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Instructions for Authors

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Online Mathematics Journal (OMJ) publishes original manuscripts in the field of mathematics. This journal has a rather general scope and noteworthy articles in any subfield of pure and applied mathematics are welcome. Manuscripts and abstracts must be in English. In the case of any language mistakes in the manuscripts that create serious problems in reading the text, the author(s) will be informed and asked to re-edit their manuscripts.

It is important to note that the manuscript submitted to OMJ should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines. Manuscript should be complete enough, results should be presented with clarity and precision and the discussion should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in the current and in the past studies. A manuscript whose content is appropriate and within the scope of OMJ will be anonymously peer reviewed.

Authors may not submit papers that are under consideration for publication elsewhere, and, if an author decides to offer a submitted paper to another journal, the paper must be withdrawn from Online Mathematics Journal (OMJ) before the new submission is made.

Before submitting, please:

  1. carefully read our Aims and Scope and Ethics and Policies pages before submitting to assess if your manuscript is suitable for Online Mathematics;
  2. download and carefully read our Author Guidlines;
  3. use our OMJ Latex to prepare your manuscript;
  4. ensure that all eligible co-authors have been included in the author list and that all authors have approved the content of the submitted manuscript.

Submission Process and Accepted File Formats:

Manuscripts for Online Mathematics should be submitted online via the EasyChair portal for Online Mathematics. (Note that, to submit a paper, you will need to create an account. This is straightforward.). The submitting author, who is generally the corresponding author, is responsible for the manuscript during the submission and peer-review process.

Manuscripts must initially be submitted as .pdf files through the EasyChair portal for Online Mathematics. No other file formats are accepted. Authors of accepted papers will be asked to provide LaTeX source files of the paper, so please bear this in mind when preparing the paper for submission.

Once an article has been accepted for publication the author must provide a PDF of the manuscript formatted in the journal LaTeX template along with a ZIP archive containing the LaTeX source files and any figures and tables. Authors of accepted manuscripts ‘must‘ use the journal LaTeX template to prepare their final manuscript.

Types of Manuscripts:

Online Mathematics publishes the following article types:

Research Article. An original research manuscript which should report high quality research providing a meaningful contribution to the mathematical literature.

Subject Review. An in-depth summary of the state-of-the-art in that mathematical subject, exploring recent developments and their implications for the wider mathematical community, and highlighting new avenues for exploration in mathematical sciences.

Perspective. A perspective takes the form of a review but it is distinct from a review. A perspective provides the reader with an overview of the subject and give a ‘personal insight’ into the advances in the mathematical field and challenges the future may hold. Perspectives can then be selective in their coverage of an area rather than an in-depth review.

Short Communication. A short communication is a shorter piece of research that can present novel ideas, initial results, extensions on published research, or new methodologies or applications. A short communication should not be more than 6 typeset pages formatted according to our LaTeX template, and could include two figures or tables.

Length of Manuscripts:

Online Mathematics has no restrictions on the length of manuscripts, provided that the text is concise and comprehensive. However, we recommend that the main text of the manuscript do not exceed 40 typeset pages formatted according to our LaTeX template (about 26000 words).

General Considerations of the Manuscript Structure:

Submissions to Online Mathematics should comprise:

Title. The title of your manuscript should be concise, specific and relevant. Your article title should be a short description of the research you are reporting. The best titles are written with both human readers and search engines in mind. Title and subtitle (together) should be no more than 3 lines.

Author List and Affiliations. Authors’ full first and last names must be provided. The initials of any middle names can be added. Affiliations should include complete address information including city, zip code, state or province, country, and all email addresses. At least one author should be designated as corresponding author, and his or her email address and other details should be included at the end of the affiliation section.

Abstract. The abstract should be no more than 300 words maximum. The abstract should be a single paragraph and should not contain references or unexplained abbreviations or acronyms. Your abstract should be concise and informative and should read well as a standalone piece. The general scope of the article as well as the main results and conclusions should be summarised.

Keywords. Please include at least 3 and up to 12 keywords. Try to avoid overly broad terms that might be meaningless to the reader. Keywords do not necessarily need to be single words; keywords can include short phrases or terms that are easily recognised by researchers in your field.

Introduction. The introduction should briefly place the study in a broad context and highlight why it is important. Keep your introduction comprehensible to people working outside the topic of the article. An introduction should define the purpose of the work and its significance. The current state of the subject should be reviewed carefully and the key publications should be cited. Also, briefly mention the main aim of the work and highlight the main conclusions.

Main Manuscript Sections. The main sections of your manuscript. The main text of your article should be split into clearly-labelled sections. Feel free to use whatever headings and subheadings best suit your article. Abbreviations should be written out in full on first use.

Conclusion. Summarize the aim of the work and sum up your results.

Acknowledgments. Acknowledge anyone who contributed to the study but did not meet the authorship criteria.

Competing Interests. Please provide a statement if you have any competing interests to declare. Competing interests are defined as those that, through their potential influence on behaviour or content or from perception of such potential influences, could undermine the objectivity, integrity o r perceived value of publication. If there is no competing interests, please state “The authors have no competing interests”.

Funding. Please state the sources of funding for each author. Including this information is a requirement of many funders. If there is no external funding, please state “The research work has no funding support”.

