Open Access option – Mathematika



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Since May 2011, authors of papers accepted by Mathematika have the option to have their article made freely available online in final published form (’Open Access’). There is a charge for this which is payable to the London Mathematical Society.

Upon acceptance, authors will be asked to indicate on the Transfer of Copyright form whether they wish their paper to be published under Open Access. If this option is not selected, the paper will be published free of author charge with standard subscription-based access.

Author charge

The following open access charges apply:

Papers submitted before 2018 £1,450 or $2,400
Papers submitted in 2018 £1,550 or $2,520


NOTE: VAT (Value Added Tax) will be charged on payments from the UK and participating EU countries at the rate prevalent at the time of payment.

All surplus income from the publication of Mathematika, including contributions from open access charges, is fed back to the mathematics community through the charitable activities of the London Mathematical Society – in the form of conference grants, research grants, prizes and the promotion of mathematics. 


After submitting the signed Transfer of Copyright form, authors who have selected the Open Access option will receive information on how to pay the charge and will be asked to choose one of the two different licences available (see below).

Author and User licences

If published under the open access model, the paper will be distributed under the terms of either

Users of articles published under open access will be entitled to use, reproduce, disseminate, or display these articles provided that:

  • the original authorship is properly and fully attributed;
  • the journal and publisher are attributed as the original place of publication with correct citation details given;
  • if an original work is subsequently reproduced or disseminated not in its entirety but only in part or as a derivative work this is clearly indicated;
  • no articles published with the CC-BY-NC licence are reproduced for commercial purposes without the prior consent of the London Mathematical Society (LMS) and Oxford University Press and payment to LMS of any appropriate fee.

Users have unrestricted rights to re-use Open Access content for educational and research purposes.

Publisher's obligations

Where an author has indicated on the Transfer of Copyright form that he or she intends the paper to be published under open access, and provided that the appropriate charge has been paid, the paper will be published online and in print as other papers, except that:

  • The paper will be made available without charge to all users who agree to the Creative Commons licence applicable to the paper;
  • The paper will be denoted as Open Access by use of an appropriate symbol in the table of contents published on the Journal's website.

The London Mathematical Society publishes Mathematika
on behalf of its owner, University College London.