Journal of Topology


Editorial Board

Arthur Bartels
Andrew Blumberg
Simon Donaldson
Cornelia Druţu Badea
Mark Gross
Oscar Randal-Williams
Ivan Smith
Constantin Teleman*
*Managing Editor

Aims and Scope

The Journal of Topology publishes papers of high quality and significance in topology, geometry and adjacent areas of mathematics. Interesting, important and often unexpected links connect topology and geometry with many other parts of mathematics, and the editors welcome submissions on exciting new advances concerning such links, as well as those in the core subject areas of the journal.

Journal information

The Journal of Topology is a hybrid journal with standard subscription access as the default, and an Open Access option. For a summary of publishing rights, open access and archiving policies for the Journal of Topology, please see this fact sheet.

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.

Guidelines for submission

Papers can be submitted electronically. See here for further details.

When preparing the paper for submission, authors may wish to use lms.cls, which can be found at the LMS general instructions for authors page. Upon acceptance, authors will agree to assign copyright to the Society. See the sample copyright form.

Subscription information

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

Published papers available online

Open Access funding (UK)

We recommend that authors apply now for funding to pay open access Article Processing Charges (APCs) also on research grants already passed. Some UK universities have already agreed to pay APCs for such papers.

Mathematics is unlike other science subjects in that peer review is slow and the paper may be accepted for publication some time after the research grant has finished. This puts mathematicians at the back of the queue when it comes to having both a paper and the corresponding APC funding ready for open access publishing. Future money will probably be allocated by subject and dependent in part on the initial uptake and interest in applying for APCs.  If payment is not allocated, then you may still make your paper freely available in the form accepted for publication, but not the final version of record.

The long-term future of the journals and the income they provide to the London Mathematical Society is dependent on receiving revenue through subscriptions or through APCs. We recommend getting involved as early as possible to help with a smooth and sustainable transition to open access publishing for the journals.

A summary of open access and archiving policies and publishing rights for the Journal of Topology can be found here.

Further details

The Journal of Topology was founded in 2008. It is published quarterly with articles published individually on line prior to appearing in a printed issue. The journal is owned by the London Mathematical Society. From 2017 it is typeset, printed and distributed on our behalf by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. 

If you have further enquiries about the journal, please contact Dr Ola Törnkvist, the LMS Editorial Manager, at, or the Managing Editor at

Please visit the Wiley Online Library for general information regarding prices and subscriptions.

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.

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.