Instructions for Authors

Quick Links:

Online Mathematics Journal (OMJ) publishes original manuscripts in the field of mathematics. This journal has a rather general scope and noteworthy articles in any subfield of pure and applied mathematics are welcome. Manuscripts and abstracts must be in English. In the case of any language mistakes in the manuscripts that create serious problems in reading the text, the author(s) will be informed and asked to re-edit their manuscripts.

It is important to note that the manuscript submitted to OMJ should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines. Manuscript should be complete enough, results should be presented with clarity and precision and the discussion should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in the current and in the past studies. A manuscript whose content is appropriate and within the scope of OMJ will be anonymously peer reviewed.

Authors may not submit papers that are under consideration for publication elsewhere, and, if an author decides to offer a submitted paper to another journal, the paper must be withdrawn from Online Mathematics Journal (OMJ) before the new submission is made.

Before submitting, please:

  1. carefully read our Aims and Scope and Ethics and Policies pages before submitting to assess if your manuscript is suitable for Online Mathematics;
  2. download and carefully read our Author Guidlines;
  3. use our OMJ Latex to prepare your manuscript;
  4. ensure that all eligible co-authors have been included in the author list and that all authors have approved the content of the submitted manuscript.

Submission Process and Accepted File Formats:

Manuscripts for Online Mathematics should be submitted online via the EasyChair portal for Online Mathematics. (Note that, to submit a paper, you will need to create an account. This is straightforward.). The submitting author, who is generally the corresponding author, is responsible for the manuscript during the submission and peer-review process.

Manuscripts must initially be submitted as .pdf files through the EasyChair portal for Online Mathematics. No other file formats are accepted. Authors of accepted papers will be asked to provide LaTeX source files of the paper, so please bear this in mind when preparing the paper for submission.

Once an article has been accepted for publication the author must provide a PDF of the manuscript formatted in the journal LaTeX template along with a ZIP archive containing the LaTeX source files and any figures and tables. Authors of accepted manuscripts ‘must‘ use the journal LaTeX template to prepare their final manuscript.

Types of Manuscripts:

Online Mathematics publishes the following article types:

Research Article. An original research manuscript which should report high quality research providing a meaningful contribution to the mathematical literature.

Subject Review. An in-depth summary of the state-of-the-art in that mathematical subject, exploring recent developments and their implications for the wider mathematical community, and highlighting new avenues for exploration in mathematical sciences.

Perspective. A perspective takes the form of a review but it is distinct from a review. A perspective provides the reader with an overview of the subject and give a ‘personal insight’ into the advances in the mathematical field and challenges the future may hold. Perspectives can then be selective in their coverage of an area rather than an in-depth review.

Short Communication. A short communication is a shorter piece of research that can present novel ideas, initial results, extensions on published research, or new methodologies or applications. A short communication should not be more than 6 typeset pages formatted according to our LaTeX template, and could include two figures or tables.

Length of Manuscripts:

Online Mathematics has no restrictions on the length of manuscripts, provided that the text is concise and comprehensive. However, we recommend that the main text of the manuscript do not exceed 40 typeset pages formatted according to our LaTeX template (about 26000 words).

General Considerations of the Manuscript Structure:

Submissions to Online Mathematics should comprise:

Title. The title of your manuscript should be concise, specific and relevant. Your article title should be a short description of the research you are reporting. The best titles are written with both human readers and search engines in mind. Title and subtitle (together) should be no more than 3 lines.

Author List and Affiliations. Authors’ full first and last names must be provided. The initials of any middle names can be added. Affiliations should include complete address information including city, zip code, state or province, country, and all email addresses. At least one author should be designated as corresponding author, and his or her email address and other details should be included at the end of the affiliation section.

Abstract. The abstract should be no more than 300 words maximum. The abstract should be a single paragraph and should not contain references or unexplained abbreviations or acronyms. Your abstract should be concise and informative and should read well as a standalone piece. The general scope of the article as well as the main results and conclusions should be summarised.

Keywords. Please include at least 3 and up to 12 keywords. Try to avoid overly broad terms that might be meaningless to the reader. Keywords do not necessarily need to be single words; keywords can include short phrases or terms that are easily recognised by researchers in your field.

Introduction. The introduction should briefly place the study in a broad context and highlight why it is important. Keep your introduction comprehensible to people working outside the topic of the article. An introduction should define the purpose of the work and its significance. The current state of the subject should be reviewed carefully and the key publications should be cited. Also, briefly mention the main aim of the work and highlight the main conclusions.

Main Manuscript Sections. The main sections of your manuscript. The main text of your article should be split into clearly-labelled sections. Feel free to use whatever headings and subheadings best suit your article. Abbreviations should be written out in full on first use.

Conclusion. Summarize the aim of the work and sum up your results.

Acknowledgments. Acknowledge anyone who contributed to the study but did not meet the authorship criteria.

Competing Interests. Please provide a statement if you have any competing interests to declare. Competing interests are defined as those that, through their potential influence on behaviour or content or from perception of such potential influences, could undermine the objectivity, integrity o r perceived value of publication. If there is no competing interests, please state “The authors have no competing interests”.

Funding. Please state the sources of funding for each author. Including this information is a requirement of many funders. If there is no external funding, please state “The research work has no funding support”.