LMS Publications Aims

The London Mathematical Society has been a leading academic publisher of Mathematics for over 150 years. It continues to serve the global mathematics community by publishing and endorsing high-quality research and exposition, made available worldwide and selected irrespective of the nationality or geographic location of its authorship.

As the Society’s overarching mission concerns the advancement of mathematics, so its publishing activities aim to contribute to this goal by providing:

  1. Services to authors, through a broad and developing portfolio of high quality international titles, which are peer reviewed, managed and produced in a transparent, timely and professional manner.

  2. Services to readers through publishing content of wide interest and high quality, circulated globally and accessible through a comprehensive range of reader platforms.

  3. A reliable source of funding to give ongoing support for mathematics, delivered through the Society’s national and international grants schemes, research schools and workshops, international research networks, support for early career researchers, the development of the mathematics people pipeline, shaping of mathematics education, and representation at national policy discussions on mathematics.

  4. Leadership and representation of UK mathematics publishing through advocacy and the communication of wider issues in relation to the publishing landscape.

The Society aims to ensure that its publishing activities continue on a sustainable basis, embrace the use of new technology to improve author and reader service, and uphold the Society’s principles of diversity. The Society takes care to maintain reasonable and ethical pricing, including free availability to members and developing countries.

These aims have been further distilled into a set of high level objectives.

1.    Maintain a competitive position within mathematics publishing.

2.    Ensure that the LMS reputation for publishing high-quality research and exposition is maintained.

3.    Develop a portfolio which covers broad range of mathematics.

4.    Increase international penetration.

5.    Improve processes, workflows and editorial board engagement.

6.    Improve author, reader and member engagement.

7.    Maintain a sustainable income and financially balanced portfolio.

8.    Uphold the Society’s principles of diversity within the context of the Society’s Publishing aims.

The Society also has an agreed statement on journals' pricing