Transactions of the London Mathematical Society

 Submitting to the Transactions of the London Mathematical Society

Transactions of the LMS: click to submit a paperThe Transactions is a fully Open Access journal that publishes leading research in a broad range of mathematical subject areas. Articles accepted by the Transactions are of high quality and well written. The journal is listed in the DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) and the ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index).

The Transactions welcomes papers on subjects of general interest that represent a significant advance in mathematical knowledge as well as submissions that are deemed to stimulate new interest and research activity.  

The journal is peer reviewed to the high standard assured by the London Mathematical Society for all its journals.

A list of the current Editorial Board members and their specialist interests may be found here.

The Transactions is funded by Article Publishing Charges (APCs) payable by the authors with money from their funder or institution. Aside from covering the initial costs of publication, any surplus from the APC goes to the LMS charitable programme to support the mathematics community in the form of conference grants, research grants, prizes and the promotion of mathematics.

Submitting your paper 

(For survey articles, see the submission page for the Bulletin.)

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.

  • Have a look at the list of Editorial Board Members and be prepared to select one whose mathematical interests are closest to the subject of your paper.
  • From 2018, ORCID iDs will be mandatory for all corresponding authors submitting a paper to the Bulletin, Journal, Proceedings and Transactions of the London Mathematical Society, and to the Journal of Topology.Corresponding authors will be asked to provide their ORCID iD as part of the submission process; those without an ORCID ID will be shown how to obtain one. This can be done in just a minute or two via the website

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

Author guide

The London Mathematical Society has produced a Guide to Authors which gives an overview of the peer review process as it applies to the Bulletin, Journal, Proceedings and Transactions of the LMS. The guide, which is available here, covers common practices in peer review as well as specific procedures and explanations of the EditFlow paper management system.

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 Editor prefers 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

  • Papers should be submitted in English or French.

  • 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.

  • By submitting your manuscript to this journal you accept that it may be screened for plagiarism against previously published works. 

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

LMS class file

Authors may prepare their manuscripts in the ’LMS’ document class for LaTeX2e. The class file and its accompanying, concise author guide can be downloaded here.

Please remember that only the PDF file should be submitted electronically in the first instance. Even if you have prepared your paper using our class file, we do not want to receive the .tex files unless and until the paper has been finally accepted for publication by the Editor.

Please read the Instructions for Authors  for further information.

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.

Conditions for acceptance

The London Mathematical Society will distribute the paper, according to your choice, under the terms of either the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY) [NOTE: this licence is mandatory for compliance with the RCUK policy (United Kingdom) and therefore required for any EPSRC-funded paper published under open access] or the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License (CC-BY-NC), which excludes commercial use.

Article Processing Charge

The journal is funded by Article Processing Charges (APCs), payable by the authors with money from their institution or funder. The APC for articles submitted after 2017 is $1250. Fees for papers received before this date are detailed below

Authors who receive funding from an agency or institution with a Wiley Open Access Account do not pay directly. The charge is paid by the institution or funder. More details are available here

Automatic Article Publication Charge waivers and discounts will be given to authors from countries on the Waivers and Discounts List. Authors should submit a waiver or discount request during the submission of their article to

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

Payment details

  • Upon acceptance, authors will receive further information from Wiley & Sons about how to pay the charge. The charge is payable in US dollars.
Papers submitted from May 2017 US $1,250**
Papers submitted from Jan 2016  to April 2017  
1–20 pages in published form* US $1,250**
21–30 pages in published form* US $1,875**
> 30 pages in published form* US $2,500**
Papers submitted prior to 2016 US $750**

** Payments from the UK and from VAT-non-registered individuals within the EU may be subject to VAT at the prevalent UK rate.

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.