Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society


Radha Kessar, City University London, UK
Michael Singer, University College London, UK

List of Editorial Advisers

Aims and Scope

Since 1865 the Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society has been publishing significant research, with particular emphasis on pure mathematics. The articles that appear in the Proceedings are of high quality, are well written and appeal to a broad mathematical audience. The Proceedings concentrates on the publication of longer research articles, and welcomes submissions where the final published length is 25 pages or more.

Journal information

The Proceedings 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 Proceedings, please see this fact sheet.

Guidelines for submission

Papers can be submitted electronically; see here for details.

When preparing the paper for submission, consider using lms.cls. Upon acceptance, authors will agree to assign copyright to the Society. See sample copyright form.


This journal is compliant with the RCUK (Research Councils of the United Kingdom) Policy on Access to Research Outputs. Click here for details.

Subscription information

from Oxford University Press.

Published papers available online

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Open Access funding (UK)

We recommend that authors apply now for funding to pay open access Article Processing Charges (APCs) also on research grants already passed. Some UK universities have already agreed to pay APCs for such papers.

Mathematics is unlike other science subjects in that peer review is slow and the paper may be accepted for publication some time after the research grant has finished. This puts mathematicians at the back of the queue when it comes to having both a paper and the corresponding APC funding ready for open access publishing. Future money will probably be allocated by subject and dependent in part on the initial uptake and interest in applying for APCs.  If payment is not allocated, then you may still make your paper freely available in the form accepted for publication, but not the final version of record.

The long-term future of the journals and the income they provide to the London Mathematical Society is dependent on receiving revenue through subscriptions or through APCs. We recommend getting involved as early as possible to help with a smooth and sustainable transition to open access publishing for the journals.

A summary of open access and archiving policies and publishing rights for the Proceedings can be found here.

Further details

The Proceedings has been published since the Society's foundation in 1865 and is now in its Third Series. It is published monthly with articles published individually on line prior to appearing in a printed issue. The journal is owned by the London Mathematical Society and is typeset, printed and distributed on our behalf by Oxford University Press.

If you have further enquiries about the journal, please contact Dr Ola Törnkvist, the LMS Editorial Manager, at

Please visit the Oxford Journals website for information regarding prices and subscriptions. All sales enquiries should be made to

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.

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.