Transactions of the London Mathematical Society

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Managing Editor: José Rodrigo
Editorial Board 
Amin Coja-Oghlan
Charles Fefferman
Alessio Figalli
Jelena Grbić
Martin Hairer
Heather Harrington
John King
Jessica S. Purcell
Carola Schönlieb
Sebastian van Strien
Marcelo Viana
Juncheng Wei
Sarah Zerbes*
* not currently handling submissions


The Transactions of the London Mathematical Society 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 of a general or specialised nature 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. 
It is the Society’s intention that no paper be turned away from the Transactions due to funding constraints. However, an increasing number of authors now have access to funds to fully cover APCs through agreements made between their institution or funding agency, and the Society's publisher.
Aside from covering the initial costs of publication, the surplus of any paid fee goes to the LMS charitable programme to support the mathematics community in the form of research grants, conference grants, prizes, and initiatives for early career researchers and the promotion of mathematics.


From 1 March 2021 Transactions will operate with its own editorial board, positioning the journal as a high-quality fully open-access publication compliant with the growing number of institutional and funder mandates requiring open access publication including Plan S, which comes into force from January 2021.

It continues to welcome papers of a general or specialised nature that represent a significant advance in mathematical knowledge, as well as submissions that are deemed to stimulate new interest and research activity.

Papers submitted to the Transactions prior to 1 March 2021 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.

The current joint Editorial Board of the LMS journals will continue to receive new submissions for the Bulletin and the Journal.

An increasing number of authors now have access to funds to fully cover article processing charges (APCs) through agreements made between their institution or funding agency and Wiley.

This includes many researchers based in:
Austria (more details)
Finland (more details)
Germany (more details)
Hungary (more details)
Norway (more details)
Sweden (more details

UK (more details)

(A complete list of funders and institutions which offer support for APCs can be found on Wiley’s website)

These charges support the cost of managing and publishing the Transactions, with surplus income from all of the Society’s publications used in support of mathematicians and mathematics research. It is however the Society’s intention that no author be turned away owing to funding constraints, those without access to institutional support having their article costs met through alternative means. 

Please double-check your eligibility with your institutional open access team on acceptance of your paper. 

You may also contact the LMS Editorial Office for assistance.

Due to a higher volume of articles than predicted being published via the Wiley/Jisc Open Access publishing deal, Jisc will be limiting access to the payment of APCs to authors funded by UKRI. This change will take effect from 1 July 2021 and will last until the end of 2021 Please see Open Access for Authors in the UK | Wiley

Submit to the Transactions
  • You may submit a paper electronically as a single PDF file. 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 members of the  Editorial Board (above) and be prepared to select one whose mathematical interests are closest to the subject of your paper. (Please note that the Editorial Board may re-assign submissions to another Editor when appropriate.)
  • From 2018, 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
  • 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.

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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.

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

  • Author guide which is available here, covers common practices in peer review as well as specific procedures and explanations of the EditFlow paper management system.
  • The London Mathematical Society has 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

Revised versions
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 contact

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.

​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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Open Access

The Transactions is a fully Open Access journal  funded by Article Processing Charges (APCs). These charges are payable by the authors with money from their institution or funder. The APC for articles submitted after 2017 is $1250. 

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


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