General Information for Journal Authors
Preparing your manuscript for publication
Submitting your manuscript
A Consent to Publish and Copyright Agreement is required before a paper will be published. These can be found on the home page of each journal. AMS authors may choose to dedicate their work to the public domain after 28 years from date of publication. For further information, see the article by John Ewing in the March 2004 issue of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society entitled A Modest Proposal.
Authors should obtain written permissions for use in their work of tables, figures, text, and other material taken from another source and previously published or owned by another author or publisher for use in both the print and electronic media.
Where to send files for accepted papers
Links to specific instructions are available on each journal's home page.
Tracking the progress of your manuscript
Track an accepted article through the AMS journals publication stream using the Manuscript tracking system.
Making changes to articles after posting
To preserve the integrity of electronically published articles, once an article is individually posted but not yet in an issue, changes cannot be made in place in the article. The AMS policy on making changes to articles after posting provides information about submitting an "Added after posting" section, if the article has not been published in a print issue, or an Errata, if the article has already been included in an issue.
For most AMS journals, free downloadable and printable PDF versions of published articles will be available upon print publication.
Notification email will be sent as soon as an article is published in print with information about accessing the offprints site through each author's AMS Web account. If an author has an existing Web account, a reminder of their Username will be provided to help log in. If an author does not have a Web account, their AMS customer code (AMSID) will be provided to use along with their name and email to establish a Web account.
This electronic delivery system eliminates the delay from print publication to offprint delivery that previously resulted from printing, sorting, and mailing paper offprints and will provide authors with permanent access to their article once it is published.