Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society


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. 

 All published issues (1865- )

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Editor's Choice

Founded in 1865, the Proceedings is the flagship journal of the LMS.  Over its long history it has published many significant papers including those by Atiyah, Donaldson, Hardy, Ramanujan, Rayleigh and Turing

More recently, in 2019, a new, independent Editorial Board of international experts was appointed to identify papers of the highest quality and significance across a broad spectrum of mathematics. The aim of these changes was to further elevate the position of the journal and strengthen its position with relation to other top-flight mathematics journals.

Over the last three years the Proceedings Editorial Board have accepted many papers of high-quality and significance.  The Managing Editors, Tim Browning and Oscar Randal-Williams have chosen six such articles to highlight:

Symplectomorphisms with positive metric entropy
Artur Avila, Sylvain Crovisier and Amie Wilkinson
A general and deep result providing a complete answer to an old question of Mañé.

The density of polynomials of degree n over ℤp having exactly r roots in ℚp
Manjul Bhargava, John Cremona, Tom Fisher and Stevan Gajović
Some surprising and down to earth statements about roots of polynomials over ℤp.

Shift-invariance for vertex models and polymers
Alexei Borodin, Vadim Gorin and Michael Wheeler
This paper establishes some highly non-trivial invariance properties for a wide class of integrable models.

Complete Moduli of Cubic Threefolds and their Intermediate Jacobians
Sebastian Casalaina-Martin, Samuel Grushevsky, Klaus Hulek and Radu Laza
This paper solves an important algebraic geometry question about the Torelli map from the space of cubic threefolds.

Motivic Chern classes and K-theoretic stable envelopes
László M. Fehér, Richárd Rimányi, Andrzej Weber
An influential paper relating invariants of singular spaces to quantum groups.

Independent sets in hypergraphs with a forbidden link
Jacob Fox and Xiaoyu He
This work provides a solution to a 50-year-old problem of Erdős and Hajnal.

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Open Access

The Proceedings is a hybrid journal with standard subscription access as the default, and a paid gold open access option.

Funder requirements

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.

License alternatives:

  • CC-BY (Creative Commons Attribution License)
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APCs (2022): $4,520/£3,000/€3,730

Green open access/self-archiving

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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