Journal of the London Mathematical Society



Mark Haskins
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Bath

Editorial Board

Aims and Scope

Since 1926 the Journal of the London Mathematical Society has been publishing significant research, predominantly in pure mathematics. The Journal aims to publish longer papers of high quality (18 pages or more) that are well written and appeal to a broad mathematical audience.

The Journal  is now in its Second Series. It is published bi-monthly with articles published individually on line prior to appearing in a printed issue. The journal is owned  and managed by the London Mathematical Society. From 2017 it has been typeset, printed and distributed on our behalf by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. 

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The first issue of each year is made freely available to all for the duration of that year as a sample issue.

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Guidelines for submission

Papers can be submitted electronically; see here for details.

When preparing the paper for submission, consider using lms.cls. Upon acceptance, authors will  typically agree to assign copyright to the Society unless they opt for the Gold Open Access route . See sample copyright form.

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.

Subscription information

Click here to subscribe to this journal or renew your current subscription.  

LMS Members can subscribe to free online access of the Journal, on the understanding that they are for the personal use of members, not for libraries. Members can subscribe by logging into their LMS Membership Profile or by sending the annual membership renewal form directly to the London Mathematical Society.

Statement on pricing policy

The Society recognizes the importance of the dissemination of mathematical knowledge and the issues of rising costs, growth in research output and falling library budgets. The Society will retain the objective of increasing its support for mathematical activities and consequent benefits to the mathematical community in the UK and internationally. Within these parameters, the Council of the Society will apply a fair and reasonable pricing policy with respect to its publications.

All surplus income from the LMS publishing programme is used to support the mathematics community in the form of conference grants, research grants, prizes and the promotion of mathematics.

Open Access 

The Journal  is a hybrid journal with standard subscription access as the default, and a paid Gold Open Access option. 

Gold Open Access

The author pays an Article Publication Charge and the article is immediately freely available online for all to read, download, and share. The current APC for the Journal is $3000. 

Licence alternatives: 

  • CC-BY (Creative Commons Attribution License)*
  • CC-BY-NC (Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial License)
  • CC-BY-NC-ND (Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial No Derivative Works License) 

Green open access/ self-archiving

The author, institution or publisher places a version of the article online in a repository or website after publishing in a subscription-based journal – making it freely available to everyone.

Authors may (continue to) post electronic versions of their article up to the version initially accepted for publication‡ on the author’s personal website, in a not-for-profit subject-based preprint server or repository, or in a Scholarly Collaboration Network (SCN) that has signed up to the STM article sharing principles, or in the author’s company/ institutional repository or archive. This right extends to both intranets and the Internet. The accepted version must be accompanied by a legend as follows: “This is the accepted version of the following article: FULL CITE, which has been published in final form at [Link to final article].”

‡ For articles published with the paid Open Access option, this extends to the final, published version.

Funder requirements

Your funder or institution may require you to publish gold or green open access. Wiley has an Author Compliance Tool to check the policies of your funder or institution.  Some funders have an arrangment to suimplify the payment of APCs . Deatails of Wiley's agreements  with major funders can be found on their Funder Agreements page.


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