Transactions of the London Mathematical Society




Editor: Keith Ball, FRS

Mathematics Institute
University of Warwick
Zeeman Building
Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK

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Aims and Scope

Transactions of the London Mathematical Society is a fully open access journal that covers the same subjects as the Bulletin, Journal and Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society with whom it shares the LMS Editorial Board. It has a wide scope which ranges from number theory to functional analysis and from quantum field theory to topology. The journal is peer reviewed, copy-edited and typeset to the same high standard as the other LMS titles.

All surplus income from the LMS publishing programme is used to support the mathematics community in the form of conference grants, research grants, prizes and the promotion of mathematics. 

The journal is now listed in the DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals). 

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 sign the publishing agreement. See the sample licence form.

Further details

The Transactions of the London Mathematical Society was launched in March 2013 . It is published in one volume per year. From 2017 it is typeset, printed and distributed on our behalf by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. 

The Transactions is a fully open access online journal supported by article processing charges.  For a summary of publishing rights, open access and archiving policies for the Transactions, please see this fact sheet.

The journal is funded by Article Processing Charges (APCs), payable by the authors with money from their institution or funder. The current APC for articles submitted in 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 of possible sources of funding are available here. Income recieved from these APCs is used to cover the costs of publication and any surplus used to support the Society's charitable aims. 

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

The Transactions provides enhanced online functionality including MathJax, and welcomes colour images, embedded animated images, additional materials and video links.  

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.