Guidelines for Authors for Mathematics Today
Mathematics Today is primarily a general interest publication for mathematics graduates and is not a research journal. It aims to provide members of the Institute with news and other informative items on mathematics and related topics. It includes articles of wide mathematical interest, overviews of recent developments or applications, mathematics in education, news items, news of members, book reviews, puzzles and letters. Contributions from Institute members and non-members are welcome.
Editorial and refereeing policy
It is Institute Policy to send all articles, letters and puzzles that have mathematical or scientific content to referees, as a matter of routine, in order to ensure the accuracy of the material. At the same time confirmation is sought from the referees that the article is suitable, both in subject matter and style, for Mathematics Today. A balance of topics and items is maintained within issues and over several issues. Non-acceptance does not imply that an article does not meet the academic standard required. The Institute reserves the right to edit manuscripts for clarity of expression and to adjust the length of articles. Those articles without mathematical or scientific content are checked for suitability and edited by the Editorial Officer.
Manuscripts may be submitted by e-mail (in LaTeX, Word or pdf. format). However, Mathematical Feature articles are preferred in LaTeX, with all images linked to the .tex file and a pdf master – please see the Mathematics Today LaTeX guidelines for further information. Network items, Letters and Book Reviews are preferred in Word format.
The article must be entirely the work of the named author(s). If an article has been published before, or if it is being considered for another publication, this must be clearly stated and full details given.
Feature and Network articles (most Mathematics Today items)
- Titles: Authors should choose short and interesting titles for their articles.
- Length: Articles should not normally exceed approximately 4,000 words in length.
- Abstracts: A short summary of articles should be provided.
- Author Details: For each author please provide a full name, affiliation and e-mail address/daytime telephone and (for mathematical feature articles only) a photograph and short biography.
- Photographs, illustrations and tables: Please ensure that copyright approval has been obtained for all photographs, illustrations, graphs, tables, etc. used and that they are clearly labelled with the figure or table number and a caption. (If you cannot obtain copyright permission, then please specify this at the beginning of the article with the information you have obtained and we will try to obtain copyright permission. Please note we cannot usually purchase images).
- References: Articles should not contain more than ten references, which should be mentioned in the text and be listed at the end of the paper in the same order.
Letters and Book Reviews
- Letters: All letters are sent to the letters editor for review and should usually not exceed 700 words.
- Book Reviews. Book Reviews for Mathematics Today (and the IMA website) should not usually exceed 700 words. For more information about book reviews, and the most recent list of books for review please contact the Editorial Officer (email@example.com)
Permission must be obtained before items from Mathematics Today are reproduced or published in other publications.
Submissions should be sent to: Rebecca Waters, Editorial Officer, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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