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Submitting Your Book

Before submitting the source file(s) for your accepted article or monograph:

  • Proofread your article or monograph carefully.
  • Remember that the files that you send must be the exact files used to generate the proof copy that was accepted for publication.

After your book or article is accepted for publication:

  • Submit the TeX (AMS-LaTeX or AMS-TeX) source file(s) and any graphics files to the AMS as soon as possible.
  • Submit the PDF version of your article or monograph for reference copy.
  • Send only the files that are needed to process your submission or archive it for future reference.

Note: AMS technical staff process initial submissions quickly upon arrival in our office; therefore, we cannot accept revised submissions unless there is a critical error in the initial submission.   If you find a correction after your initial submission, please indicate the change on the confirmation/proof copy you will receive prior to publication of your paper.

Preparing your file for submission to the AMS

  • The AMS strongly encourages you to use the appropriate author package to prepare your manuscript.
  • Acceptable file formats: AMS-LaTeX/AMS-TeX and Encapsulated PostScript.
  • NOTE: If you are submitting multiple files, use the ZIP utility to compress them into a single file for transmission.

Sending your file to the AMS


  • Web
    • Submit ACCEPTED manuscripts via the Web.
    • For security and confidentiality reasons, you must have an AMS Web Account. You will be given an opportunity to create an account as you go through the submission process.

Other options:

  • FTP
    • Bundle all your files together into a zip file.
    • Files can also be transferred via FTP (see this sample FTP Session for instructions). You must use an FTP client; a web browser will not work.
    • Log in as anonymous and enter your email address as the password.
    • Connect to the incoming directory/folder and transfer the files using binary mode. This is the only directory in the FTP area that is open to write access.
    • After the transfer is complete, you must send mail to  to inform AMS staff of the transfer. The message should include: name of the file(s) transferred, name of the book series, and author or editor name (if applicable).

If you have difficulty transferring files to the AMS  FTP site, send mail to

  • Email
    • Include a message indicating the name of the book series and the name of the author or volume editor (if applicable).
  • CD
    • For books, send CDs to:

      Acquisitions Department
      American Mathematical Society
      201 Charles Street
      Providence, RI 02904-2294 USA

    • Label the CD with the following information:
      Author name(s)
      Volume editor (for collections and proceedings volumes only)
      Name of the book series

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