Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society - Information for authors

The Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society began publication in 1959, and from 1975 has appeared in two series, Series A (Pure Mathematics and Statistics) and Series B (Applied Mathematics). In 2000 the Journal Series B was renamed The ANZIAM Journal. From 2001, the Journal Series A returns to its original name, the Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society.

Submission of research papers in pure mathematics and mathematical statistics is invited under the condition that the paper has not been published and is not being considered for publication anywhere else.

Generally the Journal seeks to publish articles of more general interest and of moderate length. Articles are sometimes rejected because they are too long or too technical. Of course mathematics is a technical discipline, but the Journal prefers papers with good introductions explaining the meaning and value of the results. The Journal hopes to publish articles that attract wide interest in an area and are frequently cited.

The Journal currently has considerable pressure on space and can accept only papers very highly rated by assessors. The editors often seek rapid expert advice as to whether a paper will be competitive. Papers that seem unlikely to be competitive may be rejected without being fully refereed. This quicker response is in the best interest of authors in the circumstances.


Updated: 17 Oct 2007