematical Society, and to the Journal of Topology. Corresponding authors will be asked to provide their ORCID iD as part of the submission process; those without an ORCID ID will be shown how to obtain one. This can be done in just a minute or two via the website https://orcid.org.
1 November 2017
- Transactions of the LMS now listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals
Launched in 2013 and published by Wiley on behalf of the LMS, the Transactions of the LMS is the Society’s fully open access, online journal. As of July 2017, the journal has been listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
DOAJ is an independent, community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals. Currently containing the information of over 9,000 publications, DOAJ aims to increase the ease of use of those open access academic journals that adhere to criteria for quality control and best practice.
All content published in Transactions of the LMS can be accessed for free online at http://bit.ly/TLMSlms. Inclusion in DOAJ signifies Transactions of the LMS as a quality open access journal, and increases the visibility and impact of the mathematical papers that it publishes.
12 July 2017
- Content sharing: new peer-to-peer feature launched by Wiley
As of July 2017, subscribers of the Bulletin, Journal and Proceedings of the LMS, and the Journal of Topology, are able to share content with each other in a new way.
Our publishing partner Wiley has introduced a ‘peer-to-peer’ sharing initiative on their Online Library, where articles published in these journals are accessed digitally. Subscribers (with existing full-text access to the journals) can generate a URL that can be shared with other readers in the form of an ePDF provided by academic paper manager ReadCube,
When shared with a fellow subscriber, the URL provides an unrestricted view of the electronic PDF and the usual ability to download or print it; a non-subscriber is granted restricted access to a read-only PDF with no print or download privileges.
This new way to share articles should benefit researchers, institutions and society as a whole, facilitating collaboration and hopefully achieving a wider readership and impact of research.
12 July 2017