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, Marc Lackenby, who may forward your paper to another Editor.

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  jtop@lms.ac.uk.

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 be asked to agree to assign an Exclusive Licence to Publish to the Society or, alternatively, to opt to make the paper open access

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

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].”

‡ These self-archiving rights do not extend to the final, published version except where the article is published with the paid 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)

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 arrangement to simplify the payment of APCs. Details of Wiley's agreements with major funders can be found on their Funder Agreements page.

On acceptance

To help you promote your own paper and make it maximally discoverable, cited and shared, Wiley has developed a Promotional Toolkit at http://wileyauthors.com/maximize 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.