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

Managing Editors:  Victor Beresnevich (University of York), William Chen (Macquarie University, Australia) and Alex Sobolev (University College London)

Editorial Board

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 Mathematika, please see this fact sheet.

All surplus income from the publication of Mathematika is returned to mathematicians and mathematics research via the Society's research grants, conference grants, prizes, initiatives for early career researchers 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.

  • Authors should be listed in alphabetical order by surname.
  • 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 Professor William Chen,  who may forward your paper to the most suitable Editor on your behalf.

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

When evaluating papers the Editorial Board considers a number of criteria such as general interest, novelty, innovation, significance, and advancement of the field of research. 

The Editorial Board and/or Managing Editors will make an initial assessment of all papers against these criteria and typically send only those papers which, in their professional judgment, are likely to meet expected standards for Mathematika for a full review. Preliminary expert opinions may be sought as part of this assessment step.


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.

Content published in the Mathematika is selected based on merit alone and irrespective of nationality, geographic location, ethnicity, political beliefs, race, or religion of the authors. Publication in the Mathematika of individual authors' work does not constitute endorsement by the London Mathematical Society of the policies or actions of any government or other agencies.

Open Access

Mathematika 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.


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.

On acceptance
Upon acceptance, you will be asked to agree to assign an Exclusive Licence to Publish to University College London or, alternatively, to opt to make the paper Open Access.
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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.

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