Book submission

Submission of book proposals and manuscripts

If you are planning to write a book you may wish to consider publishing with the London Mathematical Society. The Society, a non-profit organisation owned by its members, aims to disseminate mathematical knowledge as widely as possible, in the interests of its members and the international mathematical community.

To this end, it sponsors two book series: the LMS Lecture Notes and the LMS Student Texts. The Society appoints Academic Editors and Advisors for each series to take responsibility for ensuring high academic quality. It uses the expertise of a professional publishing house (Cambridge University Press) to produce, advertise and distribute its books.

In addition to competitive royalty rates, the Series Publishers and Editors offer advice to authors throughout the whole process from writing to publication and ensure wide marketing. In addition, books are advertised through the Newsletter of the LMS. Members can purchase volumes at substantial discounts.

The Society aims to ensure that speedy decisions are made on all manuscripts and proposals offered. In general, a proposal should consist of an explanation of why the book is being written and for whom, some sample material, and a brief description of the background and expertise you can bring.

Proposals or manuscripts should be sent to the most appropriate series Editor or Advisor (see: Book Series). Any Editor will be delighted to give you further information and advice about their series; alternatively you may contact Roger Astley of Cambridge University Press for general guidance on which series may be the most suitable home for your book.