Submission of papers to Mathematika

This is the page for submitting your paper to Mathematika, which is published by the London Mathematical Society on behalf of its owner, University College London. 

Link to Mathematika



Scope and description

Mathematika publishes both pure and applied mathematical articles, and has done so continuously since its founding by Harold Davenport in the 1950s. The traditional emphasis has been towards the purer side of mathematics, but applied mathematics and articles addressing both aspects are equally welcome.

Mathematika 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 Mathematika, please see this fact sheet.

All surplus income from the publication of Mathematika is used to support the mathematics community in the form of research grants, conference grants, prizes, initiatives for early career researchvers and the promotion of mathematics.

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. It is advisable to study the list before filling in the form and check that you have the most appropriate Editor. If you are not sure, please nominate the Managing Editor, Alex Sobolev. 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

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.

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
  • 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.

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

Ethical Policy

The London Mathematical Society has recently adopted an ethical policy for its journals. The editors of Mathematika expect to apply this policy in circumstances where disputes arise.

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 University College London. 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 such colour figures (or references to colour) that cannot be properly interpreted when the paper is converted to greyscale for printing, then you may be charged for the cost of printing in colour.

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 Mathematika can be found here.

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.