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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.
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.
The Society now publishes 12 peer-reviewed journals, seven of which are in collaboration with other learned societies and institutions; two book series and some individual book titles.
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.
In addition to its journals and books, the LMS publishes a number of other reports and papers. Links to these can be found here.
News from LMS Publications
Mandating ORCID from 2018
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 2018, ORCID iDs will be mandatory for all corresponding authors submitting a paper to the Bulletin, Journal, Proceedingsand 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.
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.
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.