Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society


Editorial Board

Nalini Anantharaman
Timothy Browning
Hélène Esnault
Bryna Kra
James McKernan
Manuel del Pino

Oscar Randal-Williams
Raphaël Rouquier
Scott Sheffield
Anna Wienhard
Daniel T. Wise

The Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society is the flagship journal of the LMS.  It publishes articles of the highest quality and significance across a broad range of mathematics. There are no page length restrictions for submitted papers. 

The Proceedings has its own Editorial Board separate from that of the Journal, Bulletin and Transactions of the LMS. 

Papers which were submitted to the Proceedings prior to 1 March 2019 will continue to be handled by the existing Board, and decisions for acceptance will be held against the same criteria that were in place at the time of submission.

Papers which would previously have been submitted to the Proceedings and are 18 pages or more will now be welcomed by the Journal.

Submit to the Proceedings

You can submit a paper to this journal electronically here.

If you would like to use the LMS class file, you can access it here. Upon acceptance, authors will be asked to assign copyright to the London Mathematical Society, unless they opt for the Gold Open Access route.

For more information about submitting a paper to this journal, please see these guides:


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The first issue of each year is made freely available to all for the duration of that year as a sample issue.



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LMS Members can subscribe to free online access to the Proceedings of the LMS on the understanding that they are for the personal use of members, not for libraries. Members can subscribe by logging into their LMS Membership Profile or by sending the annual membership renewal form directly to the London Mathematical Society.

Statement on Pricing Policy

The Society recognizes the importance of the dissemination of mathematical knowledge and the issues of rising costs, growth in research output and falling library budgets. The Society will retain the objective of increasing its support for mathematical activities and consequent benefits to the mathematical community in the UK and internationally. Within these parameters, the Council of the Society will apply a fair and reasonable pricing policy with respect to its publications.


Open Access

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

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.

Gold Open Access

The final, typeset version of the article is made immediately freely available online for all to read, download, and share.

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)

The APC associated with this option is $3000. Please note, some funders or institutions have an arrangement with Wiley to cover the fees articles rather then the author paying directly.  Details of such agreements can be found on their Funder Agreements page.

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. 

Content Sharing
As of July 2017, subscribers of the Bulletin, Journal and Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society, and the Journal of Topology, are able to share content with each other in a new way.
Our publishing partner Wiley has introduced a ‘peer-to-peer’ sharing initiative on their Online Library, where articles published in these journals are accessed digitally. Subscribers (with existing full-text access to the journals) can generate a URL that can be shared with other readers in the form of an ePDF provided by academic paper manager ReadCube,
When shared with a fellow subscriber, the URL provides an unrestricted view of the electronic PDF and the usual ability to download or print it; a non-subscriber is granted restricted access to a read-only PDF with no print or download privileges.
This new way to share articles should benefit researchers, institutions and society as a whole, facilitating collaboration and hopefully achieving a wider readership and impact of research.
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