Submission of papers to the Journal of Topology


This is the page for submitting your paper to the Journal of Topology.

The journal 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.

Submitting your paper

You may submit a paper electronically as a single PDF file. To do this, you will need to complete a web form. 

  • Have a single PDF version of your paper ready to be uploaded as part of the web form submission.

    Please keep the .tex file that precisely corresponds to the PDF version that you are submitting. If your paper is accepted, we will require that particular version of the .tex file. Please do not send the .tex file at this time.

  • On the web form, you will be asked to choose the name of the Editor whose mathematical interests are closest to the subject of your paper. If you are not sure, please nominate the Managing Editor, Ulrike Tillmann. who may forward your paper to another Editor.

The submission link below will be intermittently unusable on 28th August 2019, due to scheduled mainatinance.

Link to the web form for submitting a new article

You will be sent an acknowledgement immediately via email, confirming receipt of your submission. If you do not receive such an acknowledgement within 1 hour, please write to

Revised version

If you wish to upload a revision of a previously submitted article, please do not use the link above. Instead, use the status link contained in the email you received from us about your previous submission. If you cannot find the link, then write to us.

If you wish, you may use the LMS class file which, if the paper is accepted, will make it easier to compare the proofs with your version; see further down this page for details on how to obtain the class file.

The Editors prefer not to consider multiple versions of the same paper before a decision on the first version is sent, particularly if the changes are minor. If you have received a letter that firmly rejects your paper and does not mention that a resubmission would be considered, you would be advised to submit any revision of your paper to another journal.

General Submission Guidelines

  • Papers should be submitted in English or French.

  • Each paper must be submitted exclusively to one journal.

  • No paper that has been previously published, or which is being considered for publication elsewhere, should be submitted to the London Mathematical Society.

  • Nor may a paper that is under consideration by the London Mathematical Society be submitted elsewhere.

  • By submitting your manuscript to this journal you accept that it may be screened for plagiarism against previously published works. 

  • Authors should take care to keep a copy of all emails sent to the Society.

LMS class file

Authors may prepare their manuscripts in the ’LMS’ document class for LaTeX2e. The class file and its accompanying, concise author guide can be downloaded here.

Please remember that only the PDF file should be submitted electronically in the first instance. Even if you have prepared your paper using our class file, we do not want to receive the .tex files unless and until the paper has been finally accepted for publication by the Editors.

Please read the Instructions for Authors for further information.

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.

Note regarding U.K. research funding

This journal is compliant with the RCUK (Research Councils of the United Kingdom) Policy on Access to Research Outputs. Click here for details.

Conditions for acceptance

Upon acceptance, you will agree to assign copyright to the Society. See the sample copyright form.

Authors of accepted papers have the option (by paying a charge) to have their article published under 'Open Access'. If published under the open access model, the paper will be distributed under the terms of either

For more information about open access, click here.

If your paper relies on colour figures (or references to colour) that cannot be properly interpreted when the paper is converted to greyscale for printing, then the LMS may charge you for the cost of printing in colour, or alternatively may print your paper in greyscale with a note added to the abstract, explaining that references to colour may not be meaningful in the printed version.

You may continue to post electronic versions of your paper, up to the version initially accepted for publication, on any web page, server or electronic archive, provided that you give a journal reference to the published version (with DOI, published page numbers, or 'to appear'). You should also include a statement that the two versions are different.

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

On acceptance

To help you promote your own paper and make it maximally discoverable, cited and shared, Wiley has developed a Promotional Toolkit at with ideas specific to promoting individual papers. 

Paper management system

The LMS uses the journal management software EditFlow, a registered trademark of Mathematical Sciences Publishers. Further information about the EditFlow software is available here.